Author Archives: melbourne

MFWF: Aperitif Masterclass at Collins Quarter

An aperitif a day keeps the doctor away, and it’s the perfect prescription for a lazy autumn afternoon. “On a scale from one to really good sex, this cocktail is just below really good sex.” The bartender immediately went red…

Dîner en Blanc Melbourne

For the past six months I have heard (non-stop) about a mysterious dinner in Melbourne where everybody wears white and waves napkins and sparklers. In my mind, it was like a great Vestal Virgins convention, only with Champagne, not fire and…

Speakeasy: A Night of Erotic Conversation

‘I’m going to a sex party!’ I told everyone I met. All right, so it wasn’t that kind of sex party. Rather, I was heading to the first ever Speakeasy: A Night of Erotic Conversation, hosted by erotic author Daphne…

VAMFF: Four Seasons In One Night runway show

The Melbourne fashion scene has definitely had a nip and a tuck in the last few years, since Virgin Australia took over as naming rights partner of the its Fashion Festival. Continuing on from the first week of the festival,…

Festival of Live Art: Portraits in Motion

‘Portraits in Motion‘ at the Festival of Live Art starts with a show-and tell about flip book. What is a flip book? Berlin-based Volker Gerling demonstrated using his prized Nikon F3: Choose a subject, hold the shutter for precisely 12 seconds,…

St. Kilda Summer Jazz Festival: a weekend of hot jazz by the sea

If you haven’t made plans this weekend you’re in luck because there’s an amazing jazz festival on, the inaugural St. Kilda Jazz Festival. Many of Melbourne’s most talented jazz musicians are performing south of the river and bringing the most sensational jazz…

A Recorder Revolution with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra

Recorders (a.k.a internal duct flutes) might give you the chills. Or it might bring back nightmarish primary school music class memories. I hear you. But if you’re after a revolutionary classical music experience, look no further. The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra,…

Scribble Creative’s Creative Women Dinner

Women are wonderful. Especially the exceptionally creative ladies I spent a brilliant evening with at the Pozible headquarters in Collingwood as part of Scribble Creative’s Creative Women Dinner. Let me say firstly that the Pozible staff have a beautiful office –…

March 2016: What To Do and Where To Go

As Autumn descends upon us, we look for awesome events to distract ourselves with from the impending, inevitable cold winds and rain to come. Here are our top picks of how to stay warm, while also staying cool: Festival of Live Art (1…

Empathy in Australia – Symposium by The School of Life

The popularity of The School of Life’s Symposium on Empathy in Australia, held at Melbourne Town Hall on Wednesday 24th of February, revealed how current the theme of ’empathy’ is to a generation that are often accused of narcissism. The 2,000-plus…