Operator25

Vi

Melbourne's CBD is kept well caffeinated by the myriad of establishments serving up quality coffee. While generally true given weekdays, this concentration becomes heavily diluted on weekends, especially towards the Flagstaff end. Cue Operator25, a true hero that ensures the crowds, even on a Sunday, gets their coffee hit and perhaps a side of brunch. Located in a heritage listed building, the int ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Empire 2014

monsadventure

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 ...

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 ...

Dumpling Discovery Walk

$69.00

Walk Melbourne

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

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Vi

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 ...

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 ...

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

@ieatmelbourne

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 ...

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 ...

Very Special Kids - Fashion Sale

EricaL

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 ...

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 ...

Chocolate Walking Tours

EricaL

Sweet-toothed folk visiting Melbourne should take advantage of one of the many chocolate walking tours offered in the heart of the city.  Chocoholic Tours have been running since 1995 and offer a number of yummy walking journeys throughout Melbourne's CBD each weekend.  There are a number of Chocoholic Tours to choose from including; the Chocolate and Historical Treats Afternoon on Friday after ...

The Ersatz Fantasia Project at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

EricaL

An explosion of childhood toys and relics have taken over the exhibition space within the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum in Lilydale.  The Ersatz Fantasia Project, a new art installation by artist and photographer Rachael Hanillan, features a large scale display using hundreds of colourful plastic toys from decades gone by to the current day, that would otherwise be destined for landfill.  ...

Night Noodle Market

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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 ...

Cape Otway Lightstation

EricaL

On the seacoast of Cape Otway National Park, a quick detour from Victoria's iconic Great Ocean Road, sits Australia's oldest lighthouse.  Cape Otway Lightstation sits 90 metres above the 'Shipwreck Coast', a coastline filled with historic tragedy in claiming hundred's of ships within its 130km stretch toward Port Fairy. The construction of Cape Otway Lightstation began in 1846, following the trag ...

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 ...

Sovereign Hill in Ballarat

EricaL

Sovereign Hill, a 90 minute drive from Melbourne CBD in the regional city of Ballarat, has achieved recognition as one of the major tourist attractions of Victoria, employing 350 people and welcoming 450,000 visitors each year. Sovereign HillImage is c/o https://www.facebook.com/sovereignhill As an active open-air living museum and historical park, Sovereign Hill presents a town in the midst of th ...

Santa's Magical Kingdom FAMILY TICKET GIVEAWAY

EricaL

One family event on the annual calendar you clearly shouldn't miss if you are partial to the festivities of Christmas, is a visit to Santa's Magical Kingdom.  Now in its third year, Santa's Magical Kingdom moves to a fancy new grotto held at Caulfield Racecourse this November and December, introducing the joy of Christmas to Melbourne's South East. Enter a world of festive fun with a wo ...