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Delight your Mum this Mother’s Day

Your mum deserves a solid gold statue in her honour, and a thousand roses delivered fresh every day. Since that’s not usually in the budget, we’ve gathered some ideas in advance to treat Mum this Mother’s Day (Sunday 14th of May if you really need help) Let her pick her own present @ The Queen Victoria Markets Spend the morning strolling through the abundance of the Queen Vic, sampling some of Melbourne’s most delightful handmade skincare and homewares. Finish it off by picking up a fresh bouquet of mum’s favourite flowers. Where: The QVM can be found between Queen, Peel, Victoria and Franklin Street Discover more: Here Treat her to a lush lunch  @ The Swanston Hotel Enjoy a three hour buffet in the stylish surrounds of the Swanston Hotel, choosing from over 20 options including a seafood bar, carvery, cold and salad options and, of course, dessert. All mothers enjoy a glass of sparkling and a box of chocolates to make their day even more special. Where: 195 Swanston Street, CBD 3000 Discover more: …

Craft & Co pasta making workshop melbourne

Be a Pasta Master

Where can you find a place to learn, eat and drink? At The Craft & Co workshop! We attended their pasta making class, and gosh did we love it. Don, the head chef of the restaurant teaches you step by step how to make the perfect pasta at home. This informative class also provides you a booklet which you can take home. On top of everything, the décor of the restaurant is rustic and earthy. The class is held just in front of a room where they brew beer. The class begins with Don explaining how to perfect your pasta from making the dough. He gives you time to ask as many questions as you desire. (Here is a small tip from Don if you are unsure how much flour you need for just two people – 300 grams will be plenty!) Don then shows you how to make different types of pasta – spaghetti, tortellini, ravioli and more. The best part of the class is that you get a hands-on session and actually make …

Eat, drink, make & learn

Are you passionate about coffee making? Is it pasta you crave at the end of your long day? Ever wanted to master your home made coffee brewing skills? Or is indulging in cheese one of your daily routines? The Craft & Co, a collective leaning centre in Collingwood offers classes in all of these areas and more for those with an interest in the culinary and arts. The Craft & Co works with local producers in Melbourne and offers classes ranging from salami making, pasta making, coffee cupping, brewing for beginners, cheese making,  learning why bees matter so much or exploring the magic behind craft distillation. All classes are $75, 3-hours long and including a tasting, one in-house brewing beverage, questionnaires and hands-on experience. If you are unsure what class you should take, you can even try out their free pasta or wine making demo class on Sundays to get a feel for the courses. Here is a sneak peak of what you get from the classes: Pasta Making: All attendees enjoy freshly made pasta, …

Free Asia Pop Courtyard

Be a part of Asia TOPA (Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts) this February at the Immigration Museum. Every Friday evenings this February from 5pm – 9pm, the courtyard area will come to life with free Asia Pop, food, drinks and general fun. The event will feature DJ Japandaman and Sihouette d’Amore, The Pink Tiles, K-pop Melbourne dancers, a karaoke lounge and Kung Fu motion installation. The bonus, you can enter all of these exhibitions for free! Definitely a fun way to explore cultures from over 200 countries and be inspired by their stories at the Immigration Museum, and a great alternative to the usual Friday night drinks.             Where: 400 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000 When: Friday evenings, this February from 5pm – 9pm More information: Check their website.

Heineken Saturday

The famous Heineken Saturday returns to its spiritual home of the Royal Croquet Club located riverside at Birrarung Marr. Enjoy a day of icy cold Heinekens, delicious cuisine, spicy tunes and of course, some summertime croquet. Headlining music acts will be ARIA award-winning singer Jarryd James along with other feature artist to take the ultimate party into the night. For more information, click here Where: Royal Croquet Club, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne When: Saturday 17th December 16

Royal Croquet Club

Royal Croquet Club Returns for Summer

Melbourne’s favourite garden party returns to Birrarung Marr this December. Since it’s debut three years ago, the Royal Croquet Club has been summer favourite and has gone from strength to strength. This year there’ll be more of a focus on music with a killer lineup of musical acts including Dope Lemon (Angus Stone), Jarryd James, Hayden James, Aston Shuffle, KLP and Touch Sensitive. As usual, there’ll be plenty of croquet to be played, Pimm’s cups to be drunk and entertainment to keep you there well into the late hours of the evening. Adding to the festival fun, The Parlour a 70-seat pop-up theatre, will be set up to show acts from the Adelaide Fringe Festival, along with roving entertainment and street theatre. To keep you from going hungry, some of Melbourne’s most loved restaurants will be there including burgers from 8bit, barbequed skewers from Hoy Pinoy, smoked meats and sandwiches from Up In Smoke, and everyone’s favourite Gelato Messina will be returning  with their infamous soup tins filled with gelato. When: 8 December – 23 December Where: Birrarung Marr, …

Juniperlooza 2016

This year’s Juniperlooza was bigger and better than the 2015 festival, bringing together 20 different Australian and overseas boutique gins along the Yarra for two glorious sunshiny days dedicated to the love of lady gin. All of the regular favorites were there like Four Pillars, West Winds and Melbourne Gin Company, but this year they came with a few tricks up their sleeves to inspire and delight gin fans on the day, like Four Pillars and their recently released Christmas Gin (which tastes like Christmas) and the uniquely purple Ink Dry Gin by Husk Distillers which gets it colours from the delicate leaves of the Butterfly Pea flower and glows like a purple dream when mixed with tonic. Originally a rum distiller, Husk were just one of more than a few of the brands present that had their roots in rum, whiskey or otherwise, and had since decided to branch out into the world of gin. The absolute highlight for us was the Negroni Float from ever-popular favorites, Melbourne Gin Company. This drink proved to …