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The Five Best Desserts in Sydney
24 Jul 2017IDEASBY SweetEscape

Everyone has their own “must do” or “must visit” checklist that they carry around while roaming around their travel destination. It’s what makes your trip the perfect one, at least for you. Some of you are head over heels about beach hopping. Some of you are vivid fans of trekking and climbing up hills. Some of you think that traveling is all about shopping. While some of you think that traveling is all about eating.

If your idea of perfect traveling involves indulging yourself in the local delicacies, enjoying nice brunch, romantic dinner, and satisfying your sweet tooth cravings - particularly the later one - then stick around a little bit longer on this page.

Here’s some of the dessert spots that you must visit while you’re in Sydney:

Petal Met Sugar

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Located in Woolloomooloo (try reading that out) is a tiny café combining fresh flowers and artful sweets, established by florist Angela Wong and patissier Elsa Li. You’ll most likely have a hard time deciding on what to order because every thing they sell looks very appealing. If you have to pick one, try ordering the Terrarium – a chocolate globe filled with passionfruit and finger-lime panna cotta, dusted with cacao nibs, and edible flowers!

The Rocks Café

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Located in the heart of The Rocks area, The Rocks Café offers a unique dining experience along with cozy atmosphere, super service, great prices, a good selection of desserts. They even have Gluten Free desserts on the menu! It’s the perfect place for you to unwind after a day of strolling around the Rocks.

Gelato Messina

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With more than 10 outlets available in Sydney, it will be very easy for you to spot this famous gelato. They make amazing gelato, with the very best, real ingredients. Everything on the menu is, so they claimed, made lovingly in-house by their passionate team. They also have dairy flavors that have low fat content and also sorbets that are completely fat free, dairy free and full of fruit!

Gelatissimo

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This award winning gelato is made fresh daily in store to an authentic family recipe and claimed to indulge you in an authentic Italian experience. With almost 50 flavors, Gelatissimo is committed to serve fresh-in-store gelato made by their local artisan gelato maker, using only the best ingredients with no artificial colors or flavors! You can have them in a cup, cone, shake or even on a donut!

The Rocks Friday Foodie Market

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Located in the Jack Mundey Place, The Rocks Friday Foodie Market offers variety of food stalls. It’d take a while for you to finally deciding on what to order because this place has an array of choices to please your sweet tooth.

Aside of those five places, you should also pay a visit to: Black Star Pastry and try their mouth-watering Strawberry Watermelon Cake; and The Grounds of Alexandria to buy choco-filled doughnuts that would taste even better when you pair it with their signature latte.

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Sidney and Etha Mohede: Christmas Tradition in Our Family
12 Dec 2019STORIESBY SweetEscape

Among the Indonesian Christian community, Sidney and Etha Mohede are extremely popular. Sidney is best known as an award-winning gospel singer-songwriter and one of the pastors of a Jakarta-based megachurch, while Etha is a social media influencer. This Christmas season, we had the opportunity to talk with The Mohedes about their Christmas tradition, how they're going to spend this year's Christmas, and the importance of photography for their family.

by Priscilla for SweetEscape in Amsterdam
by Priscilla for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

1. Tell us about Christmas in your family!

We think our family's Christmas is just like any other family's. When we're in Jakarta, on Christmas morning we'd wake up and open our Christmas presents. But, since these couple of years we spent our Christmases traveling overseas, we'd open the presents before we fly off.

Also, we like to think that the trip itself is the present for the entire family, and we are happy to enjoy the trip together, just us and our three children.

2. Any particular Christmas dinner tradition?

Our family's Christmas dinner usually happens on the Christmas Eve, with simple dishes and no special table decorations. We always like to finish up all the hassle before Christmas Day itself. On Christmas Day we'd usually just eat simple take outs and just enjoy our time together.

However, we think that our family's dinners–be it Christmas or not–is a tradition in itself. We want to make sure that every family member sit around the table at dinner time. We see nowadays in modern families, at dinner time everybody's still busy with their own things; the kids watching videos on their tables, the parents still busy with their gadgets... We don't want that in our family. We make sure that everyone sits around the table and really enjoy our time together, including on Christmas dinners.

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3. Where will you be spending Christmas this year?

This year we'll be going to Europe, namely Italy and the Netherlands. This would be our first time in Italy, and it's a 3-families trip. We're flying off to Dusseldorf, then we'll travel to Milan and meet the other 2 families there. Then we'd spend 7 days in Italy and 7 days in Netherlands, so in total it would be a 14 days trip.

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

As for the detailed itinerary, we honestly have no clue, but we've already booked a car to drive around. We want to try a road trip-style holiday this time around, and we think it would be fun! It's going to be an adventure!

4. We know you travel a lot, especially Sidney. Do you take photos of your trip?

Of course! For me (Sidney) personally, I love photography because it is a way I can express my passion easily. I was an art major in university, and my first passion was drawing and painting. But drawing something takes a lot of time. With a camera, I can capture the beauty of what I was seeing wherever I go with a single snap. I can still use my brain and eye for the compositions and colours, and I can express my visual arts passion in an easy way, without having to spend more than 30 minutes to draw one picture.

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam
by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

Which is why, we also love SweetEscape very much, because the idea of not being the one who takes the photographs and actually being photographed once in a while is really fun! Honestly, I'm (Sidney) not a big fan of being photographed, like most guys, I believe. But for a family photo, it's always nice to have, since most of the times we'd have to take turns taking pictures with the kids, or resort to selfies. With SweetEscape, we don't have to worry about this, and all five of us can be in the picture together!

by Dennis + Dewi for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

SweetEscape connects you to thousands of local professional photographers in more than 500 cities around the world, so you can capture every moment and get beautiful photos directly to your devices in just 48 hours after your session. This holiday season, capture more with SweetEscape's JINGLE DEALS, where you can get sessions starting as low as USD 50! Download our app, book your session today and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!