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 ...

The Queensberry Pour House

Vi

Having classes in the CBD certainly has its perks as you're spoiled for choice when it comes to superb coffee, and cafes in general really. Too bad the old favourites are everybody's favourites - why not try new ventures and reclaim the instant gratification of brunch without the lengthy wait times?Located on the corner of Queensberry st and Bouverie st, The Queensber ...

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 ...

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

EricaL

A trip to The Great Ocean Road is not complete without a visit to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, a beautifully engineered 600 metre long and 25 metre high elevated tree top walk in The Great Otway National Park. The 1 hour rainforest walk experience is longest and tallest of its type in the world, approximately 2km in total.  With stunning views and a chance to experience the serenity of life hig ...

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 ...

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 ...

Women's Pre-Loved Fashion Market - the Melbourne Frock Swap

Rachael @ Melb Frock Swap

The Melbourne Frock Swap isn't a swap at all! It's a market jam packed full of women's pre-loved fashion and accessories, in all sizes - and it's totally indoors.One of the biggest markets in Australia for secondhand clothing, the market is held at the historic Seaworks building at 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown VIC; and boasts over 80 stalls of current, retro and vintage fashionIt's a big event, s ...

The Little Man Cafe

Vi

Seddon is one suburb  that is well acquainted with quirky cafes. The Little Man is the latest to pop up, and he's quite the honest guy. Tall glass windows allow you to get a good glimpse of its interior, reminiscent of Scandinavia; clean surfaces, exposed bricks and neutral furniture. Cool tones are echoed through its playful blue tiles and closely matched cups and saucers. The menu is relativel ...

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 ...

Docklands Fireworks Boat Cruises

monsadventure

Most people are probably aware that during July and August, the city of Melbourne holds fireworks every Friday at Docklands. To contrast the gloomy weather and draw you and your family out of your home, it's a great idea. You can drop by Docklands and enjoy a great view, but even better you can take a boat cruise and make it more of an exciting occasion. Boat cruises are offered by Pleasure Boa ...

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 ...

The Little French Deli

EricaL

The Little French Deli sits on the Nepean Highway, nestled in-between a small strip of stores in Melbourne's tiny beachside suburb, Bonbeach.  Filled with European character and flavour that you might expect to find in a city location, this quaint little eatery opened as a casual take-away deli in 2012 serving a fine collection of cheeses, cold meats, croissants, quiches, smoked salmon, croque-mo ...

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 ...

High Teas for Children at The Langham, Melbourne

EricaL

The luxurious five star hotel The Langham, Melbourne, located on Southbank Promenade is perhaps best known for its bespoke Afternoon Teas located in the atmospheric ARIA Lounge on the first floor overlooking its impressive staircase.  That said, it is not only adults that are tempted by mouth-watering Tea and Tiffin’s at Melbourne’s stylish hotel, as The Langham also presents fun child themed ...

Scandinavian Film Festival

Vi

Sick of the current blockblusters and after something fresh? The Scandinavian Film Festival in Melbourne is well underway and is showing an exciting range of films from Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Denmark until July 27th. There are over 20 twenty films bringing many characters to focus, from the opinionated Sanna who's doubtful of love (21 Ways To Ruin A Marriage), reformed criminal Teppo ...

Cheeky Chinos

EricaL

I stumbled upon Cheeky Chinos by luck.  As my young family meandered through Chadstone Shopping Centre on Mother's Day we questioned why we couldn't find a children's play area.  Chadstone Shopping Centre, is, afterall, the largest shopping mall in the Southern Hemisphere, surely there must be small indoor playground for the little ones to stretch their legs?  Google on my andr ...

Queen Elizabeth makes Little Lonsdale talk of the town!- Part II

@ieatmelbourne

The food scene on the section of Little Lonsdale Street between Queen and Elizabeth Streets, and its adjoining laneways is thriving with an injection of some of Melbourne’s best dining hotspots. Here are some more highlights for you to experience: Brothl - 123 Hardware Street Yes...you pronounced it correctly! Joost Bakker, the genius behind Greenhouse Perth, is at it again. This time has t ...

Coburg Drive-In Food Truck Festival

monsadventure

On Wednesday 30th July, the popular Coburg Drive-in cinema will be holding their first food truck festival. The inner northern suburbs are quite food-truck friendly, so what better way to bring their unique features together than at the lively drive-in cinema? Usually you can get some munchies and food from their retro diner, but this time you will have a wide variety of options. This ranges from ...

The Royal Arcade

Melbourne Sights

 I absolutely love the Royal Arcade! It's one of the heritage buildings in Melbourne it was originally constructed in 1869. The Royal Arcade is a beautiful building.The Royal Arcade has a great well known reputation for its collection of high quality of boutiques, stores and cafesI personally love visiting The Little Royal they make great macarons. When I'm in the city I make sure I make a visit ...

Altona Dog Beach

monsadventure

Sometimes it can be difficult planning a day out to include you and your furry little (or big) friend. Fortunately there are several beaches in Melbourne that are dog friendly all year around and all day. Altona Dog Beach, also known as Burns Reserve, is a perfect place to let your dog run a little wild and to snap some beautiful memories with them. It's located between Altona Coastal Park and Al ...