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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 GIPHY

Get Frenched this Bastille Day in Melbourne

We can’t all just nip off for a cheeky trip to Paris, so let Bastille Day come to you. 225 years after la revolution, celebrate French culture at North Melbourne’s Meat Market Bastille Day French Festival, and enjoy a variety of food, live music, wine and films. With entry to the event starting at just $2 we recommend nabbing a ticket to a performance from the Melbourne French Theatre, or nibble your french goodies at one of the film viewings. For an even more immersive experience, why not try your hand at a wine, pastry or cheese masterclass with some of Melbourne’s best. Take home a bevy of delights from the French Food Market – the diet starts next week. For now, there is only cheese, croissants and wine. Tres bien! Where: The Meat Market, 5 Blackwood street North Melbourne When: 15th – 16th July More info:

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 …

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 …

WIN: 10 x Double Passes to the Scandinavian Film Festival

The Scandinavian Film Festival is a highly anticipated event on the festival calendar, celebrating the best film from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland. Discover the magic of noir, comedy, poignancy and fun that is true essential Scandinavia – For free! We’ve got ten double passes to give away on our Instagram page. Follow us, tag the friend you want to take and tell them which of the fabulous films in the festival line up you want to see. Winners announced Wednesday 12th of July.   The Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival runs from July 13th – 2 August at Palace Cinema Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como and Palace Westgarth. Find out more here

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 …