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Melbourne Bookshops You Must Visit

August 30, 2017

the paperback bookshop lillytales

I’ve lived in Melbourne for three years now and in those three years, I’ve come to think of several bookshops as my little homes away from home. I often get asked by people who are planning to visit Melbourne which bookshops they should check out while they are here, and seeing as it was Love Your Bookshop Day (LYBD) recently, I thought it was about time I put some of my favourite bookshops into a blog post!

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Top Picks for Melbourne Writers Festival

July 19, 2017

All photographs are care of Melbourne Writers Festival

For booklovers in Melbourne, Melbourne Writers Festival is the equivalent of literary Christmas and, this year, I’m very lucky to be one of the Digital Storytellers that get to share the festival with my wonderful internet community!

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Upcoming | We Will Rock You The Musical

August 1, 2016

Musical fans! Tired of slow-moving, sappy love stories? Good news… We Will Rock You (the musical) is coming to Melbourne! Written by Queen and Ben Elton, We Will Rock You is set in the futuristic year 2350, where live music is banned and the only thing people are allowed to listen to is synthesized pop. But the kids are rebelling, they want to bring back the old greats…


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My Top Picks for Melbourne Writers Festival | Upcoming

July 23, 2016

It was 9am. Ticket sales had just opened on the Melbourne Writers Festival website. And I was waiting, eagerly.

I’ve been hearing whispers, snippets, tweets and mutterings regarding some of the incredible authors, writers, editors and speakers who will be speaking at this year’s MWF but it wasn’t until I started browsing the 250+ events list that I started to feel overwhelmed with choice. A lot of the authors I’d like to see at MWF are authors I’ve discovered over the last year or so and they’re the people whose books I’ve reviewed on this very blog. How am I possibly going to be able to whittle down/have enough time to see all of these fantastic people?

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The Dressmaker Exhibition at Ripponlea House & Garden

April 23, 2016

Brought to you by Nuffnang and National Trust Victoria

The Dressmaker Exhibition

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!

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Photo Diary | A Weekend Away in Leongatha

April 2, 2016


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.

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Photo Diary | A Trip to the Queen Victoria Market

March 21, 2016


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.

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Upcoming | 200 Years of Australian Fashion

March 17, 2016


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.

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Coming Up | White Night 2016

February 14, 2016

White Night

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.

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