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!
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.
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 That’s right – the street art has now been replaced by a dull concrete and glass box.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!
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.
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.
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!’
the annual Spring Fair at Collingwood College on Sunday 13 September 11-4am. The Spring Fair is the school’s major fundraiser and a chance for the community to visit the pioneer school in the Kitchen Garden program started by Stephanie Alexander – check out the stone pizza oven that Grade 3 built and the lettuces I helped plant in the garden! Make sure you bring your shopping bags for the jams, lemon curd and olives the kids have been busily making and bottling in the last few months. That’s my pantry and Christmas gifts sorted.
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.