HOT: Taste of Melbourne 2012, Pelican Lawn, Albert Park

Happy Friday! The weekend weather is looking like it will hold up for Taste of Melbourne‘s new outdoor setting by the banks of Albert Park lake. Thanks to Taste of Melbourne I attended the first night of festivities and here are some of my highlights to act as a guide for your visit… For a savoury […]

HOT: Ballet & Fashion, National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

As soon as I found out about NGV’s latest fashion exhibition ‘Ballet & Fashion‘ I knew I had to visit. I love ballet, I love ballet costumes and I love fashion, and I was curious to see what kind of items they had on display. Given the number of fashion designers who have collaborated with […]

WTC Wharf Progressive Dinner + Giveaway

Sponsored by Nuffnang Picture this. It’s a balmy evening. Trees gently sway, creating dappled shadows. You sit by the water’s edge and watch boats pootle along the river, the sunset glistening on your skin as you sip your drink and prepare yourself for a night of feasting. Queensland? Bali? The Mediterranean? No. Right here in […]

HOT: Thirty Eight Chairs, 4A Bond St, South Yarra

Amongst the glitz of Chapel Street you’ll find an unexpected slice of unpretentious Italian charm behind a concrete facade. Turn down unprepossessing Bond Street and draw up a seat at Third Eight Chairs. I promise you won’t regret it. This tiny all-day cafe/restaurant is the work of an ex Caffe e Cucina manager, an ex […]

HOT: Ladro Greville,162 Greville St, Prahran

I’ve previously stated that Fitzroy’s Ladro makes one of my favourite pizzas in Melbourne and until now I’ve not veered away from Ladro Gertrude to visit its sister restaurant Ladro Greville in Prahran. Ladro Greville is a bigger, glossier version of the original restaurant. The antipasti/pizza/pasta/roast menu is familiar, as is the easy conviviality of […]

HOT: The Hatton Hotel, 65 Park St, South Yarra

Sometimes a break from the routine is a good thing for the soul. So even though I live, work and play in Melbourne I relished the opportunity to take a weekend break at The Hatton Hotel thanks to my friend K. The Hatton is a 20-room boutique hotel located near the Botanical Gardens in South Yarra, which […]

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