Radisson Plaza Hotel, Sydney

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 30, 2010

Radisson Plaza Hotel Continuing on from our trip to the Gold Coast, we next visited Sydney, which was also our last stop. I decided to indulge a little bit because…you know…it’s nice to. I booked a studio spa suite at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, which has a 5 star rating. It is located close to [...]


Chiangmai Thai, Surfers Paradise

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 28, 2010

The last dinner in the Gold Coast during my May 2010 trip was spent at Chiangmai Thai. After many a day of research, I decided on this restaurant because it was rated as #1 in Surfers Paradise on both Urbanspoon and Tripadvisor. One of three establishments in the Gold Coast, it has won many awards [...]


Wassam (Japanese restaurant), Surfers Paradise

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 27, 2010

Continuing on from my last post about my trip to Surfers Paradise in the Gold Coast, for dinner on the first night, we decided to visit Wassam. I searched long and hard and realised there wasn’t really that many fantastic restaurants to choose from at Surfers. Wassam seemed a bit mysterious to me at the [...]


Merry Christmas!

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Ichigo Shortcake! This year has been full of events for me, and the most memorable (and biggest achievement) would be the start of my blog Ichigo Shortcake. Although I only began doing this around 2-3 months ago, I already feel like I can do this for a long [...]


Pancakes in Paradise, Surfers Paradise

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 23, 2010

We had breakfast one of the mornings at Pancakes in Paradise just a stone’s throw away from The Watermark Hotel where we were staying at in Surfers Paradise. It was what I believed to be a better version of the Pancake Parlour in Melbourne and around the same level or better than Pancakes on the [...]


Watermark Hotel & Waves Restaurant, Surfers Paradise

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 22, 2010

Our next stop after a day in Brisbane was Surfers Paradise in the Gold Coast. I had booked for 3 nights at the Watermark Hotel which is supposedly 4.5 stars. Compared to my experiences at the Metro Hotel Tower Mill in Brisbane just earlier, this place was like heaven. The entrance of the lobby was [...]


Metro Hotel Tower Mill & attractions, Brisbane

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 19, 2010

This post and the next few posts will be about my travels in May this year to Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sydney. Towards the end of last year, I was lucky enough to have purchased Tiger’s anniversary $2 plane tickets to interstate (one way tickets), so Yuye and I made our way from Melbourne to [...]


Earl Canteen, Melbourne CBD

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 17, 2010

I feel ashamed for calling myself a newbie foodie and yet tonight was the first time I dined at Earl Canteen (being one of the most talked about places in Melbourne and all). However, it’s never too late, especially when it’s Earl Canteen’s first night doing dinner! Lucky enough for us (group of 5 people), [...]


Fiorini’s, Toorak

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 15, 2010

We were after a quick meal near Jeff’s school just before his concert the other night and a family friend suggested Fiorini’s on Toorak Rd. It serves traditional Italian dishes such as pizza and pasta but also offers steaks and other mains if that’s what you fancy. The friend said she goes there all the [...]


Macro photos, take 1 – flowers and bees

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 14, 2010

I recently bought a Canon 100mm f2.8L macro lens and have been dying to try it out. The following are a few of the ones I took in Yuye’s garden – can you believe there’s no other flowers? I was so excited the day I got the lens that I ran outside to find bugs [...]