Author Archives: Ruki D.

Mini Garage – Launch Party

Mini Garage is a new showroom that showcases the little red Coopers that can. Owned by parent company, BMW the Mini team threw a house party of sorts to welcome their new digs. When I was in Munich I had the…

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‘The Homosexuals Or Faggots’ at The Malthouse

Subversive art is a fearful thing, not often attempted and almost never achieved, although every so often it takes to the stage, usually at the Malthouse Theatre. Declan Greene’s The Homosexuals or Faggots manages to weave the audience along a…

Shimmerlands & Wax’o Paradiso

Shimmerlands is a new summer music, food and movie concept created by the team from Shadowlands. I always loved heading down to the Abbotsford Convent during warm summer nights and was keen to check out their new space at Melbourne Uni. Surrounded…

Australian Grand Dairy Awards – a winning event

When you attend an event where Gina Rinehart is in attendance, you know it’s going to be quality. The Australian Grand Dairy Awards, now in its 18th year, represents the best of Australian dairy. This includes, but is not limited…

Asia TOPA: The Red Detachment of Women

Asia TOPA (Triennial of Performing Arts) is Melbourne’s newest festival and seeks to showcase Australia’s connection with contemporary Asia. The festival is set to run from February to April across dozens of Melbourne’s key cultural centres. Imagine a feast of…

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Royal Stacks’ 1st Birthday: burgers and doughnuts galore

When we went to Royal Stacks last year we were promised a new era of Melbourne burgers on a scorching hot summer day. After a year of operation, a new location in Brunswick and 10,000s of very happy customers we can…

Sugar Mountain Festival 2017: explore, interact, dance

Sugar Mountain, the annual fusion of art and music, has grown into one of Melbourne’s premier festivals. We were chuffed to be checking out Sugar Mountain this year and it didn’t disappoint. The layout of the VCA complex makes Sugar Mountain the…

Cirque du Soleil brings KOOZA to Melbourne

Two years ago I had the pleasure of attending Cirque du Soleil’s production of TOTEM. This year the travelling circus/international behemoth, and purveyor of all things amazing was back in Melbourne with its hit, KOOZA. From its humble beginnings in Montreal,…

So Frenchy So Chic brings French culture and music to Melbourne

There’s no doubt the world romanticises the French culture like no other. From Oceania to Asia to America, doing things ‘the French way’ imbues a certain level of class and quality. LVMH, brie, baguettes, style — it’s always better when it’s…

Canadian Club Racquet Club at the Australian Open

Canadian Club Racquet Club is back as a part of the Australian Open Festival in 2017. Perched on top of the Birrarung Marr hill, the team has set up its popup space in true Melbourne style.     There are a…