Author Archives: melbourne

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…

The Social Studio

The Social Studio’s Winter Gala

Is hip hop and high fashion your thing? Do you have a highly developed social conscience and a cutting edge wardrobe/record collection? If yes, you were probably one of the cool cats at The Social Studio Winter Gala fashion fundraiser….

Man Tong Kitchen

Man Tong Kitchen’s new winter menu

Man Tong Kitchen is a peaceful haven in Crown Complex where you can escape the shiny maze of lights and the never-ending noise of the pokie machines down below. A traditional Chinese interior blended with a modern design of red and black…

Zomato SOS Seafood

Anchors away at SOS Charcoal Seafood with Zomato

When a Bloody Mary Oyster Shooter and a glass of champagne welcomed me upon arrival, I knew I was in good hands. Tonight the Zomato meetup was all about showcasing an incredible selection of seafood from SOS Charcoal Seafood in Hawthorn. Guaranteeing…

Melbourne a la Mode

Melbourne à la Mode fashion weekend

There’s not much more satisfying than having a long rustle around racks of eclectic clothes and finding a rare vintage treat that’s going to stand out a mile from the high street crowd, especially when it’s top quality designer material,…


MSMR in Melbourne

MSMR took to the stage at 170 Russell last night to a sold-out audience. It was their first show here in over two years, and the people were more than ready for it. MSMR have always had some super interesting…

Waterslide bar opening at Southgate

Let’s be clear: there is no actual waterslide at Waterslide Bar. The name ‘Waterslide’ hearkens back to the historical waterchute that used to be located on Southbank, propelling fully-dressed adventure-seekers into the Yarra. Perhaps it’s something the owners of Waterslide can think…

Grey Gardens

Launch of Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens encompasses it all. It’s a cafe. A gallery. A cafe + larder. And the new permanent home of Speakeasy Cinema. It’s a place to relax at by day and return to at night. Housed in a former gallery,…


Bell Shakespeare’s production of ‘Hamlet’

If ever there were a tragedy that delivered some of the best scenes in comedy, Bell Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ would be it. Characters swing from spritely jubilation to sinister deeds, from spurious love-ramblings to savage outbursts. Director Damien Ryan immediately sets us…