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HOT: Golden Mirror Carousel by Carsten Höller, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

One of the free, experiential and sculptural works being presented at Melbourne Festival 2014 is the Golden Mirror Carousel by Belgian artist Carsten Höller. A shiny gilt old-fashioned swing carousel has taken up residence in Federation Court of NGV International. It’s a beautiful object and a stunning sight to behold when you first enter the […]

HOT: South Melbourne Market tour, 322-326 Coventry St, South Melbourne

During Markets of Melbourne’s Market Week 2014 I took the opportunity to take a guided tour of South Melbourne Market. South Melbourne Market is not a market I frequent often so the tour was a fun and delicious way to discover interesting gems and meet some of the stallholders and characters behind the long-standing market. Here are […]

HOT: Westside Discovery Tours

A few times a year Maribyrnong City Council run ‘Westside Discovery Tours’, a series of free tours for locals and visitors to introduce them to the secrets of Melbourne’s west side. (Read about some of their previous tours here and here). New tours and now available for booking now and covers topics as diverse as art, […]

HOT: ‘Bring Your Bub’ Photography Tour of Footscray, Westside Discovery Tour

Every 3 months Maribyrnong City Council hold free ‘Westside Discovery Tours’ where locals and visitors can discover the hidden secrets of Melbourne’s inner west. One of the sold out tours that I attended was the ‘Bring Your Bub’ Photography Tour of Footscray which was held in conjunction with Culture Mamas. Photographer Terry Murphy led 8 mums and bubs on a […]

HOT: Melbourne Now, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

If you haven’t heard of or visited Melbourne Now yet, get out from under your rock! Melbourne Now is the National Gallery of Victoria’s most ambitious and wide-ranging exhibition every and it celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice of creative Melbourne. There are so many exhibits, performances, workshops and activities to explore it […]

HOT: Instant Expert Moulded Chocolates Class, Ganache Chocolate, 250 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

One of the downsides of writing a blog that’s heavily focused on food is that I often get hungry as I work on the computer. Fortunately for this post I have had a stash of excellent chocolate to sustain me – thanks to a chocolate making class at Ganache, my favourite chocolatier in Melbourne. For […]

HOT: Vietnam on a Plate, Discover Footscray Tours

Every six months or so Maribyrnong City Council run ‘Discover Footscray‘ tours which are free or subsidised tours to help locals and visitors discover the food, art and history in Footscray – possibly the last inner city suburb in Melbourne that has yet to be completely gentrified. Footscray has an enviable reputation of being one of […]

HOT: Next Wave Breakfast Club, The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

It’s 2 degrees and dark. I drag myself out of bed and hop on my bike, hands chapped and  breathing frigid air fumes. What for? To warm up my intellectual muscle at Next Wave’s Breakfast Club. Next Wave is a biennial arts festival which celebrates independent, local artists and the Breakfast Club is a free event that’s happening over four weeks […]

Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show 2013 Giveaway!

Australia’s largest consumer food and wine exhibition the Good Food and Wine Show is being held on the Queen’s Birthday Long weekend on 7-10 June at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. It is a huge event for food and wine lovers and this year will feature appearances in the Celebrity Theatre from Maggie Beer, Miguel Maestre, […]

HOT: Melt Chocolate Festival preview, Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne

If you want to learn about, eat and share chocolate then make sure you don’t miss Melt: Chocolate Festival on next Sunday 26 May 11am – 4pm at the Immigration Museum. At Melt: Chocolate Festival, you will get to meet members of Victoria’s chocolate-loving Portuguese-speaking, Belgian, and Mexican communities to explore the role of chocolate in cuisine, […]

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