Make a Halloween Bunting

woollycardigan

Create a Halloween Bunting (approx. a 2 hour project)Items you will need are: fabric scraps in different colours (orange, black and white for Halloween), bias binding (or black ribbon), scissors, pinking shears (apparently they're only $10 at IKEA which is cheap), cardboard from a cereal box, and pins.Creating bunting is a great way to decorate your home to celebrate any occasion! Its also a ...

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 ...

Docklands Shades of Winter Photo Competition

Jo Ferguson

This winter, Destination Docklands is hosting a photography competition throughout the months of July and August. It’s called ‘Shades of Winter’ and they are looking for photos taken in and around Docklands during these months. The subject matter can be anything you like. It could be of your kids having fun outdoors, people wining and dining, Docklands scenic parklands or harbour, local mar ...

The Guilty Moose

Vi

The Guilty Moose is a great cafe located in the inner suburbs of Melbourne. Segmented into 3 rooms, it features a semi-exposed brick interior, instilling a warm, homely atmosphere. A painted branch points you in the direction of the back courtyard which must be perfect during the warmer weather. Glass cabinets to the left of the entrance display a range of sweets to tickle your fancy bef ...

Find your best fit in 2015

Billy knows best

If you’re bored with your training schedule, want to start a new fitness kick or need valuable training or diet advice then head to the ultimate workout for fitness, wellness and health– the Fitness & Health Expo, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, April 10-12 – and find the best new fitness solution for you. Try and test the absolute latest fitness equipment, acce ...

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 Antipodean Steampunk Show

EricaL

Discover the alternative world of Steampunk, in a dynamic exhibition set to captivate the public from 30 June.  Opening at The National Trust of Victoria's headquarters, The Antipodean Steampunk Show explores one of the largest growing sub-cultures in the world, with a fascinating mix of past, future and fantasy. It comes as no surprise that followers of Steampunk's journey are growing in number, ...

Circus Oz

EricaL

Roll up, roll up, the circus is in town!  Birrarung Marr once again plays host to Australia's very own international big-top smash Circus Oz, returning to Melbourne after a successful tour across America to Montreal.  But Wait.. There's More, a brand new world premier show for Circus Oz opened on 18 June and continues to run until 13 July, performing under a heated big top to escape Melbourne's ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Lion King Returns to Melbourne

EricaL

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 ...

Docklands Winter Fireworks

EricaL

Dark, brisk winter nights may not inspire you to leave your warm couch of an evening, but if you like the idea of free family friendly entertainment, rug up and head down to the Piazza at Docklands. Held every Friday in July and August, Docklands Winter Fireworks will brighten your dark nights illuminating the skies with a ten minute display of colourful choreographed explosions over the city skyl ...

QV Tropical Retreat

EricaL

As temperatures drop in Victoria's capital city and winter brings forth cool grey skies with dreary weather, don't book your flight to the tropics just yet as QV Melbourne introduces QV Tropical Retreat to the heart of the city.   QV Tropicial Retreat  Running throughout the month of June, QV Tropical Retreat warms chilly Melburnians with its beach-themed resort sanctuary located within QV's sh ...

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 ...

The Peninsula Explorer

EricaL

"Every stop has a story"The Mornington Peninusla has been voted one of the must-see places of 2015 according to National Geographic's esteemed Best of the World list, and now you can explore the region for yourself, riding on the top of one of the world's most unusual methods of tourist transport.Open-top double-decker bus trips are no longer restricted to the streets of London, with many cities a ...

Hanging Rock

KirtanaB

Hanging rock, located a few kilometres north of Mount Macedon is a collection of rocks created from the distinctive eruption of thick lava. Hanging rock contains  ‘’the hanging rock’’ itself, which is a boulder suspended between other boulders.  The highest point on Hanging rock is 718 metres from sea level and views of the surrounding flat plain and farmland, and ...

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

aprillipson

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Elceed

Vi

North Melbourne has become a hot spot for opening cafes in the last few years. It's very likely that you've been to the more popular ones like the beloved Auction Rooms on Errol street and the cosy Twenty & Six on Queensberry. Their popularity means it's often difficult to get a seat during peak hours, so it's a perfect chance to explore the quieter cafes that can be overlooked, when you're no ...