Time for Another Adventure?

There is a shop in the Royal Arcade here in Melbourne called Spellbox, which as you may have guessed, is a magic shop. And not the magician/illusionist tricks shop, actual practical magic. Spellbox is your place to go for crystals, wands, magic kits, candles, and books on every type of magic and mythology you can think of. […]

Brecht and the Ramones

I have visited the crazy city of Berlin twice in the last few years, and both trips I have made sure to visit two places very close to my heart. A short walk away from each other in the area of Mitte, are the Ramones Museum and Bertolt Brecht’s grave and residence. I grew up listening to […]

No Prost to Oktoberfest

Last weekend I attend Oktoberfest In the Gardens here in Melbourne. Being a big fan of German, and in particular Bavarian culture (because Oktoberfest is specifically Bavarian, not just German), I was pretty excited. For a hefty price of $70 we got entry into the event, one free beer which was one of the grossest […]

Oh My Katie!

I remember thinking, maybe a week before I made this purchase, “one day…one day, I will have a What Katie Did corset. One day.” Next thing I knew, I did! I’d been on the hunt for corsets since I set foot on English soil. My second cousin was getting married, and her wedding theme was […]

Of Course I Bought Lingerie

One of the many things I researched before heading overseas was lingerie shops. Here in Australia, there is basically three lingerie shops, only one of which provides anything that could be considered luxury. I found a L’Agent by Agent Provocateur in Berlin. And just to my luck, when I arrived, they had 75% off! I bought […]

Just You’re Average Friday

I cannot believe I didn’t think to blog about this. It was so exciting and so relatable to the themes of this blog!  I arrived in Amsterdam in the late afternoon and decided to suck it up and walk the 30 minute walk to my hostel, despite my suitcase.  As I was nearing somewhere near […]

Café Prúckel, Vienna

As I write this I am sitting in the gorgeous retro Café Prúckel on Stubenring, Vienna. It’s 30 something degrees celcius outside and I’ve escaped the heat for an espresso and some ice-cream.  Vienna has a strong coffee culture, much like my hometown of Melbourne. And while I am not a frequent coffee drinker I […]