H&M at the GPO

Jo Ferguson

H&M is one of the new retail giants to recently open in Melbourne. The modern, trendy new store takes up three levels and has made its home in Melbourne’s historic GPO building on the corner of Elizabeth and Bourke Streets in the city.   Being the flagship Australian store, previously H&M clothes were only available to us via their online store. This was itself a roaring success in Aust ...

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 ...

Eeny Meeny Cafe

EricaL

The Eeny Meeny Cafe in Frankston Eeny Meeny cafe in Frankston is not what you'd expect to find deep in suburbia, oozing friendly retro vibes with wholesome recipes you will be hard pushed to find elsewhere.  Combining a selection of vintage vinyl chairs with small tables, an array of op-shopped treasures, and an in-built cushioned bench nestled underneath a wall of mounted LPs, Eeny Meeny entices ...

Take 2 Markets

EricaL

Pre-loved women's fashion markets have become a popular way to shop for clothes in Melbourne, and one such market offering second-hand fashion to Melburnian's is Take 2 Markets. Run by business savvy fashionista Rina Chia, Take 2 Markets offer every day folk the opportunity to sell their unwanted wardrobe pieces by holding a stall at prominent Take 2 Market venues in Melbourne and beyond.  Iconi ...

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 ...

Queen Victoria Night Market

monsadventure

Knowing Melbourne, there's still some summer weather left to come!It's a perfect opportunity to explore the continuously expanding Wednesday Night Market at Queen Victoria Market. It's on every Wednesday from 5-10pm until March 25th and it gives you the chance to sample a great deal of food from a range of cultures.I hadn't visited for a few years as the crowds really put me off las ...

Industry Beans

Vi

Industry Beans differs from the ‘average’ Melbournian cafe in that it neither is just a cafe, or just a warehouse, but it is a proud hybrid and the decor makes it work. On arrival one can immediately see the shaded outdoor seating area with tables for small groups. The area is defined by its ebony frame, minimalism that contrasts with the juxtaposing tones of its surrounds. Meanwhile communal ...

D.J's Market

EricaL

D.J's Market hits Narre Warren South in Melbourne next month opening for the first time on 9 August 2014, which will then run on the 2nd Saturday of each month thereafter from 11:30am to 4:30pm. Run by Sharyn Holt, D.J's Market is named in memory of her Mother Dawn Jackson who sadly passed away from a Melanoma related Cancer in October 2012.  All proceeds from D.J's Market will be donated to the ...

Northern Regards Artisan Market

EricaL

If you are looking for handcrafted gifts for your loved ones, with the added feel good factor knowing your choices are better for the environment, then look no further than Northern Regards Artisan Market.  Held at the Northcote Social Club from 11am - 4pm on the first Saturday of every month, Northern Regards Artisan Market only accepts stallholders selling locally made, sustainable wares with a ...

CATS returns to Melbourne

EricaL

Theatre goers will be delighted to hear Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record breaking musical CATS will return to Melbourne this December for a strictly limited season.The hit stage show prowls back to Australia after a triumphant revival season performed at the London Palladium in Britain's theatre capital.  CATS will open in Sydney this October, moving onto Hobart then Melbourne in December, and ...

QV Tropical Retreat

EricaL

As temperatures drop in Victoria's capital city and winter brings forth cool grey skies with dreary weather, don't book your flight to the tropics just yet as QV Melbourne introduces QV Tropical Retreat to the heart of the city.   QV Tropicial Retreat  Running throughout the month of June, QV Tropical Retreat warms chilly Melburnians with its beach-themed resort sanctuary located within QV's sh ...

Trees Adventure at Glen Harrow Park

Vi

The estate of Glen Harrow is situated in Belgrave and runs alongside the famed Puffing Billy. In the late 19th century, horticulturalist Thomas Cole purchased the land and established the collection of exotic, floral species. The park is currently under lease to Trees Adventure, an exciting journey where you'll be leaping, swinging and climbing as you advance across sections of the picturesque for ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil

EricaL

Audiences are set to be immersed in acrobatical wonder once again, as Quebec's travelling circus returns to Australia, with Melbourne performances scheduled from January 2015.  In an all-new tantalising Big Top production, Cirque du Soleil now celebrating its 30th year anniversary, presents TOTEM; a fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind. Since its world premier in 2010, Cirque du Sole ...

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 ...

Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza and Licciardo's Gallery Bar & Grill

EricaL

On the left hand side of the Nepean Highway, travelling in the direction of Mornington, sits in an unexpected art gallery in all its Tuscan castle inspired salmon pink glory, complete with drawbridge and mini moat. Established in 1968, the Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza is one of the oldest in Victoria, built by local residents on the site of an old farmhouse.  Featuring large open spaces and beaut ...

Collingwood Children's Farm

KirtanaB

Situated a mere 4km from the CBD, Collingwood Children’s Farm is tucked away behind Abbottsford Convent by the Yarra River. A picturesque little farm, filled with rolling hills, green fields and eucalypt trees as a beautiful backdrop. It’s hard to believe a piece of Australian countryside could be preserved in the heart of urbanised Melbourne. Although a small farm in size with your standard s ...

Royal Croquet Club

monsadventure

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 ...