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Amazing Online Shopping Experience With Avenue 24

April 17th, 2012

One of the best, if not the best websites I’ve ever seen is a popular fashion hub which I’ve recently come across, www.Avenue24.com.au.

This website was launched in 2011 and is a shopping platform which is interactive and cleverly animated, containing all of the fabulous elements of a boutique shopping experience in some of Sydney’s very best locations.

You can browse and purchase quality and luxury items from these boutiques, which make you feel like you are virtually there.

It needs to be seen and experienced to be believed. It really has so much attention to detail, plus awesome products and specials that everyone can be a part of.

Be sure to see for yourself – www.Avenue24.com.au

Don’t Text While Driving!

May 3rd, 2010

A ‘friend’ of mine had a little car accident on the weekend. He was texting on his iPhone on Crown Street in Surry Hills when he took his eyes off the road for 2 seconds – then BANG! Right up the back of the car infront.

I, I mean he, has asked me to urge everybody to NOT do it! I know we all get told on the news and by police and whatever not to do it, but take it from my ‘friend’, it’s not worth it! If you are going to do it, just pull over.

A) It can save a life, B) The last thing you want is to cause an unnecessary traffic jam, C) It will cost money to you to fix the cars involved, D) If the police are called, you will get a big fat fine, and E) It’s so damn embarrassing, especially doing it infront of so many people outside of the Dolphin Hotel on Crown St!

DON’T TEXT AND DRIVE.

Agave – Authentic Mexican Cuisine and Décor

March 15th, 2010

Walking towards Agave, you notice the small shop front and warehouse facade of the block of where it resides on Crown Street, Surry Hills. When you walk in the door and you are immediately welcomed to a large split leveled, uniquely styled restaurant. A Mexican style with deep earthy colours, bright blues, oranges and greens and a pleasant maître d’.

I arrived with my close friend Alasdair who asked for a table for two. After a quick look around, the restaurant appeared to be quite busy, but there was a table waiting for us downstairs near the kitchen.

As you walk down the stairs you can’t help but to look around the restaurant, paying close attention to the collection of hand painted Talavera plates, the fabrics and this huge Aztec calendar sculpture on the left at the entrance. Owners Jo and Gerardo made a conscious effort to make the restaurant as authentic in style, as in taste.

We sat at our table quickly and got straight into it. Drinks!

As a non-beer drinker, I thought I would try a Mexican beer. The Pacifico Clara to be exact. As a non-beer drinker, I didn’t really enjoy it, so I went for a great glass of the Evans & Tate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc which went down an absolute treat!

Ordering the appetiser was easy – Queso Fundido. Chorizo, chilli and mushrooms folded through warm cheese and served with tortillas and pico de gallo (Spicy chicken). Delicious and big enough to share between the two of us.

Our mains came in good time. Enough time to digest, and enough time to not wonder where our food was. We were enjoying the environment we were in, and watching the drunken table of ten across from us.

I had the Pollo En Mole Poblano, chicken simmerd in mexican sauces, with spices, dried chillis and cocao served on green rice. Alasdair got the Molcajetes, seared king prawns, lamb, guacamole, green rice, salsa, fetta and totillas. We both enjoyed our meals very much. Suprisingly, with all the mention of spices and chilli, our meals had a really lovely subtle taste. My chicken was tender, and absoletely cooked to perfection. I stole one of Alasdair’s prawns when I told him to look up the stairs because Hugh Jackman walked in. Of course I lied. But the prawn was succulent. He mentioned he throughly enjoyed the lamb mixed with everything else on the tortilla.

We skipped desserts and went to the Dolphin Hotel next door for a drink instead.

Will I go back again? Absolutely. I need to try the desserts!

Did I think it was over-priced? Not at all. Appertisers are all $12 and mains from $22 up to $28. Wines by the glass, $6-$12.

What did I think of the atmosphere and service? It had a great warm and homely atmos, and the service was good.

Final say: An enjoyable meal and drinks, at a great Mexican restaurant, without all the tackiness of a typical Mexican restaurant with a shop-a-docket theme.

2/410 Crown Street, Surry Hills – (02) 9326 9072