I have a pretty effective, simple philosophy of flight skin care.
Most of it is done before you get on the plane, so you can focus on your meal and a movie/walking your child up and down the aisle 75 times.
Once you’re on the plane, cleanse your face with a cleansing balm and muslin, and pop on a sheet mask. Once you remove it, re-apply serums, oils and SPF again.
Before you land, apply tinted moisturiser, mascara, blush, brightening eye shadow, a pop of pink lipstick, and apply dry shampoo throu-“ …
Had I not revealed this, however, you would never know: he keeps that trip a closely-guarded secret, mentioning it only if someone mentions they’re going to Fiji, or whenever we consider holiday destinations with our two small children, or on Tuesdays.
Fiji made such a lasting imprint on him made no sense to me.
) BAR LIBERTY, FITZROY For ages I’d look at Bar Liberty’s menu and deem it too fancy and tricky. KISUME, CBD When I moved to Melbourne in 2014, my stomach and I were deeply dismayed at the lack of Japanese eateries, a cuisine in which Sydney excels, from the fancy and expensive, to the corner joint doing gluggy teriyaki salmon. Nobu no longer needs to hold the fort; Kisume (sushi bar and restaurant) is . Not the service, not the pace, not the subtle, modern, playful Japanese dishes.
Too many ingredients I didn’t know, and too pretentious. But you’d expect that from Lord Chris Lucas, the chap behind Chin-Chin, Kong and Baby, all three of which are all in my heart and favourites list. MARION WINE BAR, FITZROY From the silky paws of Andrew Mc Connell (he of Cutler and Co, which is next door, Cumulus, Ricky and Pinky…
I recommend LOTS of the bread, the salt and pepper veges, the potatoes, and DEFINITELY the cacio e pepe. Plus the décor is basically a ready-made Pinterest board) comes this ‘local’ wine bar.Not even when I had to politely ask for my baby’s dinner to be mushed up a bit more…and then send it back Maybe even more than I love my kids, and you love yours.(He cried in the shower at night because he wanted to go back to Kids Club RIGHT NOW, Both of our children relished their deity-like status, (how strange! Resorts in Fiji are READY-MADE for kids: this is not arriving to find one of the conference rooms housing a few balls and a cheap tent as the “kids zone.” This is purposeful, considered child-minding, and it’s a huge relief for parents.Because if your kids are thrilled to be finding crabs and building pirate ships all afternoon with a gang of other kids and some funny adults, and your high-energy baby is with a doting nanny and 1000 toys at kids club while you and your husband have a meal and a swim, then We travel for lots of reasons: to see the world, to make the kids resilient, to bookmark our lives, and to be present with each other and especially our rapidly-growing young children, which is hard in our big, busy life back home.My humble travel overlords at Expedia asked me to share my tips.I warned them they weren’t very glamorous, but they insisted, so here they are: Do a mask before you fly.My idea of a happy family holiday isn’t about ditching the kids and sipping rosé all day, (…or IS IT?), it’s about having some time to re-charge so that the time I spend with my children on holiday is . We were lucky enough to stay at Kokomo Private Island, which is new, and very luxurious, and where everything (especially hiring! Families abounded, often boasting several generations, the food is world-class and the reef is breathtaking.So whether it’s a nourishing cream mask the night before, or a serum-drenched sheet mask (I am pictured below in my own creepy little glow-boosting sheet mask: Go-To Transformazing) the morning you fly out, DO take 10 minutes to hydrate your skin before a long flight. Click Look, it was before Broadsheet and social media and Cardi B, but back when I would visit Melbourne as a Sydneysider, I’d always feel so lost, and pathetic, and excluded, and clueless as to where to eat, and shop, stay, etc. Melbourne is a magnificent city, a sophisticated, tasty, friendly labyrinth of outstanding culinary delights, and I’ll be damned if you’re going to miss them. The real question should be: when the fuck is that fast train coming? The Famous One is the egg tagliatelle ragu, and so it should be.I’d end up doing cliché shit (‘Chapel St’) and eating average, touristy food (‘Southgate’), and feeling like I was wasting my visits. Also I’m sick of texting lists to mates asking where they should eat when they come down, and will hereby send them to this link moving forward, like the efficient, heartless robot I am. ) PASTA ADAGIO, RICHMOND It’s so eye-rolly when someone calls something ‘the best’ of something in a city, but guess what: I reckon this be the best pasta in Melbourne. But I gotta mention the deconstructed carbonara (and I !The way Fijian people connected and interacted with our children was genuine and whole-hearted. No matter which part of the island we were on, no matter what time of day, the staff would swoop our baby out of our hands, and whisk her off for songs, cuddles and quiet flower gazing.Meanwhile, our preschooler knew everybody’s names, and they his, and every day was like that scene in a movie where the popular guy walks through the school and everyone serves up pistol fingers and high-fives.Even though it’s not my local anymore, I still visit a bloody lot.