Category Archive: Melbourne Town

Melbourne spots to watch in 2017

  Visiting my hometown in December after a two-year hiatus, it was clear a lot had changed. No longer is the city skyline a beautiful summer blue with a hint of the Rialto… Continue reading

Hockney at NGV.

At almost 80, David Hockney is one of Britain’s most avid and highly regarded creators; an investigator, experimenter, developer. Rising to stardom during the Pop art movement of the 1950s and 60s, Hockney… Continue reading

Mighty Boy

Perfectly located between St Vincent’s Hospital and the Melbourne Exhibition building, Mighty Boy on a quiet Gertrude Street corner is quickly becoming a local favourite and institution in the area.

L’call-ing

I am a big fan of locally sourced, handmade products not to mention being able to fly the made in Melbourne flag. With so many wonderful artists, designers and makers in Melbourne and… Continue reading

Hortus – under the Cow up a tree

The drab and dreary Harbour Esplanade behind Etihad stadium has little more than the magnificent Cow up a tree to break the monotony of unfinished acres of glass-fronted businesses and empty high rise… Continue reading

Heidi Museum of Modern Art.

Hidden amidst the rolling green hills of Heidelberg, tucked away alongside the industrial landscape of the Eastern Freeway is an ever changing form and presence of culture; Heidi. Since founders Sunday and John… Continue reading

CERES – for sustainable living.

Melbourne is full of wide open green-spaces, parklands and gardens. We’re privileged to have some of the most accessible city parks in the world filled with native plants and trees, lawn spaces for… Continue reading

A history lesson of a different kind: Melbourne Museum’s AZTEC exhibition

In 1519 Spaniard and explorer Herman Cortes took beloved Moctezuam II, leader of the Aztec empire, hostage in his own palace, slowly embarking on Tenichtitlan, the capital.  For two years, the heavily armed… Continue reading

The Abbotsford Convent: An urban heartland for culture, art and life.

At any time of the day, on any day of the week, the Abbotsford Convent is a buzz of smells, sounds and life. The Convent founded, and developed between 1863 and the early… Continue reading

White Night 2014

After the success of White Night 2013, it is back for another 12 hours of cultural overkill, social experimentation and weird and wonderful art.

Melbourne Heatwave 2014

As we finally enter the warmer (extremely hot), summer days in Melbourne this week, many wonder how we will make it through. Complaining about the weather, is a favourite past time and this… Continue reading

Don’t go hungry November in Melbourne at the Age Good Food Guide, Good Food month

The Age Good Food month is heaven for foodies as Melbourne prepares for a city wide, month long celebration of cuisine, drinks, culture and dining experiences. Throughout November, pop-up installations, restaurants and bars… Continue reading

Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) 2013

As we turn the corner into the colder months of the year, everything is just that little bit harder to do. Spending nights in, at home, with a cup of tea and a… Continue reading

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Every year, without fail I go to the Melbourne International Comedy festival. For me, it is a flagship event in Melbourne that opens up worldwide opportunities for up and coming comedians from home… Continue reading

Golden Plains Music Festival – Do I go for the music or the food?

Australian summers are synonymous with hot nights, drinking around the watering hole and chilling out with friends. What better way to do so more than to spend a long weekend at a music… Continue reading

The year of the snake.

As Melbournians trickle back into town after their long awaited January break, the city is alive and raring to go with festivals, outdoor cinemas, new cafes and bars to distract us from our… Continue reading

Life on a tram.

One thing missing from most cities around the world is tram travel. Fortunately the great cities of Toronto, Lucerne and Melbourne are the lucky ones. Trams are a novelty, attracting the interest of… Continue reading

Melbourne Hispanic Fiesta

With festivals a plenty throughout Melbourne each year, it is sometimes easy to gloss over them and feel they all overlap into one, yearlong celebration of the arts. It is true Melbournians are… Continue reading

Melbourne Theatre Company – Top girls Carol Churchill

At the peak of her career, Margaret Thatcher gave tens of thousands of women the opportunity to believe they could overcome the female stereotypes of slave, housewife, cook, cleaner and mother.  Although not… Continue reading

Away with the coats and out comes the sunscreen… for one day at least.

I have never really enjoyed summer – being very fair and all, summer is more of an ordeal than a relaxing experience. Whilst many hit the beach to work on their summer glow,… Continue reading