Author: itstinghc

The Glen Food Gallery, the newest dining destination on the East side.

Since its opening on the 28 of March 2018, The Glen’s Food Gallery has been buzzing non-stop with local foot traffic. Just a short 40 min train ride from Melbourne CBD, this refurbished shopping centre is packed with numerous delicious cuisines at its Food Gallery. Let’s start with the presentation of The Glen Shopping Centre. It is full of greenery, open space, natural sunlight and modern design. You can see plants on every corner you turn, an amazing incorporation to bring the outside in. The Food Gallery is a 2,200 square metres open dining space, catering for over 850 seating space. This unique space is on the ground level of the shopping centre with floor to ceiling windows where you can look out to the beautiful Dandenongs and Yarra Valley. You can find 16 casual dining eateries including HuxtaGo by Huxtaburger, Capricho, D’elephant Thai and so much more; one of our favourites would be Omi Wagyu, the Japanese fusion restaurant. Omi Wagyu is where you get a chance to taste premium wagyu for a reasonable …

MICF Review: Annie Louey “Butt Donut”

Sometimes life does a 360 degree turn around and throw the most unexpected surprise at us. That is exactly what happened to Annie Louey; but not in a graceful way. You might wonder why “Butt Donut” is the name of the comedy show. Don’t worry, Annie will explain exactly how she got the name “Butt Donut” during the show. Annie Louey, a burnt survivor comedian who took us on a journey of her life experiences. Travelling, family, being a Chinese born Australian… and of course, the survival story of her incident. She was engaging with the audiences, expressive and very detailed (in a comical way). Annie knows how to interact with you, and keep you on your toes during her show. You might learn a little about Americans and travelling around the world. A show that has bittersweet moments that may make your nose tingle. (That feeling you get when you are about to cry?). But Annie will use her humour to make sure you walk out laughing. P.S Did you know if you type …

Review – Hash Specialty Coffee

Right next to Camberwell Market, you’ll find Hash Specialty Coffee where the amazing Hot Hash Chocolate is. This signature drink looks as impressive as it tastes. Let the rich dark chocolate hits you as you wake up your taste bugs. Our big tips for you would be to pour the hot chocolate slowly and ask for some warm milk on the side to add in. The produces are all freshly bought from the Camberwell Market, even the flowers on the table are fresh from the florist next door. It is a great place for a catch up over the weekend, or for a quick scrumptious work lunch. The cafe is suitable for all weather conditions, sunny or rain; Hash Specially Coffee is right under the roof in the alleyway. The cafe is famous for French Toasted Bacon Croissant because it is the perfect combination of sweet and salty. We also love their Sautéed mixed Asian Mushrooms. It is different from other cafes where they serve filed mushrooms. This dish is healthy, earthy and one of …

Best Outdoor Cinemas this Summer

Make the most of the warmer weather this season without missing out the latest movies and popcorn!  With outdoor cinemas popping up all over town, we have picked our favourites so you can sit back and enjoy a film under the beautiful Melbourne sky. Moonlight Cinema | 1 Dec’ 17 ~ 1 Apr’ 18 | Central Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens – South Yarra Enjoy a movie with friends and family with a BYO picnic or treat yourself at the onsite food trucks. Watch a classic film or bring the kids to their favourite Disney animation. Hire a beanbag or purchase “Gold Grass” tickets where staff cater to your needs. Either way remember to bring a blanket, Melbourne can cool right down in the evening! Lido on the Roof | 6 Dec’ 17 ~ late Apr’ 18 | 675 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Catch the latest releases under the stars with a 100 seat rooftop cinema, arrive early and enjoy jazz music before the film starts at their small jazz bar. No need to bring blankets for …

Dogapalooza Melbourne

Enjoy the sun with your puppers while listening to Melbourne indie-electro music this November 12th. This is Melbourne’s first dog-friendly community music festival, and all proceeds will go to dog charities including Oscar’s Law, Puppy Tails Rescue, Greyhound Rescue Victoria, Melbourne Animal Rescue and Stafford Rescue Victoria. There will be food trucks, drinks, local artists PLUS many, many friendly fur babies. Have a date with your dog at Richmond’s Burnley Park, take it to the dog-washing station or maybe to the pop-up Moon Dog Brewery Bar for a drink. Did we mention there will be waffles? Get your tickets now before it’s woof late. When: 12 November 2017 Where: Burnley Park, Richmond More information: Check their website.

Interview: TORUK – The First Flight

Get ready for an artistic ride with Cirque du Soleil Toruk – the First Flight this November, with a storyline inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar. Be transported into the world of imagination and be amazed by the mythical tale set thousands of years before any humans ever set foot on the mesmerizing world – Pandora. We were given a chance to interview Peter Kismartoni, who began gymnastics at the age of 5 and had competed in many states, national and international competitions from age 10 till 24. Peter has been one of the acrobats for the show since 2015 and most of all the captain of many acts in TORK – The First Flight. Here is his story… 1) Can you tell us a little about your background? Growing up, I played many sports and played the violin, but always kept my main focus with gymnastics from an early age. I won a handful of state titles and an Australian championship in 2003. Once at University, while studying Myotherapy and Sports therapy, I started re-training …

Fiona Tuck, health and wellness expert

Time to get your spring/summer body back on as the warm days approach. We got a chance to speak with Fiona Tuck, a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, Skincare Expert, Yoga Teacher and an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society, and also for her to teach us a sneaky spring snack that will not destroy that fit-bod of yours. But first, let Fiona tell you a little more about the health industry and herself. Tell us how you got into the health and wellness industry 25 years ago, Fiona. I have always had a keen passion for health and wellness and after working in banking for a short while I realised I needed to follow my heart and study health and wellness which included three years full time of nutrition, skincare and spa therapies. I have worked in a variety of roles including hands on therapy, skincare, education, nutritional consults and manufacturing. One of my roles as an International Training Manager included lots of travel and after working in Asia and discovering the medicinal benefits …