Author: DelJer

The BIG design market

Christmas is around the corner and soon we will be jumping around, queuing, trying to find creative ideas to please our friends and family. Want to avoid the hustle and bustle of malls and shopping centres during the festive season? The Big design market is your go-to market. Held in the iconic Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, this three-day shopping event features independent designers, creative workshops and local food and drink and is the perfect opportunity to find gifts. You will also be able to attend various workshops and customise a pair of Japanese slippers with textile artist Cat Rabbit, learn how to care for indoor plants from The Plant Society and get tips on printing and portrait drawing from Melbourne artists. Workshops cost between $25 and $40. No idea what to get, you can purchase a Designer showbags, valued $175, for a bargain price of $30. Be fast! As only a limited number are available. The wares inside will be from a range of designers including Georgia Perry, Kleins Perfumery and Little Veggie Patch Co. When: Friday 1st December: …

Paris to Provence

Want to travel to France the last weekend of November? Good choice, as Christmas markets are booming during this period. Your ID will never be ready on time, “Dommage, mais c’est la vie” as we said in the “langue de Molière”. Except if you drive to the Como House and Garden. Upon arrival process to the cashier and get your ticket… no ID required…, and let the magical Paris to Provence comes to you. Each year in November the Como House and Garden transforms into a whimsical French popup village for three days and puts together more than 70 stalls and exhibitors representing everything French in Melbourne, ranging from French food, travel and tourism, children activities, boutique, brocante, lifestyle and furthermore. If you love France and its culture come along to polish your French skills, network with other Frenchies, watch, touch, smell and taste all that embodies France and be immersed in a vibrant and lively French village atmosphere. This year, the festival will honour Coco Chanel with a unique exhibition in Como House’s Boudoir, Grand …

Say Cheese Festival

Say Cheese! Once again, Prahran market will be transformed into the “fromage capital” of Victoria. Held on Sunday 29th October from 10am to 4pm, the Say Cheese Festival will see local cheese makers, producers, mongers and other local producers gathering at the market to demonstrate their products. This year’s program will include Yarra Valley Dairy, Berrys Creek Farm Cheese, Apostle Cheese, Grampians Olive Oil Co, and Tolpuddle Goat Cheese and Farm Foods. There will be melted cheese, grilled cheese, cheese workshops, a tone of tasty cheese treats, cheese sculpturing, cheese on cheese on cheese, and more cheese. Say cheese again. You will also enjoy some delicious beverages at the cute prosecco bar, or chill out on the mezzanine and appreciate some live music to help break up the lactose intake. So come along and Say Cheese! When: 29 October 2017 Where: Prahran Market More information: Check their website.

Lose yourself in the House of Mirrors

Lose yourself inside a mirror with a thousand faces in the House of Mirrors. How to maintain a sense of direction, while you wander through the disorienting, perception- altering and optical illusion- based labyrinth of yourselves. With 40 tonnes of steel and 15 tonnes of mirrors taking over the Arts Centre in Melbourne, it will be difficult for you to find your way out as no doorway, corridor or wall can be trusted and where the three dimensions themselves conspire to disorient and deceive. House of Mirrors is the creation of Victorian based artists Christian Wagstaff and Keith Courtney, and created from steel, timber and mirrors, uses only geometry and spatial design. For the first time in Melbourne, the event brings an authentic sense of amusement, a thrilling blend of delight and fear. House of Mirrors experience could take between 5 minutes and 20 minutes, depending on how fast you solve the maze and is not recommended for people who experience anxiety when feeling lost. So, come along and take a good look at yourself… You might be surprised …

Get your Freekeh on at the Spring Vegan Market

Meat lovers watch out! Soon you will exchange your juicy piece of meat for an amazing mix salad of red, green, orange and yellow colour, as the market will be taken over by the Spring Vegan Festival. This exciting new event will take place at the historic Meat Market in North Melbourne. The venue which once served the modern needs of the meat trade will be transformed into a day celebrating veganism, ethical shopping and compassion for animals. The festival will feature 100% vegan vendors and non profits, as well as animal rights cinema, vegan high tea, an art zone, golden tickets and more. PENCIL THE DATE in your calendar, and “less meat” on Saturday October 28 @ The Meat Market. WHEN: Saturday 28 October 2017 WHERE: Meat Market, North Melbourne VIC (map) ORGANISER: Animal Liberation Victoria SEE MORE: Spring Vegan Festival event webpage