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Glen Oaks, Big Sur

Where the San Lucia mountains rise up out of the Pacific Ocean, the Pacific Coast Highway winds its way north through forest and along jagged rocks to San Francisco. Needing to get away from the hustle in LA for a bit, I spent Christmas among the redwoods, at Glen Oaks, a cluster of cabins, far from cell reception and decent internet. Progress as an actor is difficult to definitively measure, and I had had a difficult time adjusting to life…

Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman

On the recommendation that this place had amazing dessert pies, we decided to go see what the fuss was about. I personally love the idea of eating what is normally a savoury food item as dessert. There was a place in Newtown, Sydney called the Pie Tin where I used to get late night oreo pie when the craving struck, and this was the first time since then I’d heard of somewhere known for its pies. It was at least…