Riesling Riot

We were promised riesling and boy-oh-boy did we get riesling! I had never been to a ‘Riot‘ before so the promise of 70 of the best riesling producers globally, under one roof and right here in Melbourne, had me humming. The…

45 Downstairs – Melbourne’s Underground Theatre

45 Downstairs is underground theatre, literally and culturally. The underground space has added to the cultural hotspot that is the Exhibition St end of Flinders Lane for many years now and as a guest I always enjoy the descent down several flights of stairs,…

Electro Swing Boat Party

Put on by the Intergalactic Crew, we were in for a treat. A night of electro swing is usually enough for most people but not these guys — they coupled it with a boat cruise. We jived our way through three…

February 2015’s Best Upcoming Melbourne Events

It’s the last month of summer and Melbourne is coming alive! There’s so many arts and cultural events on that we can’t even fit them into an appropriately sized post. Make sure to sign up to our newsletter so that we can…

January’s Best Events

Boy, did January shower us with amazing events.  We still found time to check out some of the other stupendous events around the city. From dancing on a boat, to seeing one of Australia’s newest musicals, it was a month…

St Kilda Fest – The Plus Ones’ Guide

St Kilda sometimes seems so far away. It’s not it is less than 10kms from where I live. I shouldn’t need an excuse to get over there but St Kilda Fest, in all its true festival glory provides one helluva…

The Social Kitchen cooking school at Queen Vic Market

A cooking class inside Melbourne’s most iconic market? Sign me up! The Social Kitchen is a pop-up cooking school inside Queen Victoria Market. I went along on a midweek morning to see what’s cookin’. Now, I’m not a cook. Nor a chef….

Cirque du Soleil’s TOTEM in Melbourne

Until I saw Cirque du Soleil’s show, TOTEM, I never knew the human body was capable of so much. Ruki and I were thrilled to be invited to the opening night of the famous Montréal circus. ‘Meet me by the giant turtle,’…

CH James: Fairfield’s new brunch destination

It’s no secret that the Thornbury/Fairfield/Preston area is becoming more like Fitzroy/Northcote/Brunswick – in terms of its access to amazing cafes, bars, and restaurants. CH James is further evidence that this is occurring. The Plus Ones were lucky enough to attend…

Chocolate Festival @ The Immigration Museum

Last Sunday kicked off the Immigration Museum‘s ‘North South Feast West’, a six-month journey of festivals, workshops and events that celebrate immigrant culture and food. The first of the festivals was the Chocolate Festival, which filled the museum with a…