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Portabello Bride Boutique Wedding Market giveaway

Happy Monday! What did you get up to on the weekend? My weekend was full of weddings. On Sunday it was my one year wedding anniversary and RM and I had our first baby-free evening out, although we still had dinner at the parent-friendly hour of 6:30pm. Thank you Kat’s Cakes for our unexpectedly large one year […]

HOT: Diamonds Exchange, Level 7, 267 Collins Street, Melbourne

**Please note that my HOT was based on my experience in February 2010. It seems that things have gone very downhill since then and the company has gone into administration. Read the comments below for more information.** I’ve never been one for wearing rings – in fact, I find them quite uncomfortable (I think it’s […]

HOT: Mecca Cosmetica, 150 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

I’m pretty low-key with my makeup – every day I brush on some mineral foundation, swish some neutral eyeshadow and blush and if I’m not eating straight away, a slick of lipstick. Takes about 2 minutes from whoa to go. My super-speedy routine is ok for most days. Actually, even for black-tie events and weddings  […]

HOT: Flowers by Tribal Rose, 257 Smith St, Fitzroy

When it came to choosing a florist for our wedding, I basically went for the florist that was closest to my house, Flowers by Tribal Rose. Their quote for a bouquet and table arrangements was mid-range with other florists in the area, they were conveniently located and I’d always admired their window displays so I […]

HOT: Kat’s Cakes, 309 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North

Over the years I’ve been to many weddings and being a huge sweet tooth, I always pay particular attention to the cake. Modern couples have definitely moved away from fruit cake and white royal icing, and I’ve had chocolate cake, sponge cake and lemon poppyseed cake (although I’ve yet to be cheated with a wheel […]

HOT: Corporate Audio Visual, 103 Boundary Rd, North Melbourne

HOT: Corporate Audio Visual, 103 Boundary Rd, North Melbourne

When RM and I were planning our wedding I vetoed a dance floor, wedding waltz or bouquet throwing – but the one thing he did insist on was speeches. So I asked on Twitter whether anyone could recommend a good microphone/AV rental company. Thanks to Miss Kish, we found Corporate Audio Visual and spoke to […]

HOT: Portico Balcony, Melbourne Town Hall, Cnr Swanston and Collins St, Melbourne

It’s been a month since I was married and so I thought it would be a good time to start a series of posts relating to the wedding – basically my review of all the different suppliers we used for our day. I know that when I was researching florists, photographers and cake shops I […]

I’m getting married tomorrow!

MEL: HOT OR NOT is the decisive guide to Melbourne, but it’s also a diary for myself, my family and friends, detailing all of my comings and goings in my home town. So it feels a bit strange to post a restaurant critique, a film review or an interview at the moment – as tomorrow […]

HOT: Melbourne by Delicate Mayhem

When RM and I moved in together we discovered several things: 1. I had a lot of kitchen gadgets and shoes; 2. He had a lot of books and electrical cords; and 3. We both had too much artwork and not enough walls to hang them. Given our shared tendency to buy photographs, prints and […]

HOT: Stellini, 6-8 Howey Place, Melbourne

Dear Mum I think I’ve just found my wedding dress! Five minutes after entering ever-reliable dress shop Stellini, the decision was made. Every time I’ve needed a special occasion dress I’ve popped into Stellini ‘just for a look’ and come out with something wonderful, in exactly my size. And this dress? Well, it’s white and […]


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