HOT: Victoria Hotel, 43 Victoria Street, Footscray

The Victoria Hotel Footscray has reopened after a transformation from the down-at-heel Harts Hotel thanks to new owners Anthony Hammond (co-owner of the excellent Builders Arms in Fitzroy) with business partner Nick Carter plus Anthony’s wife Jo deFina. Much of the dark wood and brick interior has been retained, albeit spruced up a lot. Inside there’s […]

HOT: Meat the Greek, 105A Victoria St, Seddon

Greek food doesn’t get much a look in Melbourne’s west despite the area’s long Greek heritage.  So it’s with some excitement that we try Meat the Greek souvlaki bar in Seddon. The space is light and bright, with a few Greek flourishes – like the Mati bottles holding the table numbers – without being over-the-top Zorba […]

HOT: Toruk – The First Flight by Cirque du Soleil, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne & Olympic Parks, Olympic Blvd, Melbourne

Cirque du Soleil‘s latest production, Toruk – The First Flight, is another unforgettable, magical experience that has to be seen to be believed. I was invited to opening night and highly recommend you get tickets for the show’s limited 2 week run in Melbourne.  Inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, Toruk – The First Flight is set […]

Tesselaar Tulip Festival 2017 – Giveaway!

The annual Tesselaar Tulip Festival is returning to Melbourne’s magical Dandenong Ranges from Thursday 14 September until Tuesday 10 October 2017. Bring your cameras and your gumboots! Stroll through 25 acres of gardens and enjoy a spectacular display of more than 900,000 flowering tulips, showcasing 130 different varieties. While the tulips are undoubtedly the stars of […]

HOT: Small Graces, 57 Byron St, Footscray

Small Graces is a bright and cosy Footscray cafe by chef/owner and Footscray local Diego and his partner Bec. Small Graces‘s menu focuses on seasonal and wholesome food, with a few Colombian flourishes harking to Diego’s heritage. Diego uses ingredients that are ethically sourced with minimal processing. Vegetables feature heavily and dishes can be adjusted for vegan diets […]

HOT: The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture, NGV

  Fashionistas will absolutely swoon over the National Gallery of Victoria’s newest exhibition –  The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture. The Melbourne-exclusive exhibition and world premiere is a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the House of Dior,  one of the most prestigious couture houses in the world. The exhibition features an […]

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