National Trust – Pop-Up Bars

The National Trust is throwing open the doors to some of Melbourne’s most iconic venues for Melburnians to quench their thirst. Theresa and I were lucky enough to attend the vodka night at the Old Melbourne Gaol. At $40, these tickets…

Myer Spring Fashion Lunch at Flemington Racecourse

Imagine 700 women, all in fabulous hats and fascinators, milling about in their finest racewear attire at Flemington Racecourse. That’s what I got to experience last Wednesday afternoon at the Myer Spring Fashion Lunch, one of the hallmarks of the Spring Racing Carnival…

The Plus Ones’ Picks for the Italian Film Festival

When Melbournians think Italian we think of the famed Lygon Street restaurant strip, tasty pizza, and great coffee — but little do we think of fantastic films. The Italian Film Festival 2014, which launches Wednesday, sets out to change all…

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014 #MSFW

Melbourne became the most stylish place in the country last week during Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, and The Plus Ones got amongst it. We watched runways filled with dresses and shoes, got our makeup done (well, Ruki did), and enjoyed ogling…

Polēpolē – Opening Night

Does Melbourne have an East African inspired bar? I don’t actually know. Having grown up around Dandenong I know we have excellent food from many African countries. Having ventured to the West side we definitely have the authentic stuff. But…

Melbourne’s Best of the Best Events in August

There are so many amazing events happening every night of the week that it’s a full-time job just keeping up with them all. From Richmond to Brunswick, the CBD to Collingwood, our favourite happenings took us all over town in August.  …

The Lumberyard Restaurant opens in The Workers Club

I never thought I’d fall in love with carrots, but I did. I’ve worked them into conversation ever since my meal last week at the opening of The Lumberyard. It’s the new restaurant from the guys behind Ironbark BBQ — and it’s inside…

The Plus Ones’ Guide – Melbourne Fringe Festival

The Melbourne Fringe Festival is set to shake the city from its winter doldrums from 17 September–5 October. Similar to previous years, the North Melbourne Town Hall will be transformed into a psychedelic Festival Hub. Over the three weeks of the Festival…

Kuwaii’s Opening Party in Cathedral Arcade

Take one of Melbourne’s most beautiful arcades, add an iconic Melbourne fashion brand, throw a massive launch party. That’s what Kuwaii did for their second Melbourne location, a store in Cathedral Arcade off of Swanston and Flinders Lane. The launch party was…

Environmental Film Festival Melbourne – What To See

Spring is almost upon us, and whilst the flowers begin to bloom and weather warms it’s also a good time to remember our environmental impact. Luckily, the Environmental Film Festival Melbourne is showcasing a bunch of terrific films this September,…