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Interview: Chris Cincotta

We had a privilege to get to know the talented photographer, known as King of the streets – Chris Cincotta. He is the founder and creator behind @Melbourneiloveyou on Instagram and Humans in Melbourne on Facebook. Let Chris tell you a little more about himself… Firstly, tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do? I’m a Melbourne based photographer and I run the ‘Humans in Melbourne’ Facebook page as well as the ‘@Melbourneiloveyou’ instagram page. I take walking tours on the weekends and I have a photography store on the corner of Bourke and Swanston streets where I sell my photos from the city. Where does your inspiration come from? I love Melbourne and I want everyone to see Melbourne the way I do. The city itself is such a fantastic place to be with so much always happening and I just want to show off as much of that as I can. You also do Melbourne walking tours, what can people expect? I love taking the tours! I think my passion …

Last minute Christmas Shopping

If you haven’t read our Christmas Shopping post, and you think you might be running out of time to buy THE gift this year… Don’t worry, we’ve gathered our favourie Christmas Markets to save you time searching around for a unique gift for the special one. A Night at the Nicholas – The Summer Edition| The Nicholas Building| 7 December Have a drink while you enjoy the views at The Nicholas Building Association. Here you’ll find urban creatives, renowned jewllers are artists and vintage labels, all under a beautifully preserved art deco arcade. Boho Luxe Market – The Christmas Edition| Federation Square| 10 December The name says it all. Find bohemian style clothing, jewllery, candles, artwork, children’s wear and more here! It is a lifestyle event with a festival vibe. There’ll be more than just shopping at Boho Lux Market. Expect Vietnamese food, cupcakes, donuts, fresh juices and… VEGAN BAKERY and CHOCOLATE! Collins Place Design Market| Collins Place| 15 December A boutique Christmas Market present by Creators Assembly and Collins Place. Shop at the Pars End of Collins Street with the Christmas …

Taste of Melbourne

A​ ​colourful​ ​collision​ ​of​ ​​art,​ ​entertainment​ ​and​ ​food​​ ​will​ ​transform​ ​the​ ​MCG’s​ ​Yarra​ ​Park​ ​from 30​ ​November​ ​to​ ​3​ ​December​ ​2017​ ​as​ ​​Taste​ ​of​ ​Melbourne​ ​in​ ​partnership​ ​with​ ​Electrolux prepares​ ​a​ ​feast​ ​for​ ​all​ ​senses​ ​with​ ​​world-first,​ ​top​ ​secret​ ​collaborations​​ ​from​ ​the​ ​city’s favourite​ ​chefs,​ ​artists​ ​and​ ​musicians. By​ ​day,​ ​families,​ ​foodies​ ​and​ ​curious​ ​shoppers​ ​will​ ​meander​ ​through​ ​laneways​ ​of​ ​more​ ​than 100​ ​artisan​ ​producers​ ​and​ ​gather​ ​for​ ​gourmet​ ​picnics.​ ​By​ ​night,​ ​the​ ​park’s​ ​canopy​ ​of​ ​trees will​ ​glow​ ​with​ ​glittering​ ​and​ ​neon​ ​lights​ ​as​ ​delicious​ ​dishes​ ​and​ ​drinks​ ​traverse​ ​the​ ​festival. Taste​ ​Festival​ ​Australia​ ​director​ ​Kristy​ ​Austin​ ​said​ ​this​ ​year’s​ ​festival​ ​embraced​ ​Melbourne’s creative​ ​heartbeat​ ​to​ ​celebrate​ ​good​ ​taste​ ​in​ ​its​ ​many​ ​manifestations. In​ ​the​ ​festival’s​ ​spirit​ ​of​ ​creative​ ​fusions,​ ​top​ ​chefs​ ​will​ ​collaborate​ ​with​ ​graffiti​ ​artists, designers​ ​and​ ​sculptors​ ​in​ ​secret​ ​kitchens​ ​and​ ​studios​ ​around​ ​the​ ​city​ ​to​ ​concoct​ ​unique creations​ ​revealed​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​festival. To​ ​complete​ ​the​ ​visual​ ​feast,​ ​paper​ ​engineer​ ​Benja​ ​Harney​ ​was​ ​commissioned​ ​to encapsulate​ ​Taste​ ​Festivals​ ​in​ ​paper​ ​form,​ ​from​ ​zucchini​ ​flowers​ ​in​ ​a​ ​forest​ ​of​ ​mushrooms and​ ​gold-flaked​ ​meringue​ ​to​ …

ArtVo – Immersive Gallery

Unlike other art galleries or museums, you can touch and interact with over 100 spectacular large scale 3D artworks covering the walls and floors using just your smartphone for the ultimate selfie. Explore and immerse yourself into different scenes, locations and famous paintings across 1900 sqm and 11 themed gallery zones. Keen to go on a Jungle Safari? Step into the palm of King Kong and gaze up at the beast himself. Want to uncover the Pharoh’s Treasures? You’ll need to hop aboard the flying carpet to take you there! Catch a wave in the Aquatic Adventure, narrowly escape the menacing jaws of the monster croc in Australiana, or transform into a winged fairy in the Enchanted Garden. ArtVo recruited 14 international artists with over 40 years of experience to complete the awe-inspriring paintings with works complete in just 60 days. Open 7 days, ArtVo is the perfect entertainment destination for school holidays, family and corporate groups and an unparalleled recreational adventure for all ages. Opening hours: Sun ~ Thurs 10am-6pm | Fri ~ Sat 10am-11.30pm Where: …

Melbourne Music Week

Launched in 2010, this relatively new festival was designed to celebrate Melbourne’s thriving music scene, support up and coming local talent and foster partnerships to ensure the industry continues to grow. Not just about music alone, it has been described as an ‘imaginative line-up that spans music, film, art, design and hospitality – on at various locations in and around the CBD. When: 17 – 25 Nov 2017 Where: check out their program here.

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 …

World Premiere of Roland Tings’ full live band

Promising to be a highlight on Melbourne’s cultural calendar Nocturnal returns Friday 3 November with an evening of unheard sounds, unparalleled collection items, and wondrous questioning. For the first time EVER, globally acclaimed Ronald Tings takes to the Melbourne Museum stage to introduce his three-piece band offering a high-fidelity experience unlike none other. The moniker of Melbourne producer Rohan Newman, Ronald Tings will be joined by Julian Sudek (Mercy Arms / World Champion) who’ll be switching it up via a hybrid kit of acoustic drums and electronic pads, and Yama Hondow-Wellby (Damn Arms / G.L.O.V.E.S.) on keys. Expect communal arm raising and oscillating emotions on the dance floor. Continually rebooting, Nocturnal started out as a blank slate and has since evolved into the ultimate evening of art, science and self-directed learning. Encouraging inclusion and enquiry, this adult-orientated night has welcomed both strangers and long-lost friends to explore the museum with a drink in hand and minus the usual distractions. Objects and stories, both past and contemporary, span across the galleries and incorporate at least 16 …