Author Archives: melbourne

Melbourne’s Best Gay Nights

I’m a transplant from São Paulo and arrived in Melbourne several months ago to study medicine at Monash. In reality, I spend most of my time ravenously discovering Melbourne’s vibrant gay scene. There are two gay venues that I frequent and…

Kombucha brewing class with KombuchAID

My first encounter with kombucha was not exactly a great one. I was about 12 years old and all I remember was a vinegar-fuelled jolt as I tried a shot from my friend’s mum’s stash. Apparently it was good for…

The Urban Kitchen’s Duck Masterclass with Ian Curley

Growing up in a family of foodies, I’ve always felt comfortable in the kitchen. My childhood dinners always seemed far fancier than my friends’, and as my mum likes to say, “We would rarely eat the same thing twice in…

Rubber Soul Revolver

Rubber Soul Revolver tour

The team behind Beatles Live hand-picked four of the best voices to pay tribute to (disputably) two of the best Beatles albums: Rubber Soul and Revolver. Marlon Williams, Jordie Lane, Fergus Linacre (of Kingswood) and Husky Gawenda jumped on stage…

Vamos

Argentinian Nights: a Malbec tasting at Vamos

On a rather chilly and rainy Melbourne winter evening, my plus one and I were given the opportunity to sample some tasty and warming Malbec wines at Latin American restaurant and bar Vamos. Malbec is an high-altitude, thick-skinned grape that…

Neil de Grasse Tyson

An evening with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is something of a pop culture phenomenon. His official titles (according to Wikipedia) are ‘astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator’. And he’s also one of the guys that made Pluto stop being a planet. (Not really, but…

Madame Brussels

Up the rear of Madame Brussels for a Cocktail Masterclass

If these walls could talk. Madame Brussels has a secret Parlour Room (known as ‘up the rear of Madame Brussels’) that hosts all kinds of naughty parties. A chandelier hangs over rich red upholstery… a chandelier that can hold Miss…

Kitty Daisy & Lewis

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis’ family affair in Melbourne

A bunch of Splendour in the Grass acts have been spreading their love round the country, with U.K. family band Kitty, Daisy & Lewis taking to the stage in Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth. In a crowded 170 Russell, swarms of extra…