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Glamping Pods – A Luxury Camping Experience in the Yarra Valley

I’m always up for a little bit of adventure with a luxurious twist, so when the team from Park Lane Holiday Parks invited Emma and me to be the first people to try out their new Glamping Pods, we jumped at the opportunity. We’d previously had a great time camping in the park’s Eco Lotus Belle glamping tents, and couldn’t…

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Yarra Valley’s First Inflatable Water Park – Parky’s Healesville

Victoria’s Yarra Valley is not synonymous with aquatic activities, but that’s all about to change now that Park Lane Holiday Park in Healesville has opened its newest attraction, Parky’s Water Park. It’s an inflatable obstacle course that adventurous families will love. A great way for the kids to burn off some energy and a super fun way to cool off…

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Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman at ACMI

It’s not very often that I walk out of an exhibition where my face hurts from smiling too much. There really should be a warning sign at the entrance of ACMI’s latest exhibition Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman clearly stating the risk of facial cramping from the abundant whimsy and delightful displays of artistry that await…

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A Taste of Marseilles in Port Melbourne – The House of Wine & Food

Tucked away in the quiet residential streets of Port Melbourne, The House of Wine & Food is a hidden gem offering an authentic Mediterranean dining experience. Don’t let it’s old school pub exterior fool you, what was once the Cricketers Arms Hotel, has now been transformed by new Owner and chef, Alan Giles, into a warm and inviting venue where…

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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

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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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

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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