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 […]

HOT: Cacao Green, 258 Swanston St, Melbourne

The landscape of Swanston Street changes so often that it’s hard for me to keep up. Even the areas of the street that I’ve passed a thousand times are a blur of noodle shops and fast food outlets such that I’ve never noticed Cacao Green, a store near the corner of Lonsdale Street which opened […]

HOT: Slowpoke Espresso, 157 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

This time last year it seemed that Smith Street was the place to open a cafe or restaurant. Funky eateries launched one after the other and the punters flocked to the slowly gentrifying grunginess. This year it seems that maybe it’s Brunswick Street’s turn, with two new openings within a short space of each other […]

NOT: Moth, Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt St, Southbank

Being a regular theatre-goer, I’ve been a subscriber of the email newsletter for Theatre Alive for years. It’s an Arts Victoria website which provides information on Melbourne’s independent theatre scene and it’s a great way to discover new dance, theatre and comedy shows. So I was quite thrilled when they contacted me to see whether […]

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