Secret Foodies

Secret Foodies’ Christmas in July dinner party

The Northern Hemispherean in me can’t adjust to Christmas in the middle of summer. It’s meant to be freezing cold, people. Those Christmas tree lights are supposed to be twinkling away in the bitter darkness. So when an invite came through…

Indian Film Festival fashion show

Indian Film Festival opening night fashion show

The Indian Film Festival Melbourne kicked off their two week celebration of Indian cinema with an awards night/fashion show that featured the appearance of some big names in Bollywood cinema (think Anil Kapoor of Slum Dog Millionaire fame) and some…

Rum Tasting Afternoon with Plantation Rum

If you’re anything like me, your first experience with rum included a six-pack of Bundy-and-Cola in your friend’s backyard while pumping Nelly Furtado, Timbaland, and The Black Eyed Peas. And if that is you, probably not much has changed since…

A Social Service

Review of ‘A Social Service’ at The Malthouse

‘A Social Service‘ premiered at Malthouse Theatre to a full house, and instantly set itself apart from any plays you’re likely to have seen recently. The stadium seating was on opposite sides of the room, with the stage in between…

Literary Collection Dinner with Robyn Annear

A four-course dinner with canapes and cocktails at one of Melbourne’s oldest hotels? Um, yes please, don’t mind if I do. Particularly when it also involves listening to one of Melbourne’s most fascinating authors, Robyn Annear, as part of the…

Melbourne’s Best Gay Nights

I’m a transplant from São Paulo and arrived in Melbourne several months ago to study medicine at Monash. In reality, I spend most of my time ravenously discovering Melbourne’s vibrant gay scene. There are two gay venues that I frequent and…

Kombucha brewing class with KombuchAID

My first encounter with kombucha was not exactly a great one. I was about 12 years old and all I remember was a vinegar-fuelled jolt as I tried a shot from my friend’s mum’s stash. Apparently it was good for…

Glow Festival

Glow Winter Arts Festival 2015 – Launch

After a great build up we finally experienced the ice skating rink-slash-shipping container entertainment hub that the City of Stonnington built off Chapel St! I had told myself in the lead up that I would not ice skate. No, absolutely…