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 ...

Queen Elizabeth makes Little Lonsdale Talk of the Town!

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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. Over the coming weeks, we show you I Eat Melbourne’s pick of the bunch: Paperboy Kitchen - 320 Little Lonsdale Street Vietnamese Banh Mi & Noodles, or as Paperboy Kitchen describes its men ...

ACMI Family Day: Vikings and Dragons

EricaL

Entertainment hubs in Victoria's capital city provide a wealth of activities to keep children busy over each school holiday period, and the forthcoming winter break holds no exception.  Youngsters prepare to re-embrace the enchanting mythical world of Berk, the Viking township seen in widely acclaimed fantasy film blockbuster How to Train Your Dragon produced by DreamWorks Animation, as the much ...

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 ...

5 Child Friendly Cafes in Melbourne South East

EricaL

Melbourne is perhaps best known for its flouishing cafe and coffee culture, but when it comes to brunches with little people in tow, it is a case of finding a venue that can accomodate for children so that you can enjoy your latte and possible squeeze in an adult conversation, too!5 Child Friendly Cafes in Melbourne South EastIf the thought of researching child friendly cafes exhausts you, look no ...

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 ...

Vegie Bar

KirtanaB

If you want to enjoy genuine, great quality food that is also incredibly good for you – look no further than the shambolic ensemble that is Brunswick St. Literally 10 seconds from Tram 112 stop (from Collins St), amongst an array of vintage cafes - Vegie Bar stands out as one of the best vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, raw food restaurants in Melbourne.     Following the current wave of raw fo ...

Melbourne's best brunch: a round-up

Livelifelovecake

For many many Melbournians, brunch is the best meal of the day. Well, it certainly is for me and I've been lucky enough to visit over 100 Melbourne eateries (and counting) since arriving six months ago. With so many options to choose from, I'd like to share with you my top picks of where to go for brunch in Melbourne. The Kettle Black - 10/10In my eyes, the best brunch in Melbourne can be fou ...

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 ...

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, ...

Tree Surfing at The Enchanted Maze Garden

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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 ...

The Emporium Department Stores

Jo Ferguson

Department Stores at The Emporium   The Emporium is Melbourne’s newest retail shopping extravaganza. With five levels of glitzy and glamorous looking stores you could be mistaken for thinking that you’ll need a second mortgage just to spend a day here, but you’d be wrong.   Although there are indeed some expensive places to shop at Emporium, there is plenty on offer for the average family ...

5 events to celebrate Halloween in Melbourne

EricaL

In recent times, Halloween is thought of as a 'holiday', celebrated on October 31 across many parts of the world with festive related games and activities such as trick-or-treating, costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns and spooky story telling.   As the popularity of Halloween celebration grows with each new generation, so do the events with which to celebrate October ...

The Royal Arcade, Melbourne's Living HIstory

Jo Ferguson

Since 1869 The Royal Arcade has been close to the hearts of all Melbournians as one of our most unique hidden treasures. Joining Elizabeth, Little Collins and the Bourke Street Mall, The old world charm of this little piece of Melbourne’s history is always a delight for visitors of all ages, whether they are tourists or seasoned locals. It feels like stepping back in time and walking the pages o ...

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

EricaL

The Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park in Pearcedale situated in Melbourne's South East, only 50 minutes from the heart of Melbourne via the Monash Freeway (M1) and Westernport Highway (A780) offers visitors a unique Australian wildlife encounter away from madding crowds. Open 7 days a week, from 10am - 5pm (closed Christmas Day), the Moonlit Sanctuary invites visitors to explore its 10 ...

BOUNCEinc Trampoline Park

EricaL

Get ready to bounce into Melbourne's latest craze - literally, with BOUNCEinc's two trampoline parks open to the public in Glen Iris and Blackburn North.  Both trampoline parks are relatively new on the scene, although you'd never know it considering the amount of bouncers that spring through the venue each week.  BOUNCEinc trampoline parks feature a free jumping area, a dodge ball area, high p ...

Robert Burns Hotel

monsadventure

Sometimes the unexpected adventures provide you with gems. I always enjoy that Melbourne offers so many eateries, that if plans fail for some odd reason, there are a million backups surrounding you.This occurred when a downpour of rain interrupted our plans of heading to the Johnston St Latin Fiesta - instead we Urbanspooned surrounding restaurants to satisfy our paella cravings and we found a goo ...

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 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 ...

A jazz affair with Stacey Kent

A-manda mingy

  “So nice, life would be so nice. If one day I'd find someone who would take my hand and samba through life with me”   These words were taken from an infamous song by American soul jazz singer – Stacey Kent. On Monday 28th of April I was lucky enough to watch Stacey Kent perform live at The Melbourne Recital Centre.  A brief background on who this amazing talent I am referring to.  Stac ...