Fitzroy, Richmond and Collingwood have been hot spots for warehouse conversions since the 1990s. Photo: Jessica Shapiro JLS. By Peter Barrett Remember cringing at those real estate ads spruiking “New York-style” apartments in inner Melbourne? The […]
Bikes outside the entrance of Saigon hipster shopping haunt, 14 Ton That Dam in District 1, HCMC. Photo: Emma Byrnes. Our trip to Vietnam just keeps giving. Here’s the latest story we had published in Fairfax Media’s […]
Carnegie locals are getting used to something new: queuing for their coffee. Photo: Scott Barbour. By Peter Barrett On a previously sleepy corner of Koornang Road in Carnegie, locals are getting used to something new: queuing […]
The snazzy interior of speakeasy-themed Saigon bar, Snuffbox. Photo: Emma Byrnes. The April issue of Jetstar magazine features my story about the best way to spend a day and night in Ho Chi Minh City, […]
By Peter Barrett. 1972. Led Zeppelin cut their Kooyong concert short due to rain, Carlton beat Richmond in the VFL Grand Final by 27 points and Australia says “it’s time”, ending 23 years of conservative […]
In this month’s Jetstar magazine I have four stories: an interview-with-peter-hellier about his first children’s book, a story about Tiwi island’s obsession-with-football, my Suits You column on decluttering and a back page reflection on teaching-english-in-vietnam.
Domain cover story By Peter Barrett It used to be that real estate agent Arch Staver could stand out the front of any renovated period home and know exactly what was inside: polished floorboards, period […]