HOT List: Melbourne International Film Festival 2011 picks

YAY! It’s the time of year when I can bunker down in dark cinemas for hours on end during the Melbourne International Film Festival. This year RM and I have selected the films for our 10 film mini-pass in a slightly different manner. In one way we’ve been constrained by the fact that we have […]

HOT: Pillar of Salt, 541 Church St, Richmond

In The Melbourne Magazine’s recent list of Melbourne’s best cafes, Richmond’s winner was Pillar of Salt. Intrigued by its biblical name, I made a mental note to visit it the next time I was around Richmond. Let me just say at the outset it’s a place worth a trip across town. On a weekday afternoon […]

HOT: Naked for Satan, 285 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

When Naked for Satan first opened in September 2010, it was all about the drinking. The bar infuses its own vodka in a polished metal engine-like contraption and as the wall of wine attests, it’s a gathering place for people to drink and be merry. A year later, the focus seems to have turned to […]

HOT: Melbourne Sustainability Drinks, Slate Bar, 9 Goldsborough Lane, Melbourne

Melbourne Sustainability Drinks are part of a national networking evening hosted once a month by the Shaper Group with the byline ‘connecting passionate people to create a better world’. In Melbourne it happens on the first Wednesday of every month and is well attended by ‘light to medium green’ types who work in or have […]

HOT: Melba Mannequins, Melba Restaurant, The Langham Melbourne, 1 Southgate Ave, Southbank

Melba Mannequins is the twinning of my two loves – fashion and food. The name of the event comes from experiencing lunch at the Melba Restaurant at The Langham while beautiful models parade fashion around the restaurant. Thanks to The Langham, I attend the first sold out Melba Mannequins event which featured the Autumn/Winter collection […]

HOT: Duckfest, The Provincial Hotel, 299 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

I am an unashamed omnivore – my favourite meat is duck, followed closely by pork. So when I heard that a Duckfest was being organised at The Provincial Hotel, how could I say no? The dining room at The Provincial has an earthy stone-set warmth which is a fitting backdrop to the rustic European style […]

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