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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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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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Happy Birthday Luna Park! 103 Years Young

Do you share your birthday with a famous celebrity? I do, turns out Taylor Swift was born on the same day I was! But as fun as that little bit of trivia is, I doubt I’ll ever get to share a Birthday party with ‘Tay Tay’. Taylor Swift is ok I guess, but I was so much more delighted to…

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Super Hero for a Day

Time for your kid to unleash their inner Super Hero! The Good Guys and Circus Oz have teamed up to create the Super Hero Academy, two hours of fun, circus activities for primary school age kids – and it’s free! Emma and I headed to the inaugural workshop at the Meat Market, a beautiful heritage venue in North Melbourne which…

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Burger Project by Neil Perry, Sydney CBD

Put your hand up if you like a good burger? Well of course you do, who doesn’t? If you happen to find yourself in central Sydney like I did this past weekend, and are craving a good burger, you are in luck because Neil Perry’s Burger Project will quell your hunger pangs with their tasty offerings. Located in World Square…

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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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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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