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Know your laneways: Tattersalls Lane

With its high brick walls and old-Melbourne charm, Tattersalls Lane offers a vibrant east-meets-west gateway from Lonsdale Street through to Chinatown in Little Bourke Street. A historical hub for the city’s Chinese community in the 1860s, attracted to Victoria by the discovery of … Continue reading

Spring racing outfits for the stylish bloke

It’s not just the ladies that love to scrub up for spring carnival season. Melbourne men – known as pretty snappy dressers anyway – like to match the gals in style and effort come race day. Luckily for Dapper Dans … Continue reading

Get a spring racing makeover

Want to put your best fashion foot forward during Spring Racing Carnival? Time to talk to the superstylish gals at Melbourne Central and get some personal shopping and styling tips. Book in for a session and have a professional fashionista show you what works best for … Continue reading

Friday nights at Jean Paul Gaultier: JD Samson

Friday nights at the NGV are back! Inspired by the wonderfully wild fashion world of Jean Paul Gaultier, this popular series will transport some of the coolest music acts, performers and DJs from Australia and the world onto the NGV … Continue reading

Brain food for the curious: Melbourne Knowledge Week

Did you know that the surface of a dragonfly’s wings can kill certain types of bacteria? And that this antibacterial agent has been recreated as a nano-material that could make medical implants safer? This discovery is part of an exciting … Continue reading

For the love of dumplings

A rumbling deep within Melburnians’ bellies often yearns for just one thing – dumplings. Fried, steamed or served in a piping hot soup, we just can’t seem to get enough, and the city’s abundance of dumpling houses means you’ll never have to go … Continue reading

The Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition in photos

Just saying his name can make you feel more fabulous. That’s right folks, fashion superstar Jean Paul Gaultier is in town to open his touring exhibition, The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk. At … Continue reading

Your Melbourne bucket list

It took serious soul-searching to come up with the perfect Melbourne bucket list, but we think we’ve nailed it! From lip-smackingly good coffee to hip laneway street art, we’ve found the must-dos that capture the heart of our beloved city. Lunch … Continue reading

Free Town Hall Tours

In the heart of the city, on the corner of Swanston and Collins streets, is the Melbourne Town Hall. Built during the 1800s from a mix of bluestone and Tasmanian freestone, this iconic building has been a key part of many … Continue reading

Shed your winter coat

Beach weather is just around the corner, so if the idea of swimwear gives you heart palpitations, it may be time to trade telly for trainers and get the blood pumping. Whether walking, running or cycling your way into shape, you can also help some … Continue reading