Southgate Moveable Feasts

Billy knows best

Melbourne’s winter dining adventure is back for another season, following a well-received launch last year. Southgate Moveable Feasts offers three courses at three riverside restaurants on Sundays and Mondays from 14 June – 3 August. The program of Sunday lunches and Monday dinners will take food lovers on a meandering journey experiencing each course ...

Find your best fit in 2015

Billy knows best

If you’re bored with your training schedule, want to start a new fitness kick or need valuable training or diet advice then head to the ultimate workout for fitness, wellness and health– the Fitness & Health Expo, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, April 10-12 – and find the best new fitness solution for you. Try and test the absolute latest fitness equipment, acce ...

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 ...

Nanna Cool Markets

EricaL

Nanna Cool Markets in Melbourne's South East is what a friend describes as "etsy without the postage costs", offering an eclectic mix of vintage and handmade goods for sale. With most similar markets operating in the inner city suburbs, Nanna Cool is one the first of its kind in the area, bringing together some of the coolest stallholders to Melbourne's beautiful beachside suburbs. Describing t ...

The School of Life

Vi

Originating in London, The School of Life focuses on cultivating your emotional intelligence in a social environment. Predominately this is facilitated through workshops and seminars that considers principles from both the arts & sciences, such as philosophy and psychiatry.  Classes such as 'How to Face Death' and 'How to Find a Job You Love' encourage productive  ...

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 ...

Circus Oz

EricaL

Roll up, roll up, the circus is in town!  Birrarung Marr once again plays host to Australia's very own international big-top smash Circus Oz, returning to Melbourne after a successful tour across America to Montreal.  But Wait.. There's More, a brand new world premier show for Circus Oz opened on 18 June and continues to run until 13 July, performing under a heated big top to escape Melbourne's ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Oz Comic-Con

EricaL

One of the largest pop culture conventions in the world, Comic-Con, now hosts thousands of fans in Australian capital cities.  Oz Comic-Con brings cosplayers, gamers, sci-fi followers and comic fans together over weekend events in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne.     Oz Comic-Con's Melbourne event is held at the Royal Exhibition Hall in Carlton Gardens each year, attracting tho ...

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 ...

Chiba...Ahoy!

@ieatmelbourne

Nestled behind the bustling foot traffic of Puckle Street, Chiba has established its dominance in the Moonee Ponds food scene. Even after moving to a bigger premises a few doors down from its original location on Hall Street, demand is high for this suburban delight and reservations are essential in order to avoid disappointment. Whether it’s a dinner date for two or a get together for a larger ...

Brighton Dog Beach

monsadventure

Brighton is often known for its beach, not far from the city, but just out of the city enough to have a less crowded beach than St Kilda. However, just before the popular Brighton Beach, is Sandown St Beach - a beach for dogs. Many beaches have restrictions as to what time you can bring your dog, but Sandown St beach is dedicated to dogs with no time restrictions for the whole year. You can enter ...

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 ...

Coburg Drive-In Food Truck Festival

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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 ...

Altona Dog Beach

KirtanaB

Past the main beach pier, located on the cusp of Hobson’s Bay – a secluded piece of land has been dormant for a couple of years. Its existence has become widely recognized, and has consequently gained it's title as ‘’Altona Dog Beach’’.   Ideal for dogs that are experiencing large masses of water for the first time, or for those who are a bit scared of it. My Kelpie pup had been intro ...

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 ...

Empire 2014

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Empire is a show from New York that crosses boundaries and blends genre such as comedy, burlesque, acrobatics and more. A bonus is that it is located on Crown's rooftop, where you can admire Melbourne's night view of the city.       Upon arrival you'll find an outside bar and even an ice-cream truck to keep you busy before the doors open. There is a giant cone-like structure that juts out to s ...

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 ...