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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Coffee Tours Melbourne

EricaL

With its myriad of Mediterranean style café’s scattered throughout the heart of the city’s windy laneways and well into its leafy suburbs, Melbourne continues to spoil coffee lovers with its choice of quality caffe lattes, espressos, cappuccino’s, mocha’s and more. Melbourne’s historical association with the coffee bean dates back the First Fleet arriving in Australia, when coffee hous ...

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 ...

Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm

monsadventure

Sometimes I feel like I'm running out of places to visit in Melbourne, but there are many small little places that you might not hear about as often.Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm is just ten minutes further from the Daylesford area and is a simple, down-to-earth getaway from the busy surburban life.It's undeniably cute, like walking in someone's extremely large backyard. The best bonus is ...

Unleash Creative

EricaL

Unleash Creative, a series of innovative craft events held in capital cities around Australia, commenced its colourful journey in Collingwood, Melbourne last weekend. Described as a ‘travelling creative event’  Unleash Creative invites four creative mentors, experts in their artistic field, to teach their specialised craft to groups of eager folk wishing to learn a new craft skill and take ho ...

The Clothing Exchange

EricaL

Most women would agree that we hoard far too many clothes, shoes and accessories in the back of our bulging wardrobes. Sometimes it is hard to part with our unworn pieces as we would ideally like to see some money back on the items we've spent our hard earned cash on. As we lead such busy lives, selling unworn clothes online eats into our precious time, as we hear many women cry "I just don't hav ...

Sushi Trains in Melbourne

monsadventure

No matter where you are in Melbourne, you are bound to find sushi. Sushi stores have so much competition, it's really hard to differentiate from others, except for your location. If you are near a corporate section, you are bound to attract customers - and that's almost everywhere in the CBD.Sushi trains are a hit overseas, but they are slowly infiltrating the lives of Melburnians too. Here's some ...

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 ...

Lake Wendouree

monsadventure

In the midst of the cute, rural town of Ballarat, you'll find a peaceful lake known as Lake Wendouree. The town really has that small town, country feel, but away from the historic buildings lies a more active side of town. Around the lake, you'll find families out for walks and many cyclists out and about. There are several cafes around the area, capitalising on the views of the lake. It was es ...

Haunted Bookshop Tour

monsadventure

Lately I've been surprised to find out about the many walking tours that Melbourne offers. Even more interesting was the idea of a ghost walking tour.I've experienced other ghost tours but they are usually based in one spot, thus I was interested to experience the Melbourne CBD with a different view and background.As we entered the laneway of our meeting spot at the Haunted Bookshop, we saw quite ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Chill Bro Paletas

Vi

ChillBro Paletas is part of the new slew of eateries that have opened in Melbourne Central. While Saigon Square, Uncle Jung's and ChillBro all share the same dining area, ChillBro is the only one to focus purely on desserts. But what are 'paletas' you ask? Paletas are Mexican ice creams served on a stick. 'Palo' is the Spanish word for 'stick' while 'eta' describes the flat frozen item so tec ...

Miss Fisher's Murder Mystery Tour with MELTours

EricaL

Uncover Melbourne's opulent history seen in ABC's TV series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Melbourne Walking Tours MELTours takes Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries' fans to the streets of Melbourne this winter, on a strictly limited edition tour to uncover the opulent world of the 1920s seen in Australia's popular ABC TV series.In conjunction with the Festival of Phryne, an exclusive walking tour cel ...