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The Pleasure Garden - The Conservatory Stage

The Pleasure Garden is a Wonderland of Delights

Grand installations, whizzing carnival rides and stilt walkers make the Pleasure Garden’s theme of ‘Welcome to Wonderland’ very wonderful indeed. Set in St. Kilda’s Catina Gardens, The Pleasure Garden is the way to celebrate the start of summer in Melbourne…

Lexicon Melbourne International Arts Festival

A Classic Night Out at Lexicon’s Contemporary Circus

We’re a bit spoilt when it comes to circus in Melbourne – with Circus Oz in residence, The Melba Spiegeltent hosting events year round, and emerging artists showcasing their talents during Melbourne Fringe. So when the Melbourne International Arts Festival…

Barringwood wines at VIN Diemen festival

VIN Diemen – Tasmania’s Finest Wines come to Melbourne

On a surprisingly warm and sunny Melbourne day, my Plus One and I headed to Pure South Dining to experience the VIN Diemen festival for wine and fun. The festival is a showcase of Tasmania’s fine wines and culinary delights. We were…

Electric Castle Festival 2018 – Romania

Personally, I would say Romania is an unknown quantity for most Australians. Beyond Dracula and historical facts garnered via Vlad (What We Do In The Shadows) most Australians wouldn’t have the foggiest about the country, the culture or the people….

A Deliciously, Fruity, Pinot Affair in Geelong

If there are two people who are perfect to send to a Pinot Noir festival – it’s two ladies whose drinks of choice are a glass of moscato or an espresso martini. If we were going to find our perfect…

Outside In

American Essentials Film Festival Review: ‘Outside In’

A promising director’s most accomplished work yet Playing at this year’s American Essentials Film Festival, Lynn Shelton latest, Outside In, is easily her most accomplished work yet. She applies the improvised, almost dogme-like Mumblecore approach, headed by this film’s producers…

Awkward Threesome

Awkward Threesome at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

There is a significant selection of improvised shows at this year’s festival, and within them is a particular trans-Tasman duo that have brought over a very successful and delightful formula. ‘Awkward Threesome‘ sees Wellington based stalwarts of improvisation Jennifer O’Sullivan…

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2018 – Dusk Till Dawn

‘Moonshine’ was originally a slang term for high-proof distilled spirits usually produced illicitly, but Melbourne Moonshine have brought credibility to the drink at their boutique operation in Port Melbourne. Together with Shannon Martinez from Smith + Daughters and Mike Patrick…