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Wild Spin of the Web {1}

In this new segment, let’s take a regular little spin of the World Wild Web together: the lusty hotels, exotic food delights, stylish destinations, podcasts worth sticking in your ears, blogs and websites dedicated to the adventurous delights of life, and the odd things that are offline, but still very, very fine. Think of it like a compass, a jumpy, excitable pointer at some of the best in travel and lifestyle on any given week. Come on this little e-journey with me…

STAY: Eden Locke Hotel, Scotland (pictured) – Wowsers! I lived in the glorious, gothic, cobblestoned (and cold) city of Edinburgh about ten years ago and have sadly yet to return, but after seeing this gem on the wonderful site Melting Butter this week, it might be time to couple this hotel stay with a highlands adventure.


Image credit: Eden Locke, Edinburgh

TASTE: These vegetarian dumplings by the chef Benny Doro are outrageously delicious and super easy to make!  Add them to your list of go-to recipes – if you’re into delicious things, that is.


Image credit: Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry

LISTEN: One of my fave food blogs is Lee Tran Lam’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry, and I’ve only just delved into her podcast of the Sydney food scene. This newest episode featuring iconic Australian food writer Jill Dupleix takes a loving look at Australia’s best restaurants, a few of which are now on the (too long) list! Listen here.

TRAVEL: One of my absolute fave blogs that I check most days is DESIGNLOVEFEST, “where type and images totally make out”, and the genius behind it Bri Emery recently visited Todos Santos in Mexico, a place I had never heard of, but now desperatey want to go! Read about it (and look at the gorgeous images) here.

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Image credit: designlovefest

OFFLINE, BUT STILL VERY FINE: Now in it’s sixth issue, Ernest Journal, produced in the UK, explains on its website that it “is a periodical of substance created for folk who love to build fires, embark on road trips, camp under a canopy of stars and run full pelt into the sea”, and if you can get your hands on one of these beautifully produced (the matt pages feel so nice to slide your hands over) periodicals, you may never let go. The mag is full of stories of curious histories, workmanship, slow adventure, timeless style, and wild food and the latest issue has features on the likes of England’s Last Vikings and Explorer’s Sketchbooks.

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