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EricaL

A freelance writer, editor, mother of two, avid op shopper, crafter and recycled fashion enthusiast.

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Melbourne, VIC

The Best Christmas Events in Melbourne 2014

Santa has entered the building of almost every shopping mall, the streets are sprinkled with fairy lights, pine trees are about to be decorated and Melbourne is ♫"beginning to look at lot like Christmas"♫.With so many festive related activities to see and do this year, it is time to start embracing the Silly Season in Victoria's capital city, but if you are not quite yet sure where to start, h ...

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Caulfield, VIC

Santa's Magical Kingdom FAMILY TICKET GIVEAWAY

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 ...

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CBD, VIC

5 events to celebrate Halloween in Melbourne

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 ...

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CBD, VIC

Eureka 89

Eureka 89 offers the most magnificent 360-degree dining experience in the city, with breathtaking floor to ceiling panoramic views across Metropolitan Melbourne. Towering high above the city on the 89th floor of Eureka Tower, Eureka 89 provides an impressive degustation menu to match Melbourne’s prestigious sky high dining destination. Eureka 89 In a recent collaboration with Eureka 89, hig ...

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CBD, VIC

Win tickets to The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at NGV

Prepare to immerse yourselves into a world of unconventional fashion and haute couture at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) this summer, as the first international exhibition dedicated to Jean Paul Gaultier opened amidst a media frenzy last weekend. The NGV in Melbourne is the only Australian venue to host The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From Sidewalk to Catwalk, celebrating 40 year ...

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CBD, VIC

Spiegelworld Returns to the Crown Rooftop in 2015 with ABSINTHE

After the success of last year's EMPIRE tour, Spiegelworld returns with its newest show ABSINTHE, opening in Melbourne on March 21, 2015.  Inspired by the absinthe-drenched cabaret shows performed in late 19th century Europe, prepare to be dazzled by the amorous Spiegel crew as they are once more let loose on the Crown Rooftop. ABSINTHE introduces a new group of mischievous yet talented ...

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Elsternwick, VIC

Love Desire and Riches Exhibition: The Fashion of Weddings

Rippon Lea House & Gardens, under the care of the National Trust of Australia, is one of Melbourne's grand historic estates positioned 20 minutes from the CBD.  This suburban historic house of beauty boasts manicured gardens of some 5.7 hectares surrounded by age old trees and a tranquil lake, the Southern Hemisphere's largest fernery, and an orchard with a vast number of heritage apple and p ...

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Ballarat, VIC

Miss Muddy in Ballarat

Australia's first and only 4-6km charitable women's only obstacle race heads to Ballarat on Sunday 30 November 2014.  Miss Muddy in Ballarat challenges women age 18+ to gather together the join the ultimate 'Girl's Dirty Day Out' either running, walking or stumbling a messy-but-fun obstacle course of 5km. Miss Muddy in Ballarat The course includes a colour cannon, mud (and lots of it), crawling, ...

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Southbank, VIC

Eureka Climb 2014

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 ...

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Bonbeach, VIC

The Little French Deli

The Little French Deli sits on the Nepean Highway, nestled in-between a small strip of stores in Melbourne's tiny beachside suburb, Bonbeach.  Filled with European character and flavour that you might expect to find in a city location, this quaint little eatery opened as a casual take-away deli in 2012 serving a fine collection of cheeses, cold meats, croissants, quiches, smoked salmon, croque-mo ...

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City of Melbourne, VIC

Celebrate Melbourne Day 2014

Melbourme turns 179 years old on 30 August 2014, and to celebrate the city's coming of age there will be a range of special activities and events to entertain young and old.  Flag-raising ceremony at Enterprize Park  Lord Mayor Robert Doyle will kick off Melbourne Day celebrations on the corner of William and Flinders Street.  The Melbourne flag will be raised at Enterprize Park, the point wher ...

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Ballarat, VIC

Sovereign Hill in Ballarat

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 ...

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Brunswick, VIC

Cat Stuff Pop Up Market

It is official; Melbourne has gone a little cat crazy.  First Australia's first Cat Cafe opened to the public in Melbourne CBD last week, and now there is a pop up market heading to Brunswick this August, specialising in all things kitty.    [ Image credit: Alice Oehr ] The Cat Stuff Market will sell cat themed goodies from twenty established Melbourne based artisans including Able and Game, ...

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Narre Warren South, VIC

D.J's Market

D.J's Market hits Narre Warren South in Melbourne next month opening for the first time on 9 August 2014, which will then run on the 2nd Saturday of each month thereafter from 11:30am to 4:30pm. Run by Sharyn Holt, D.J's Market is named in memory of her Mother Dawn Jackson who sadly passed away from a Melanoma related Cancer in October 2012.  All proceeds from D.J's Market will be donated to the ...

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Mount Eliza, VIC

Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza and Licciardo's Gallery Bar & Grill

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 ...

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Docklands, VIC

Docklands Winter Fireworks

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 ...