Indian summer coming up

I must be missing my beloved hiking tent, because I saw this teepee in Sydney’s Koskela, when I was putting Kitchen by Mike through its paces (big thumbs up to the chorizo and chick pea stew and the pizza), and thought, “I must have one.”

The basic concept is so gorgeously simple, four sticks and a wrap of fabric, but summer is coming (oh, yes it is) and it’s time for cowboys and indians in the back yard. Or just massive floor cushions, a carpet and a jug of something with lots of ice and mint in it.

After four days of blue-sky days in Sydney, I can believe that Melbourne is soon to be similarly blessed by the weather gods.

About the author

Fear is found on a creaking glacier in the Caucasus mountains and joy is encapsulated in the perfect Shanghai dumpling. And while I love a $500-a-night hotel room (who doesn’t?), sometimes the best stories are found in a $20 guesthouse. With an eye always out for good markets and great street eats, I write the travel news and features for the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne’s The Age newspapers, and features for whoever else asks. I have a particular soft spot for the wilds of the Middle East, scarves and carpets. My articles and photographs have been published in a range of consumer magazines and newspapers in Australia and abroad.

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