Author Archives: melbourne

Film review: ‘The Square’ at MIFF

Swedish film The Square is making its Australian debut at Melbourne’s most wonderful film festival, MIFF. After taking out the 2017 Cannes Palm d’Or, my fellow movie-watching crew and I had high hopes for filmmaker Ruben Östlund’s unusual and inventive…

Wine in Melbourne

Rendez-Vous in Provence wine tasting

It seems rather odd to head out on a cold, wintery Melbourne night to sample some of Vin de Provence’s finest rosés’ at Rendez-Vous in Provence. My Plus One and I braved the bitter weather and headed to North Melbourne,…

Gasworks Circus Showdown

Gasworks Circus Showdown

I have only had but a few circus experiences in my life. But preceding every one, there has always been a sense of excited anticipation. There is something about the circus, a youthful thrill that is always present. This was…

The Perfume Garden

The Perfume Garden was first performed thirteen years ago at the Gasworks Theatre. It made a return in 2007 at The Athanaeum and now, it has been revamped for 2017 and is being performed at the wonderful Chapel off Chapel….

Film review: ‘The Wound’ at MIFF

The Wound is the directorial debut from filmmaker John Trengove that has been receiving some hot debate about its controversial look at the clash of tradition and modernity in South Africa. On a chilly Melbourne evening we made our way…

Lohengrin Melbourne Opera

Melbourne Opera’s ‘Lohengrin’: a visual feast

Melbourne Opera delights audiences once again with its second Wagnerian opera, Lohengrin, a visual feast that’s well-cast and beautifully sung. This next chapter maintains the high standard set by its acclaimed predecessor, Tannhäuser. Director Suzanne Chaundy delivers once again with…

Film review: ‘The Ornithologist’ at MIFF

Homoerotic, kinky bondage, and Catholic parables do not usually fit within the same sentence, that’s why we were so intrigued to see one of this year’s most unconventional films at MIFF – The Ornithologist. This Portuguese film from 2016 stars…

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Think Inc

Neil Degrasse Tyson live in Melbourne

“We are a part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us.” Neil DeGrasse Tyson. There aren’t many celebrity astrophysicists these days, but Neil…

Hot Chocolate Festival

Hot Chocolate Festival at the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie

The Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie is staging their first Hot Chocolate Festival. This event has become very popular at the Yarra Valley branch of the chocolaterie but this is the first year it is being held at the Great Ocean…

Two Fat Monks

An Insta-Worthy Restaurant: Two Fat Monks

Two Fat Monks has been around for a little while, located just opposite Fairfield station. Their previous focus was on breakfast and brunch, but they have recently expanded their menu to include a dedicated lunch section. The Plus Ones were…