chicago street photography

CHICAGO | Those of you who have been following The City Lane (“TCL”) over the past few months will have noticed that there’s been some Chicago focused content going up on the website. I’ve been testing things out with the Chicago team and using the time to get it all

nbn find your side hustle

This post was sponsored by NBN Co. Click here to read The City Lane’s policy on sponsored content. The City Lane (“TCL”) that you know about today is very different from what it was when I created it in February 2009. It began as a hobby, a basic blogspot website

state of the disunion 2016

OPINION | Welcome good people, to this year’s City Lane State of the Disunion address. This one goes deep, but don’t worry there’s a light at the end. When we wrote our State of the Disunion address for 2015, a little piece involving Australian politics, the film industry, and obscure

mostrustedhoney social media

OPINION | As sponsored posts on Instagram become a more common occurrence, how diligent should Instagrammers who work with brands be? Yesterday, images began appearing on the feeds of several Australian food and lifestyle Instagram accounts, with a focus on Capilano Honey. These sponsored posts (some of which were disclosed


OPINION | We love visiting places that exhibit a lack of pretension with a focus on great food, drinks and service and thankfully there are no shortage of places that tick all of these boxes in the cities in which we live or visit. Sometimes, however, we experience something that doesn’t sit

calling all restaurants and diners

OPINION | It seems like every day we at the City Lane hear another story from a restaurant that can’t afford to get coverage from food media. It’s a restrictive and divisive situation, and we think there is a better way. For new and original restaurants to thrive, we need

marvel left hand

Australia is an age of upheaval and change. As leaders come and go, stock markets plummet, and reputations flounder, our antipodean country is in a continued state of flux. But thankfully, there might be a light at the end of this tunnel. Let us show you what we mean by

The City Lane Relaunch

Hi everyone, If you’ve been following The City Lane for a while you might have noticed some changes in 2015, not the least of which has been the move to daily content and a wider scope of coverage in the world of food, travel and culture. This has all been

The Art Of Writing A Bad Review. How To Write A Bad Review. Bad Restaurant Reviews - Do They Serve A Purpose?

Today I wrote my first “bad” review. Not bad in the way it was written, but bad in that it dealt with what was ultimately a negative experience. While it’s true that I’ve written reviews on places that were average, and I’ve written reviews that on a whole have been

Since returning to Australia, I’ve slowly been getting through the back catalogue of photos that I took during my travels in 2011, and blogging about those travels.  Something that I have thought about quite often is the question of how my posts about my 2011 travels might differ being made in 2013