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How to end the night in style

Looking for a memorable way to finish off your night in the city? Melbourne is full of places that sing with old-fashioned romance and glamour. Here are six first-date showstoppers stylish enough to satisfy Frank, Bing and Sammy. The Lui Bar On the … Continue reading

Melbourne Writers Festival highlights with a foodie perspective

Yasmeen Richards is Artist Liaison and Program Coordinator at Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF), and recipe/story blogger at Wandering Spice. She shares some foodie highlights at this year’s festival. Food and writing, food and books, and particularly wine and books are the best of friends, so … Continue reading

Five reasons to get off the couch this winter

While winter can make sitting indoors by a fire, sipping tea and reading a good book seem like the only activities worth pursuing, there’s still plenty to do for those who prefer to stay active all year round. Melbourne is … Continue reading

Horror film highlights at MIFF

James Zarucky is a Melbourne based writer, editor and critic who is currently a programming intern at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). He tells us about  this year’s horror highlights.  Those who prefer their films with a healthy dose of gore … Continue reading

Countdown to Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

As Melbourne begins the countdown to spring, we’re also counting down to this year’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW), which kicks off on 29 August. This year’s program has been announced and there’s heaps to get excited about – here are some of the … Continue reading

Reality Rules: MIFF documentary highlights

James Zarucky is a Melbourne writer, editor and critic who is a programming intern at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). He tells us about this year’s documentary highlights. As always, MIFF is serving up a varied and sizeable selection of … Continue reading

Drink coffee, do good this Friday

A small gesture, like buying your morning coffee, can make a big difference. This Friday is CafeSmart, an annual event using Melburnians’ favourite humble brew to raise money for homeless and vulnerable communities. Buy a coffee from a participating cafes and they will … Continue reading

Meet the inhabitants: Curtin House

Curtin House and its vibrant bars are hardly a Melbourne secret, with Cookie, The Toff in Town and the iconic Rooftop Bar & Cinema go-to destinations for punters and foodies alike. Named after the esteemed Labor Prime Minister, Curtin House’s history … Continue reading

Five places to hibernate

Winter has well and truly set in across Melbourne, and finding a warm spot to hibernate is not just a nice idea, it’s a necessity. Whether you’re looking for a cosy spot to sit for a few moments or a quiet place to … Continue reading

Get crafty at Craft Cubed

Melburnians are a crafty bunch: sneaky, sly and complicated. We also love craft. We love markets and unique retailers who sell locally-made items – like Melbournalia and Clementine’s. The amazing array of crafty talent in Melbourne in on display during … Continue reading