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 ...

An Afternoon in Docklands


Docklands has come a long way. Its awkward teenage days of cultivating a unique identity are long gone we look to its recent developments into an attractive destination for all.If you've just enjoyed a shopping spree at the Spencer Outlet Centre, you may be up for some refreshments. Continue down Bourke street, past Southern Cross Station, and you'll be met by a variety of cafes and rest ...

Take 2 Markets


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 ...



Lisa Valmorbida is the creative mind and maker behind popular gelateria, Pidapipo. Her journey in developing her gelato making skills has taken her from restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne, to training at the Carpigiano Gelato University in Italy. Following her formal training, Lisa travelled to her family's hometown Vicenza where she refined her abilities, before returning to Melbo ...

Westgate Park - Pink Lake


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 ...

Melbourne Frock Swap


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 ...



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 ...

Cafe Corretto


I entered this restaurant on a whim in sought of a satisfying meal, after a long morning filled with back-to-back lectures and assignments. I was also told that it used to be the place where the Underbelly lads ordered their coffees and pizzas – which made it all the more alluring. Right in the center of Melbourne’s Italian precinct, Café Corrento has been serving authentic Southern Italian c ...

The Melbourne Experience


Walk Melbourne

Experience Melbourne from a local expert on a 3-hour walking tour around Melbourne city's iconic spots.

Dumpling Discovery Walk


Walk Melbourne

There’s nothing Melbourne locals like better than a plate of dumplings! But where to go? There’s so much choice!

Add The Kettle Black to your list!


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 ...

Melbourne International Coffee Expo


In 2013, over 11,000 people attended The Melbourne International Coffee Expo. Now, MICE is on again in 2014, from Thursday May 15th till Sunday May 18th. It is the largest coffee exhibition held across Australasia and boasts a gathering of over 150 exhbitors under the one roof, from cafe owners, those in the roasting business and more. It's a great opportunity to meet with industry specialists and ...

The Royal Arcade

Melbourne Sights

 I absolutely love the Royal Arcade! It's one of the heritage buildings in Melbourne it was originally constructed in 1869. The Royal Arcade is a beautiful building.The Royal Arcade has a great well known reputation for its collection of high quality of boutiques, stores and cafesI personally love visiting The Little Royal they make great macarons. When I'm in the city I make sure I make a visit ...

5 Child Friendly Cafes in Melbourne South East


Melbourne is perhaps best known for its flouishing cafe and coffee culture, but when it comes to brunches with little people in tow, it is a case of finding a venue that can accomodate for children so that you can enjoy your latte and possible squeeze in an adult conversation, too!5 Child Friendly Cafes in Melbourne South EastIf the thought of researching child friendly cafes exhausts you, look no ...

Circus Oz


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 ...

Learn to Live Comedy Gala


The Melbourne International Comedy Festival may be over, but for many of the comedians, the show goes on. And what better way to continue providing laughs, than for charity. This spectacular line-up of comedians, from Adam Hills to Ronny Chieng, will be performing to raise money for Learn to Live.Learn to Live has a goal to help less fortunate areas gain access to clean water and health care. ...

Emporium Melbourne makes the “food court” fashionable once again!


When most people think of a food court, the first thing that comes to mind is crammed, smelly and a little bit greasy. Thankfully, the recently opened Emporium Melbourne in the CBD is redefining these perceptions with class and all-star might.   With more than 30 outlets, ranging from the Gluten-free Paleo-inspired Thrive to George Calombaris’ souvlaki bar, Jimmy Grants, the premium food offer ...

Panachocolate Store


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 ...

Melbourne's Baddest Burger (& Why It's Actually Amazingly Good)

CHUG | Melbourne

Back in high school it was always a wonder what made the bad boys so popular; how was it that they slacked off in class and still managed to get the girls? And how on earth did they ever manage to make sweatbands look fashionable?While these are mysteries of the universe that may never be answered, but we are able to tell you what makes Badboys in Melbourne so dam sexy. Badboys is a teeny-ti ...

Very Special Kids - Fashion Sale


Non-profit organisation Very Special Kids organise exclusive discount fashion sales each year, raising much needed funds for an important cause.  Taking place at Malvern Town Hall, on the corner of Glenferrie Road and High Street, Malvern, the Very Special Kids Fashion Sale offers huge savings on designer fashion pieces. Each annual event attracts a huge number of shoppers snapping up a fashion ...