Mosman Nomad's Interview with Heirloom Specialty Coffee's Marcel Ghabbar

Since their arrival into Mosman, Heirloom Specialty Coffee has blossomed into every local’s shortlist as one of the best. Located at one of the busiest roundabouts one might find in Mosman, Marcel and his team have created an oasis of indoor/outdoor seating, fantastic coffee and a perfectly balanced food menu. The Mosman Nomad had the pleasure of sitting down with Marcel and chat all things café, Mosman and what we can expect from Heirloom in the future. 

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Nomad's Happy Hour: Pampelle Ruby Rose

Pampelle Ruby L’Apero is crafted on the banks of the River Charente in the Cognac region of France. Bitter-sweet flavours of organic red grapefruit from Corsica are macerated in copper vats at a distillery in Cognac to extract their vibrant flavours and natural citrus aromas. It is then infused with botanical distillates such as Japanese yuzu, French cedrat, Haitian bitter orange bigarade, quinine, gentian bitter and grape eau-de-vie. The end result is a product that works in a range of cocktails from a Spritz to a French twist on a Negroni. One of the Nomad’s favorite’s is sipping on a Pampelle Ruby Rose!

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The Top 6 Happy Hour Spots in Los Angeles

Most happy hours have a bad rap, and for good reason. It’s easy to be lured by low prices into drinking something horrible. Watered down liquor with a cheap mixer does not make a cocktail. However, with a little local knowledge and research, you’ll soon find that Los Angeles has some wonderful happy hour deals that you don’t want to miss out on. Here are six of our favourite happy hours in LA!

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The Top 8 Patisseries & Bakeries in Sydney

Whether you’re pining after an irresistibly flaky croissant, a rich creamy cake or hunting for the ultimate sourdough, Sydney’s patisseries & bakeries are sure to leave you satisfied. But where can you find the best on offer? We have tried and tested eight of the best. After all, if we are going to blow our weekly calorie quota on a few mouthfuls, we need to make it worth it.

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Our Top 5 Winter Hideouts In New York City

So you’ve decided you want to experience the best New York has to offer during winter. While locals would call you crazy, tourists and travellers alike continue to flock to the city that never sleeps during its coldest months in the hopes that they might experience the magic of a snowy New York. For those braving the cold this year, we’ve put together our Top Five Winter Hideouts… because everyone needs a little food and drink after a big day exploring the city!

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Nomad's Happy Hour: Negroni Sbagliato

Sbagliato means “messed up” or “mistaken in Italian, and while the Negroni Sbagliato is said to be the result of a busy bartender using sparkling wine instead of gin an a Negroni, we think it turned out to be a pretty happy accident. This refreshing cocktail is a fun twist for a Negroni drinker looking for something a little lighter and is well-suited for a balmy afternoon.

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Café of the Week: The Boathouse Balmoral

No matter how many times you may have visited, observing the immaculate flower arrangements and strolling to the back patio of the Boathouse Balmoral is always a wonder. Established back in 2008 in their original space at Palm Beach, owners Andrew and Pip Goldsmith have grown the Boathouse Group into a Sydney empire ever since.

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Yarra Valley Bliss: Meletos

A hour from the centre of Melbourne, in the heart of the Yarra Valley, you will find The Farmhouse at Meletos. The Tuscan-inspired Farmhouse is a two-story, 23-room boutique guesthouse. Inside the beautifully decorated lobby, set by floor-to-ceiling panelled windows, guests can gather by the Cheminees Philippe fireplace, perfect for curling up with a glass of local fine red.

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Café of the Week: Cooh Alexandria

Longstanding Curl Curl institution Cooh has been giving The Grounds of Alexandria a run for their money ever since their arrival to the area in 2015, and for good reason. Consistent with Cooh’s sterling Northern Beaches reputation, the famous coffee roasters’ latest outpost has seen them expand into even more extensive menu choices, an assortment of Australian wines and an internal bakery kiosk for the masses of creative professionals that work nearby.

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