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Pop Up Beach Club lands in Port Melbourne

The Exchange Beach Club is a free event, and will pop up on Port Melbourne Beach, at the end of Bay Street. The activation includes a container bar, full kitchen serving fresh seafood and summer salads, ice cream cart, beachside cabanas, live music Friday – Sunday, volleyball, totem tennis and plenty of deck chairs and sun loungers for soaking up the sunshine. The Exchange Hotel’s Manager Giuseppe Lacava is excited to bring the concept back to Port Melbourne. “Port Melbourne life really centres around the beach and the waterfront, yet most waterfront activity in the City of Port Phillip tends to focus on St Kilda and further down the bay. I’m excited for the Beach Club’s return to Port Melbourne Beach, and this year we are going bigger and better – with the addition of beachside cabanas and bottomless sunset sessions. Our locals are going to love it, you can even bring your pooch pals.” Book a cabana and chill out with the ultimate VIP beachside experience. Perfect for groups of 2-4 people, each cabana …

Coast to Court

Garnier is proud to be serving a greener summer of tennis when it returns to the Australian Open this year as the official skin and haircare partner. Creatively telling the story of the brand’s commitment to being an increasingly more responsible and sustainable brand, Garnier is thrilled to officially launch its Coast to Court campaign. By bringing to life an idea that marries tennis with the brand’s pledge for a world with more beauty and less plastic, Garnier is proud to introduce the first prototype “green net” – a competition grade tennis net, tested on court at Melbourne Park, made from netting offcuts that were destined to hit landfill. The “green net” will be exclusively showcased at Garnier’s two activation sites at the Australian Open which will include an interactive giant misting wave positioned at Federation Square and a branded zone located by Showcourt 3. “Garnier is committed to sustainable sourcing and reducing our environmental footprint to support our future generations,” says Alex Shadbolt, Garnier AU Marketing Manager. “If we can engage in a conversation, …

Prosecco Festival 2020

Nothing beats sipping on Prosecco on a Saturday afternoon… On the 29th of February, Prosecco-lovers will flock to The Northcote Townhall to meet the growers, winemakers and importers, and taste some of the best Prosecco available in Australia today. This unique event brings together Italian and local Prosecco producers, as well as Van Di Vino, Australia’s first Prosecco and Spritz Bar, wines by the glass, and great tunes to really get you in the mood. With over 40 different Proseccos to try, there’s one to suit every palate! Festival-goers can indulge in a taste of Italy from the likes of Tenuta 2 Castelli, Col Del Lupo, Silvano Follador, Borgo Molino, Carpene Malvolti, Casa Canavel, Bottega, Rigoni, Cester Camillo & Calneggia. Melburnians will also have the chance to experience some of Australia’s finest sips, including Dal Zotto, Brown Brothers, Pizzini Wines, Box Grove Vineyard, Vinea Marson, Symphonia, Mitchelton, Cloak & Dagger, Sam Miranda Wines, See Saw Wines Tar and Roses and Trentham Estate.. For the Prosecco-connoisseurs who are craving more, VIP tickets are available for each …

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS TWICE THIS YEAR

FANCY CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS TWICE THIS YEAR? WELL LUNA PARK WILL MAKE SNOWY DREAMS COME TRUE WITH A HO, HO, HO WHOLE LOT OF CHRISTMAS CHEER THESE JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS!  Santa is still guaranteed to be in the Luna Park’s house again this winter school holidays. So wrap-up warm and head to Luna Park from 29 June to 14 July  and enter the magical Christmas Wonderland.  Walk through iconic Mr Moon and feel the merriment all around with magical lights, festive decorations galore and of course our beautiful and gigantic Christmas tree. Play amongst the hourly snowfalls and feel that huge rush of excitement that only Christmas can bring, but so much sooner that you ever thought! Santa’s Elves are also coming over and will be very busy sharing yummy Christmas bells from Chocolatier with all the good boys and girls. At 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays, the elves will be gathering all the kids around for Santa’s special ‘Storytelling Sessions’ to hear what he gets up to when it’s not Christmas time! Also make sure …

THE EUROPEAN NIGHT MARKET RETURNS BIGGER THAN EVER WITH A NOD TO DISCO

 After welcoming more than 20,000 visitors in 2018, The European Night Market returns to Madame Brussels Lane every Friday night this July with a 30% bigger footprint, more stalls than ever before, and neon-drenched entertainment.  Running every Friday 5pm – 10pm, the Euro disco inspired market will stamp your culinary passport with bites from Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Turkey and Greece, as well as looping performances from Tanya George and retro beats by Fleiss. Dating back to 1853, the infamous Oddfellows Hotel will reopen its doors for four weeks only to peddle custom-made Hot Toddies and Mulled Wine.  Taste buds will be transported to Europe’s hotspots – a stop to Italy with Café Babbo’s Nutella-stuffed doughnuts, crisp pastries from Eat Cannoli, panzerotti from Il Panzerotto Taste of Puglia and delicious riffs on the classics from Tiramisu Lift Me Up. Sweet French favourites will be served up by Pop Up Crepe, The Brulee Cart, and Degani, while Frencheese will sling bowls of oozing, melted raclette. The Eurotrip continues with German sausages smothered in cheese, sauerkraut …

Halliday Sip Series

 After last year’s sold out Sip Series event, Halliday Wine Companion again invites wine lovers to join them for an evening of intimate wine tasting and education, with free-flowing canapés. The next installment in the Halliday Sip Series is ‘A Spotlight on Cellaring’ which will focus on how to create and curate a wine cellar and will be an unforgettable evening of wine tasting and more. Attendees will experience an array of wines featured in the upcoming Halliday mini mag, while also having one-on-one discussions with highlyrated winemakers. On the evening, attendees will have the opportunity to meet winemakers from highlyrated wineries, taste exceptional wines across vintages, and buy glasses, bottles or cases of any new favourites. All ticket holders have the opportunity to add on an exclusive masterclass, to extend wine knowledge and delve deeper into the wines tasted. All tickets include tastings, free-flowing canapes and grazing tables and goodie bags. WHEN:  Thursday June 13th from 6.30-9.30pm WHERE: Mercedes me Store, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne TICKETS:  $99.95 + booking fee Halliday Members save $20. Find out more about becoming a member at https://www.winecompanion.com.au/become-a-member BOOK NOW:  …

The Reading Nook takes over Highpoint Shopping Centre

Strengthening its position as the community’s heart in the west, Highpoint Shopping Centre will this month welcome The Reading Nook: its newest temporary pop-up space, devoted to free book exchange. Helping to promote the love of reading amongst little ones and locals, The Reading Nook will encourage customers to stop by, collect a book, and leave a pre-loved book of their own in its place. Forming as a mini library, The Reading Nook will be home to many gifted stories, providing customers the opportunity to read and unwind inside or take their discovered book to read in an oasis of their own. In addition to leisurely reading, The Reading Nook will host a program of activities throughout its time at Highpoint, including family-fun activities such as face painting, kid-friendly games and giveaways on launch day (Tuesday 23 April), weekly story-telling sessions in partnership with the Maribyrnong Library Service, and visits from local toy libraries. The Reading Nook will pop up at Highpoint’s IN: TRANSIT precinct: an outdoor retail and casual dining hub formed by three shipping containers, taking inspiration from food truck parks and capitalising on …