South Yarra & Toorak

Dilmah Charitea High Tea 2012 at The Terrace, Royal Botanic Gardens

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on September 18, 2012

The first time I ever ‘won’ anything was back in year 9. It was one of those unpopular gold coin donation charity events at school where we had a chance to guess the number of Easter eggs in a jar in order to win prizes. I was peer pressured into the donation and as a [...]


La Zuppa soup judging & $200 The Botanical voucher giveaway!

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on September 3, 2012

Winter is officially over. We were greeted by fabulous Spring sunshine and cool but refreshing breezes that felt so good against my skin and suddenly I felt all my winter blues flying away with the breeze, along with the pollen that will now haunt hay fever sufferers in the months to come. I love Spring. [...]


Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio, South Yarra

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on May 15, 2012

Those who know me would know that I love desserts, but don’t really have a sweet tooth. My eyes are always bigger than my stomach when it comes to desserts which is a shame. A few months ago, I visited Burch & Purchese in South Yarra which is famous for their beautiful dessert creations by [...]


Squires Loft, South Yarra

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on July 27, 2011

Don’t you just hate it when things don’t go your way? I certainly do. A few days ago I had to rush to get my dad, uncle and brother’s visas to China. They were scheduled to leave next week but mum had forgotten all about the visas! So she filled out the forms and stuck [...]


LuxBite – sinfully good desserts, South Yarra

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on July 23, 2011

Desserts. One of those words that can conjure up images of all sorts of luscious sweet indulgences. A word that can put a smile on a crying child and brighten up the day of a heartbroken soul. I have a confession to make. I’m a sucker for a pretty dessert, even though I don’t have [...]


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 [...]


France Soir, South Yarra

by Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake on December 1, 2010

Yuye and I ate at France Soir for dinner two nights ago out of complete impulse. Despite being a Monday night, France Soir was fully booked out. I may have just booked the last available table actually (just in time too as we only made the booking at about 6:30pm for an 8pm start) and [...]