WICKED:The Musical

EricaL

The Regent Theatre rolled out the emerald carpet as WICKED: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz dusted off its Australian broomstick and returned to Melbourne last night in a star studded opening night.  The original award winning green-tinged Broadway production has flown the globe, spellbinding audiences from North America to London, Germany, Japan, The Philippines, Mexico, Holland, Singapor ...

Ride on into Kawa-Sake!

@ieatmelbourne

Melbourne is such a diverse city that it’s almost impossible to take it all in! Many Melburnians don’t always take the opportunity to venture out into neighbouring suburbs for the occasional spontaneous feed. On Saturday, I decided to try something different and headed over the Maribyrnong River and into Yarraville. For those of you who haven't spent a lazy Saturday afternoon strolling aroun ...

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. ...

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 ...

Inflatable World

EricaL

With winter just around the corner, you might be looking for an indoor activity to keep the kids busy on the weekend, or perhaps seek a place to hold a children's party.  If so, get your jumping feet at the ready, and head to the newest themed indoor playground centres that will guarentee a hop-tastic good time. Inflatable World in OakleighThe Inflatable World franchise offers wall-to-wa ...

Night Noodle Market

monsadventure

AtmosphereIf you haven't already heard about it, the Night Noodle Markets are currently running for Good Food Month at Birrarung Marr until 30th November. When they were introduced last year, the market was crowded and had hardly any sitting space as all of Melbourne flocked to the hawker inspired markets.This year, it has been planned out a bit more carefully with experience under their belt. The ...

The Lion King Returns to Melbourne

EricaL

The Lion King musical is set to return to The Regent Theatre, Melbourne in February 2015, ten years after its hugely successful first season.  On its fearsome return next year, audiences can expect a few tweaks to what is considered one of the most successful stage performances of all time. Based on Disney's animated movie of the same name, The Lion King musical has been wowing a global audience ...

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 ...

Koko Black

EricaL

Chocolate lovers seeking the best treats in town should look no further than Koko Black.  Established in Melbourne back in 2003, Koko Black leads the way in chocolate sensory pleasure.  Koko Black’s founder Shane Hills, started his Koko journey travelling to Solingen in Germany and Bruges in Belgium, to learn the art of chocolate making from the bean.  In Bruges, he met a passionate and talen ...

Cat Cafe Melbourne

EricaL

Feline fans have a lot to be excited about as Australia's very first Cat Cafe is set to dig its claws into Melbourne's CBD in a just few months from now. Based on smilar concepts that have taken off in some parts of Asia and Europe, cat cafe's offer an interactive space where patrons can play with feline friends, at the same time enjoy the establishment's refreshments. Yarraville couple Anita and ...

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 ...

Thaiger

Vi

Dreary, cloudy days can dampen spirits so easily. Sometimes the best cure comes in the form of quality company over quality burgers. While I can't guarantee the chances of making a new friend while you're both in line, I can suggest trying the great burgers at Thaiger. Located towards the Little Collins edge of Causeway lane, their burgers are immensely popular with the 9-to-5 crowd who ...

Pocket

Vi

Located on Melrose street, Pocket is a humble cafe, set up in the small space between the metaphorical parallels of your jacket fabric. The otherwise drab strip is livened up by neat arrays of greenery along the concrete wall and numerous plants in coloured, hand-dipped pots that provide scattered points of vibrance to the cozy domain. As expected, seating is limited with the majority extending ...

5 Top Salvos Stores in Melbourne

EricaL

Did you know that the first Salvation Army recycling depots were opened in Australia in 1880, in what used to be a labour intensive sorting and bailing facility. The Salvation Army soon introduced "jumble sales" to their charitable work, enabling underprivileged people to clothe themselves and their family with other items discarded by wealthier members of the community, household items were intr ...

High Teas for Children at The Langham, Melbourne

EricaL

The luxurious five star hotel The Langham, Melbourne, located on Southbank Promenade is perhaps best known for its bespoke Afternoon Teas located in the atmospheric ARIA Lounge on the first floor overlooking its impressive staircase.  That said, it is not only adults that are tempted by mouth-watering Tea and Tiffin’s at Melbourne’s stylish hotel, as The Langham also presents fun child themed ...

The Peninsula Explorer

EricaL

"Every stop has a story"The Mornington Peninusla has been voted one of the must-see places of 2015 according to National Geographic's esteemed Best of the World list, and now you can explore the region for yourself, riding on the top of one of the world's most unusual methods of tourist transport.Open-top double-decker bus trips are no longer restricted to the streets of London, with many cities a ...

Apple Espresso Cafe

EricaL

Located near Mt Eliza and Mornington, on the corner of Moorooduc Highway and Wooralla Drive, nestled in between Tully's Produce Store and Diacos Nursery, you will find a family friendly cafe that all the locals rave about. The Apple Espresso, owned and managed by a warm and friendly Italian family, is filled with character and charm.  Inside the cafe, you will find large timber tables, decorate ...

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 ...

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 ...

Round She Goes Fashion Market

EricaL

We all know that secondhand and vintage fashion is an ethical and budget friendly way to fill our wardrobe, and Melburnians are certainly spoilt for choice when it comes to preloved shopping.  With its plethora of trendy vintage stores as well as top notch opportunity shops, there is no shortage of recycled fashion for shoppers in Melbourne.  On the other hand, for those that prefer to shop unde ...