On day one of my first New York trip, I traipsed Manhattan on foot, then stopped for lunch at Russ & Daughters Cafe on the Lower East Side. Two years later, I’m still thinking about it – along with a few other places I shared here with my mates at Herb Lester.
Remember when I wrote my travel guide/love letter to Melbs, An Appetite for Melbourne for UK publisher Herb Lester Associates? That was the beginning of a lovely friendship and I've continued to admire their wonderful work, which is always, always witty, pretty and worth collecting.
So it's only natural that I should say "yes" when ole Herb asked me for a run-down of my fave local and international haunts for the Herb Lester Journal recently.
From Northcote to the Lower East Side and Los Angeles, Tokyo to Varanasi it's a list of some of my local haunts and most memorable travel spots.