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EricaL

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

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Carlton Gardens, VIC

10 Reasons to visit Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum attracts thousands of visitors to explore its vast gallery space filled with Australian social history, culture, science, natural environment and pre-history. There are many reasons why locals and visitors to Victoria's capital city need to visit Melbourne Museum, here are 10 to get you started: 10 Reasons to visit Melbourne Museum Location Positioned in Carlton Gardens adjacent ...

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Around Melbourne, VIC

Culture Mamas

In life before little children, you may have been known to frequent galleries, art exhibitions and live shows or perhaps join tour groups all over Melbourne. If the thought of attempting any sort of cultural activity with pre-schoolers in tow may seem a lonesome and tricky affair, think again. Escaping dulls-ville with your little people need not be as difficult as it first seems thanks to two ar ...

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Melbourne CBD, VIC

Laneway Learning

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 ...

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Frankston, VIC

Eeny Meeny Cafe

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 ...

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Prahran, VIC

NICA Circus Showcase

The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) situated in Melbourne’s trend-setting suburb Prahran offers the only Bachelor of Circus Arts degree found in the country.  Each year, graduate NICA students perform their highly tuned skills to a public audience in their annual Circus Showcase. Circus student artists present an eclectic mix of skills matched with their physical strength with performa ...

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Melbourne, VIC

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 ...

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East Melbourne, VIC

The Antipodean Steampunk Show

Discover the alternative world of Steampunk, in a dynamic exhibition set to captivate the public from 30 June.  Opening at The National Trust of Victoria's headquarters, The Antipodean Steampunk Show explores one of the largest growing sub-cultures in the world, with a fascinating mix of past, future and fantasy. It comes as no surprise that followers of Steampunk's journey are growing in number, ...

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Malvern, VIC

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 ...

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CBD, VIC

Melbourne Street Art Tours

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 ...

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Glen Iris, Blackburn North, VIC

BOUNCEinc Trampoline Park

Get ready to bounce into Melbourne's latest craze - literally, with BOUNCEinc's two trampoline parks open to the public in Glen Iris and Blackburn North.  Both trampoline parks are relatively new on the scene, although you'd never know it considering the amount of bouncers that spring through the venue each week.  BOUNCEinc trampoline parks feature a free jumping area, a dodge ball area, high p ...

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Clayton, CBD, Moonee Ponds, VIC

Sesame Street Presents Elmo's World Tour

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 ...

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Melbourne CBD, VIC

QV Tropical Retreat

As temperatures drop in Victoria's capital city and winter brings forth cool grey skies with dreary weather, don't book your flight to the tropics just yet as QV Melbourne introduces QV Tropical Retreat to the heart of the city.   QV Tropicial Retreat  Running throughout the month of June, QV Tropical Retreat warms chilly Melburnians with its beach-themed resort sanctuary located within QV's sh ...

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Melbourne CBD, VIC

ACMI Family Day: Vikings and Dragons

Entertainment hubs in Victoria's capital city provide a wealth of activities to keep children busy over each school holiday period, and the forthcoming winter break holds no exception.  Youngsters prepare to re-embrace the enchanting mythical world of Berk, the Viking township seen in widely acclaimed fantasy film blockbuster How to Train Your Dragon produced by DreamWorks Animation, as the much ...

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Around Melbourne, VIC

Round She Goes Fashion Market

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 ...

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Southbank, VIC

High Teas for Children at The Langham, Melbourne

The luxurious five star hotel The Langham, Melbourne, located on Southbank Promenade is perhaps best known for its bespoke Afternoon Teas located in the atmospheric ARIA Lounge on the first floor overlooking its impressive staircase.  That said, it is not only adults that are tempted by mouth-watering Tea and Tiffin’s at Melbourne’s stylish hotel, as The Langham also presents fun child themed ...

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Cape Otway, VIC

Cape Otway Lightstation

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 ...