Explore the Wildlife at Watergardens Town Centre

EricaL

These Easter school holidays, Watergardens Town Centre will welcome an amazing wildlife spectacular featuring some of the world's most exotic animals.From 23 March to 19 April 2015, the Explore the Wildlife Exhibition will see a wonderful world of wildlife bought to life with remarkable life-like animatronics, allowing visitors of all ages to enjoy a roar-tastic animal adventure.The display will f ...

10 Reasons to visit Melbourne Museum

EricaL

Melbourne Museum attracts thousands of visitors to explore its vast gallery space filled with Australian social history, culture, science, natural environment and pre-history. There are many reasons why locals and visitors to Victoria's capital city need to visit Melbourne Museum, here are 10 to get you started: 10 Reasons to visit Melbourne Museum Location Positioned in Carlton Gardens adjacent ...

Southgate Moveable Feasts

Billy knows best

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 ...

Very Special Kids - Fashion Sale

EricaL

Non-profit organisation Very Special Kids organise exclusive discount fashion sales each year, raising much needed funds for an important cause.  Taking place at Malvern Town Hall, on the corner of Glenferrie Road and High Street, Malvern, the Very Special Kids Fashion Sale offers huge savings on designer fashion pieces. Each annual event attracts a huge number of shoppers snapping up a fashion ...

Dinosaur Adventures

EricaL

Prepare yourselves for a prehistoric adventure as Dinosaur Adventures will be taking over Melbourne this winter.  The number one attraction at the Sydney Royal Show earlier this year will be stomping its way into Caulfield Racecourse as Dinosaur Adventures opens on 21 Jun and runs until 20 July. Featuring realistic life-like animatronics, this is an exhibition of Triassic proportions that will l ...

Apple Espresso Cafe

EricaL

Located near Mt Eliza and Mornington, on the corner of Moorooduc Highway and Wooralla Drive, nestled in between Tully's Produce Store and Diacos Nursery, you will find a family friendly cafe that all the locals rave about. The Apple Espresso, owned and managed by a warm and friendly Italian family, is filled with character and charm.  Inside the cafe, you will find large timber tables, decorate ...

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 ...

Notemaker Pop Up Warehouse Sale

Vi

Rejoice all lovers of snazzy stationery, for Notemaker are holding their warehouse sale again! The Australian company sell attractive and ergonomical lifestyle products online. Their pop up sales are the only time you get to peruse an amalgamation of global goods from designer brands all under the one roof.I'm sorry if you were eyeing that travel journal because I may have taken the last one. ...

Melbourne Frock Swap Women's Second Hand Fashion Market

Rachael @ Melb Frock Swap

The Melbourne Frock Swap isn't a swap at all! It's a second hand market with a difference! There's over 70 stalls selling second hand and vintage women's clothing and accessories; and they're complemented with pamper stalls, food vans, coffee and a few other fun things like a nail artists, etc, to make a day at the Melbourne Frock Swap a proper girls day out :) Anyone is welcom ...

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 ...

The Handmaker's Factory

EricaL

The make do and mend mentality is a phrase that is no longer reserved for wartime Britain.  Old school handicrafts have made quite the comeback in recent years, as we see households take on new hobbies in sewing, knitting, weaving and crocheting to either make their own clothes and gifts, or repair what they already have. Making and mending requires a certain level of skill, which for some is pa ...

Picknics Cafe

monsadventure

If you are after a casual bite in Rye, not far from the beach, then Picknics Cafe is a suitable spot. Being around the Mornington Peninsula, I've always enjoyed the Rye beach and walking along the pier. Before this though, we had to find somewhere to accomplish the job of filling up our empty bellies. There are plenty of shops and cafes along the Nepean Highway strip in Rye, so it's always a hard ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Porcelain Tea Parlour

Vi

Much of life's battles occur in our thoughts, in public spaces. Often we're overwhelmed by the stream of problems with no obvious solutions, become stressed and frustrated. In these times, I would point you in the direction of newly opened specialty tea parlour, Porcelain.If the name rings a bell, perhaps you've seen it on crowdfunding site Pozible.com, or visite ...

Melbourne Street Art Tours

EricaL

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 ...

Every Office is a Circus!

Billy knows best

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! Join Ringmaster Scott Hollingsworth as he cracks the (literal) whip and shows that every office is indeed a circus! Described as Horrible Bosses meets The Office and drawn from Scott’s real life corporate ‘day jobs’, this comedy cabaret explores everything from job interviews to unfair dismissal. Featuring classic pop and Broadway songs from the likes of Britney ...

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 ...

Waterfront City to Etihad - Docklands Harbour Walk

Jo Ferguson

I’m sure many of you have enjoyed the delights of Victoria Harbour at Docklands. You’ve explored the boardwalk and the harbour from the ‘Cow in the Tree’ sculpture, past the colourful ‘Lego’ building and down past all the yachts and their steel capped mooring posts. You’ve probably caught a tram up to Harbour Town to shop or venture to one of the latest tourist attractions at Waterfr ...