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: 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: Metlink Edible Garden, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, City Square, Swanston St, Melbourne

I wish the Metlink Edible Garden was a permanent fixture in Melbourne’s CBD. Just for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (which is being held between 12-23 March), City Square has been transformed into a living, breathing biosystem. Australia’s largest gardening club The Digger’s Club have been responsible for planting 60 heirloom varieties in the […]

HOT: Marvellous March in Melbourne

I’m all for comfort food, opaque tights and scarves (I think it’s a reaction to growing up in sunny Queensland) – yay for Marvellous March! Marvellous March is also the name of a handy little booklet produced by That’s Melbourne with details of the big events around Melbourne that will make you love autumn. This […]

HOT: Markets in the Garden, Royal Botanical Gardens, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarraf

The Garden Markets is a small market held over summer which is held near the Observatory of the Royal Botanical Gardens. The grassy spot is lovely for a stroll amongst the 100 or so stallholders, none of whom I’d seen before (and I go to a lot of markets). The products ranged from jewellery, fashion, […]

HOT: Pick and Eat Winter BBQ, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen

One of the joys of not working is that on a balmy winter’s day, I can go for a bike ride through bucolic scenery and bask in the sun after a picnic lunch, while everyone else is cooped up, grey-faced in a temperature-controlled office cubicle. So I was most excited when I woke up this […]

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