Santa's Magical Kingdom FAMILY TICKET GIVEAWAY

EricaL

One family event on the annual calendar you clearly shouldn't miss if you are partial to the festivities of Christmas, is a visit to Santa's Magical Kingdom.  Now in its third year, Santa's Magical Kingdom moves to a fancy new grotto held at Caulfield Racecourse this November and December, introducing the joy of Christmas to Melbourne's South East. Enter a world of festive fun with a wo ...

Take 2 Markets

EricaL

Pre-loved women's fashion markets have become a popular way to shop for clothes in Melbourne, and one such market offering second-hand fashion to Melburnian's is Take 2 Markets. Run by business savvy fashionista Rina Chia, Take 2 Markets offer every day folk the opportunity to sell their unwanted wardrobe pieces by holding a stall at prominent Take 2 Market venues in Melbourne and beyond.  Iconi ...

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

Melbourne Sights

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk If you were wondering what all the excitement is about in the City of Melbourne regarding Jean Paul Gaultier here is a sneak peak to answer your questions.The National Gallery of Victoria are currently running his first international exhibition which features more than 140 beautiful garments plus there are some photograp ...

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 ...

Panachocolate Store

KirtanaB

From it’s humble beginnings in raw, organic chocolate manufacturing – Panachocolate has now established itself a café on the outskirts of metropolitan Richmond. Specialising in freshly made cakes and ganache, their connoisseurs assure that all Pana creations are -       organic -       vegan -       gluten free -       dairy free -       soy free -       ha ...

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 ...

Eureka 89

EricaL

Eureka 89 offers the most magnificent 360-degree dining experience in the city, with breathtaking floor to ceiling panoramic views across Metropolitan Melbourne. Towering high above the city on the 89th floor of Eureka Tower, Eureka 89 provides an impressive degustation menu to match Melbourne’s prestigious sky high dining destination. Eureka 89 In a recent collaboration with Eureka 89, hig ...

Culture Mamas

EricaL

In life before little children, you may have been known to frequent galleries, art exhibitions and live shows or perhaps join tour groups all over Melbourne. If the thought of attempting any sort of cultural activity with pre-schoolers in tow may seem a lonesome and tricky affair, think again. Escaping dulls-ville with your little people need not be as difficult as it first seems thanks to two ar ...

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 ...

Sesame Street Presents Elmo's World Tour

EricaL

Elmo and his crew are set to return to Australia this spring as Sesame Street Presents Elmo's World Tour kicks off at the Alexander Theatre in Clayton on Thursday 2 October. In a performance bought to Australia by Life Like Touring and Sesame Workshop (non-profit educational organisation behind Sesame Street) the colourful gang will entertain toddlers and pre-schoolers throughout the country in t ...

National Rhododendron Gardens

monsadventure

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 ...

The Rocky Horror Show Returns to Melbourne

EricaL

Melburnian's get to do the Time Warp once again, as the magnificent Rocky Horror Show has returned to Victoria's capital city after a 15 year break.  The world's most successful rock n' roll musical commenced its 2014 Australian tour in January, captivating crowds in Brisbane, followed by Perth, Adelaide and now Melbourne, in an unforgettable show comparable to no other. Cast of The Rocky Horror ...

Cape Otway Lightstation

EricaL

On the seacoast of Cape Otway National Park, a quick detour from Victoria's iconic Great Ocean Road, sits Australia's oldest lighthouse.  Cape Otway Lightstation sits 90 metres above the 'Shipwreck Coast', a coastline filled with historic tragedy in claiming hundred's of ships within its 130km stretch toward Port Fairy. The construction of Cape Otway Lightstation began in 1846, following the trag ...

White Night Festival 2015

Jo Ferguson

Looking for a memorable, magical night with friends or family? Make sure you check out the annual White Night Festival. White Night is an all night extravaganza that runs from 7pm to 7am on Sat 21st February. It’s a marathon celebration of art, technology and culture. Now in its third year, White Night promises an even bigger number of exhibitions and events, spread across the city from the Nati ...

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Vi

In 2013, over 11,000 people attended The Melbourne International Coffee Expo. Now, MICE is on again in 2014, from Thursday May 15th till Sunday May 18th. It is the largest coffee exhibition held across Australasia and boasts a gathering of over 150 exhbitors under the one roof, from cafe owners, those in the roasting business and more. It's a great opportunity to meet with industry specialists and ...

5 Top Salvos Stores in Melbourne

EricaL

Did you know that the first Salvation Army recycling depots were opened in Australia in 1880, in what used to be a labour intensive sorting and bailing facility. The Salvation Army soon introduced "jumble sales" to their charitable work, enabling underprivileged people to clothe themselves and their family with other items discarded by wealthier members of the community, household items were intr ...

Tree Surfing at The Enchanted Maze Garden

monsadventure

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 ...

Cafe Corretto

KirtanaB

I entered this restaurant on a whim in sought of a satisfying meal, after a long morning filled with back-to-back lectures and assignments. I was also told that it used to be the place where the Underbelly lads ordered their coffees and pizzas – which made it all the more alluring. Right in the center of Melbourne’s Italian precinct, Café Corrento has been serving authentic Southern Italian c ...

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 ...

Inside The Brick: Bayside LEGO Fan Expo

EricaL

LEGO fanatics have a lot to be excited about this winter, as Australia's master builders unite to show off their amazing creations at Bayside LEGO® Fan Expo brought to you by Inside the Brick®. Lego creations at Bayside LEGO® Held on the last weekend of the July school holidays at Kingston Town Hall in Cheltenham, Bayside LEGO® Fan Expo invites families to discover the magic of LEGO building, ...