HOT: Scanlan & Theodore Clearance Store, L3 Melbourne Central, Melb

Scanlan & Theodore is a clothing brand which I regularly covet but have never purchased, as frankly I think the clothes are inordinately expensive for what you get. Enter the Scanlan & Theodore Clearance Store in the revamped fashion hub of Melbourne Central. As you’d expect, the fit out is the bare minimum, with signage […]

HOT: A Day in Pompeii, Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton

As part of this year’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces, the Melbourne Museum, in conjunction with Italy‚Äôs leading archaeological authority, Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Napoli e Pompei, is presenting an exhibition on the fascinating buried city of Pompeii ‘A Day in Pompeii‘. Having been lucky enough to visit the real location twice and being […]

HOT: Tales from the Golden Age, Greater Union, 131 Russell St, Melb

MIFF #5: One of the more memorable trips that RM and I took during our time in London was our long weekend in Bucharest and Transylvania. Our experience of Romania was a bizarre combination of wild boar meatballs, razed old towns, desolate bus stations and massage parlour tourist maps – and so we have a […]

HOT: Zomp Shoez, 271 Little Collins St, Melbourne

I’m more of a gatherer than a hunter. That means that I like to shop all the time, rather than only going shopping when I need something specific. Note I don’t think my shopping habit makes me a spendthrift – it means I have an outfit for any occasion at short notice (funeral? black tie? […]

HOT: Land of Madness, Forum Theatre, 154 Flinders Street, Melbourne

MIFF #4: The filmmaker Luc Moullet hails from the Southern Alps of France and he has noticed a bizarre habit in the inhabitants of the region. Land of Madness is his quirky investigation as to why a ‘pentagon of insanity’ exists in this remote area of France and Moullet delivers his narration with deadpan drollness […]

HOT: Humpday, Greater Union, 131 Russell St, Melbourne

MIFF #3: So one day your long-lost college buddy comes knocking on your marital home for a visit. You catch up over some drinks and you remember the free spirit you once were, before you became a married man with responsibilities. As the night wears on, do you reminisce over old times? Do you become […]

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