HOT: Ezard, Adelphi Hotel, 187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

It seems that the GFC really has hit the fine dining scene in Melbourne, as even two-hatted Ezard is offering a discount voucher in the Entertainment Book this year. Not one to pass up an opportunity to get a discount on very good food, I suggested that we take RM’s uncle Ian out to dinner […]

NOT: Fernwood Women’s Fitness Clubs, 475 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

I know that it’s very ungrateful of me to NOT a gym where I’m getting free membership, but this blog is all written in the spirit of honest criticism. The Flinders Lane branch of Fernwood feels small and dingy, and I think it’s because there are no windows except the narrow frontage. They have all […]

HOT: The Audition, Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon St, Carlton 3053

While in London, I really gained an appreciation for the opera – so I was excited to hear that Cinema Nova were screening The Audition, a behind-the-scenes documentary about New York’s Met Opera auditions. The story follows a group of hopeful young opera singers as they prepare for the grand final – a chance to […]

HOT: Shark Fin House, 131 Little Bourke St, Melbourne

Trust me – the best yum cha in Melbourne is from Shark Fin House. Don’t get it confused with Shark Fin Inn, also on Little Bourke – they’re in the same group of restaurants, but House is superior. You’ll be able to work out which is which, as House always has a line of eager […]

NOT: Little Cupcakes, Shop 7 Degraves St, Melbourne

Aww – I feel dastardly giving cute candy-striped Little Cupcakes a NOT. But really, it’s only because their red velvet cupcake ($4) didn’t compare favourably to the red velvet cupcake from London’s Hummingbird Bakery. The cream cheese icing and the flavours were right, but it was just a bit too crumbly for my taste. Perhaps […]

HOT: Alain de Botton and Michael Leuning, RMIT, Storey Hall, Swanston St, Melbourne

My book club buddy Jane has a keen crush on the author Alain de Botton, but I’d never really understood what it was about his big bald forehead and boring jumpers that she found so attractive. Well, now I have to agree with her – if nothing else the man is delightful to listen to. […]

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