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Naughty Nuri's drew my attention when some friends were passionately raving about their Indonesian fare. With my curiosi... [more]
Nestled at 171 Bourke St, Melbourne CBD, Fomo Thai has been regaling patrons with Thai food for many years. After he... [more]
As a connoisseur of good food, I regularly embark on epicurean adventures to discover amazing new restaurants and cu... [more]
On the auspicious day of 25 June 2017, I graced the red carpet of the Pleasure Cruising Club in Docklands when I got... [more]
I am a self-proclaimed epicurean and often find myself wandering the alleyways of Melbourne pursuing my gastronomic ... [more]
Nestled next to the Hoyts and Ben and Jerry's in Chadstone, Chur Burger is a burger outlet which is hard to miss with it... [more]
On 4 April 2017, Ben and Jerry's Free Cone Day will be held at various Ben and Jerry's stores dotted all over Melbou... [more]
04/04/2017
City of festivals, Melbourne has a huge lineup of free and fabulous festivals and events in March to regale locals a... [more]
01/03/2017 - 31/03/2017
Melbourne is home to free events throughout the year. And this time you get to savour free ice-cream – courtesy of T... [more]
19/02/2017 - 12/03/2017
Moomba Festival, a wonderful venture by the City of Melbourne, is almost upon us. Scheduled to commence on 10 March ... [more]
10/03/2017 - 13/03/2017
City of festivals, Melbourne has lined up a plethora of free events to make this February one of the best months of ... [more]
01/02/2017 - 28/02/2017
As the most liveable city in the world, Melbourne always has a wide array of free events, festivals and activities t... [more]
You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. — John Bunyan My firs... [more]
On 26 January 2017, Victoria will come alive with a plethora of events and activities aimed at celebrating Australia... [more]
One of the most sensational events of the year, White Night Melbourne, will be back on 18 February 2017. And this ye... [more]
18/02/2017 - 19/02/2017
As a sequel to my previous article Top 4 Things to do on Your Birthday in Melbourne, this article lists some more e... [more]
Famous for its fine seafood fare, Lobster Cave has been entertaining patrons in Beaumaris for more than 25 years. As... [more]
A huge melting pot of cultures and cuisines from all corners of the world, Melbourne boasts a wide array of diverse ... [more]
Melbourne's famed Italian restaurant Tazio's little sister, Little Flinders, has opened doors to the public to entic... [more]
Bensons on Martin ('Bensons') is a lovely restaurant in Brighton that serves modern Australian cuisine with some Spa... [more]
Thai and Malaysian cuisines are renowned for their exquisite flavours and have grown increasingly popular over the y... [more]
It was a nice summer evening when we ventured inside the warm, cosy Caffe La Via located at 252-254 Glenferrie Rd, M... [more]
Riverside Teppanyaki is a beautiful Melbourne restaurant overlooking the Yarra river offers teppanyaki. It is locate... [more]
Since Boxing Day will be celebrated on a Saturday this year we get to enjoy a replacement holiday on Monday, 28 Dece... [more]
Deals sites are great places to pick up good bargains and make new discoveries. It can be an intriguing adventure as... [more]
Venue and ambiance On a chilly Saturday evening at 6:30 pm on the dot we arrived at the door of the Witches in Brit... [more]
Boring, bland lunches can really put a damper on everything. Despondency may engulf the soul and mind and body may b... [more]
Birthdays are special and scoring oodles of free gifts on this special day makes it extra special. Restaurateurs and... [more]
Located at 14-16 Market Lane, Melbourne CBD right across from one of Melbourne's most expensive restaurants, Flower ... [more]
November will see Melbourne and its surrounds hosting numerous free events to ensure everyone can have a fling with ... [more]
01/11/2014 - 30/11/2014
Brunetti is a Melbourne institution that has enticed and satisfied foodies for many years. From delicious Italian st... [more]
18/12/2014
"Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside." ― Mark T... [more]
On 30 July 2014, on a chilly wintry evening I stepped into Terra Rossa to attend an invite to their Italian Dinner T... [more]
24/09/2014
Big Huey's Diner was opened on 19 February 2014 by two veterans of the Melbourne food and wine scene, chef and telev... [more]
The latest addition to Melbourne's thriving food scene is the New Shanghai restaurant sitting in the food court of E... [more]
Located at 132 Russell Street, Melbourne CBD, Baget has been stopping foot traffic on Russell Street with divine ban... [more]
Impressive is the word that hovered at the tip of my tongue as we stepped into Tazio Birraria Pizzeria Cucina locate... [more]
July will be abuzz with a huge line-up of free and fabulous events and festivals. From free ice cream event to multi... [more]
01/07/2014 - 31/07/2014
Creswick Market is a coveted monthly event which very much represents a delightful regional craft market. This marke... [more]
Celebration was in order in honour of a friend's birthday so a bunch of friends made a booking at the Lost Angel Bar... [more]
On a delightful Monday evening, I was invited to the Velduor Bar and restaurant. As I stepped into the restaurant wi... [more]
Ignore the frosty mornings, rainy days and unprecedented weather changes and spend the Queen's birthday long weekend i... [more]
Shadowland by Pilobolus is an international theatrical presentation, which has journeyed all the way from the USA an... [more]
28/05/2014 - 13/07/2014
"After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations." Oscar Wilde In continuation of my foodi... [more]
Men have always aspired to touch the sky and become as mighty as God. Holding onto the belief that the sky is indeed... [more]
Celebrating 100 years of Yarraville, this year's Yarraville Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. On ... [more]
12/02/2017
Open House Melbourne is returning to the shores of Melbourne for the 7th time on 26 July 2014. The two-day long even... [more]
26/07/2014 - 27/07/2014
Winter is almost here and there is a horde of fabulous, free things you can to do in Melbourne to keep you cosy, bus... [more]
Melbourne is a city of festivals with year round events and celebrations filling the social calendar. Unfortunately,... [more]
Hidden away on 215 Macquarie Street, Dubbo Two Doors Café Restaurant has carved out a niche as a veritable Spanish r... [more]
In furtherance of my foodie tour of Melbourne, I recently paid a visit to the Miyako Japanese restaurant in Southgat... [more]
The Labour Day Long weekend in March is just around the corner. On 21 April 1856, history was made when an eight hou... [more]
Australia was once known as "Terra Australis Incognita" meaning "unknown Southern land", dating back to the Roman ti... [more]
Foodie paradise, Melbourne provides refuge to cuisines from all corners of the world. While fine dining is ample, ch... [more]
The Anzac Day Dawn Service will commence at 6 am on Friday, 25 April 2014 at the Shrine of Remembrance in Birdwood A... [more]
25/04/2014
The Victoria State Rose Garden was established in 1986 and is an enthralling tourist attraction. Here are 4 very goo... [more]
Perched at 37 South Wharf Road, South Wharf, Plus 5 is an impressive bar with fancy cocktails. On a beautiful, s... [more]
I discovered Bohemian Bar & Restaurant, a Spanish influenced brasserie, on a work lunch. As a bunch of work colleagu... [more]
On my recent trip to the Great Ocean Road, I made some delightful discoveries and Thaihouse restaurant was one of the ... [more]
My journey for a good café in the western suburbs of Melbourne came to an end when I discovered Moka Patisserie and ... [more]
Philhellene was inaugurated in November 2008 with the vision for delivering wholesome Greek food, culture and music.... [more]
An amazing tourist attraction, the Great Ocean Road stretches over 250 km from Torquay to Warrnambool and is blessed w... [more]
Watching a movie in the cinema has always been an unique experience. Think big screens, comfy chairs, hot popcor... [more]
Cradled at 309 Victoria Street, Abbotsford Shizuku Japanese Restaurant is the new kid on the block. A great addition... [more]
I was recently introduced to the fascinating world of vintage shops through a Vintage Walking Tour of fabulous vinta... [more]
Brighten your gloomy evenings with a wide range of fabulous happy hours in Melbourne. Happy reading! 1. Blue Moon B... [more]
Romantic dates do not have to equate to expensive dates. Here are some delightful date ideas for romantic dates on a b... [more]
Research and personal experience dictates that as we grow older it gets harder and harder to make friends. This may se... [more]
We all love free food. And if the free food is served with free drinks then happiness should know no bound. Here are... [more]
Means of transport - check Relatively good fitness level - check Good company - check Desire to experience some fee... [more]
Little Red Pocket Cocktail Bar is a gem hidden away on 422 Little Collins Street. Voted no 8 in the World's Best Bars ... [more]
In today's world, loyalty programs are everywhere, from coffee shops to shopping outlets, from pharmacies to hotels,... [more]
Located at 8-18 Leakes Rd, Laverton, the Laverton market is also known as the Rubble and Riches Market. A trash and ... [more]
Flybuys rewards program was introduced in 1994 and has invaded many a home and heart in the past years. If you have ... [more]
With escalating living expenses and Myki fares going south, it makes sense to seek out alternatives and options which ... [more]
Cited as the most liveable city in the world, Melbourne is indubitably a delightful place for living, shopping and enj... [more]
The You Yangs Regional Park is renowned for its scenic bush walks, mountain biking tracks, extensive wildlife and ... [more]
Parched on 97 Chapel Street, Windsor is the exquisite Ayatana Modern Thai Cuisine & Wine Bar, home to deliciously di... [more]
Brisbane is the proud host of numerous famous watering holes. However, a trip to these watering holes can be elevate... [more]
Like all other places in the world, Victoria has its own share of spooky and haunted places. With an extensive inquiry... [more]
A foodie tour of Chinatown will bring you to the doorstep of this majestic restaurant. A hotspot for authentic and ... [more]
I am a self-proclaimed foodie and delight myself in the simple pleasure of discovering foodie heaven. Oscar Wilde on... [more]
Located at 468 Church St, Richmond VIC 3121, only minutes away from the Richmond railways station lies Café Bangkok. ... [more]
Located at 120 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD, in the very heart of Chinatown, gracefully and majestically stands... [more]
After a hectic day of shopping at the Docklands Harbour Town as I was eagerly scouring the harbour for a suitable lunc... [more]
Melbourne is renowned for its great food and exotic restaurants. But a nice and tasty meal does not have to cost an ar... [more]
Garden City Melbourne has its fair share of iconic clocks which not only add to the allure of fabulous Melbourne but... [more]
Brisbane, Australia's third largest city, with its fastest growing economy in Australia is renowned for its own little... [more]
Melbourne offers so much to do, see and experience. Now if you are finding yourself with a light wallet or do not ha... [more]
Birthdays are special for everyone and deserve to be celebrated big! It is that special day which comes only once ev... [more]
Nestled at 113 Lonsdale Street, the Seamstress Restaurant & Bar opened its doors to the public in the year 2007. Hou... [more]
Welcome to Shu's restaurant, home to delicious, contemporary Chinese (Sichuan) cuisine. Let me guide you as you will... [more]
We all love freebies but where do you find them? Unlike America, Australian businesses are not particularly famou... [more]
With living prices sky-rocketing and salaries being slashed/frozen and all the doom and gloom of the world econo... [more]
If you are looking for great ideas on how to spend your weekend then look no more. I present to you 7 marvellous ideas t... [more]
Welcome to the delightful world of Myki! If you have been bamboozled by the Myki ticket machines springing up at the var... [more]
Looking for some great dating ideas and want to have a magnificent time with your date then read on. 1. Eureka Skyde... [more]
1. Visit an event – Melbourne hosts a huge number of events and festivals. The month of May marks the Indonesian Sat... [more]
 
Pacific Epping's annual Community Fair will regale visitors with a wonderful array of free events from 24 June 2017 ... [more]
24/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
From 9 May 2017 to 12 May 2017, Nando's at 170 Flinders St, Melbourne CBD will be dishing out free food to celebrate... [more]
09/05/2017 - 12/05/2017
May has in store a wonderful selection of free events which will appeal to both young and old. This article brings t... [more]
07/05/2017 - 28/05/2017
ANZAC Day is hailed as one of the most important national days of Australia. It is a commemoration of the landing of... [more]
25/04/2017
Melbourne is hosting a plethora of Easter events to ensure that both young and old will have a wonderful time this E... [more]
01/04/2017 - 17/04/2017
April has an impressive lineup of free events and festivals to ensure that you will have a wonderful time without br... [more]
The Big Chicken Festival will be back on 7 April 2017 to regale chicken lovers and will run for 3 days before drawin... [more]
07/04/2017 - 09/04/2017
Chinese New Year will be celebrated with a fabulous fiesta at Box Hill on 11 February 2017 from 12pm to 12am. All ar... [more]
11/02/2017 - 12/02/2017
A unique festival in its own right, the Melbourne Tomato Festival is returning to the shores of Melbourne to deliver... [more]
19/03/2017
From 25 to 26 February 2017, the Lonsdale Street Festival (formerly Antipodes Festival) will regale Melburnians with... [more]
25/02/2017 - 26/02/2017
Australia Day is fast approaching and Melbourne is poised to celebrate it with a bang. On 26 January 2017, Austr... [more]
26/01/2017
On its eight year, the Festival of Glass 2017 will deliver a sensory extravaganza to attendees and is running from 1... [more]
01/01/2017 - 25/02/2017
On 26 February 2017, Federation Square in Melbourne CBD will be the setting for the coveted Japanese Summer Festival... [more]
26/02/2017
On 26 January 2017, the Mornington Peninsula Shire will celebrate Australia Day with a bang on the Rye Foreshore. Th... [more]
26/01/2017
Head to Mornington Peninsula this year to join in the Australia Day celebrations. On 26 January 2017, the Droman... [more]
26/01/2017
If you haven't yet got your sweetheart a gift for Valentine's Day then stress no-more because I have compiled a list... [more]
Clayton Road in Clayton will be abuzz with the vibrant colours, sounds and smells of the Clayton Street Festival fro... [more]
14/02/2016
The second month of the year has in store a plethora of free events which will deliver oodles of fun for locals and ... [more]
04/02/2016 - 29/02/2016
It was a lovely summer evening. As an extension to my gastronomic journey I trotted in my high heels into the Sp... [more]
Summer is the time for soaking up the sun, do outdoorsy things, go on adventures, seek out rooftop bars and open-air... [more]
The Australia Day celebrations in Macaulay Road and Bellair Street in Kensington will be nothing short of dazzling. ... [more]
26/01/2016
The Greater Dandenong community will welcome Australia Day with great pride and huge celebrations on 26 January 2016... [more]
26/01/2016
Your birthday is a very special day and is an important milestone in your life. What better way to spoil yourself on... [more]
St Albans' Lunar New Year Festival will be celebrated with a bang on Sunday, 10 January 2016. The setting for the fe... [more]
10/01/2016
Australian Open Festival will be hosted by Australian Open from 18 January 2016 to 31 January 2016 from 7am to 11pm ... [more]
18/01/2016 - 31/01/2016
NGV Summer Kids Festival will be organised from 16 January 2016 to 26 January 2016 from 10am to 3pm daily to deliver... [more]
16/01/2016 - 26/01/2016
Early New Year's Eve celebrations will be hosted at Yarra Park from 6pm to 10pm on 31 December 2015. Aimed at delive... [more]
31/12/2015
Australia Day will be celebrated with a bang in the Mornington Peninsula. The Pier Precinct at Dromana Foreshore wil... [more]
26/01/2016
Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan announced on 8 December 2015 that public transport will be free across ... [more]
As we prepare to welcome Year 2016 it is time to take note of the best vantage points in Melbourne for enjoying the ... [more]
31/12/2015
On Thursday, 17 December 2015 Maribyrong Makers Market will be organised to cater for all your Christmas shopping ne... [more]
17/12/2015
The Arts Centre Melbourne hosted the Elixir of Love from 21 November 2015 to 28 November 2015. Opera Australia prese... [more]
21/11/2015 - 28/11/2015
All are invited to come and try their hands at dragonboating which will be hosted by the Yarra River Dragons Dragonb... [more]
12/12/2015
Collins234 Boutique Place is inviting all Melburnians to a fantastic Christmas party on Friday, 18 December 2015. Th... [more]
18/12/2015
Opera Australia is inviting everyone to an evening of enchanting musical experience on 14 November 2015. Opera ... [more]
14/11/2015
On 24 October 2015, the Goodlife Wellness Festival will be hosted to deliver a bucket load of fun. The setting for t... [more]
24/10/2015
Winter can be dreary and demotivating and suck out all liveliness and inspiration from any soul. Do not let winter f... [more]
Deakin Twilight festival will be hosted from 4pm to 8pm on 19 September 2015 at Deakin University's Burwood campus. ... [more]
19/09/2015
Gertrude Street Projection Festival started on 10 July 2015 and will draw the curtain on 19 July 2015. On its eighth... [more]
10/07/2015 - 19/07/2015
On 18 July 2015 Melbourne Peruvian Festival will be returning for the fourth time to woo Melburnians. The Wonderland... [more]
18/07/2015
Fitzroy Library will be offering great family movie classics for public viewing free of charge on designated days of May... [more]
12/05/2015 - 23/06/2015
This Mother's Day mum will be treated to a complimentary flight by Melbourne's iconic tourist attraction, Melbourne ... [more]
10/05/2015
With Mother's Day around the corner, Highpoint Shopping Centre has pulled out all the stops for a fantastic celebrat... [more]
02/05/2015 - 10/05/2015
Kew Community Festival will be returning to regale Melburnians one more time from 6 March 2015 to 22 March 2015. ... [more]
06/03/2015 - 22/03/2015
Melbourne has in store a huge lineup of free and fantastic festivals in the month of March that will win the hearts ... [more]
01/03/2015 - 31/03/2015
The annual Birdman Rally is scheduled for 8 March from 12pm to 2pm at Alexandra Gardens, Melbourne. Promoted as a sp... [more]
08/03/2015
Chinese New Year will be celebrated with great zeal and festivities at Kingsway, Glen Waverley on Sunday, 1 March 20... [more]
01/03/2015
The Royal Melbourne Zoo will host a fabulous event in the month of March. On 1 March 2015, Melbourne Zoo will celebr... [more]
01/03/2015
Melburnians are invited to flock to Chinatown to partake in the Chinese New Year's Eve countdown. Everyone is encour... [more]
18/02/2015
The Greek precinct in Melbourne CBD will transform into a huge, free street festival with the hosting of the Antipod... [more]
14/02/2015 - 15/02/2015
RACV is poised to regale Melburnians with an exquisite Dragon parade to herald the Chinese New Year. The parade will... [more]
22/02/2015
Federation Square will host a wide array of events to welcome the Chinese New Year. The Chinese New Year Festival wi... [more]
26/02/2015 - 01/03/2015
Springvale Lunar New Year will be celebrated with much zeal on 15 February 2015 from 10am to 10pm. The Year of the G... [more]
15/02/2015
This year Chinese New Year will be celebrated with a bang in Docklands. The 2015 Chinese New Year celebrates the Yea... [more]
19/02/2015 - 01/03/2015
Award winning Australian illutionist Tim Ellis invited me to the opening night of his magic show, Immaculate Decepti... [more]
25/11/2014 - 30/11/2014
Every Wednesday night from 12 November 2014 to 25 February 2015, an artists' market will take refuge at the Blenders... [more]
12/11/2014 - 25/02/2015
Dear Gladys Spring pop-up sale will welcome and entice visitors on 18 October 2014 at the Queen Victoria Women's Cen... [more]
18/10/2014
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