HOT: Faraday’s Cage, 325-329 Gore Street, Fitzroy

Faraday’s Cage is the name of an enclosure used to block electric fields – as well as the name of a stunning warehouse cafe and artisan bakery in Fitzroy. John Petrou, a former electrical engineer, and his wife, have turned his passion for baking sourdough into their new project. Faraday’s Cage is a little off […]

HOT: Mama’s Buoi, G25 Postal Lane, Melbourne’s GPO, Melbourne

Mama’s Buoi is a contemporary Vietnamese restaurant and bar tucked away in GPO Lane beside Melbourne’s GPO/H&M.  The venue is inspired by Mama Hoang, the mother of one of the owners and an excellent home cook. It takes traditional Vietnamese cuisine and gives it a modern, Melbourne twist in keeping with its laneway setting. For […]

HOT: Think West 2016 – Festival of Culture and Philosophy in Melbourne’s Inner West

Think West is a new festival of philosophy and culture across Melbourne’s inner west from 6-20 November. It features more than 40 workshops, tours, classes and special events exploring the themes of wisdom, resilience and social change.  The three week program is produced by The School of Life and Highpoint Shopping Centre in association with a broad […]

HOT: Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Thirty-five spectacular and avant-garde creations of Dutch fashion designers Viktor&Rolf is on display at the National Gallery of Victoria as part of Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists, opening on Friday 21 October at NGV International. I got a sneak peek of the exhibition today, which explores the notion of ‘wearable art’.  From literally draping a gilt-framed painting […]

HOT: KitKat Chocolatory, Level 1, Melbourne Central, Cnr Latrobe and Swanston St, Melbourne

When I visited Tokyo one of the things on my to-do list was to stock up on the weird and wonderful flavours of KitKats. Matcha, red bean, sakura, wasabi – you can only find these chocolates in Japan. Until now! The world’s first permanent KitKat store is opening in Melbourne Central this Friday 21 October at […]

HOT: Kodama Coffee, 69 Stevedore St, Williamstown

Kodama are spirits in Japanese folklore that inhabit trees. It seems that Kodama Coffee in Williamstown is taking some Japanese inspiration for their menu and in their minimalist decor with pops of bright flora.  The small kitchen serves a tightly edited all day breakfast/lunch menu featuring Japanese ingredients such as yuzu, matcha and edamame – while still […]

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