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Melbourne Spring Fashion Week neighbourhood highlights

Immerse yourself in the activities and offers in some of the local neighbourhoods of Melbourne for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. With photo shoots, free manicures, sparkling wine, installations and more, you’ll enjoy a truly decedent, stylish night out. North Melbourne A stroll … Continue reading

Melbourne’s global flavours: a taste of Europe

Each of these European restaurants has its own unique take on the cuisine of their country. Travel with us as we do what Europeans do on the weekend and visit Greece, Germany, Italy and more. European Bier Cafe Start off your tour … Continue reading

Melbourne’s 180th Birthday

Hey Melbourne it’s time to party, as our fair (aka amazing, wonderful, innovative) city celebrates its 180th birthday this Sunday 30 August. Join in the Melbourne Day celebrations with a day of free activities at Docklands, including live music, performances, … Continue reading

Independent designers and makers in Melbourne

Melbourne has a long and illustrious history with clothing manufacturing. Milliners, tailors, cobblers and designers built fruitful careers in the city and laid our foundations as Australia’s fashion capital. Melbourne Spring Fashion Week is about to come of age at 21 … Continue reading

The people’s favourite: Red Spice Road

Tucked away in McKillop Street, modern Asian restaurant, Red Spice Road’s chilli caramel-glazed pork belly with apple slaw, is so popular it could have its own Facebook page. It may be due to this dish alone that the restaurant recently won … Continue reading

A taste of New York City in Melbourne

New York City has a couple of centuries on us, though arguably, we share many similarities with the Big Apple: our seasons, our literary and arts scenes, our love for both theatre and sport and our foodie culture. There’s a lot … Continue reading

Seven global flavours to get you through winter in Melbourne [Part 2]

Melbourne is blessed with a never-ending array of food choices from around the world and winter is the perfect time to head indoors and experience some serious global flavours. This week we journey into the world of Asian flavours from some … Continue reading

Meet the inhabitants: Lygon Street

Lygon Street is a place of iconic buildings, lively characters, local entrepreneurs, musicians and bohemians–with a back drop of beautiful Victorian terraces. If you love dining al fresco, bookstores, theatres, gelati bars and cake shops (and are particular about your coffee), … Continue reading

Accent on Asia: A Melbourne International Film Festival favourite

Melbourne International Film Festival’s Accent on Asia program is a perennial favourite of the festival. It provides a taste of the best films being made in our region; from South Korean black comedies and Thai surrealism to Chinese dramas and five-hour … Continue reading

Puzzled and playful in Melbourne

Attention lateral thinkers! We challenge you to think outside (and in some cases, escape from) the box and get involved in some truly mind-bending experiences. From escape rooms to 3D jigsaw puzzles, check out Melbourne’s best places to enjoy unique … Continue reading