Brisbane, Australia
Kaitlyn, 28
Editor & Photographer
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What do you do and why do you do it?

From Monday to Friday, I work in the magazine publishing industry as an editor and on weekends, I am a photographer. Writing and photography are my two passions – my happy place is behind the camera and in front of the keyboard.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Funnily enough, I am one of those losers who has created a playlist on my phone for every mood (I wish I was kidding). In my 'sad face' playlist, I've got some super depressing make-you-wanna-cry hits like No Hard Feelings by the Avett Brothers, Make You Feel My Love by Adele, a bunch of Sleeping at Last covers, as well as some Oasis, Matchbox 20 and Coldplay. Thankfully, I haven't had a heartbreak in a while, but this playlist gets a good run anyway!

What are the best TV shows of all time?

THERE'S TOO MANY. My ultimate favourite TV shows are Greys Anatomy, Friends, Will & Grace, The Walking Dead, Offspring, Game of Thrones, and Stranger Things. I also love a bit of Family Guy.

Name some spots in Brisbane that are good for a Tinder date.

You can't lose with Eat Street Markets – there's so much happening around you that there isn't really a chance for that awkwardness to arise. Plus, loads of delish food and entertainment.

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Brisbane and where did you get it?

Eat Street Markets is home to all of the wacky food creations you can't even begin to imagine. My latest indulgence was a cronut cone filled with nutella flavoured ice cream.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Brisbane that you particularly like?

GREASER in Fortitude Valley! To get here, you have to walk down a sketchy alley which is manned by a security guard (the only way you can find it really). You have to walk past some pipes and stairwells and through the kitchen before ending up in this underground, jazz/blues bar. They have good food and good tunes.

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Everyone knows the usual Aussie treats, but not everyone knows the best way to eat them for optimum satisfaction. Let this be a lesson: Tim Tams - bite of a corner off each end, and use the biscuit as a straw for your tea or coffee, stop sucking right before the biscuit goes too soft and experience a Tim Tam Slammer. Melty goodness; Vegemite - eat a tiny bit on toast with loads of butter. I'm talking a give-yourself-high-cholesterol amount of butter. Milo - every drinks milo a different way, and every way is great. I usually fill half my glass with milo, and slowly pour the milk in, then drink it with a spoon. Weird, but satisfying.

Tomorrow’s your last day in Brisbane. How do you spend it?

It would start with an early morning hike up Mt Coot-tha to watch the sunrise over the city, followed by a coffee and a stroll through the Davies Park markets at West End. While I'm in West End, I would have a squiz at Mappins Nursery, check out GoMA, and then settle in by the river for a boozy, sunset picnic. Ah, bliss.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

I'm about to head to the USA this year, so I'm certain this will change (I'm already in love with you NYC), but I LOOOVE Melbourne.

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