The Night Noodle Markets are coming to Melbourne

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The Night Noodle Markets is back to Melbourne again, returning to Birrarung Marr from 9-26 November, setting the city alight with the smells, sights and sounds of more than thirty sizzling hawker-style stalls. Having just wrapped-up in Sydney, the Asian market feast will see food-lovers indulge in the signature dishes and innovative tastes from Melbourne favourites such Hochi […]

Make your own gin at Taste of Melbourne

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A gin-making masterclass at Taste of Melbourne is coming to Melbs from 30 November to 3 December at the MCG’s Yarra Park. MORE: See what’s on in Sydney this Good Food Month It’s encouraging invites crafty spirit-loving festival-goers to learn the art of distilling with an Archie Rose expert and take home a 200ml bottle of their own blended gin. The […]

Tips to make the most of this Melbourne Cup Race Day

Melbourne Cup race track in Flemington on a sunny day

Tips to make the most of this Melbourne Cup race day can really help a lot of people involved. When it comes to horse racing, it really is hard to beat the Melbourne Cup. This 3,200 metre race can still feel like it is over in an instant, which is more or less how a […]

The Merry Widow operetta is coming to the Melbourne Arts Centre in November

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If operettas (little operas) are more your thing than full-blown three-hour productions, then The Merry Widow might be right up your alley. Especially flown in for it, Melbourne-born international opera star Danielle de Niese will make a return to home to perform in her first opera in Australia. MORE: It’s been a decade since the […]

A Melbourne and Sydney bar have been named two of the world’s best

Black pearl Bar Melbourne cocktail bartender Chris Hysted Adams

It’s pretty often these days some amazing feat of Australian ingenuity, taste, sophistication and talent gets recognised internationally, because we really are quite awesome, BUT these are especially good. Two Australian cocktail bars have nabbed a spot in the top 50 ranking of the world’s best bars in Europe, giving tastemakers from around the world […]

Melbourne Cup Guide: Where to celebrate in Sydney on race day

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It’s almost Melbourne Cup time, the pinnacle of the spring racing season. It’s time to don the suits and dresses, take out some large wads of cash and – if you can’t make it to Flemington – head to any one of the seemingly hundreds of quality venues in Sydney and Melbourne that are putting […]

6 best places to stay in Melbourne for the AFL Grand Final

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It’s AFL Grand Final time and for those who this fits the bill of the holiest day in the calendar, a pilgrimage to Melbourne, the AFL capital is on the cards. Where to stay, though? Aside from friends’ or families’ homes, you need a quality hotel to hang your head, so are the top five […]

Travelling? Here’s a guide on how to tip when abroad

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When you’re an Aussie overseas, the one thing you quickly learn you won’t like is the almost globally-accepted custom of tipping. It sucks. But it doesn’t seem like it’s going anywhere, any time soon, so getting your head around how to do it right is vital. Here’s how it goes courtesy of language masters, Babbel… Tipping […]

Can’t get to LA? California Burgers on Chapel Street is the next best thing

California Burgers LA Chapel Street Melbourne flat lay

For foodies who have been fortunate enough to travel to LA, you know that the first meal will usually be something typically American and fried like a burger and fries. For those who are yet to travel to LA for either, look no further than Chapel St’s very own California Burgers for the hit you’re […]

Specsavers launches an eyewear collection with Balmain

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If there’s one thing we all know and love Specsavers for, it’s their consistently flooring collaborations with designers, celebrities and brands that set them apart from the rest. Remember Kim Cattrall, anyone? General chills with my mate Kim Cattrall ??? @kimcattrall #samanthajones #satc #sexandthecity #specsavers #apparentlyiamfunny @specsaversaustralia @thebutlersydney @heathermurphyinstagram ? @ariellets A post shared by […]

Australia’s first Oktoberfest German bier parades are here

Get ready for the biggest Oktoberfest party outside of Bavaria during six weeks of celebrations at Munich Brauhaus, Bavarian Bier Cafe? and The Bavarian beginning on Saturday, 16 September. The annual festivities begin at midday at Munich Brauhaus The Rocks in Sydney, Munich Brauhaus South Wharf in Melbourne, and Bavarian Bier Cafe? Eagle Street Pier […]

Christian Dior celebrates 70 years of haute couture only at NGV Melbourne

Dior exhibition 70 years haute couture NGV Melbourne Christian

Stop what you’re doing – the highly-anticipated Dior exhibition has landed in Melbourne. To celebrate seventy years of haute couture, the House of Dior has treated Melburnians with an exquisite never-before-seen exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. From the outset, prepare to be dazzled and stunned. MORE: Take a look back at the exquisite Viktor […]