Melbourne's Baddest Burger (& Why It's Actually Amazingly Good)

CHUG | Melbourne

Back in high school it was always a wonder what made the bad boys so popular; how was it that they slacked off in class and still managed to get the girls? And how on earth did they ever manage to make sweatbands look fashionable?While these are mysteries of the universe that may never be answered, but we are able to tell you what makes Badboys in Melbourne so dam sexy. Badboys is a teeny-ti ...

Unique Vintage Warehouse Sales

EricaL

Vintage fashion lovers that do not mind crowds and a good old fashioned rummage might like to hear about Unique Vintage Warehouse Sales that take place in Cheltenham, Melbourne's South East. Unique Vintage offer genuine vintage clothing (from 1950s - 1990s) at bargain prices, opening their warehouse to the public every few months, usually on a Saturday.  Items you will expect to find include t-sh ...

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 ...

Cafe Corretto

KirtanaB

I entered this restaurant on a whim in sought of a satisfying meal, after a long morning filled with back-to-back lectures and assignments. I was also told that it used to be the place where the Underbelly lads ordered their coffees and pizzas – which made it all the more alluring. Right in the center of Melbourne’s Italian precinct, Café Corrento has been serving authentic Southern Italian c ...

Point Nepean National Park

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At the bottom of Mornington Peninsula lies a beautiful national park that, surprisingly, not many people know about. Point Nepean National Park is home to some magnificent views, with everything from the sandy beaches, to the rocky coasts and hilly landscapes. It's a large park, excellent for a hike or bike ride. Bike hire is $27.70 for the day and it's completely worth the ride and scenery. The ...

Brighton Dog Beach

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Brighton is often known for its beach, not far from the city, but just out of the city enough to have a less crowded beach than St Kilda. However, just before the popular Brighton Beach, is Sandown St Beach - a beach for dogs. Many beaches have restrictions as to what time you can bring your dog, but Sandown St beach is dedicated to dogs with no time restrictions for the whole year. You can enter ...

Queen Elizabeth makes Little Lonsdale talk of the town!- Part II

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The food scene on the section of Little Lonsdale Street between Queen and Elizabeth Streets, and its adjoining laneways is thriving with an injection of some of Melbourne’s best dining hotspots. Here are some more highlights for you to experience: Brothl - 123 Hardware Street Yes...you pronounced it correctly! Joost Bakker, the genius behind Greenhouse Perth, is at it again. This time has t ...

Cat Stuff Pop Up Market

EricaL

It is official; Melbourne has gone a little cat crazy.  First Australia's first Cat Cafe opened to the public in Melbourne CBD last week, and now there is a pop up market heading to Brunswick this August, specialising in all things kitty.    [ Image credit: Alice Oehr ] The Cat Stuff Market will sell cat themed goodies from twenty established Melbourne based artisans including Able and Game, ...

The Handmaker's Factory

EricaL

The make do and mend mentality is a phrase that is no longer reserved for wartime Britain.  Old school handicrafts have made quite the comeback in recent years, as we see households take on new hobbies in sewing, knitting, weaving and crocheting to either make their own clothes and gifts, or repair what they already have. Making and mending requires a certain level of skill, which for some is pa ...

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 ...

Super Zu Playcentre and Cafe

EricaL

The newest and one of the largest indoor playgrounds opened its doors to excited children and families on Saturday 23 May, 2015, and it is epic.Super Zu Playcentre and Cafe positioned on Boundary Road, Dingley, presents 2270m2 of mega fun with zoo themed play equipment to jump on, climb up, slide down, explore, crawl through, build and drive.SuperZu Playcentre and CafeCentered around a very large ...

Koko Black

EricaL

Chocolate lovers seeking the best treats in town should look no further than Koko Black.  Established in Melbourne back in 2003, Koko Black leads the way in chocolate sensory pleasure.  Koko Black’s founder Shane Hills, started his Koko journey travelling to Solingen in Germany and Bruges in Belgium, to learn the art of chocolate making from the bean.  In Bruges, he met a passionate and talen ...

Sugar Hit Melbourne

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How does a pop up festival run by the people that brought you LuxBite, Mork Chocolate and N2 Extreme Gelato sound? There's live music to boot, and in keeping with Melbournian 'tradition', it's all happening at a hidden laneway cafe.  Sugar Hit Melbourne was set to occur over once a month, across the months of April, May and June. Each themed night brings together a concentration of some creative ...

5 Child Friendly Cafes in Melbourne South East

EricaL

Melbourne is perhaps best known for its flouishing cafe and coffee culture, but when it comes to brunches with little people in tow, it is a case of finding a venue that can accomodate for children so that you can enjoy your latte and possible squeeze in an adult conversation, too!5 Child Friendly Cafes in Melbourne South EastIf the thought of researching child friendly cafes exhausts you, look no ...

Inside The Brick: Bayside LEGO Fan Expo

EricaL

LEGO fanatics have a lot to be excited about this winter, as Australia's master builders unite to show off their amazing creations at Bayside LEGO® Fan Expo brought to you by Inside the Brick®. Lego creations at Bayside LEGO® Held on the last weekend of the July school holidays at Kingston Town Hall in Cheltenham, Bayside LEGO® Fan Expo invites families to discover the magic of LEGO building, ...

Ice Hockey - Canada vs USA

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Traditionally a big sport in America, ice hockey is coming on tour to Australia, full of excitement and hype. And why not? After all, they're bringing the best teams with the biggest rivalry, USA and Canada, to showcase one of the most popular sports and provide the full experience. There will even be American commentators, jumbo screens, sound and lighting effects, entertainment and more. Image c ...

The Rocky Horror Show Returns to Melbourne

EricaL

Melburnian's get to do the Time Warp once again, as the magnificent Rocky Horror Show has returned to Victoria's capital city after a 15 year break.  The world's most successful rock n' roll musical commenced its 2014 Australian tour in January, captivating crowds in Brisbane, followed by Perth, Adelaide and now Melbourne, in an unforgettable show comparable to no other. Cast of The Rocky Horror ...

Australian Rainbow Trout Farm

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If you've visited all the places to be in the Dandenong Ranges (1000 Steps, Sky High, National Rhodendron Gardens to name a few), then here's something a little different. In the town of Macclesfield, you'll find the Australian Rainbow Trout Farm. What's a trout farm, you ask? Well, there are quite a few in Victoria, but the idea is that the fish are farmed and then put in ponds for visitors to c ...

Emporium Melbourne makes the “food court” fashionable once again!

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When most people think of a food court, the first thing that comes to mind is crammed, smelly and a little bit greasy. Thankfully, the recently opened Emporium Melbourne in the CBD is redefining these perceptions with class and all-star might.   With more than 30 outlets, ranging from the Gluten-free Paleo-inspired Thrive to George Calombaris’ souvlaki bar, Jimmy Grants, the premium food offer ...

The Clothing Exchange

EricaL

Most women would agree that we hoard far too many clothes, shoes and accessories in the back of our bulging wardrobes. Sometimes it is hard to part with our unworn pieces as we would ideally like to see some money back on the items we've spent our hard earned cash on. As we lead such busy lives, selling unworn clothes online eats into our precious time, as we hear many women cry "I just don't hav ...