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Whisky for everyone at the Starward Distillery!

Starward launched in 2013, capturing hearts and palates with their uniquely Australian whisky and ‘no airs and graces’ attitude. Their first whisky was made from locally grown barley, aged in Australian wine barrels, and matured with Melbourne’s dynamic weather. Owner David…

Art meets science at Brogan’s Way distillery

Brogan’s Way derives its name from 24 year old distiller and a recent graduate, Brogan Carr. She’s a woman with a passion for both science and flavours and one half of the father/daughter duo behind the new Richmond bar and…

Moira Finucane’s Diva Dance Hall Carousel

Nestled in the heart of St Kilda’s iconic Luna Park, The Famous Spiegeltent will deliver magic, music, thrills and spills to audiences this October as part of the Carnival Dreams show. Built in 1920, the intimate pop-up salon made of…

Fire Gardens at Melbourne Festival

As Melbourne International Arts Festival (MIAF) artistic director Jonathan Holloway puts it: October is for MIAF and November is for sleeping. So while others chose to be snug in bed, The Plus Ones headed off to see Melbourne’s famous Royal…

Lexicon Melbourne International Arts Festival

A Classic Night Out at Lexicon’s Contemporary Circus

We’re a bit spoilt when it comes to circus in Melbourne – with Circus Oz in residence, The Melba Spiegeltent hosting events year round, and emerging artists showcasing their talents during Melbourne Fringe. So when the Melbourne International Arts Festival…

Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix Hospitality Launch

It’s one of the biggest weeks of the year for Formula 1 fans across the globe – the Australian Grand Prix! As anyone that has been to this high-octane event will tell you, it’s not all about the cars. To…

Ich Nibber Dibber – inane meets imagination at Malthouse Theatre

I’ll be honest – after reading Malthouse Theatre’s description of Ich Nibber Dibber, I was still unsure what to expect from the production. But I was intrigued. The press release begins with, “imagine switching on a tape recorder and leaving…

A new craft brewery for Collingwood

Collingwood just got craftier! Fixation Brewing’s new tasting room, The Incubator, is now open for business. Friends, family, dogs, beer enthusiasts, and industry pros filled the brewery on opening night to raise a glass in celebration. Managing Partner Tom Delmont…

Time Out Food Awards: Melbourne Foodies’ Night of Nights

It’s time to celebrate the most impressive and award-winning cuisine our city has to offer. Time Out Melbourne’s Food Awards was the night of nights for Melbourne’s thriving hospitality scene. Culinary experts and industry legends sat alongside local foodies to…

Barringwood wines at VIN Diemen festival

VIN Diemen – Tasmania’s Finest Wines come to Melbourne

On a surprisingly warm and sunny Melbourne day, my Plus One and I headed to Pure South Dining to experience the VIN Diemen festival for wine and fun. The festival is a showcase of Tasmania’s fine wines and culinary delights. We were…