Author Archives: Ruki D.

Sheraton Hotel Melbourne Parisian High Tea

The Sheraton’s Parisian High Tea

Fancy being fancy? What better way to do this than at the top end of Melbourne’s Collins Street? Colloquially known as the ‘Paris’ end of town, you can now indulge in a Parisian High Tea at The Sheraton. This high…

Queen Victoria Winter Night Market Melbourne

Queen Victoria Winter Night Market returns

Melburnians love their markets, and the Queen Vic is the market to rule them all. On the back of the immensely popular Summer Night Market series, the Queen Victoria Winter Night Market is set to launch on 7 June. Every…

The Alley – Melbourne’s New Vegan Eatery

I live with two vegan chefs and know just how delicious vegan food is. While Melbourne is a hotbed of delicious vegetarian goodness, vegan restaurants can be much harder to find. As such, I gladly accepted The Plus Ones’ invite for…

Heart of Victoria dinner with the RASV

To celebrate Victoria’s agricultural producers, the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) along with Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) presented Heart of Victoria. The gala dinner is a premier event on the Victorian agricultural calendar and brings together the agricultural community…

A Progressive Dinner Through The Golden Kingdom

We’re all about experiences at The Plus Ones. What better way to explore a selection of Melbourne’s culinary scene than a progressive dinner? On a chilly Melbourne eve a hardy band of journalists wandered through the Hutong Group’s three prime Melbourne…

Stonnington Jazz Festival: We Got The Jazz

The Stonnington Jazz festival is a favourite at The Plus Ones. We love its mix of local Australian jazz and innovative programming. This year the festival is held from 11-21 May across the City of Stonnington’s suburbs. With dozens of…

SBS Eurovision

Bella Union & Eurovision: a match made in heaven

I fell in love with Eurovision after a Bella Union experience three years ago. The song contest has been building its profile in Australia ever since Australia somehow weaselled its way into it a few years back. Why are we there?…

Piquancy Hawthorn restaurant

Piquancy – Hawthorn’s Spicy & Tangy Indian Restaurant

What’s in a name, I always wonder. Specifically, how do aspiring restaurateurs zero in on their vision with one or two words? After speaking with Mani, the entrepreneur behind Hawthorn’s new Indian eatery, Piquancy, I know the answer. Well, for…

Paella Festival Melbourne

Melbourne Paella Festival comes to the Queen Victoria Market

Who doesn’t like a good paella? (Is there even such a thing as a bad paella?) This year, the Queen Victoria Market is playing host to the 57th Concurs Internacional de Paella Valenciana Pacific Semi Finals. When I learned that this…

Melbourne International Comedy Festival: Comedy Safari

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival can be daunting. 550 shows, tons of talent, one month long, where do you start? We all, or maybe it’s just me, have a deep seated fear of being stuck in a cringe-worthy comedy show….