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Ticket to Paradise

Is there a better on-screen couple than George and Julia? Ticket to Paradise sees Academy Award winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts reunite on the big screen as exes who find themselves on a shared mission to stop their lovestruck daughter…

Octopus cooked with bean sauce

Danny Russo cooks up a storm at Zagame’s House

Chickpeas and other legumes traditionally don’t sound like they would make for a good event, but last night my Plus One and I got a pleasant surprise. We were asked to visit Lygon Street’s lovely hotel & bar, Zagame’s House,…

Stay Healthy with Marley Spoon and Dinnerly

For many of us, it’s felt harder than ever to stay healthy and happy. COVID, the flu, and increasing supply chain disruptions have impacted many of us. Combine that with the winter blues, and it’s a recipe for disaster. As…

Big, bold, and comedy gold: Hairspray is back in Melbourne

Big, bold, and comedy gold! The smash hit big-hearted, multi award-winning Broadway hit musical Hairspray in back in Melbourne, playing at the iconic Regent Theatre. Starring much-loved stage and screen performer Shane Jacobson in drag as Edna Turnblad, Todd McKenney…

Looking for Alibrandi

Albrandi has finally been found – a review

“Looking For Alibrandi” is now showing at the Malthouse Theatre. Based on the beloved novel by Melina Marchetta published in 1992, which was turned into a film in 2000, the story has now been adapted for stage. Directed by Stephen…

Melbourne International Film Festival Celebrates 70 years of Cinema

It’s that time of the year again when cinema lovers of Melbourne brave the arctic weather for a nice big glass of red wine and some truly excellent cinema. Celebrating a monumental 70th program this year overflowing with showcases, buzz-worthy international…

Raise A Glass for World Gin Day

What were you up to on the 11th of June, also known as World Gin Day? I was lucky enough to be trying Citadelle’s new gin: Jardin d’été. The story behind the gin is especially romantic. It is inspired by…

Celebrating National Burger Day 2022

Where were you on Saturday, May the 28th? We were celebrating one of our favourite foodie holidays – National Burger Day! This year, we got the opportunity to try Future Farm‘s new plant-based patties and range, adding some vegan flair…

Rinky Dink ice skating at Rising Festival

Rising Turns Up The Heat This Winter

After a devastating false start last year due to a snap lockdown, Rising is back with a huge lineup of art, music, food and performance across Melbourne. Three years in the making, the full program is packed full of exciting and…