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It’s time for Dairy Democracy!

Can you identify Australia’s most delicious dairy? The Australian Dairy People’s Choice Awards are open for voting and there is a brie-lliant prize for one lucky winner. Official cheese judges (#dreamjob) tasted their way through 400+ dairy products to identify…

Cherry Days in the Yarra Valley

It’s cherry season in the Yarra Valley and The Plus Ones celebrated in style with a trip to CherryHill Orchards. It’s only an hour outside of the city, but the Yarra Valley feels like it’s a world away. Our weekday…

2019’s Best Wine Haunts Announced at Wineslingers

Dating back to 6,000 BC, humans have always loved their wine. Back then reserved for aristocrats and clergy, we’ve been witnessing a wine democracy where anyone can enjoy a nice glass of fermented grapey goodness. Bursting with a shared passion,…

Oodles of Noodles (and Poodles)

The Night Noodle Markets have returned to the banks of Birrarung Marr! With 32 stalls serving up street-food from China, Vietnam, Thailand and beyond, you’ll find plenty of creative fusion food on the menu. Load up on Bao Brothers’s loaded…

Russian Film Festival

Russian Resurrection Film Festival 2019: The Plus Ones’ Guide

When it comes to world cinema, we Melburnians are spoiled for choices. After recently plunging into British, Jewish, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Polish Film Festivals, this week we’re sailing away to Russia with Russian Resurrection Film Festival (RRFF) on its…

2019 AAMI Derby Day Melbourne

A glimpse into The Birdcage on AAMI Victoria Derby Day

The Victorian Racing Carnival is one of the highlights of the Australian calendar, and The Birdcage is the ultimate destination inside Flemington’s hallowed grounds. The invite-only VIP area is chock-a-block with movers, shakers, celebrities, media, artists. For the sixth year…

Immerse Yourself in A Midnight Visit

Perfectly timed for the Halloween season, A Midnight Visit invites visitors to step into an alternate world. The immersive theatrical experience embraces a gothic macabre aesthetic. And it’s certainly no ordinary trip to the theatre. Taking over an abandoned warehouse…

Step into a Mysterious World of Illusion and Wonder

The Melbourne International Arts Festival is in full swing, with another diverse calendar of programming. Thought provoking theatre? Check. Dynamic dance? Check. Experimental music? Check. A mentalist creating seemingly impossible experiences inside a mirrored tent? Check. The last item on…

Bourke Street Green opens just in time for Summer

Opening just in time for warm summer nights, and lazy summer days, Bourke Street Green is an open-air oasis in the heart of Melbourne’s concrete jungle. My plus one and I were lucky enough to check it out for an…