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HOT: Good Cycles Mobile Bike Mechanics, corner of Village Street and Fishplate Lane, Docklands

We recently moved house and along with it all our bicycles – a kids balance bike, single speed, ladies step-through, fold up and cargo bike (if that sounds like a lot I got rid of another three before we moved!). So I thought now was an opportune time to get our fleet of bikes serviced. […]

HOT: Finders Keepers, Shed 4, Victoria Harbour, North Wharf Road, Docklands

I thought it was amusing that the Finders Keepers markets were actually quite hard to find in the nether regions of Docklands. Once you did draw up to Shed 4 after a bit of searching, there were lots of treasures to be found at the  handmade, crafty, designer market. Out of the 120+ stallholders in […]

HOT: Yum Cha Dragon, Shop 14, 427 Docklands Drive, Waterfront City, Docklands

Sigh. The eternal conundrum of Docklands. Every time I visit the area I think to myself that on paper, it should work. There are restaurants, shops, markets, free events, lots of space for people to rest, stroll and ride their bikes, public transport access, heaps of parking, pleasant water and city views and close proximity […]

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: Costco Wholesale, 381 Footscray Rd, Docklands

Costco was nothing like I expected. What I was expecting was an outsized version of Aldi, full of cheap generic goods imported from random Eastern European countries, rather than name-brand products. I was expecting it to be large, but not the size of a football field. I was expecting an eclectic assortment of items, but […]

NOT: Mecca Bah, 55a New Quay Promenade, Docklands

There was a time a couple of years ago where restaurants Mecca and Mecca Bah were HOT, HOT, HOT. Then Mecca was sold off and Mecca Bah shifted to Docklands. I think it’s been off the Melbourne foodie radar ever since. Mecca Bah takes up a prime position in Newquay as the glass-housed restaurant juts […]

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 Spots Summer Edition 2010 and Summer Serve

It’s summer. The sun doesn’t go down till 9pm. Everyone is feeling relaxed and refreshed. So why not spend some time discovering, or rediscovering, the great things Melbourne offers in summer? If browsing through MEL: HOT OR NOT doesn’t provide you with enough inspiration, pick up Hot Spots Summer Edition 2010, a cute booklet produced […]

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: preview of The Brothers Bloom with Mark Ruffalo, Adrien Brody and Rachel Weisz; preview of Jane Campion’s latest film Bright Star, starring the gorgeous Abbie Cornish; glamming it up for homeless shelter charity Many Rooms […]

HOT: Dralion, Grand Chapiteau, 453 – 507 Docklands Drive, Docklands

I love the arts, but for some reason I’ve never been gaga for circus (and particularly dislike burlesque). As far as circuses go though, Cirque de Soleil produces some of the best shows and this year they’ve brought their big top to Melbourne for Dralion. Dralion takes the Chinese circus tradition and mixes it with […]

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