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The Dressmaker Exhibition
On Thursday night, I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch party for The Dressmaker Exhibition at Ripponlea House & Garden. Set against the stunning backdrop of Ripponlea House, The Dressmaker Exhibition transports you back to Dungatar in the 1950s as you journey through the glamorous, parisian-style costumes worn by the actors who starred in The Dressmaker film: Kate Winslet, Hugo Weaving and Liam Hemsworth, just to name a few!
Three Bags Full, Abbotsford
Location: Corner of Nicholson St and Mollison St, Abbotsford, Melbourne.
Highlights: Gorgeous aesthetic, fantastic menu, quiet surroundings.
If I could choose any meal to have a bit of a splurge by going to a nice restaurant, I will always choose brunch. A nice dinner? Yeah, okay. A long lunch? Mm, sure. Brunch? YES PLEASE!
Location: Melbourne | London
Style: Scribe publish ‘narrative and literary non-fiction on important topics, and the best of local, international, and translated fiction.’
Book Catalogue: Scribe Catalogue
Last weekend Sim and I packed up a car load of snacks, blankets, books and hot cross buns and headed about 2.5 hours out of Melbourne to Leongatha South. We planned a little cityscape for Sim’s birthday over the Easter break and it turned into the best weekend of my life (Sim proposed!). Because it was such a fantastic getaway, I wanted to share some info about where we stayed and where we ventured in case any of you Melbourne-dwellers are in need of a cosy, relaxing weekend away.
When in Melbourne, a visit to the hustlin’ and bustlin’ Queen Victoria Market is an absolute must. It’s a Melbourne institution; a rite of passage; a historic landmark – it’s also the perfect place to get some down-right tasty treats.
The National Gallery of Victoria is home to an astounding collection of artworks, it’s also one of my favourite places to visit in Melbourne. There are always interesting exhibitions showing at the NGV and there’s one in particular that I’m quite excited for.
Location: 282 Sydney Road, Coburg, Melbourne.
Highlights: Magazines & newspapers to flick through, a seriously good chai latte and a positive social impact.
It was a quiet Thursday night in Coburg and Sim and I were tucked up on the couch watching SBS’s Food Network. Standard. The TV show was talking about the best wood-fire ovens in Australia and my ears pricked up when the host spoke about a pizza restaurant in Brunswick, Melbourne. After watching the show and drooling over the warm, toasty goodness which was being shoveled in and out of the handmade wood-fire oven, Sim and I jotted down the name of the restaurant and immediately made a booking for the following Saturday night.
Market Lane Coffee is, so far, my favourite coffee shop in Melbourne. Now that’s a pretty big statement because Melbourne as a city takes the production, look, smell, taste and everything about coffee pretty seriously. There are so many beautiful cafes and coffee shops everywhere you go in Melbourne and I bloody love it!
Melbourne’s annual White Night is coming up on Saturday the 20th of February. White Night is a celebration of creativity and culture, where the city is opened up all night from 7pm – 7am. It’s a free event and the city is flooded with people; a fab way to spend an evening! This year we can look forward to more incredible light projections (see below) , exhibitions, street performances, film, music, dance and interactive events.