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Get Glowing at Stonnington’s Glow Winter Arts Festival

The winter darkness is spectacularly illuminated during the Glow Winter Arts Festival, across the City of Stonnington, from twilight until after-dark, 10 – 20 August 2017. Stonnington’s most iconic venues and public spaces will light up like never before with glowing neon installations, architectural projections and larger than life illuminations. Now in its fourth year, the festival will kick-off with a spectacular opening night unveiling new commissioned works for the Festival and works never before seen in Victoria. See buildings transform before your eyes, discover luminous butterflies on light posts, find glowing giant flowers and colossal mushrooms, journey through an enchanted village, discover multi-coloured and oversized neon Glow letters in corners, parks and gardens across Stonnington plus much more. Award-winning Melbourne based, lighting and visual design firm, Mandylights, will transform Central Park with Alice’s Garden. Ginormous flowers will bloom in fading, flickering rainbows, larger than life mushrooms will loom and little sprouts, not yet grown, will cover the landscape with trills of colour running between them. Dislocate will perform If These Walls Could Talk…?, an …

It’s a bit cheesy, but we’re in love with Raclette

Gooey. Melted. Cheese. If anything screeches “Fill me up like a hibernating bear” it’s The Raclette – the act of smothering warm potatoes, pickles and other delicious things in Raclette cheese that flows like Alpine lava. Currently at South Melbourne Market, you can find Frencheese‘s pop up, serving this delight to your hungry hungry winter belly. Frencheese has even added entertainment to your dish by serving it with an optional salad. Should you miss a chance at your fix, check out Maker and Monger at The Prahran Market, or head up into Collingwood to Smithward who – take a deep breath – combine The Raclette with mac n cheese. It’s called the Rac’n’Mac. And it’s only available on Thursdays, because Smithward know you probably thought it was Friday already and need to eat something comforting. Have you had the ‘rac lately? Tag us on Instagram with #weknowmelbourne and show us! What: The Raclette by Frencheese pop up at South Melbourne Markets Where: The South Melbourne Market, Coventry Street, South Melbourne. Stall 45. Words by Lee …

Where to relax in the Melbourne CBD

Melbourne is a fast paced metropolis with intrigue, action and something new on every corner. Local or visitor, this excitement can soon turn to exhaustion, especially if you’re in desperate need of TLC – Think overworking it, post Europe jetlag, or a good old fashioned hangover. We’ve got our top picks for kicking back in the heart of Melbourne. I don’t want to have to do anything at all – Onsen Ma Bring a little slice of Japanese tranquillity to your day with a trip to Onsen Ma, Melbourne’s favourite Japanese bathhouse. Surrounded by a traditional wooden interior, the pools are a warm soak in heaven. As they say on their website “Japanese bathing cleanses the body and serves to refresh and relax. It is also considered to calm the kokoro (person’s spirit or heart) and is good for both physical and psychological/spiritual well-being”. Make the most out of your trip with the inclusion of a japanese dry or oil massage and foot treatment to really punch stress in the throat. An important thing to …

Romantic Melbourne Winter Dates

Got a cozy winter date coming up and no idea where to go? Swipe right on these awesome options, and nail the possibility of a follow up date. The Town Mouse | 312 Drummond Street, Carlton. A super cozy neighborhood nook that specializes in good food, wine and conversation. It offers larger plates and a tasty-cute small plate menu designed for sharing, and so you can “accidently touch hands” across the table. Il Solito Posto | 113 Collins Street, Melbourne Be sure to book in the restaurant (not the bistro), for a romantic, underground Italian dining experience with soft lighting, an excellent wine list and next level, non-intrusive service. This place is just beautiful, the perfect gem to keep up your sleeve for dates and such. Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar | 66 Bourke Street, Melbourne Pure, honest and upfront, Pellegrini’s hasn’t changed since the fifties, because it’s basically perfect. Walk in, grab a seat at the communal bar with your date and not have that awkward ‘what should we eat moment’ – just order what’s available …

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 …