HOT OR NOT List 2009 (Part 2)

Continuing on from yesterday’s fun exercise of listing my Top 3 HOT OR NOT experiences of 2009, here’s Part 2 of the list. What are your top 3 HOT or NOTs for 2009? 11. HOT 3 Fun things I could only do because I was unemployed Pick and Eat Winter BBQ at Heide Museum of […]

HOT OR NOT List 2009

As the we count down to the close of 2009, I thought that I’d jump on the ‘best of’ lists bandwagon and reflect back on 10 high and low moments for MEL: HOT OR NOT in 2009. So, I present the inaugural HOT OR NOT List 2009! 1. HOT 3 Theatre shows that made me […]

HOT: Alterations Now, Level 1, 234 Collins St, Melbourne

My friend J’s mum is a couturier. So going op-shopping with J is a frustrating experience – she’ll pick up an ugly $10 drop-waisted peach coloured curtain-fabric dress and say airily ‘Oh, I’ll just get mum to alter it”.  The next thing you know she’s decked out in a jealousy-inducing one-of-a-kind vintage outfit. I’m not […]

HOT: Don Don, 321 Swanston St, Melbourne

Have you heard of the ‘sports icon’ Takeru Kobayashi? This Japanese man is one of the great champions of competitive eating (he’s now ranked second according to the International Federation of Competitive Eating, after an unheralded six years at the top).  I watched him in action in the documentary Crazy Legs Conti: Zen and the Art […]

HOT Gig List

Today we say hi to my new guest blogger CC, a cool ex-Melburnian who now calls East London home. Skinny jeans aficionado, mosh pit veteran, classical pianist now electric guitarist, CC will be bringing you news of upcoming HOT gigs in Melbourne. Her motto is ‘with great musical wisdom, comes great musical responsibility’ and this […]

HOT: The Men Who Stare at Goats

Say hi to my new guest blogger Yalin! Born and bred in Istanbul, matured (mostly) in the US and now London-based, Yalin is going to giving us the northern hemisphere scoop on upcoming movies before they’re released in Australia. Yalin’s a movie buff who used to write long term papers during university on the characters […]

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