The HOT List: Lunar New Year 2016 Melbourne

This year the Lunar New Year is Monday 8 February 2016 for the Year of the Monkey. Even if you’re not of Asian descent it’s a great time in Melbourne for festivities and yummy food! Here’s a list of Chinese New Year events in Melbourne: Lunar New Year at Crown – Thu 21 Jan – […]

What’s On – Australia Day Melbourne 2016

Happy Australia Day! Here’s a list of what’s happening around town to celebrate our national day. CBD/DOCKLANDS Australia Day at Wonderland Fun Park (Tue 26 Jan) – free Australia Day temporary tattoos, face painting, sausage sizzle, DJ. Government House Open Day (Tue 26 Jan) – tour the main House,  view the historical collection, interactive INSIDE the BRICK […]

The HOT List: Little Free Libraries in Melbourne

Little Free Library is a global, grassroots movement of community-based book exchanges. People build miniature libraries (using recycled materials) and an honesty system allows people to borrow from the library and in turn donate their pre-loved books. Melbourne has many Little Free Library book exchanges –  in shopping centres, people’s gardens, at cafes and train stations. Here’s […]

HOT: The Age Good Food Guide 2012 Winners!

The winners of The Age Good Food Guide 2012 Awards were announced last night. Here is the complete list of winners, some with my previous reviews – congratulations! Vittoria Coffee Restaurant of the Year – Attica Citibank Chef of the Year – Dan Hunter, Royal Mail Hotel Regional Restaurant of the year – Loam Best New […]

HOT List: Bike-friendly cafes in Melbourne

How are you enjoying the beautiful weather this week? I’m going to ride my bike and enjoy some lunch. The Wheeler, a quarterly magazine about cycling culture in Melbourne, recently compiled a comprehensive list of bike-friendly cafes in Melbourne. Being a cycling and cafe fan (though not of the road racing lycra-clad variety), I thought […]

Ask the Doctor: Melbourne Top 10

One of the most oft-asked questions for the doctor is a list of must-dos for a weekend trip to Melbourne. When answering, I assume that most visitors are either aware of or have done the usual ‘touristy’ stuff. So here are my Melbourne Top 10 to do/eat/see suggestions which are slightly more hidden, in no […]

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