Mother's Day Ideas

Melbourne Sights

Mothers Day is just around the corner! This is a great day to celebrate and honour our Mums. Why not mix things up a bit and take her into the City for the day? There are so many great places and shopping opportunities. Today I will be sharing with you some great places that serve high tea, coffee and cake in Melbourne 1)   The Tea Salon  (Level 2- The Emporium Melbourne: 295 Lonsda ...

Unique Vintage Warehouse Sales

EricaL

Vintage fashion lovers that do not mind crowds and a good old fashioned rummage might like to hear about Unique Vintage Warehouse Sales that take place in Cheltenham, Melbourne's South East. Unique Vintage offer genuine vintage clothing (from 1950s - 1990s) at bargain prices, opening their warehouse to the public every few months, usually on a Saturday.  Items you will expect to find include t-sh ...

Operator25

Vi

Melbourne's CBD is kept well caffeinated by the myriad of establishments serving up quality coffee. While generally true given weekdays, this concentration becomes heavily diluted on weekends, especially towards the Flagstaff end. Cue Operator25, a true hero that ensures the crowds, even on a Sunday, gets their coffee hit and perhaps a side of brunch. Located in a heritage listed building, the int ...

D.J's Market

EricaL

D.J's Market hits Narre Warren South in Melbourne next month opening for the first time on 9 August 2014, which will then run on the 2nd Saturday of each month thereafter from 11:30am to 4:30pm. Run by Sharyn Holt, D.J's Market is named in memory of her Mother Dawn Jackson who sadly passed away from a Melanoma related Cancer in October 2012.  All proceeds from D.J's Market will be donated to the ...

Round She Goes Fashion Market

EricaL

We all know that secondhand and vintage fashion is an ethical and budget friendly way to fill our wardrobe, and Melburnians are certainly spoilt for choice when it comes to preloved shopping.  With its plethora of trendy vintage stores as well as top notch opportunity shops, there is no shortage of recycled fashion for shoppers in Melbourne.  On the other hand, for those that prefer to shop unde ...

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

EricaL

The Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park in Pearcedale situated in Melbourne's South East, only 50 minutes from the heart of Melbourne via the Monash Freeway (M1) and Westernport Highway (A780) offers visitors a unique Australian wildlife encounter away from madding crowds. Open 7 days a week, from 10am - 5pm (closed Christmas Day), the Moonlit Sanctuary invites visitors to explore its 10 ...

Westgate Park - Pink Lake

monsadventure

Earlier this year, everyone was rushing to drop by Salt Water Lake at Westgate Park. This is due to the reason given by the park below. The lake had turned pink and no one knew how long it was going to stay that way. Months later, I checked to see whether it was still pink. Instagram pictures told me yes! So I noted to drop by. It is part of Westgate Park, quite literally a minute off t ...

Ride on into Kawa-Sake!

@ieatmelbourne

Melbourne is such a diverse city that it’s almost impossible to take it all in! Many Melburnians don’t always take the opportunity to venture out into neighbouring suburbs for the occasional spontaneous feed. On Saturday, I decided to try something different and headed over the Maribyrnong River and into Yarraville. For those of you who haven't spent a lazy Saturday afternoon strolling aroun ...

Melbourne's best brunch: a round-up

Livelifelovecake

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 ...

Eeny Meeny Cafe

EricaL

The Eeny Meeny Cafe in Frankston Eeny Meeny cafe in Frankston is not what you'd expect to find deep in suburbia, oozing friendly retro vibes with wholesome recipes you will be hard pushed to find elsewhere.  Combining a selection of vintage vinyl chairs with small tables, an array of op-shopped treasures, and an in-built cushioned bench nestled underneath a wall of mounted LPs, Eeny Meeny entices ...

Supernormal ... Ah McConnell, you've done it again!

@ieatmelbourne

Adding to his mighty fleet of Melbourne restaurant offerings, Andrew McConnell’s Supernormal can be described as Golden Fields reborn and a permanent fixture for last summer’s pop-up Supernormal Canteen. McConnell has further cemented his dominance on the 'Paris end' of Flinders lane with Cumulus Inc and Cumulus Up located on the other side of Exhibition Street. You can’t miss the lu ...

Inflatable World

EricaL

With winter just around the corner, you might be looking for an indoor activity to keep the kids busy on the weekend, or perhaps seek a place to hold a children's party.  If so, get your jumping feet at the ready, and head to the newest themed indoor playground centres that will guarentee a hop-tastic good time. Inflatable World in OakleighThe Inflatable World franchise offers wall-to-wa ...

Add The Kettle Black to your list!

@ieatmelbourne

Not too long ago, people used to file down Albert Road in large numbers, unless you were on the guest list of course. That was the nightclub scene. At present, people are filling the same section of street once again just to get on the list - the seating list at The Kettle Black. Kettle Black, South Melbourne House-made coconut yoghurt The Kettle Black is the latest pin-up eatery in town. It’s ...

Love Desire and Riches Exhibition: The Fashion of Weddings

EricaL

Rippon Lea House & Gardens, under the care of the National Trust of Australia, is one of Melbourne's grand historic estates positioned 20 minutes from the CBD.  This suburban historic house of beauty boasts manicured gardens of some 5.7 hectares surrounded by age old trees and a tranquil lake, the Southern Hemisphere's largest fernery, and an orchard with a vast number of heritage apple and p ...

The Grain Store

monsadventure

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 ...

The Melbourne Experience

Vi

In the digital age there is no shortage of resources for getting to know the ins and outs of a city, much less for the world’s most liveable city. But how many guides can capture our frenetic dedication to the eateries, galleries and pop up events in the nooks and crannies of our streets? Walk Melbourne steps in to highlight the contemporary icons of Melbourne and shed light ...

Brighton Dog Beach

monsadventure

Brighton is often known for its beach, not far from the city, but just out of the city enough to have a less crowded beach than St Kilda. However, just before the popular Brighton Beach, is Sandown St Beach - a beach for dogs. Many beaches have restrictions as to what time you can bring your dog, but Sandown St beach is dedicated to dogs with no time restrictions for the whole year. You can enter ...

WICKED:The Musical

EricaL

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 ...

David Bowie Is Exhibition at ACMI

EricaL

The wait is over, the incredible David Bowie is exhibition has opened to pop culture fans at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).The widely acclaimed exhibition, celebrating the phenomenal 50 year career of one of the most influential artists of our time arrives in Melbourne directly from London's Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), as part of the Victorian Government's Melbourne W ...

LIbrary at the Dock

Jo Ferguson

There’s a new library in town but it’s so much more than a big room full of books. The Library at the Dock is Docklands latest addition to the picturesque Victoria Harbour precinct.   Located at 107 Victoria Harbour Promendae Docklands, the new community hub has a huge collection of books, magazines, DVD's CD's and games to borrow. Made from materials such as recycled hardwood taken from the ...