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 ...

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 ...

Culture Mamas

EricaL

In life before little children, you may have been known to frequent galleries, art exhibitions and live shows or perhaps join tour groups all over Melbourne. If the thought of attempting any sort of cultural activity with pre-schoolers in tow may seem a lonesome and tricky affair, think again. Escaping dulls-ville with your little people need not be as difficult as it first seems thanks to two ar ...

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

Melbourne Sights

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk If you were wondering what all the excitement is about in the City of Melbourne regarding Jean Paul Gaultier here is a sneak peak to answer your questions.The National Gallery of Victoria are currently running his first international exhibition which features more than 140 beautiful garments plus there are some photograp ...

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 ...

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!

@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. 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 ...

Mother's Day Ideas

Melbourne Sights

Mothers Day is just around the corner! This is a great day to celebrate and honour our Mums. Why not mix things up a bit and take her into the City for the day? There are so many great places and shopping opportunities. Today I will be sharing with you some great places that serve high tea, coffee and cake in Melbourne 1)   The Tea Salon  (Level 2- The Emporium Melbourne: 295 Lonsda ...

Super Zu Playcentre and Cafe

EricaL

The newest and one of the largest indoor playgrounds opened its doors to excited children and families on Saturday 23 May, 2015, and it is epic.Super Zu Playcentre and Cafe positioned on Boundary Road, Dingley, presents 2270m2 of mega fun with zoo themed play equipment to jump on, climb up, slide down, explore, crawl through, build and drive.SuperZu Playcentre and CafeCentered around a very large ...

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

EricaL

Fashion followers in Melbourne better dust off their kilts and corsets this October as John Paul Gaultier hits the town to promote his famed 'From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk' exhibition, opening at the National Gallery of Victoria on 17 October 2014. French Haute Couture and Pret-a-Porter fashion designer John Paul Gaultier is best known for his quirky, unconventional fashion designs.  Gaultier ...

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 ...

Pidapipo

Vi

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 ...

Melbourne's Baddest Burger (& Why It's Actually Amazingly Good)

CHUG | Melbourne

Back in high school it was always a wonder what made the bad boys so popular; how was it that they slacked off in class and still managed to get the girls? And how on earth did they ever manage to make sweatbands look fashionable?While these are mysteries of the universe that may never be answered, but we are able to tell you what makes Badboys in Melbourne so dam sexy. Badboys is a teeny-ti ...

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, ...

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 ...

5 ways to celebrate New Year's Eve in Melbourne

EricaL

Australia's cultural capital is filled with a myraid of fun and exciting festivities to celebrate New Year's Eve.Whether you prefer to be watching the City of Melbourne's fireworks light up the sky at midnight or you are one to dance the night away in a top night spot, Melbourne's summer climate means there are plenty of ways to celebrate New Year's Eve at both indoor and outdoor venues. With ...

Kryal Castle

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If you're travelling to Ballarat from Melbourne, Kryal Castle is located just before the lovely country town. Kryal Castle is a medieval themed castle that is particularly popular with children. The castle is also located on top of a hill, creating a stunning first impression as you drive up and feel like you're being transported back in time. The daily schedule involves various shows and activit ...

Cafe Corretto

KirtanaB

I entered this restaurant on a whim in sought of a satisfying meal, after a long morning filled with back-to-back lectures and assignments. I was also told that it used to be the place where the Underbelly lads ordered their coffees and pizzas – which made it all the more alluring. Right in the center of Melbourne’s Italian precinct, Café Corrento has been serving authentic Southern Italian c ...

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 ...

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 ...