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EricaL

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

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CBD, VIC

DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition

  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 ...

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Cheltenham, VIC

Unique Vintage Warehouse Sales

Vintage fashion lovers that do not mind crowds and a good old fashioned rummage might like to hear about Unique Vintage Warehouse Sales that take place in Cheltenham, Melbourne's South East. Unique Vintage offer genuine vintage clothing (from 1950s - 1990s) at bargain prices, opening their warehouse to the public every few months, usually on a Saturday.  Items you will expect to find include t-sh ...

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Carlton Gardens, VIC

Oz Comic-Con

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 ...

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Mt Eliza, VIC

Apple Espresso Cafe

Located near Mt Eliza and Mornington, on the corner of Moorooduc Highway and Wooralla Drive, nestled in between Tully's Produce Store and Diacos Nursery, you will find a family friendly cafe that all the locals rave about. The Apple Espresso, owned and managed by a warm and friendly Italian family, is filled with character and charm.  Inside the cafe, you will find large timber tables, decorate ...

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Melbourne, VIC

The Lion King Returns to Melbourne

The Lion King musical is set to return to The Regent Theatre, Melbourne in February 2015, ten years after its hugely successful first season.  On its fearsome return next year, audiences can expect a few tweaks to what is considered one of the most successful stage performances of all time. Based on Disney's animated movie of the same name, The Lion King musical has been wowing a global audience ...

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Collingwood, VIC

Unleash Creative

Unleash Creative, a series of innovative craft events held in capital cities around Australia, commenced its colourful journey in Collingwood, Melbourne last weekend. Described as a ‘travelling creative event’  Unleash Creative invites four creative mentors, experts in their artistic field, to teach their specialised craft to groups of eager folk wishing to learn a new craft skill and take ho ...

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CBD, VIC

Chocolate Walking Tours

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 ...

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Around Melbourne, VIC

The Bumblebee Baby & Children's Market

The cost of buying new clothes and products for children can really add up.  Sometimes it seems completely unjustifiablebuying new clothes for children, particularly small babies, considering most seem to grow out of them quicker than a caterpillar turns into a butterfly.  Toys and baby accessories are used for such a short space of time, and are often stored away in garages and spare rooms unti ...

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Camberwell, VIC

Camberwell Sunday Market FREE

A shoppers visit to Melbourne is not complete without a meander through the iconic Camberwell Sunday Market run by the Rotary Club of Balwyn. Camberwell Sunday Market is the biggest and arguably the best trash and treasure market to be found in Victoria's capital city.  The market,  which some might classify as a 'flea market ' and others a 'car boot sale', has been running since 1976 and now bo ...

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CBD, VIC

The Clothing Exchange

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 ...

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Northcote, VIC

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 ...