HOT Alert: Week of 9 November 2009

Jetsetting Joyce’s diary for this week.

Mon – blank

Tuesday – blank

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Thursday – blank

Friday – blank

Of course not! This week I’m searching for Beethoven, time travelling with Eric Bana, discussing acoustic folk pop with Anita George, going on a blind date with my new blog crush Miss Kish, listening to some stimulating and interesting talks at TEDx Melbourne and saying hi to the lovely Thread Den ladies at the Thread Den Market.

This week’s little slice of Melbourne is this amusing graffiti that I spotted recently. Any idea where it’s located?


And finally, for those heading up north, you can now find out what’s HOT or NOT in Brisbane with BNE: HOT OR NOT. You’ll find some of the content from MEL: HOT OR NOT there, as well as all new Brisbane-based content from the funky CazM, along with a rotation of guest bloggers. Check it out and let us know what you think!

HOT Alert: Week of 26 October 2009

Can you believe it’s the end of October and they’re erecting the Christmas tree at City Square already? Events this week:

HOT Alert: Week of 19 October 2009

Phew. After the crazy-mad eat fest last week, this week I’m taking a (relative) break with the following events:

HOT Alert: Week of 12 October 2009

My foodie friend from London and the Jetsetting Parents are in town this week, which means fewer social events and a LOT more restaurant reviews. Look out for posts on Grossi Florentino Grill, The Press Club, Yu.u, Mr Price’s Food Store and Nobu.

Also, don’t forget on Wednesday 14 October it’s National Ride to Work Day. In Melbourne Bicycle Victoria will be offering free breakfast at Federation Square and hopefully enough fluorescent velcro bands to go around as I’ve lost mine. It’s a pity my super-stylish Yakkay bike helmet won’t be delivered in time from Denmark.

This week’s photo is thanks to Guy Vincent, who alerted me to the sad demise of the Centre Place artwork which forms the colourful, instantly recognisable header for MEL: HOT OR NOT. That’s right – the street art has now been replaced by a dull concrete and glass box. NOT!

Centre Place Melbourne

HOT Alert: Week of 5 October

This week’s it’s all about Fringe, Fringe, Fringe:

Then we turn from Fringe to food, refugees and beginning of the other festival, the Melbourne International Arts Festival:

This week’s photo is from my archives of favourite Melbourne shots. A few years ago a flock of hot pink birds landed on Collins Street – perched against the backdrop of the Manchester Unity building, they were quite a sight.   


HOT Alert: Week of 21 September 2009

Apparently this week there’s some sort of football grand final happening? I will be one of maybe two people in Melbourne nowhere near the MCG or a big screen TV:

This week’s photo is a shot from last week’s Don’t Ban the Can, part of the Croft Alley Project. I only got to see the alley for about 30 seconds and I couldn’t really justify a post, so here’s the pic.

Don't Ban the Can, Croft Alley Project Melbourne

HOT Alert: Week of 14 September

Not so busy this week, which is good because I really need to catch up on some old posts….

  • Melbourne Twitter Underground Brigade (@MTUB) have their monthly meeting to bring together Melbourne’s Twitterers. Softbelly Bar on Friday 18 September;
  • La Boheme showing as part of the World Opera and Ballet season at Kino Cinemas on Saturday 19 September; and
  • My resolution to see at least one gig a month means a trip to The Hifi to check out London singer, the ‘one man Arctic Monkey’ Jamie T on Saturday 19 September.

My love note to my home town this week is this stencil art that made me giggle. Have a great week!


HOT Alert: Week of 7 September 2009

Over the years I’ve had numerous comments that there aren’t enough NOTs in the blog. My response always is that I choose where I go (unfortunately, I don’t get paid to write), so I’m naturally not going to choose to do something that I suspect will be dodgy.  I liked Andre’s response; ‘well, that means you’re not disappointed often enough!’

So, this week’s curated to-do list:

Collingwood College Spring Fair

HOT ALERT: Week of 24 August 2009

Get ready readers! This week’s the beginning of the Melbourne Writers Festival and I will be attending three sold out events:

What else this week?

This week’s Melbourne love note is another Melbourne tourism ad from a couple of years ago ‘Lose Yourself in Melbourne‘. Love the locations, love the pretty girl, love the dress! Have a great week.

HOT ALERT: Week of 17 August 2009

Not so busy this week for the diary, but here’s my guess for my HOT events for the week:

Beginning this week I’m also going to use the HOT alert to share some fun and interesting Melbourne moments with you. This week, the Imaginery Guide promotional video from That’s Melbourne. I sat through this whimsical ad fifteen times during MIFF and I still clap my hands with delight when I see it.