Author Archives: melbourne

DZ Deathrays, New War & Darts at Melbourne Music Week

There’s no other event that’s quite like Melbourne Music Week. Returning in 2015 for its sixth iteration, this year’s program is hotter than ever. MMW is known not just for their stellar lineups of local and international bands, but also for…

Adelphi Distillery whisky tasting at Whisky & Alement

Whisky, why are you so kind to us Melbourne folk? Does your benevolence know no limits? Why bring exclusive, fine single malts hand-picked by Adelphi Distillery to our shores, host a tasting night at Whisky & Alement, then offer us pre-orders of limited…

Undress Runways: sustainable fashion’s never been so hot

There’s nothing better than slinging on an outfit that has you looking sharp and feeling great. But I’m pretty sure no one wants to achieve that at the expense of a kid in a sweat shop overseas. However, life is…

Project Hysteria at the Poppy Seed Festival

Walking in to the theatre in the old Trades Hall building in Carlton and seeing the striking set for the Project Hysteria production of the plays ‘Pretty Trap’ and ‘Interior: Panic’, my plus one and I knew we wouldn’t be disappointed. Tennessee Williams…

The genius of They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants are basically musical legends. Until I heard they were coming to our shores, I didn’t really have any idea just how loved this band was. (Special thanks to Spotify for forcing me to listen to them.)…

Thursdays are for whisky: Benromach tasting at The Kilburn

There’s a part of me that hopelessly pines for better whisky knowledge, but the wayward journey to whisky nirvana can be unashamedly overwhelming. However, we must start somewhere, so do as I and the Scots do: skip dinner, head to…

Charli and Theresa take over Oaks Day

After Theresa and I enjoyed the frivolities and privileges of the Melbourne Cup Birdcage, we decided for round two we would attend Crown Oaks Day – or as it soon became, Soaks Day. Waking up to miserable weather, I half-heartedly…

City of Angels: detective novel-style kitsch and catchy tunes

Life Like Company has created a dazzling production of Cy Coleman’s film noir-style musical, ‘City of Angels’, now playing at Arts Centre Melbourne. With phenomenal singing and superb comedic timing, the show’s nuanced irony and double entendres will have you…

Dinner at Lounge Bar on Swanston Street

Last week Theresa and I headed to Lounge Bar on Swanston Street for a special dinner, along with some old and new food blogging friends from around Melbourne. As part of a new re-vamp of their image and menu, Lounge…

Williamstown’s Wine & Cheese Fest

Offering an afternoon of exploring the nuances of taste, Williamstown’s second rendition of the Wine & Cheese Fest made for a leisurely experience. My plus one and I walked into Seaworks and then had the difficult task of choosing where…