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KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza brings out Melbourne’s inner child

“Guess what Emma? We’re going to the circus!” I thought she’d be excited, but instead her response was lukewarm, “Can’t you take someone else? The circus isn’t really my thing.” Geez, kids these days really don’t know how to have fun! Turns out she was a little bit worried about the clowns, but once I explained that Cirque du Soleil…

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Glamping in the Yarra Valley, Victoria Australia. A review by mypoppet.com.au

Let’s Go Glamping in the Yarra Valley!

I love the idea of camping – getting close to nature, enjoying big starry skies and spending quality time with friends and family, it’s all great in theory. But my reality has always been – having to pack the car to the gills only to discover you’ve left something essential like sleeping bags at home, or waking up on rock…

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restaurant review Melbourne - Claypots Barbarossa mypoppet.com.au

Claypots Barbarossa – Simple Seafood in Melbourne’s CBD

If you enjoy fresh, uncomplicated seafood you are going to love Renan Goksin’s new food offering in Melbourne’s Hardware Lane – Claypots Barbarossa. Renan is best known for his simple approach to seafood with European flavours at his St Kilda and South Melbourne venues, Claypots and Claypots Evening Star. Claypots Barbarossa is no different and takes the same approach to…

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Magic Mountain Saloon Melbourne CBD Thai Brunch Review mypoppet.com.au

Melbourne’s Best Asian Brunch + Cocktails! – Magic Mountain Saloon

One of my favourite things about travelling in Asia is their delicious approach to breakfast. Curries, spicy sambal, fish and grilled meats are all on the menu and pack a delicious flavour punch that help get the day started. Turns out I’m not the only one feeling the love for Asian breakfasts, it’s the hottest new trend taking Melbourne’s brunch…

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Truffle season South Melbourne market photo credit Kristyna Hess

Time to do The Truffle Shuffle!

When I invited the Mr to accompany me on The Truffle Shuffle at the South Melbourne Market this weekend his initial reaction was “Awesome, I love The Goonies!” Well, while 80’s movie fans may be a little disappointed at the lack of pirate ships and a rocking soundtrack featuring Cyndi Lauper, they will certainly enjoy a culinary adventure collecting edible…

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Singin' in the Rain Melbourne Premiere - review

Melbourne, let Singin’ in the Rain put a Smile on your face

It seemed almost ironic that in Melbourne, a city constantly being poked fun at for it’s less than stellar weather, the only umbrellas required on the opening night of Singin’ in the Rain were for the performers on stage. “Brought to you by Nuffnang and Singin’ in the Rain “ The city was abuzz under clear skies this Saturday night as…

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Why Girls need Female Super Heroes AND Super-Villains as role models

Emma didn’t need much encouragement to dress up in superhero garb today for an event launching a new DC Comics property, the DC Super Hero Girls. I didn’t tell her we were going until yesterday afternoon, which was a mistake on my part because she insisted that I whip her up a movie quality costume quick smart. She’s always been…

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Impala + Peacock – A High Tea Experience in Brunswick

Fellow tea lovers rejoice! No longer do we have to suffer being treated as second class citizens in Melbourne’s coffee obsessed cafe culture thanks to Impala + Peacock in Sydney rd Brunswick.  It’s been a while since I’ve spent any time in Brunswick, my old stomping ground in Melbourne’s inner north, so I was delighted to head across town to…

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Tennis Fun for Kids – Summer School Holidays Sorted

January in Melbourne can only mean one thing – it’s tennis time! The world’s top tennis players hit the courts, and today they were joined by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, and other Nickelodeon characters and entertainers for some fun on centre court at the Kids Tennis Day Rod Laver Arena Spectacular; A fantastic prequel to the Australian…

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