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Melbourne is having a Unicorn Festival; We can’t deal

Beat down those Winter blues and relive your 90s fantasies – For two colourful days Melbourne Central is playing host to Melbourne’s first Unicorn Festival. Encompassing the level two footbridge of Melbourne Central, live your best glittery life with a world of unicorn-themed offers. Not screaming in glee yet? Check out the lineup: Activities include: – unicorn inspired makeovers, using the latest products from Melbourne Central retailers – the opportunity to take selfies with giant inflatable unicorns within a Palm Springs scene – a Unicorn Festival DJ, who will truly transport visitors to warmer, brighter days – unicorn inspired and rainbow sweet treats from cult Melbourne food vendors, such as Bistro Morgan and Vickie Lu, as well as Melbourne Central residents, Cupcake Central and Chill Bro. When: Thursday August 3rd and Friday August 4th 5:30 – 9pm Where: Melbourne Central Level 2 Walkway Swanston and Latrobe Streets https://giphy.com/embed/viDGfOPc1vcHevia GIPHY

What you’re doing this weekend: Touring ALL the Melbourne Markets

Sometimes the stars align, sometimes the weather is right, and sometimes it’s just a big ole’ coincidence. If you’re in the market (all puns intended) for a second hand bargain, an environmentally conscious buy, locally crafted artisanal goods or just some really really great food, this weekend is the time to strike. Choose from the well-known-and-regular, the new kids on the block, or an exclusive seasonal happening: They’re all good! Camberwell Sunday Market The well heeled market goer will know the Camberwell market is an OG for secondhand clothing, unique “antiques” and a variety of gorgeous handmade skincare from local sellers. Pick yourself up a second hand jacket, a designer tote, a succulent and a hand lotion, then find yourself one of leafy Camberwell’s cafes to gloat over your bargains When: Every Sunday from 6:30am Where: Market Place, Camberwell Hank Marvin Market If your dollar drop for food over fashion, Hank Marvin is for you. Enjoy over 40 street food vendors ready to feed the “Hank Marvin” amongst you (Hank Marvin is not a man, …

We tried Floatation Therapy and here is why we recommend it

It is hard to get away from the noise in a busy, yet vibrant city like Melbourne. Luckily Melbourne never says no to new and cool innovations. Floatation therapy, the new remedy treatment in town, will remind you that you need to have some me-time in this eventful city. We got a chance to try out what floatation therapy is all about at Rest House Float Centre, located at Hampton East, and we absolutely enjoyed every second of it. Why Floatation Therapy? This relaxing activity will clearly help you reduce stress and anxiety. Not only that, it also can help improve blood circulation, digestion, skin health, accelerate muscle repair, improve sleep patterns, and much more. Our experience at Rest House Float Centre. For this special occasion, we have asked our graphic designer – Ting to attend this sensational experience. Rest House Float Centre mentioned to us that floatation therapy helps with creativity, to help those creatives out there to think outside of the box. Ting described her experience as phenomenal! As a graphic designer, she …

Get après-ski chic with Mont Plonk

On the 21st June, Mont Plonk had its exclusive opening party. Dressed in our most cosy winter jumpers we headed down to Melbourne Public Terrace to sample some delicious spiced mulled wine, snuggle into some Ugg Australia sheepskins rugs and get out our best pose for some snaps in the Mont Plonk chair lift. Despite being over 200km away from any hint of snow-kissed mountain caps, this well designed urban ski lodge creates the true look and feel of an après-ski bar. There isn’t any entry fee to access Mont Plonk, so come along with your friends and family and enjoy the après-ski experience. You will also have the opportunity to reserve tables by purchasing a “Group Ski pass”, which includes a reserved table, a cheese fondue to share, a bratwurst sausage each, a choice of hot toddy or boozy hot chocolate each and 2 shots from the shot-ski per person. On until the 16th July, Mont Plonk promises an authentic après-ski experience slap-bang in the middle of Melbourne. So for those who can’t make …

A Chocolate Lover’s Guide to Melbourne

Cookies and milk. Gin and tonic. Nutella and Spoons. Some things are just made for each other, and in our eyes Winter and Chocolate are the perfect match. Whether it’s in the form of a hot chocolate scalding the tongue, a cheeky box of handmade belgian treats or a more-ish pastry bursting with sugar laden loveliness, here’s our pick for chocolate in Melbourne: Cacao Lab Servicing the sweet tooths of St Kilda since 2003, Cacao has created a CBD lab to take chocolate love to the next level. With their full range of more-ish treats. Infamous for their decadent éclairs, pastries and handmade chocolates, enjoy an old school treat in their futuristic setting in the heart of the city Where: Drivers Lane, City. Also available in Highpoint and St Kilda.   Pana Chocolate If you’ve ever snaffled up one of Pana’s blocks from your local health food store or grocer, rejoice – Pana’s flagship store in the heart of Richmond is here to serve you even more vegan friendly delights. Expanding from their winning blocks …

The stars of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2017

For fans of the fun, frivolity and straight out pure talent enjoyment that comes with quality cabaret, this years’ Melbourne Cabaret Festival, now in its eighth year promises to be one that fans of the genre will love. We recently caught up with one of our besties, the fabulous Dolly Diamond, who is this year’s Artistic Director, Jon Jackson from “Queen of Broadway – The Ethel Merman Story” and Danielle O’Malley, star of “You’re my world – the Cilla Black Story” But first, darling Dolly: Dolly, how did you feel when you were appointed artistic director of the 2017 Melbourne Cabaret Festival? When they first mentioned (it) I think a little bit of wee left me… (It happens) and normally I jump in where angels fear to tread, but this time I actually took a bit of time to think about it. I wanted to be sure I could commit to it and do a good job… but once I said yes I was thrilled. How are you going to make your mark on this …

What you’re doing this weekend

If you’ve already binged watched the new season of OITNB and House of Cards, it’s time to get out of the house – here are our top picks for this weekend: Italian Food and Wine Festival: If the weather is getting you down, heat up with a festival devoted to the world’s favourite cuisine. The Italian Food and Wine festival will tempt you with over 200 wine makers, importers and chefs, ready to stuff you full of carb loaded love. Where: The Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton More: www.italianwinefoodfestival.com.au/melbourne/   Ru Paul’s Drag Race VAC-stravaganza trivia night: If you’re up for a sickening night and want to show off your Ru Paul’s Drag Race knowledge while supporting the Victorian Aids Council, lend your gag worthy smarts to an incredibly outrageous trivia night at Meat Market. Half price tickets if you show up in your best drag – but please, no kimonos. Where: Meat Market, 185 Blackwood Street Melbourne More: Tickets here   Melbourne Design Market: This Melbourne event staple returns this weekend to offer Fed Square a taste …