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 ...

Eureka Climb 2014

EricaL

Australia's biggest vertical race returns to Melbourne on Sunday, 16 November 2014.  Eureka Climb, presented by OsteoEze, challenges people of all ages to race to the top of Melbourne's tallest building, the Eureka Tower, raising much needed funds and awareness for two major charity partners; Whitelion and Interplast Australia and New Zealand. The challenge invites individuals of all levels of fi ...

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 ...

Don Don - A Cheapskate Oasis

CHUG | Melbourne

Looking for a Japanese quickie at lunchtime? Then look no further.Don Don is located on Little Lonsdale St, right next to Melbourne Central. Come during lunchtime and you’ll find lines out the door, but that’s all right because the service here is almost instant. Before we even have a chance to put our change in our pocket, we receive our meal. Not only is Don Don incredibly cheap it’s ...

The Best Christmas Events in Melbourne 2014

EricaL

Santa has entered the building of almost every shopping mall, the streets are sprinkled with fairy lights, pine trees are about to be decorated and Melbourne is ♫"beginning to look at lot like Christmas"♫.With so many festive related activities to see and do this year, it is time to start embracing the Silly Season in Victoria's capital city, but if you are not quite yet sure where to start, h ...

Mykids Emporium

Jo Ferguson

Remember how cool the Myer toy department in the city used to be? My kids loved this place when they were little. There was so many fun things for them to interact and play with. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Myer Melbourne used to have an amazing toy department filled with activities such as a giant monopoly board where sounds would play as you stepped onto certain squares, such as train n ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Joy of Patch

melbournejournal

Welcome to Patch! Richmond's much loved paleo-inspired cafe. Co-founders Tom Davidson and Jacob Burke have brought together their mutual passions for clean eating and a healthy lifestyle to create a very unique Melbourne eatery. Set in the old, heritage restored Channel Nine studio building, you'll be instantly won over by the scale of the place. Just look up when you walk inside to see how tall t ...

Panachocolate Store

KirtanaB

From it’s humble beginnings in raw, organic chocolate manufacturing – Panachocolate has now established itself a café on the outskirts of metropolitan Richmond. Specialising in freshly made cakes and ganache, their connoisseurs assure that all Pana creations are -       organic -       vegan -       gluten free -       dairy free -       soy free -       ha ...

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 ...

Sushi Trains in Melbourne

monsadventure

No matter where you are in Melbourne, you are bound to find sushi. Sushi stores have so much competition, it's really hard to differentiate from others, except for your location. If you are near a corporate section, you are bound to attract customers - and that's almost everywhere in the CBD.Sushi trains are a hit overseas, but they are slowly infiltrating the lives of Melburnians too. Here's some ...

Altona Dog Beach

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Sometimes it can be difficult planning a day out to include you and your furry little (or big) friend. Fortunately there are several beaches in Melbourne that are dog friendly all year around and all day. Altona Dog Beach, also known as Burns Reserve, is a perfect place to let your dog run a little wild and to snap some beautiful memories with them. It's located between Altona Coastal Park and Al ...

Unleash Creative

EricaL

Unleash Creative, a series of innovative craft events held in capital cities around Australia, commenced its colourful journey in Collingwood, Melbourne last weekend. Described as a ‘travelling creative event’  Unleash Creative invites four creative mentors, experts in their artistic field, to teach their specialised craft to groups of eager folk wishing to learn a new craft skill and take ho ...

Yarra Valley Archery Park

monsadventure

Yarra Valley usually means wineries, mountainous views and river hikes but there's a little surprise that will provide a completely different experience in a small town called Launching Place.And what a suitable name when we were there to visit Yarra Valley Archery Park. You might get confused by its location so make sure you know the address before you leave the house and have a non-pho ...

Miss Muddy in Ballarat

EricaL

Australia's first and only 4-6km charitable women's only obstacle race heads to Ballarat on Sunday 30 November 2014.  Miss Muddy in Ballarat challenges women age 18+ to gather together the join the ultimate 'Girl's Dirty Day Out' either running, walking or stumbling a messy-but-fun obstacle course of 5km. Miss Muddy in Ballarat The course includes a colour cannon, mud (and lots of it), crawling, ...

Lake Wendouree

monsadventure

In the midst of the cute, rural town of Ballarat, you'll find a peaceful lake known as Lake Wendouree. The town really has that small town, country feel, but away from the historic buildings lies a more active side of town. Around the lake, you'll find families out for walks and many cyclists out and about. There are several cafes around the area, capitalising on the views of the lake. It was es ...

Notemaker Pop Up Warehouse Sale

Vi

Rejoice all lovers of snazzy stationery, for Notemaker are holding their warehouse sale again! The Australian company sell attractive and ergonomical lifestyle products online. Their pop up sales are the only time you get to peruse an amalgamation of global goods from designer brands all under the one roof.I'm sorry if you were eyeing that travel journal because I may have taken the last one. ...

Haunted Bookshop Tour

monsadventure

Lately I've been surprised to find out about the many walking tours that Melbourne offers. Even more interesting was the idea of a ghost walking tour.I've experienced other ghost tours but they are usually based in one spot, thus I was interested to experience the Melbourne CBD with a different view and background.As we entered the laneway of our meeting spot at the Haunted Bookshop, we saw quite ...

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 ...