Santa's Magical Kingdom FAMILY TICKET GIVEAWAY

EricaL

One family event on the annual calendar you clearly shouldn't miss if you are partial to the festivities of Christmas, is a visit to Santa's Magical Kingdom.  Now in its third year, Santa's Magical Kingdom moves to a fancy new grotto held at Caulfield Racecourse this November and December, introducing the joy of Christmas to Melbourne's South East. Enter a world of festive fun with a wo ...

Medibank Icehouse

Vi

There are different sports for different terrains. Running, jumping and twirling on land could be a breeze for you but can you do the same on ice? Medibank Icehouse offers skaters, from first timers to seasoned professionals the benefit of two Olympic sized ice rinks to skate till their heart's content. For first time skaters, the Icehouse offers free 15-minutes lessons that teaches you the basics ...

Fukuryu Ramen

Vi

Fukuryu Ramen is the latest hotspot to be slurping up bowls of mouth-watering noodle and broth in Melbourne. Despite opening three weeks ago, patrons, streaming in for a taste, stream out with positive reviews, singing praises of their experience. Located in Chinatown, one can be forgiven for having doubtful thoughts as they descend down the laneway and up the concrete stairwell, looking almost li ...

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

Melbourne Sights

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk If you were wondering what all the excitement is about in the City of Melbourne regarding Jean Paul Gaultier here is a sneak peak to answer your questions.The National Gallery of Victoria are currently running his first international exhibition which features more than 140 beautiful garments plus there are some photograp ...

The Ersatz Fantasia Project at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum

EricaL

An explosion of childhood toys and relics have taken over the exhibition space within the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum in Lilydale.  The Ersatz Fantasia Project, a new art installation by artist and photographer Rachael Hanillan, features a large scale display using hundreds of colourful plastic toys from decades gone by to the current day, that would otherwise be destined for landfill.  ...

David Bowie Is Exhibition at ACMI

EricaL

The wait is over, the incredible David Bowie is exhibition has opened to pop culture fans at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).The widely acclaimed exhibition, celebrating the phenomenal 50 year career of one of the most influential artists of our time arrives in Melbourne directly from London's Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), as part of the Victorian Government's Melbourne W ...

Win tickets to The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at NGV

EricaL

Prepare to immerse yourselves into a world of unconventional fashion and haute couture at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) this summer, as the first international exhibition dedicated to Jean Paul Gaultier opened amidst a media frenzy last weekend. The NGV in Melbourne is the only Australian venue to host The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From Sidewalk to Catwalk, celebrating 40 year ...

Melbourne Street Art Tours

EricaL

City based Hosier Lane, opposite Federation Square is one of the most visited laneways in the city, attracting tourists, school groups, photographers, documentary makers and music video directors to its rapidly changing street art coating the area. Nevertheless, Hosier Lane merely scratches the surface of Melbourne's street art movement, as the city boasts some of the largest, most prolific street ...

Kryal Castle

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If you're travelling to Ballarat from Melbourne, Kryal Castle is located just before the lovely country town. Kryal Castle is a medieval themed castle that is particularly popular with children. The castle is also located on top of a hill, creating a stunning first impression as you drive up and feel like you're being transported back in time. The daily schedule involves various shows and activit ...

H&M at the GPO

Jo Ferguson

H&M is one of the new retail giants to recently open in Melbourne. The modern, trendy new store takes up three levels and has made its home in Melbourne’s historic GPO building on the corner of Elizabeth and Bourke Streets in the city.   Being the flagship Australian store, previously H&M clothes were only available to us via their online store. This was itself a roaring success in Aust ...

Dine Out in Degraves Street

Jo Ferguson

Degraves Street is a narrow cobblestone laneway running between flinders Street and Flinders Lane, opposite Flinders Street Station in Melbourne CBD. The first thing you notice is the abundance of cafes, restaurants and tiny hole in the wall eateries lining either side of the road. Being one of the most frequented laneways for lunch or dinner, Degraves St is always teeming with people. Numerous hi ...

Tree Surfing at The Enchanted Maze Garden

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The Enchanted Maze Garden at Arthurs Seat is a popular destination for families with children, as the multiple mazes and gardens ensure an endless day of fun. However, if you're travelling in a group of friends and you are a bit more of the adventurous type, then the Tree Surfing offered at the same location might just be for you. If you've been to Tree's Adventures in Belgrave, these courses are ...

ACMI Family Day: Vikings and Dragons

EricaL

Entertainment hubs in Victoria's capital city provide a wealth of activities to keep children busy over each school holiday period, and the forthcoming winter break holds no exception.  Youngsters prepare to re-embrace the enchanting mythical world of Berk, the Viking township seen in widely acclaimed fantasy film blockbuster How to Train Your Dragon produced by DreamWorks Animation, as the much ...

The School of Life

Vi

Originating in London, The School of Life focuses on cultivating your emotional intelligence in a social environment. Predominately this is facilitated through workshops and seminars that considers principles from both the arts & sciences, such as philosophy and psychiatry.  Classes such as 'How to Face Death' and 'How to Find a Job You Love' encourage productive  ...

Empire 2014

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Empire is a show from New York that crosses boundaries and blends genre such as comedy, burlesque, acrobatics and more. A bonus is that it is located on Crown's rooftop, where you can admire Melbourne's night view of the city.       Upon arrival you'll find an outside bar and even an ice-cream truck to keep you busy before the doors open. There is a giant cone-like structure that juts out to s ...

The Best Christmas Events in Melbourne 2014

EricaL

Santa has entered the building of almost every shopping mall, the streets are sprinkled with fairy lights, pine trees are about to be decorated and Melbourne is ♫"beginning to look at lot like Christmas"♫.With so many festive related activities to see and do this year, it is time to start embracing the Silly Season in Victoria's capital city, but if you are not quite yet sure where to start, h ...

Robert Burns Hotel

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Sometimes the unexpected adventures provide you with gems. I always enjoy that Melbourne offers so many eateries, that if plans fail for some odd reason, there are a million backups surrounding you.This occurred when a downpour of rain interrupted our plans of heading to the Johnston St Latin Fiesta - instead we Urbanspooned surrounding restaurants to satisfy our paella cravings and we found a goo ...

The Melbourne Experience

Vi

In the digital age there is no shortage of resources for getting to know the ins and outs of a city, much less for the world’s most liveable city. But how many guides can capture our frenetic dedication to the eateries, galleries and pop up events in the nooks and crannies of our streets? Walk Melbourne steps in to highlight the contemporary icons of Melbourne and shed light ...

Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm

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Sometimes I feel like I'm running out of places to visit in Melbourne, but there are many small little places that you might not hear about as often.Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm is just ten minutes further from the Daylesford area and is a simple, down-to-earth getaway from the busy surburban life.It's undeniably cute, like walking in someone's extremely large backyard. The best bonus is ...

Unleash Creative

EricaL

Unleash Creative, a series of innovative craft events held in capital cities around Australia, commenced its colourful journey in Collingwood, Melbourne last weekend. Described as a ‘travelling creative event’  Unleash Creative invites four creative mentors, experts in their artistic field, to teach their specialised craft to groups of eager folk wishing to learn a new craft skill and take ho ...