HOT: Funerals & Food: Inspired by Tradition, Nelson Bros Funeral Services, 81 Kororoit Creek Rd, Williamstown

http://www.melhotornot.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=9872&message=10 Funerals & Food: Inspired by Tradition is definitely the winner of Most Intriguing Event during the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (though technically it’s not part of the festival’s official program). Nelson Bros is Australia’s oldest family owned funeral company and at their historic Williamstown funeral home they hosted an afternoon of panelists exploring […]

HOT: Smith Street Bazaar, 305-307 Smith St, Fitzroy

Smith Street, along with the perpendicular Gertrude Street, is fast becoming Melbourne’s main destination for good quality vintage clothing and furniture. Starting from Victoria Parade, your first stop is Lost and Found Market, then keep heading north to check out 84 Smith Street, Angelucci, with your final destination being Smith Street Bazaar. Not to mention […]

HOT: Thread Den, 422 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Ages ago I enrolled into two beginners sewing classes at Thread Den (you can read about my experiences here and here). With each sewing class comes 2 free hours of machine use in the sewing lounge, but until now I’ve not had a reason to use them. Now that Thread Den have decamped from North […]

HOT: Little Salon, 71 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

Little Salon is a cute shop in Fitzroy (and the CBD) which stocks a curated a selection of lovely designer things for you and your house. There’s a little range of sweet, muted and draped womens clothing, a little bit handmade jewellery, a little table filled with pretty stationery and a little sprinkle of quirky […]

HOT: make Designed Objects, 194 Elgin St, Carlton

Even though Christmas is over, there are another eleven months of the year where you might have a need to buy nifty, gifty things. If that’s the case, drop into make Designed Objects. This two-storey converted cottage in Carlton is a treasure-trove of great design gadgets, ornaments and useful doodads from all over the world, […]

HOT: Brickvention 2011, Melbourne Town Hall, Collins St, Melbourne

Sunday morning. 9:45am. The line was longer than anything I’d ever seen for the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra or any other event held at the Melbourne Town Hall. My friend said that the patient queue that snaked up Collins Street, Russell Street and looped around the building completely reminded him […]

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