Tomato Battle Melbourne

Last weekend was Melbourne’s first Tomato Battle. Held in the similar spirit to festivals across Europe, the intention was to throw tomatoes, listen to music and have a few beers of an afternoon. Now the first thing you notice when…

Our favourite events of February

The last official month of summer (noooo!) saw us running all over town hitting up events left and right. Melbourne never seems to slow down, and neither do we. Here were some of our favourite events from February. Dumbo Feather issue…

Helados Jauja – Ice Cream Masterclasses

Jauja (pronounced ‘hauja’) roughly translates to ‘indulge like a child’ – and via Helados Jauja’s 24-scoop masterclass, indulge we did. Helados Jauja was formed by Po-Lin, an ex corporate type that jumped off the ladder following a life-changing encounter with ice cream…

Tea Workshop at The Travelling Samovar

For a city known for its thriving coffee culture, Melbourne also boasts an impressive tea culture. One of its main promoters is The Travelling Samovar, a gorgeous tea house on leafy Rathdowne Street in Carlton.   Fitting with its picturesque neighbourhood, the…

Best Upcoming Events – March 2015

White Night, a New Orleans Mardi Gras Festival, jazz parties — February was great! Here’s what we’re excited about in March. Melbourne Food & Wine Festival – Sifting through the MFWF events is a herculean task, but we’ve narrowed it down to the…

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2015: The Plus Ones’ Picks

Every year we look forward to the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. For a glorious fortnight, hundreds of events elevate Melbourne from culinary capital of Australia to — we daresay — the culinary capital of the world. (Yeah, you heard us.)…

Film Review: Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan

Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan tells the story of Kolia (Alexey Serebryakov), a man fighting to keep his property and family, that has been the brainchild of the well-known Russian film director for almost a decade. From the tragic story of the American…

Lion King Melbourne

I was 10 years old when I first watched ‘The Lion King‘ and 19 when the ‘The Lion King’ last came to Melbourne. I missed out that time but I wasn’t going to make the same mistake again. As a…

Alliance Francaise French Film Festival

When a Melburnian thinks of France they first think of: “Bonjour, du vin et du fromage merci!” Or if my experience of Aussie guys is anything it could also be: “t’as de beau yeux tu sais?” For a real dose of…

Supergraph – Melbourne’s Graphic Art Fair

We managed to score an early invite to Melbourne’s largest contemporary graphic design exhibition, Supergraph. The event kicked off at the Royal Exhibition Building and will run until 15 February. As I approached the building I noticed that a queue…