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It’s time for tea in Melbourne

Is it ever not a time for tea? If you’re a tea-lover, the art of creating the perfectly brewed cuppa is a serious affair. If you haven’t already, ditch those tea bags and enjoy tea the proper way. Tea and … Continue reading

Catherine the Great’s legacy on display at NGV

The National Gallery of Victoria’s superb new winter exhibition, Masterpieces of the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great, officially opens tomorrow (Saturday 1 August) and we were fortunate to get a sneak peek. Come with us as we learn more about the woman … Continue reading

The first timer’s guide to Melbourne International Film Festival

If it’s your first time delving into the pages of an abundant MIFF program, curating your personal festival schedule may seem like an intimidating task. Where to start? Which films to prioritise? How does it all work?! We’re here to … Continue reading

Here’s how you stay active and warm in Melbourne over winter

Don’t let the frosty air give you cabin fever and keep you housebound this winter. Melbourne is packed with events and festivals, winter sports and family fun to keep you busy and warm. There’s no excuse to stay cooped up inside–here … Continue reading

The Cinematic side of Melbourne’s city

The best way to watch a movie is on the big screen and, thankfully, Melbourne is brimming with small and intimate cinemas, as well as larger-than-life cinemas that’ll keep you warm, dry and entertained this winter. Here are some ideas for … Continue reading

The Archway: A community of Melbourne’s best food and flavour makers

A new laneway of food and flavour has arrived in Melbourne, tucked away in Katherine Place, just off Flinders Lane. The businesses here are passionate about their craft and dedicated to delivering an experience worth sharing. We take a look … Continue reading

Seven global flavours to get you through winter in Melbourne [Part 1]

Take a flavour trip with us! It’s winter and we decided to find as many snug spots around the city offering world cuisine as we could. Join us as we travel around the world on a tour of global cuisines right … Continue reading

Melbourne opens up for Open House

Melburnians are a diverse bunch–a mix of sport lovers, art lovers, music lovers, coffee addicts and fashionistas. No matter what you’re into though, you’ll find something to love in this year’s Open House program. More than 100 of Melbourne’s most … Continue reading

A weird and wonderful Melbourne winter

This winter, do something a little out of the ordinary, step out of your comfort zone and take on a challenge. Some of these activities aren’t for the faint-hearted, so let’s start with cuddly cats to ease into it. Drink coffee with … Continue reading

David Bowie is: a sneak peek

David Bowie needs no introduction. He has spent over 50 years creating, inventing, performing and writing. He has influenced countless artists and brought joy, curiosity and intrigue to the lives of fans all over the world. Today,  David Bowie is opens … Continue reading