Southgate Moveable Feasts

Billy knows best

Melbourne’s winter dining adventure is back for another season, following a well-received launch last year. Southgate Moveable Feasts offers three courses at three riverside restaurants on Sundays and Mondays from 14 June – 3 August. The program of Sunday lunches and Monday dinners will take food lovers on a meandering journey experiencing each course ...

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 ...

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 ...

Christmas to do list 2014

Melbourne Sights

I love the City of Melbourne especially during the Christmas season! You can't help but smile and get into the festive spirit once all the lights and decorations are up. There is so much to do and it’s a night full of fun for the family and close friends.  I have had a lot of people ask me where to go in the city during the Christmas season so I thought I would share with you all my fa ...

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 ...

Melbourne Street Art Tours

EricaL

City based Hosier Lane, opposite Federation Square is one of the most visited laneways in the city, attracting tourists, school groups, photographers, documentary makers and music video directors to its rapidly changing street art coating the area. Nevertheless, Hosier Lane merely scratches the surface of Melbourne's street art movement, as the city boasts some of the largest, most prolific street ...

Laneway Learning

EricaL

If you are the type of person that likes to expand your knowledge and skill set, yet balks at the idea of enrolling onto a fully fledged course in a formal class setting, you might like to try out city based Laneway Learning instead. Laneway Learning Attending a Laneway Learning class will undoubtedly be like no other you would have been to before.  Classes start from just $12 (some hands-on c ...

5 Child Friendly Cafes in Melbourne South East

EricaL

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 ...

Women's Pre-Loved Fashion Market - the Melbourne Frock Swap

Rachael @ Melb Frock Swap

The Melbourne Frock Swap isn't a swap at all! It's a market jam packed full of women's pre-loved fashion and accessories, in all sizes - and it's totally indoors.One of the biggest markets in Australia for secondhand clothing, the market is held at the historic Seaworks building at 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown VIC; and boasts over 80 stalls of current, retro and vintage fashionIt's a big event, s ...

5 events to celebrate Halloween in Melbourne

EricaL

In recent times, Halloween is thought of as a 'holiday', celebrated on October 31 across many parts of the world with festive related games and activities such as trick-or-treating, costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns and spooky story telling.   As the popularity of Halloween celebration grows with each new generation, so do the events with which to celebrate October ...

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 ...

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

EricaL

A trip to The Great Ocean Road is not complete without a visit to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures, a beautifully engineered 600 metre long and 25 metre high elevated tree top walk in The Great Otway National Park. The 1 hour rainforest walk experience is longest and tallest of its type in the world, approximately 2km in total.  With stunning views and a chance to experience the serenity of life hig ...

Altona Dog Beach

KirtanaB

Past the main beach pier, located on the cusp of Hobson’s Bay – a secluded piece of land has been dormant for a couple of years. Its existence has become widely recognized, and has consequently gained it's title as ‘’Altona Dog Beach’’.   Ideal for dogs that are experiencing large masses of water for the first time, or for those who are a bit scared of it. My Kelpie pup had been intro ...

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 ...

A jazz affair with Stacey Kent

A-manda mingy

  “So nice, life would be so nice. If one day I'd find someone who would take my hand and samba through life with me”   These words were taken from an infamous song by American soul jazz singer – Stacey Kent. On Monday 28th of April I was lucky enough to watch Stacey Kent perform live at The Melbourne Recital Centre.  A brief background on who this amazing talent I am referring to.  Stac ...

Point Nepean National Park

monsadventure

At the bottom of Mornington Peninsula lies a beautiful national park that, surprisingly, not many people know about. Point Nepean National Park is home to some magnificent views, with everything from the sandy beaches, to the rocky coasts and hilly landscapes. It's a large park, excellent for a hike or bike ride. Bike hire is $27.70 for the day and it's completely worth the ride and scenery. The ...

Every Office is a Circus!

Billy knows best

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! Join Ringmaster Scott Hollingsworth as he cracks the (literal) whip and shows that every office is indeed a circus! Described as Horrible Bosses meets The Office and drawn from Scott’s real life corporate ‘day jobs’, this comedy cabaret explores everything from job interviews to unfair dismissal. Featuring classic pop and Broadway songs from the likes of Britney ...

David Bowie Is Exhibition at ACMI

EricaL

The wait is over, the incredible David Bowie is exhibition has opened to pop culture fans at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).The widely acclaimed exhibition, celebrating the phenomenal 50 year career of one of the most influential artists of our time arrives in Melbourne directly from London's Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), as part of the Victorian Government's Melbourne W ...

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 ...

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 ...