Made of Ballarat Pop Up

Made of Ballarat Pop Up

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Visit Ballarat, is bringing the best of region to Melbourne’s CBD with the Made of Ballarat Pop-Up Shop. Open from 29 March until 24 April, the store will boast an eclectic collection of locally made products, tastings and Meet the Maker events. In partnership with the Victorian Government, the Made of Ballarat Pop-Up Shop will […]

Wind Down Pop Up Hotel

Wind Down Pop Up Hotel

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Visitors can wake up amongst the vines for a limited time in upcycled converted shipping containers as Visit Victoria launches a state first.  Wine Down Pop Up is a unique and pop-up vineyard escape which will see two beautifully crafted eco-luxury pods by Contained move across three premier Victorian wine regions from April to July […]

Foodie Heaven

Foodie Heaven

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The 2019 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne takes place from 8 to 24 March, offering Festival-only experiences across the city and state. From a delicious coup d’état at Attica to a souva-lucky dip at George Calombaris’ Press Club – Projects, we’re thrilled to announce an amazing line-up of events across […]

Melbourne’s Best Wine Regions

Melbourne’s Best Wine Regions

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The producers of Victorian food and wine are clustered in tight knit communities across this compact state. Attracted by fertile soil and clean water, food producers and wine growers have founded their farms and vineyards in the most beautiful parts of the state. Here, they welcome visitors with open arms to try their wines and […]

Hardware Hawkers

Hardware Hawkers

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We were invited in by Hawker Boys to try some their Vietnamese cuisine. This is a great little shop tucked down Melbourne’s very busy and popular Hardware Lane.  A good selection of all the Viet favorites, including pork spring rolls, pho, ‘bun me’ and rice paper rolls. Find Them 85 Hardware Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000 […]

Left Field | Carnegie

Left Field | Carnegie

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We visited Left Field for brunch on a busy Saturday afternoon in the tranquil suburban Carnegie. The first thing that you will notice is how popular (be prepared for a wait) and vibrant this place is.  And, once you get your coffee and food, you will quickly see why. We had the pulled pork benedict […]

Moonlight Cinema

Moonlight Cinema

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Spend an evening at Melbourne’s original summer outdoor cinema in the surrounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Trade memorable quotes from your favourite flicks or sit back an enjoy one of the advance screenings as the sun goes down and the bats flap overhead. Bring your own picnic or select snacks, street food and drinks […]

Top 6 Things To Do At Moomba Festival 2017

Top 6 Things To Do At Moomba Festival 2017

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From 10 to 13 March 2017, Moomba will be bustling with a chock-a-block program of free entertainment, workshops, activities and performances.  Here’s our pick of the top 6: 1. ROLLER DISCO Pop on some skates and have a boogie at the grooviest roller disco in town. Bust some new moves to the disco beats of […]

Paper Plate | Richmond

Paper Plate | Richmond

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Melbourne Explorer visited Paper Plate for their grand opening.  Situated on Richmond’s popular Bridge Road, Paper Plate is bringing a Vietnamese flare to an increasingly diverse foodie hub. An asian inspired cocktail list greets you for dinner.  My recommendation is the Mekhong Sour with whisky, citrus, egg whites and cinnamon, or their famous espresso martini […]