All posts tagged: lifestyle

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 …

Interview: Melbourne Musical Theatre Festival Director, Trevor Alexander

Melbourne, a festival city, has always been an enormous supporter of the performing arts community with Fringe, Comedy and the Cabaret Festival to name just a few of these events on her busy calendar. The Melbourne Musical Theatre Festival, debuting in Melbourne for the first time in January 2017, is the latest of one of such events, and is set to entertain musical lovers with a classic line-up of well-loved family musical favourites, timeless adult productions and new Australian shows in the iconic Athenaeum Theatre. We spoke to the event’s founder and Artist Director, Trevor Alexander about his vision for the event and his personal journey to bring this concept to creation. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background? Sports mad as a child, I was dragged off the school football field at the age of 15 by a girl I had a crush on, to be in the school musical.  The rest, as they say is history. An ‘undiscovered talent,’ I had my first lead role the following year, followed …

Melbourne outdoor cinemas

Five of the Best Outdoor Cinemas in Melbourne

Make the most of summer by catching a flick at one of many outdoor cinemas. Here’s our pick of the top 5. Moonlight Cinemas | 8 December – 2 April One of the original outdoor cinemas, the Moonlight Cinemas shows films under the stars on the lush lawns of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Patrons can spread out on their picnic rugs or hire one of the limited number of Bean Beds for $9. The program is filled with all the latest blockbusters including Girl on the Train, Doctor Strange, La La Land,  Arrival, Passengers and more. QV Outdoor Cinemas | 30 November – 26 February Melbourne’s only silent cinema returns to the astroturf square of QV. Tickets only cost $12 and each come with a deck chair and headphones to watch the movie. There’ll be plenty of live entertainment plus food and cocktails as well as charity screenings. Plus you can bring your pooches along! Some of the movies in this year’s program include Bad Santa, Batman Returns, Gremlins, The Goonies, Stand By Me, The …

Melbourne Christmas Markets

Melbourne is in full festive spirit and Christmas markets are starting to pop up all over town. Here’s a list of some of the best holiday markets for unique presents, artisan gifts, and local crafts. The Craft & Co Christmas Market | 10am-2pm, Sunday 11 December Launching it’s first ever Christmas Market, The Craft & Co  will play host to more than 20 local artisan producers whose non-perishable goods will make for the perfect gift these holidays.  From soothing chocolate goodies from Mork, through to TC&C spirits and wines, the haul will have something for young and old.  There’ll also be a hamper and wrapping service plus free samples of house-made wine produced and bottled at TC&C’s own vineyard, as well as house-made salami and cheese samples throughout the day. Kris Kringle Night Market | Every Thursday evening in December Northcote Town Hall’s much loved annual Kris Kringle Night Market returns this December over four Thursday evenings. Celebrating its tenth year, the Kris Kringle Night Market was established to showcase and support our vibrant artistic community. Pick …

Australian Open 2017

Why we love the Australian Open

Melbourne is known for being the sporting capital of Australia and with first the major sporting event of 2017 less than a couple of months away, we thought we’d share why the Australia Open is one of our favourite events on the sporting calendar. 1.   The Tennis It’s hard not to get wrapped up in the hype and electric atmosphere of the first grand slam of the year. Dating all the way back to 1905, the Australian Open was initially named the Australian Championship before changing it’s name to the Australian Open in 1905. Over the years we have seen so many tennis greats take to the courts including Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, the William Sisters, Pete Sampras Andy Murray and Martina Hingis. In the 2015 tournament, there was a record 14.3m unique visitors to the Australian Open grounds. 2. The Location When the Australian Open first started, the big players initially didn’t want to make the journey to the south side of the hemisphere due to the long travel times. However since the initial days, …

Big Design Market

Australia’s much-loved and original design market, The  Big Design Market,  returns to Federation Square this December. The Melbourne Design Market The market will bring together the best of independent Australian and international design for 3 huge days of Christmas shopping! Discover a stellar line-up of over 230 stallholders across homewares, textiles, fashion, furniture, lighting, stationery, lifestyle & kids products. To keep you hydrated while shopping there’ll also be a cocktail bar with locally made drinks from Merricks General Wine Store, Sofi Spritz, Starward Whiskey plus specialty teas from Love Tea. As always, there’ll also be delicious food stalls from some of Melbourne’s finest including Earl Canteen, Misschu, Taco Truck and Beatbox Kitchen; craft beer from Moo Brew and Faire Ferments; coffee from Sensory Lab; and sweet treats from Gelato Messina, All Day Donuts and LuxBite. When: 2 December – 4 December Where: Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton Visit the website here.