Collingwood Children's Farm

KirtanaB

Situated a mere 4km from the CBD, Collingwood Children’s Farm is tucked away behind Abbottsford Convent by the Yarra River. A picturesque little farm, filled with rolling hills, green fields and eucalypt trees as a beautiful backdrop. It’s hard to believe a piece of Australian countryside could be preserved in the heart of urbanised Melbourne. Although a small farm in size with your standard s ...

Sugar Hit Melbourne

Vi

How does a pop up festival run by the people that brought you LuxBite, Mork Chocolate and N2 Extreme Gelato sound? There's live music to boot, and in keeping with Melbournian 'tradition', it's all happening at a hidden laneway cafe.  Sugar Hit Melbourne was set to occur over once a month, across the months of April, May and June. Each themed night brings together a concentration of some creative ...

Thaiger

Vi

Dreary, cloudy days can dampen spirits so easily. Sometimes the best cure comes in the form of quality company over quality burgers. While I can't guarantee the chances of making a new friend while you're both in line, I can suggest trying the great burgers at Thaiger. Located towards the Little Collins edge of Causeway lane, their burgers are immensely popular with the 9-to-5 crowd who ...

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 ...

Screen Worlds at the Australian Centre of Moving Image (ACMI)

EricaL

If you are looking for a FREE and interesting family friendly activity in Melbourne's CBD, then head to Screen Worlds at the Australian Centre of Moving Image (ACMI). Screen Worlds: The Story of Film, Television and Digital Culture is ACMI's fascinating permanent exhibition, celebrating moving image in all types of format: film, television and digital culture.Positioned on the ground floor ga ...

Melbourne Frock Swap

EricaL

In January 2014, two sisters, Rachael and Nicole, got together to organise a charity focussed second hand clothing market, raising money for a struggling small local craft business.  Their fashion bazaar proved to be great fun as sellers purged fashion from their wardrobes, and buyers went home with new fashion pieces for a bargain price.  Due to the success of the market, Rachael and Nicole sou ...

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

EricaL

Fashion followers in Melbourne better dust off their kilts and corsets this October as John Paul Gaultier hits the town to promote his famed 'From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk' exhibition, opening at the National Gallery of Victoria on 17 October 2014. French Haute Couture and Pret-a-Porter fashion designer John Paul Gaultier is best known for his quirky, unconventional fashion designs.  Gaultier ...

Cat Stuff Pop Up Market

EricaL

It is official; Melbourne has gone a little cat crazy.  First Australia's first Cat Cafe opened to the public in Melbourne CBD last week, and now there is a pop up market heading to Brunswick this August, specialising in all things kitty.    [ Image credit: Alice Oehr ] The Cat Stuff Market will sell cat themed goodies from twenty established Melbourne based artisans including Able and Game, ...

National Rhododendron Gardens

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The National Rhododendron Gardens are a great place to drop by if you are visiting the Dandenong Ranges area. The gardens are quite large, so you can spend a good few hours strolling and admiring the environment and surrounds. The gardens exude a different beauty with each season, so you won't get sick of visiting. Autumn brings out the red, oranges and yellow in the foliage as leaves float onto ...

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Qi Gong meditation with movement and stillness with Peter

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Healthy Energy

Healthy Energy is celebrating the launch of their Qi Gong practise by offering complimentary meditation classes between Jan 14-21.

Camping in Torquay

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In sought of a getaway, a friend and I decided to venture off to coastal Victoria – the Great Ocean Road. We booked a campsite by Torquay Surf Beach and spent the next 4 days watching the sunrise, surfing and enjoying the crisp air of the pacific waters. It was a cheap, yet invigorating vacation. After a month and a half of back-to-back tests and assignments it was a liberating experience for th ...

Northern Regards Artisan Market

EricaL

If you are looking for handcrafted gifts for your loved ones, with the added feel good factor knowing your choices are better for the environment, then look no further than Northern Regards Artisan Market.  Held at the Northcote Social Club from 11am - 4pm on the first Saturday of every month, Northern Regards Artisan Market only accepts stallholders selling locally made, sustainable wares with a ...

Walk by Melbourne tours

Melbourne Sights

I recently attended a Walk by Melbourne tour hosted by Monique, it was a great day!Melbourne is quite a big city there is so much to do and see. To have the full Melbourne experience its best to see the city by foot. You get to walk through some of the arcades and see and hear about Melbourne's rich history You also get to check out some of the great laneways like Centre Place where we h ...

Blue Lotus Water Gardens

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Blue Lotus Water Gardens is a lovely venue to stroll through during the day. The venue itself has an enormous range of flora, various types of water lilies and lotus flowers and tall trees to shade you during your walk. Additionally, the iconic mountains of Yarra Valley lie in the distance, adding to the awe-inspiring views.   Upon entrance, you'll immediately be amazed at the vastness of green ...

I Had a 24 hour Stop Over in Melbourne and I loved It

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So I was flying from New Zealand home to England at the time. And, as is usually the way when you choose the cheapest route home, my journey involved a ridiculous stop over in a major airport; the airport in question this time was Tullamarine, in Melbourne. I had exactly 24 hours from the time when plane was scheduled to land and my next to take off. Being the independent woman I am I decided I wo ...

Summer Salad Cooking Demo with Sarah

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Healthy Energy

Experience Healthy Energy's Cooksultations with Sarah on Jan 12 6:30-7:30PM.

Point Nepean National Park

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At the bottom of Mornington Peninsula lies a beautiful national park that, surprisingly, not many people know about. Point Nepean National Park is home to some magnificent views, with everything from the sandy beaches, to the rocky coasts and hilly landscapes. It's a large park, excellent for a hike or bike ride. Bike hire is $27.70 for the day and it's completely worth the ride and scenery. The ...

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 ...

Nanna Cool Markets

EricaL

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 ...

Camberwell Sunday Market FREE

EricaL

A shoppers visit to Melbourne is not complete without a meander through the iconic Camberwell Sunday Market run by the Rotary Club of Balwyn. Camberwell Sunday Market is the biggest and arguably the best trash and treasure market to be found in Victoria's capital city.  The market,  which some might classify as a 'flea market ' and others a 'car boot sale', has been running since 1976 and now bo ...