Posts Tagged ‘Cafe VinCino’

Starbucks Coffee MugIt’s quite funny how things happen isn’t it?  This morning I finally remembered to take a travel mug to work at the luscious Tangerine Beach (, at Noosa Marina (, so that I could feel better about not paying for, or having to then dispose of a takeaway cup.  I swear the coffee didn’t taste as good, strangely, but I did feel better for the whole exercise.  Now, this is not just any travel mug.  This is one that we got on the road for Barbra Streisand’s dressing room.  Now, not so much a coffee drinker as a chamomile fan, it was there every single day but I am not sure that it even got used once.  I know the mug even says ‘Starbucks’ but since we don’t have a Starbucks in Noosa, Read the rest of this entry »

I was working at Cafe VinCino, great spot at the Noosa Marina, Tewantin last week and a customer asked me what flavour muffins we had for sale that day.  Right next to the muffins there is a blackboard with the day’s flavours written on it.  I pointed that out to her and had to laugh to myself as I remembered telling Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, when he asked me what was for dinner, that ‘the menu is right there’.  Oh, embarrassment as I realised who he was.  He was just so gracious though and read the menu and decided what he would like while I humbly showed him the options as he read.  It was moments like those as a catering roadie that made you want to just shrivel up and become invisible.  Still, one of my colleagues asked Dave Stewart of Eurythmics fame for ‘a meal ticket please love’ so I never felt quite so bad after all.


I have so many stories and for the most part, all my experiences on the road were good ones and the people were great.  For obvious reasons they are the ones that I will focus on and they will be recorded in no particular order as they come to mind in conjunction with everyday ‘stuff’ that goes on here.  A lot has come to the surface recently as my husband and I separate and have gone through all our belongings including all our road memorabilia.  It is a shame to split such a collection.


Linkin Park 2008 Tour