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 ...

Westgate Park - Pink Lake

monsadventure

Earlier this year, everyone was rushing to drop by Salt Water Lake at Westgate Park. This is due to the reason given by the park below. The lake had turned pink and no one knew how long it was going to stay that way. Months later, I checked to see whether it was still pink. Instagram pictures told me yes! So I noted to drop by. It is part of Westgate Park, quite literally a minute off t ...

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 ...

Add The Kettle Black to your list!

@ieatmelbourne

Not too long ago, people used to file down Albert Road in large numbers, unless you were on the guest list of course. That was the nightclub scene. At present, people are filling the same section of street once again just to get on the list - the seating list at The Kettle Black. Kettle Black, South Melbourne House-made coconut yoghurt The Kettle Black is the latest pin-up eatery in town. It’s ...

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 ...

Sesame Street Presents Elmo's World Tour

EricaL

Elmo and his crew are set to return to Australia this spring as Sesame Street Presents Elmo's World Tour kicks off at the Alexander Theatre in Clayton on Thursday 2 October. In a performance bought to Australia by Life Like Touring and Sesame Workshop (non-profit educational organisation behind Sesame Street) the colourful gang will entertain toddlers and pre-schoolers throughout the country in t ...

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 ...

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 Clothing Exchange

EricaL

Most women would agree that we hoard far too many clothes, shoes and accessories in the back of our bulging wardrobes. Sometimes it is hard to part with our unworn pieces as we would ideally like to see some money back on the items we've spent our hard earned cash on. As we lead such busy lives, selling unworn clothes online eats into our precious time, as we hear many women cry "I just don't hav ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Top Paddock

Vi

The lower end of Church Road continues to see a growth in foot traffic. It's no surprise, when in the last few years it has become saturated with some quality food establishments; one of them being Top Paddock. It's a cafe that appears stylish enough to discourage you from rolling out of bed and making a beeline for brunch without taming that bed hair first, and yet exudes an effortless cool that ...

The Rocky Horror Show Returns to Melbourne

EricaL

Melburnian's get to do the Time Warp once again, as the magnificent Rocky Horror Show has returned to Victoria's capital city after a 15 year break.  The world's most successful rock n' roll musical commenced its 2014 Australian tour in January, captivating crowds in Brisbane, followed by Perth, Adelaide and now Melbourne, in an unforgettable show comparable to no other. Cast of The Rocky Horror ...

DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition

EricaL

  In a world exclusive, Melbourne's Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) hosts DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition, a visual journey from sketch to screen. This is ACMI's largest ever exhibition and DreamWorks'  first, featuring over 400 items seen in much loved movie animations including Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, The Prince of Egypt, The Croods and Mr ...

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 ...

Coburg Drive-In Food Truck Festival

monsadventure

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 ...

White Night Festival 2015

Jo Ferguson

Looking for a memorable, magical night with friends or family? Make sure you check out the annual White Night Festival. White Night is an all night extravaganza that runs from 7pm to 7am on Sat 21st February. It’s a marathon celebration of art, technology and culture. Now in its third year, White Night promises an even bigger number of exhibitions and events, spread across the city from the Nati ...

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 ...

I Had a 24 hour Stop Over in Melbourne and I loved It

aprillipson

So I was flying from New Zealand home to England at the time. And, as is usually the way when you choose the cheapest route home, my journey involved a ridiculous stop over in a major airport; the airport in question this time was Tullamarine, in Melbourne. I had exactly 24 hours from the time when plane was scheduled to land and my next to take off. Being the independent woman I am I decided I wo ...