LEGO® Brick Zone at Watergardens Town Centre

EricaL

Take your kids on a brick-tastic adventure to Taylors Lakes these school holidays, as Watergardens Town Centre is transformed into a three week long LEGO® Brick Zone.   Incoporating an impressive LEGO®model exhibit, there will be 5 masterbuilder creations on display for the whole family to admire, including: Apollo 11 Rocket The tallest Lego model in Australia and includes over 120,000 pieces ...

The Lion King Returns to Melbourne

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The Lion King musical is set to return to The Regent Theatre, Melbourne in February 2015, ten years after its hugely successful first season.  On its fearsome return next year, audiences can expect a few tweaks to what is considered one of the most successful stage performances of all time. Based on Disney's animated movie of the same name, The Lion King musical has been wowing a global audience ...

H&M at the GPO

Jo Ferguson

H&M is one of the new retail giants to recently open in Melbourne. The modern, trendy new store takes up three levels and has made its home in Melbourne’s historic GPO building on the corner of Elizabeth and Bourke Streets in the city.   Being the flagship Australian store, previously H&M clothes were only available to us via their online store. This was itself a roaring success in Aust ...

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Melbourne Street Art Tours

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City based Hosier Lane, opposite Federation Square is one of the most visited laneways in the city, attracting tourists, school groups, photographers, documentary makers and music video directors to its rapidly changing street art coating the area. Nevertheless, Hosier Lane merely scratches the surface of Melbourne's street art movement, as the city boasts some of the largest, most prolific street ...

Fort Nepean

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Previously, I wrote about a nice trip and bike ride at Point Nepean National Park. This was more about the journey to the very tip of Mornington Peninsula, whereas now I will tell you about what else is waiting for you at the end! Last time, we didn't have the same enthusiasm to explore the end as we were more excited to reach the end and admire the scenery, then ride back. This time, we took a sh ...

The Emporium Department Stores

Jo Ferguson

Department Stores at The Emporium   The Emporium is Melbourne’s newest retail shopping extravaganza. With five levels of glitzy and glamorous looking stores you could be mistaken for thinking that you’ll need a second mortgage just to spend a day here, but you’d be wrong.   Although there are indeed some expensive places to shop at Emporium, there is plenty on offer for the average family ...

The Grain Store

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I don't often eat brunch - ironic for a foodie of Melbourne right? But I often plan food around my other weekend activities, thus I don't often venture to the city on weekends. The Grain Store has been on my radar for a while and I finally made it down thanks to a voucher that I won from Livlicious.Often some places treat you differently when you have a voucher, but the service here was swift and ...

Melbourne's best brunch: a round-up

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For many many Melbournians, brunch is the best meal of the day. Well, it certainly is for me and I've been lucky enough to visit over 100 Melbourne eateries (and counting) since arriving six months ago. With so many options to choose from, I'd like to share with you my top picks of where to go for brunch in Melbourne. The Kettle Black - 10/10In my eyes, the best brunch in Melbourne can be fou ...

Christmas to do list 2014

Melbourne Sights

I love the City of Melbourne especially during the Christmas season! You can't help but smile and get into the festive spirit once all the lights and decorations are up. There is so much to do and it’s a night full of fun for the family and close friends.  I have had a lot of people ask me where to go in the city during the Christmas season so I thought I would share with you all my fa ...

BOUNCEinc Trampoline Park

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Get ready to bounce into Melbourne's latest craze - literally, with BOUNCEinc's two trampoline parks open to the public in Glen Iris and Blackburn North.  Both trampoline parks are relatively new on the scene, although you'd never know it considering the amount of bouncers that spring through the venue each week.  BOUNCEinc trampoline parks feature a free jumping area, a dodge ball area, high p ...

Southgate Moveable Feasts

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Melbourne’s winter dining adventure is back for another season, following a well-received launch last year. Southgate Moveable Feasts offers three courses at three riverside restaurants on Sundays and Mondays from 14 June – 3 August. The program of Sunday lunches and Monday dinners will take food lovers on a meandering journey experiencing each course ...

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An Afternoon in Docklands

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Docklands has come a long way. Its awkward teenage days of cultivating a unique identity are long gone we look to its recent developments into an attractive destination for all.If you've just enjoyed a shopping spree at the Spencer Outlet Centre, you may be up for some refreshments. Continue down Bourke street, past Southern Cross Station, and you'll be met by a variety of cafes and rest ...

WICKED:The Musical

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The Regent Theatre rolled out the emerald carpet as WICKED: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz dusted off its Australian broomstick and returned to Melbourne last night in a star studded opening night.  The original award winning green-tinged Broadway production has flown the globe, spellbinding audiences from North America to London, Germany, Japan, The Philippines, Mexico, Holland, Singapor ...

Cheeky Chinos

EricaL

I stumbled upon Cheeky Chinos by luck.  As my young family meandered through Chadstone Shopping Centre on Mother's Day we questioned why we couldn't find a children's play area.  Chadstone Shopping Centre, is, afterall, the largest shopping mall in the Southern Hemisphere, surely there must be small indoor playground for the little ones to stretch their legs?  Google on my andr ...

Nanna Cool Markets

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Nanna Cool Markets in Melbourne's South East is what a friend describes as "etsy without the postage costs", offering an eclectic mix of vintage and handmade goods for sale. With most similar markets operating in the inner city suburbs, Nanna Cool is one the first of its kind in the area, bringing together some of the coolest stallholders to Melbourne's beautiful beachside suburbs. Describing t ...

Tree Surfing at The Enchanted Maze Garden

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The Enchanted Maze Garden at Arthurs Seat is a popular destination for families with children, as the multiple mazes and gardens ensure an endless day of fun. However, if you're travelling in a group of friends and you are a bit more of the adventurous type, then the Tree Surfing offered at the same location might just be for you. If you've been to Tree's Adventures in Belgrave, these courses are ...

Coburg Drive-In Food Truck Festival

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On Wednesday 30th July, the popular Coburg Drive-in cinema will be holding their first food truck festival. The inner northern suburbs are quite food-truck friendly, so what better way to bring their unique features together than at the lively drive-in cinema? Usually you can get some munchies and food from their retro diner, but this time you will have a wide variety of options. This ranges from ...

The Joy of Patch

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Welcome to Patch! Richmond's much loved paleo-inspired cafe. Co-founders Tom Davidson and Jacob Burke have brought together their mutual passions for clean eating and a healthy lifestyle to create a very unique Melbourne eatery. Set in the old, heritage restored Channel Nine studio building, you'll be instantly won over by the scale of the place. Just look up when you walk inside to see how tall t ...