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Shabu-Shabu your chilly Melbourne days away at Tetsujin

Dear vego friends, we have found the shabu shabu heaven for you. Shabu shabu is a Japanese hotpot dish where you cook all raw ingredients in a broth. The name shabu shabu comes from the Japanese sound and action of the thinly sliced meat being swished with chopsticks in the hotpot. With no surprise by the origin of the name, traditionally you would have thinly sliced meat (typically beef), seafood and veggies prepared for your hotpot.                 At Tetsujin, they understand how delicious shabu shabu is and so they cater for their vegetarian friends in Melbourne! There are more than 20 different vegetarian ingredients (45 ingredients in total for the meat eaters) you can add to your broth and make your ultimate shabu shabu! Step 1 – choose the vegetable stock. Step 2 – choose your veggies from the menu. Step 3 – taste the stock before you put the ingredients in (it will not disappoint). Step 4 – time to shabu shabu. Step 5 – dip the …

Experience life in the dark – brought to you by Dialogue in The Dark

Have you ever wonder what it is like if you have lost your vision or wonder what life is like if you were a vision impaired person? Dialogue in The Dark gives you a chance to experience how a blind person goes through their day in a 60 minutes walk in complete darkness. We are so honoured to have a chance to go through this challenge last Friday, and we know that you would love it too. The venue is located at Harbour town, the perfect location for shopping, delicious food, and get a ride on Melbourne Star before you do the challenge! Dialogue in The Dark is an immersive experience in total darkness through which, led by blind guides. Guests interact and communicate relying solely on their other senses during the entire 60 minutes walk in darkness, as you lose your sense of vision. Guests are armed only with a white cane while a blind guide provides skilled leadership through life’s everyday challenges and activities. Within a 60 min tour experience, guests will discover how …

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 …

WKM Review: Fully Made Up

We were recently invited to the fabulous Butterfly Club to check out opening night of Fully Made Up – An Improvised Cabaret, starring multi-award winning comedian Jenny Wynter. Combining cabaret, comedy and improv, this performance brings to life a veteran cabaret starlet, who’s entertaining evening soiree is entirely comprised of stories, songs, memories and monologues – inspired (in true improv style) by the suggestions of the audience. Improv alone is hard enough, but throw in the added challenge of creating an on-the-spot, rhyming, reasonably relevant show tune to random suggestions like ‘squid’, ‘grapes’ and ‘eat the frog’ and you’ve got yourself a pretty darn entertaining premise. Slipping just once, with real class and a super quick redirection, Jenny absolutely nails her latest show in a satin draped display of raw, fabulous singing, silly monologues and general awesomeness. We would have loved a few more songs and less monologue in the first half of the show, as this woman sure can sing, but overall we loved the show, and laughed the whole way through. An enviously …

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 …

Review: 1984

Where are you now, Winston? An audience of a certain age will have been introduced to 1984 by the way of a forced Year 10 curriculum reading – not the most inspiring start, and definitely ironic given the themes of a story about dissent and questioning a system. For me, 1984 was a novel that made you consider the Powers That Be, contemplate dystopia as a far off concept, and get an A- on your essay about it. Over a decade later, sitting in the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne (irony, once more) Dystopia was made front and centre. Produced by UK theatrical innovators Headlong along with Nottingham Playhouse and the Almeida Theatre, this retelling of the story of Winston Smith does not for one moment let the audience catch a breath, and fully captures the sense of unease that George Orwell attempts to express, as we watch Winston fight, struggle and question everything – including his own sanity. While the use of set and props was fantastic, the experience, in my opinion, has to be completely …

No Ifs, just Putts – Melbourne’s new indoor mini golf is teeing off

There is a graph somewhere in the universe that places all people in Melbourne on a spectrum. At one end of the spectrum is people who love the city for a lazy lunch, cheeky drink or just generally doing very little while consuming delicious calories to their hearts content. At the other end is the people who love to move and explore. Probably wearing sensible shoes with arch support, these people adore bubble soccer, know to the block the nearest rock climbing centre, and always book a hotel with a gym. If, like me, you sit somewhere in the middle, Melbourne has blessed us with the perfect spot to have a cocktail in one hand, and some kind of sporting accessory in the other – enter Holey Moley Mini Golf Bar. After gleefully donning your visor, enter a clash of pop culture and twee knick knacks and enjoy 27 themed courses, such as Game of Thrones and The Simpsons, while replacing your hard earned calorie deficit (Golf is a sport, right?) on cocktails like Happy Gilmoreo (Chambord …