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HOT: Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, Designer Series Show 4, Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston St, Melbourne

Show Four of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week explored the street style of the urban Melbourne palette. So naturally, black. The cliche is true, even for Spring and Summer collections Melbourne designers above., ALPHA60, Carly Hunter, Claude by Claude Maus, FAT, Jack London, Limedrop, Tesla and Trimapee brought us lots of midnight,  jet, raven and ebony. The hip and […]

HOT: Magnolia Square, Malvern Town Hall, cnr Glenferrie Rd and High Street, Malvern

Magnolia Square is a pop up market that comes to Melbourne a few times a year (and goes to other Australian cities) and it’s full of stylish goods aimed mostly for women. It’s mostly babies/kids stuff, with really ups the cute quotient, but there’s also handmade crafts, jewellery, clothing and gourmet food. On my most […]

HOT: BikePark, Vault 15, Banana Alley vaults, Melbourne

Despite the best efforts of organisations like Bicycle Victoria and various councils and state governments, not every workplace has facilities for cyclists who want to commute to work. I know, I’ve worked in places that ranged from providing individual lockers and numerous showers, to being told to just park my bike outside on the street […]

HOT Spots Winter 2010

Once again the City of Melbourne have produced a free pocket-sized booklet full of lots of ideas to inspire you to get out of the house and enjoy winter in Melbourne. This is a post to bookmark! I sat down with a cup of tea and flicked through the booklet, which you can pick up […]

HOT: Costco Wholesale, 381 Footscray Rd, Docklands

Costco was nothing like I expected. What I was expecting was an outsized version of Aldi, full of cheap generic goods imported from random Eastern European countries, rather than name-brand products. I was expecting it to be large, but not the size of a football field. I was expecting an eclectic assortment of items, but […]

HOT: Little Creatures Dining Hall, 222 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Most people know of Little Creatures through their beer, so it’s great to see this WA-based boutique brewery branch out into a natural partnership of Little Creatures beer served with good pub grub in Melbourne. The Little Creatures Dining Hall is no run-of-the-mill boozer though. It’s a lofty warehouse converted into a friendly diner, with […]

HOT: Lost & Found Hotel Room, Little Collins Hotel, 27 Lt Collins St, Melbourne

I live and breathe Melbourne almost every day of the year and this blog is my way of sharing a bit of Melbourne with my local, interstate and international readers. However, I think possibly an even better way to share the best of the city is to create an experience which is all about Melbourne. […]

HOT: Bloom Organics launch, Bloom Flagship Store, 574a Chapel St, South Yarra

Bloom Cosmetics has always been about taking a natural approach to beauty, so the launch of their new organics range, Bloom Organics, is a natural extension of their business philosophy. I was invited to the digital media launch in Bloom‘s pretty flagship store and had the chance to sniff, feel and test the products and […]

HOT Chat: Natalie Bloom of Bloom Cosmetics

Today I’m super excited to interview Natalie Bloom of Bloom Cosmetics! Natalie is a Melburnian who started out her eponymous business in 1993 from her parent’s home and has now built her brand into an internationally recognised range of over 300 cosmetics, skincare and bath and body products. I received a Bloom lip gloss palette […]

HOT Chat: Kath Banger and Ben Stibbard of Jellybean Bikes

You probably know by now that I’m a big fan of any business that encourages the eco-friendly and health-giving benefits of cycling (see my previous HOT Chat with Matt Hurst from The Humble Vintage). So I was excited to hear about the upcoming launch of Jellybean Bikes, a custom-made bike design service where you can […]


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