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Decor + Design Melbourne 2018

Australia’s No.1 Interiors Trade Show, Decor + Design is thrilled to announce an aspirational line up of international and local guest speakers set to present engaging seminars and workshops from July 19 – July 22. The highly anticipated Australian House & Garden (AH&G) International Seminar Series will focus on “Everyday Luxury” and delve into styling high-end designs through the fundamental aspects of interior design and how designers create their trademark aesthetic. Each speaker will deliver varying opinions and expertise on the topic. Global powerhouse and Interior Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard has been announced as this year’s keynote speaker. Bullard is best known for his work with Hollywood’s A-List clientele including Eva Mendes, Cher, Ellen Pompeo and the Kardashians. Martyn promises to provide a unique insight and behind the scenes look, into some of his more exclusive projects. One of the most successful contestants on The Block and Interior Designer, Deanne Jolly will be hosting an engaging workshop on creating luxury that lasts. Deanne is known for her refreshingly honest personality and prides herself on knowing …

Skating At Festival 2018

The Skating At Festival will be returning to Melbourne these winter school holidays offering a unique winter wonderland ice skating experience, and this year it will be at two city locations: Southbank and St Kilda. For the first time, Skating At pop-up ice-skating rink will be located on the Crown Riverwalk along the Yarra Promenade, Southbank and also returning to St Kilda on the corner of Acland Street and Barkly Street from June 22 – July 15, 2018. Skating At Festival will also be returning to the Mornington Peninsula – along the Sorrento foreshore, for another exciting year of winter activities during the school holidays. This affordable family-friendly event is ideal for people of all ages and skill levels as Skating At will offer something for everyone. The open-air ice rink offers a world-class family friendly entertainment precinct with magical lighting and music. Ideal for school holiday fun – Skating At Festival will offer plenty of activities to keep kids entertained all day long. Parents can either join them on the ice or watch from …

Wine & Wildlife 2018

Thinking about going away for Queen’s Birthday long weekend? Look no further because Healesville Sanctuary is teaming up with Yarra Valley icons to bring you a gourmet experience with a wild difference! Healesville Sanctuary is just one hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD through Victoria’s beautiful wine country. Over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend (9-11 June), Wine & Wildlife will bring you the best in food and wine against the backdrop of the Sanctuary’s stunning bushland setting. From 11am to 4pm each day, six event spaces will showcase a line-up of Yarra Valley wineries, craft beers and ciders with a good helping of delicious locally-sourced warming winter dishes available too. Warm up by roaring open fires and delight your senses with live acoustic music while keepers roam the grounds with some of our furry, feathered and scaly friends for serendipitous wildlife encounters. Plus, visit the Four Pillars Gin pop-up bar – you won’t want to leave with all the G&Ts, mulled wine, cheese and charcuterie on offer. All Wine & Wildlife proceeds directly support Zoos Victoria’s …

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 …

Big Vegan Market 2018

The Big Vegan Market is back for 2018, and this time there are some BIG changes about. Firstly, the markets are a lot bigger so you’ll have a lot more room to move about and browse all the wonderful without being too crowded. Also, and very importantly, we are now a 2 day market! That’s right, over the Saturday and Sunday of the Mother’s Day weekend (12th and 13th of May), you can come and shop from the huge variety of 100% vegan products at the beautiful Royal Exhibition Hall. Pick up something for you mum, or even better, bring your mum and discover all the great new goodies available together! Looking for more info? Check out the lineup so far here. When: Saturday 12 May and Sunday 13 May 2018 Where: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Melbourne More info: Here 

WIN: 1 x double pass to Dog Lovers Show

-competition now closed- There’s no better way to celebrate the Year of the Dog than by bounding down to the multi-award-winning Melbourne Dog Lovers Show returning to the iconic Royal Exhibition Building from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 May. The theme of the 2018 Show will be ‘Dog Sports’ and feature the inaugural COMMON WOOF GAMES presented by Farmer Dave Graham and his band of canine superstars. Boasting Track & Field and Ball-sport events in the Royal Canin Arena, alongside the outdoor aquatic program in the Black Hawk DockDogs® pool, brings the pinnacle of Australia’s sporting dogs together in spectacular competition. Dr Katrina Warren & the Wonderdogs will also be presenting the Opening Ceremony to kick off 3 days of dog sports! Here is your chance to win 1 x double pass to watch dog competitions, pet some smoochy fur friendly pals and get to know how to be a better dog owner (if you are one)! How to enter 1. Share this link on your Facebook or Instagram 2. Tag us with #weknowmelbourne and …

2018 FAIR@SQUARE FESTIVAL

Moral Fairground returns to Melbourne’s Federation Square with its annual Fair@Square Festival on May 5, 2018. Celebrating all aspects of an ethical, sustainable and morally responsible lifestyle, this festival is shaping up to be the biggest, busiest and best to date. Fashion Conscious fashionistas will enjoy Fair Fashion of the Future, an exhibition highlighting issues arising from the different stages of textile and fashion-supply chains and showcasing design-led solutions from local designers and academics. Garments from local fashion labels and social enterprises are displayed to showcase some of the ethical and sustainable clothing options consumers can now access. Food Of course, no festival is complete without great food and our Cooking Tent program, hosted by the Fair Food Forager, features cooking demonstrations by various ethical food brands, with discussions on issues such living a toxin-free lifestyle, using indigenous ingredients, and how promoting a vegan lifestyle can potentially lessen animal cruelty. Free Events and Workshops You can feed the mind as well as the body by attending some of the many free events and workshops, including …