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Hank Marvin Markets – St.Kilda East

Southsiders rejoice, the food trucks have finally arrived! No longer do we have to cross the river to get our little piece of street food action, now that Hank Marvin Market has set up shop in Alma Park, St Kilda East. As the sign clearly states, South Side’s Starvin’,and if the turn out last weekend is anything to go by,…

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Telstra AIr Melbourne CBD wifi hotspot

Lighting up the Night Sky

“Brought to you by Telstra” If you are in the Melbourne CBD this weekend you’ll notice the city has gotten just a little bit brighter. Telstra phone booths all over town are shining beams of light up into the night sky to celebrate the launch of Telstra Air, a new service that transforms the humble public phone into a Wi-Fi…

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TMNT Melbourne Oz Comic Con 2015

A Day Out at OZ Comic Con – Melbourne

Nothing cures a bad case of jet lag better than a dose of Comic-Con realness, or more fittingly surrealness! Emma and I headed over to the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre to check the cosplay action on Sunday. I’m a bit of a closet sci-fi geek, and Emma loves to dress up, so this was the perfect event with something…

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Glamping on Melbourne Central rooftop at St Jerome's Hotel

Melbourne’s New ‘Glamping’ Rooftop Hotel

When it comes to rooftop experiences, Melbourne has got it covered, you’ll find trendy types hanging out at rooftop bars, restaurants and cinemas around town. And now the rooftop scene is complete with the opening of a brand new accommodation concept – St Jerome’s The Hotel. From May 20, you can sleep under the stars in luxury camp style digs…

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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition National Trust

A visit to Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition

Phryne Fisher is back! Fans of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, me being one of them, have patiently waited for the series return of this visually stunning production to our small screens. The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, swans into early 1929 Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl-handled pistol and her dagger-sharp wit. As a Melbournian, I love how meticulously, and lavishly…

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RESILIENT WOMEN THINK DIFFERENTLY

A Conversation with Four Resilient Women

When we talk about health and wellbeing, the first thing that often comes to mind is physical health. So much of the internet is devoted to how to exercise and what to eat, but an aspect of health that is often forgotten in emotional wellness. Emotional wellness isn’t just about feeling happy all the time, it’s about accepting and bouncing…

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The WW1 Centenary Exhibition at Melbourne Museum

The WW1 Centenary Exhibition at Melbourne Museum

The Melbourne Museum is hosting The WW1 Centenary Exhibition to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War. This is the most historical and significant exhibition from the UK’s IWM (Imperial War Museums) to ever leave Great Britain and visit Australia. I took my dad, who is a bit of a history buff, to a preview tour of the exhibition….

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Etsy at the cullen

Etsy at the Cullen

I was recently invited to preview a unique collaboration between Etsy.com and The Cullen Hotel in Melbourne. Creative duo M​arsha Golemac and B​rooke Holm were tasked with a world­ first, to takeover and transform a hotel room and create Etsy at the Cullen. With hand­picked homewares from Australia’s burgeoning Etsy community of makers, and some savvy non-permanent interior design solutions…

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The Ersatz Fantasia Project – An Exhibition for Kids

If you are looking for something magical to entertain and educate the kids these school holidays take a day trip to the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum in Lilydale and be spell bound by The Ersatz Fantasia Project. In this project artist Rachael Hallinan has created a large-scale installation of recycled plastic toys, games and recreational products that might otherwise end…

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canon macro lens - photography tour

Getting that Camera off Auto with the Canon Collective

Yesterday I was invited to participate in a Photographic Walking Tour at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show with the team at Canon Collective. Although I do like looking at the floral displays I’m no green thumb so it was just as well that I was there to learn some new photography skills. And WOW did I learn some…

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