LIbrary at the Dock

Jo Ferguson

There’s a new library in town but it’s so much more than a big room full of books. The Library at the Dock is Docklands latest addition to the picturesque Victoria Harbour precinct.   Located at 107 Victoria Harbour Promendae Docklands, the new community hub has a huge collection of books, magazines, DVD's CD's and games to borrow. Made from materials such as recycled hardwood taken from the ...

Unique Vintage Warehouse Sales

EricaL

Vintage fashion lovers that do not mind crowds and a good old fashioned rummage might like to hear about Unique Vintage Warehouse Sales that take place in Cheltenham, Melbourne's South East. Unique Vintage offer genuine vintage clothing (from 1950s - 1990s) at bargain prices, opening their warehouse to the public every few months, usually on a Saturday.  Items you will expect to find include t-sh ...

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 ...

Royal Croquet Club

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In true Melbourne style, Broadsheet has set up a bit of a foodie destination along Birrarung Marr.What's a better excuse to hold this event than, "It's summer."The Royal Croquet Club has been attracting Melburnians with popular eateries such as Miss Chu and Gelato Messina.In fact Gelato Messina has been raising eyebrows with their servings of icecream in a can. I didn't try them myself but I've he ...

Docklands Fireworks Boat Cruises

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Melbourne Experience

Vi

In the digital age there is no shortage of resources for getting to know the ins and outs of a city, much less for the world’s most liveable city. But how many guides can capture our frenetic dedication to the eateries, galleries and pop up events in the nooks and crannies of our streets? Walk Melbourne steps in to highlight the contemporary icons of Melbourne and shed light ...

Sugar Hit Melbourne

Vi

How does a pop up festival run by the people that brought you LuxBite, Mork Chocolate and N2 Extreme Gelato sound? There's live music to boot, and in keeping with Melbournian 'tradition', it's all happening at a hidden laneway cafe.  Sugar Hit Melbourne was set to occur over once a month, across the months of April, May and June. Each themed night brings together a concentration of some creative ...

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 ...

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 ...

Win tickets to The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at NGV

EricaL

Prepare to immerse yourselves into a world of unconventional fashion and haute couture at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) this summer, as the first international exhibition dedicated to Jean Paul Gaultier opened amidst a media frenzy last weekend. The NGV in Melbourne is the only Australian venue to host The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From Sidewalk to Catwalk, celebrating 40 year ...

Million Paws Walk

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On Sunday 18th May, you and your pup can take a stand against animal cruelty simply by participating in the Million Paws Walk 2014 organised by the RSPCA. The event will be held in multiple locations across Australia. Victorian locations include Albert Park, Mornington Peninsula, Whittlesea and more. For a full list of locations, click here. What better way to show your support than by taking you ...

Cape Otway Lightstation

EricaL

On the seacoast of Cape Otway National Park, a quick detour from Victoria's iconic Great Ocean Road, sits Australia's oldest lighthouse.  Cape Otway Lightstation sits 90 metres above the 'Shipwreck Coast', a coastline filled with historic tragedy in claiming hundred's of ships within its 130km stretch toward Port Fairy. The construction of Cape Otway Lightstation began in 1846, following the trag ...

The Bumblebee Baby & Children's Market

EricaL

The cost of buying new clothes and products for children can really add up.  Sometimes it seems completely unjustifiablebuying new clothes for children, particularly small babies, considering most seem to grow out of them quicker than a caterpillar turns into a butterfly.  Toys and baby accessories are used for such a short space of time, and are often stored away in garages and spare rooms unti ...

Summer Salad Cooking Demo with Sarah

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Healthy Energy

Experience Healthy Energy's Cooksultations with Sarah on Jan 12 6:30-7:30PM.

Environmental Film Festival Melbourne

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The Environmental Film Festival Melbourne celebrates its fifth year at Kino Cinemas, Collins Place from 4-12th September. This year the festival will have four patrons: lifetime environmentalist Bob Brown, Greens MP Adam Bandt, director of Counteract Nicola Paris and author Julian Cribb. Read more on them here: http://www.effm.org.au/patrons/ The festival aims to showcase international and local ...

Point Nepean National Park

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At the bottom of Mornington Peninsula lies a beautiful national park that, surprisingly, not many people know about. Point Nepean National Park is home to some magnificent views, with everything from the sandy beaches, to the rocky coasts and hilly landscapes. It's a large park, excellent for a hike or bike ride. Bike hire is $27.70 for the day and it's completely worth the ride and scenery. The ...

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 ...

Pidapipo

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Lisa Valmorbida is the creative mind and maker behind popular gelateria, Pidapipo. Her journey in developing her gelato making skills has taken her from restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne, to training at the Carpigiano Gelato University in Italy. Following her formal training, Lisa travelled to her family's hometown Vicenza where she refined her abilities, before returning to Melbo ...