All posts tagged: summer

Melbourne International Flower and Garden show

March may mark the start of autumn, but at the Royal Exhibition Building activity is blossoming with the return of the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show (MIFGS) Presented by Lawn Solutions Australia, March 27 – 31, 2019. The event is predicted to attract over 100, 000 visitors from across the nation and overseas. The annual convergence of the most talented landscape designers, progressive florists, emerging design talent, DIY specialists, well over 200 exhibitors and thousands of flowers provides evergreen inspiration for the year to come. With new charity partner Beyond Blue aligned with the Show, visitors can expect gardens that are not only visually arresting, but are emotionally stirring as they tap the sense of tranquillity and wellbeing that comes from connecting with nature. The annual Landscape Design Show Gardens welcome an impressive line-up of local and international talent with confirmed designers including: NZFGS Gold Medallist Bayley LuuTomes, a collaboration between Candeo Design, Jason Hodges for Lawn Solutions and Semken Landscaping, MUSA Landscapes in partnership with Beyond Blue, Inge Jabara, Christian Jenkins, Waddell Landscapes, …

It’s Single’s Night to Shine

Single this year? Do not worry, we have your cover. No need to sit at home and swipe left and right this Valentine’s dAy as all single girls and guys  you have been watingin to connect with will be in one and only room for the one night, Following it last year success, Australia’s favourite social network application BUMBLE are hooking up again this year  and playing matchmaker with their “Single Mingle” party. Don’t be jealous of all those couples on boring dates with their set menu and roses; Hawker Hall will be the place to be this Valentine’s Day with epic food and drinks on offer, speed dating, and if that doesn’t make you buzz already DJ CC Babcock taking love song dedications and getting the dance floor started. The event kicks off at 6:30pm with a one-way ticket to love just $55, which includes entry and food, drinks are available to purchase from the bar. Single minglers can look forward to some of Hawker Hall’s most popular dishes including, popcorn chicken, tofu fries, …

The Wine & Cheese Fest will return to Williamstown 

The Wine and Cheese fest are back this year in the newly renovated Seaworks. Get ready to enjoy fine quality wine and cheese on Saturday 9thMarch as artisan food vendors will be showcasing their gourmet products, plus hot food and specialty arts & crafts stalls. From wheels of fine cheeses and savoury sauces, pickled preserves and home-style pastries, to smoked and cured meats, luscious desserts and a wide variety of craft beers, ciders and refreshments, the Wine & Cheese Fest will have something on offer for everyone’s taste buds. Wine masterclasses with top local vintners will be on offer including” Prosecco” with Dal Zotto Wines, “Sparkling & Cabernet Sauvignon” with Blue Pyrenees, and “Taste 100 years of Wines” with Mount Avoca winemaker, Matthew Barry in the VIP marquee. For the cheese enthusiasts, French cheesemaker Matthieu Megard from L’Artisan Cheese Organic and Gowen Irlen from Melbourne and Cheese will be offering delicious tips of the trade. Plus, the “Maestro of Mozzarella” and one of Australia’s best makers of Italian cheese, George Linguanti of That’s Amore Cheese, …

BECOME THE ONE

Become the One is a story we have never seen or even heard of but which would, surely, exist. The play develops around the couple’s budding romance and ongoing partnership by focusing on their shared domestic life. Following a flirtatious first meeting when Noah is contracted as Tom’s cleaner, the two soon start cohabiting and indulging in teasing pillow talk, bubbling sexual energy, and happy moments, like knitting, together. The outside world peeps into their sanctuary through references to the media surrounding Tom’s athletic status, a point of tension resulting in climatic moments. Become the One is a tragedy representative not only of queer athletes and their partners but of the Australian Football League’s persistence in modelling a repressive narrative of masculinity and heteronormativity to a nation.  Venue: Main Theatre – Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park Duration: (70 mins) Date: 6th to 9th February 2019 More info here

The Espy

Saint Kilda’s iconic Esplanade Hotel fondly known as The Espy, opened its doors to the public November last year. The hotel went through a massive revamp and the wait was absolutely worth it! The hotel was built in 1878 and stands as one of the most prominent 19th-century resort hotels in Victoria. The Espy also remains one of the longest running live music venue in Australia. Aside from the breath-taking ocean views and sunsets, The Espy spoils you with variety, featuring live music stages, dining options including a flavour-filled Cantonese restaurant and 12 bars across 5 levels. Options, options and more options!

Kidchella & Summer Nights

Dust off your fringed crops and denim cut offs! An internationally-inspired, Summer music and crafts festival is coming to Melbourne’s West and you don’t need to camp out for tickets or drive to the desert. Designed for both the young and young at heart, and for the first time ever, Highpoint Shopping Centre is hosting Kidchella from Monday 21 – Friday 25 January, followed by Summer Nights from Friday 1 – Sunday 3 February 2019. Highpoint’s youngest partygoers are invited to Kidchella, commencing on Monday 21 January. One for the school holidays’ bucket list, Kidchella will include hands-on craft activities where little ones can create their very own flower crown, tote bag, dream catcher or bracelet. The event week will end with a big finale, where kids can hit the dancefloor at the ultimate silent disco on Friday 25 January. An Instagrammer’s heaven, Summer Nights will be headlined by a Coachella-inspired labyrinth and walkthrough cactus garden, alongside tent-shaped dressing rooms for Festival Makeovers by Mecca Maxima. In addition to the Instagram-worthy photo moments, festivalgoers can get involved in ‘crafternoons’ to create their very own beaded …

ARBORY AFLOAT COOPERS LIVE TENNIS DECK

The Arbory Afloat X Coopers Live Tennis Deck is back this Australian Open hosting a big screen of live matches across the tournament. Watch the world’s biggest tennis stars from Australia’s largest floating bar and restaurant whilst sipping on Coopers Popular Pale Ale, Session Ale and Coopers Dry. Mediterranean inspired dishes, thanks to Executive Chef Nick Bennett, will also be on offer including wood-fired pizzas and antipasti. The Arbory Afloat Live Tennis Deck will be open from 11am -11pm each day from now, until Sunday 27 January. No bookings required. If you’re heading to the tennis, Arbory Afloat is located next to Flinders Street Station, making it the perfect spot to drop in on the way to all the actions at Melbourne Park.  

Where to hike this Summer

With the weather warming up and the holidays approaching, we are planning bushwalking and hiking in Victoria’s best hotspots. If you wish to escape the city hustle and bustle below is a list of the best hiking places right on our doorstep, just waiting to be explored. EASY The Domino Trail – Trentham to Lyonville – Return (Near Trentham, Victoria) Length: 12km Duration: 4hours Location: Western Victoria Distance from Melbourne CBD: 85km (85km north west of Melbourne) Trentham to Lyonville hike is an easy and enjoyable walk running along the old railway line with the exception of a short detour around the bridge over Coliban River (about 600 metres from Lyonville). The walk is approximately 6km long and will take about 2 hours to complete one way. After a few minutes walking, you will discover the first old wooden bridge built in the late 1870’s which crosses Stoney Creek. A few metres after the bridge, on your left, you will see the old Sunnyside foundry built in 1893 to produce the famous Trehella car jack. This is …

Best Outdoor Cinemas this Summer

Make the most of the warmer weather this season without missing out the latest movies and popcorn!  With outdoor cinemas popping up all over town, we have picked our favourites so you can sit back and enjoy a film under the beautiful Melbourne sky. Moonlight Cinema | 1 Dec’ 17 ~ 1 Apr’ 18 | Central Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens – South Yarra Enjoy a movie with friends and family with a BYO picnic or treat yourself at the onsite food trucks. Watch a classic film or bring the kids to their favourite Disney animation. Hire a beanbag or purchase “Gold Grass” tickets where staff cater to your needs. Either way remember to bring a blanket, Melbourne can cool right down in the evening! Lido on the Roof | 6 Dec’ 17 ~ late Apr’ 18 | 675 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn Catch the latest releases under the stars with a 100 seat rooftop cinema, arrive early and enjoy jazz music before the film starts at their small jazz bar. No need to bring blankets for …

Summer with Chandon and Seafolly

Get ready to pop a bottle and slip into your favourite Seafolly, because this summer two of Australia’s most loved brands – Chandon, Australia’s number one premium sparkling wine and Seafolly, Australia’s most recognised fashion swimwear brand – are coming together to create the ultimate limited edition Chandon x Seafolly Summer Bottles, Spring/Summer Swimwear Collection and must-have summer accessories. Chandon has a proud history of developing innovative partnerships born from bringing together Moët & Chandon’s French winemaking know-how with the pioneering winemaking techniques of Australia to create the number one sparkling wine in the country. Inspired by a sense of fun and vibrancy synonymous with both Chandon & Seafolly, the dynamic duo will bring the spirit of summer to life by introducing two limited edition designs. Palm Beach, this season’s Chandon Brut NV design, is inspired by a stroll along a palm-lined beach and Modern Love, a playful pink floral print featuring the vibrant botanical blooms of a coastal garden wraps the Chandon Rosé NV. The bottles will go on sale in selected bars and bottle shops across …