HOT: Marvellous March in Melbourne

I’m all for comfort food, opaque tights and scarves (I think it’s a reaction to growing up in sunny Queensland) – yay for Marvellous March! Marvellous March is also the name of a handy little booklet produced by That’s Melbourne with details of the big events around Melbourne that will make you love autumn. This […]

HOT: In Conversation with Jennifer Byrne: Helen Garner, The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Did you know that Melbourne is the world’s second UNESCO City of Literature, part of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network? So it’s fitting that the city has created a space such as The Wheeler Centre (named after Tony and Maureen Wheeler, the founders of Lonely Planet), a centre for books, writing and ideas which launched just […]

HOT Chat: Kim Hurley of Marche Rouge

This week’s HOT Chat is with Kim Hurley, a visual merchandiser and organiser of the fabulous Marche Rouge market at Nicholas Buildings that I visited just before Christmas. Marche Rouge is back on next week from on Thursday 11 February and Friday 12 February from 11-7pm, and Saturday 13 February from 10-4pm, just in time […]

NOT: Making Money from Your Writing, Centre for Adult Education, 21 Degraves St, Melbourne

Today’s review of the CAE short course, Making Money from Your Writing, is a guest post I wrote for Wordsmith Lane, a fabulous blog about the art and business of writing that I’ve been following for a while.  Check out what I had to say here. Thanks to Sarah for giving me the opportunity to […]

HOT Chat: Leyla Acaroglu of Eco Innovators Showcase

(All photograph thanks to www.flickr.com/photos/fernando/) Just before Christmas I stumbled upon a very cool pop up shop housed in a newstand pillar – the Eco Innovators Showcase. ‘What a creative idea’, I thought ‘I’d like to know more about who’s behind it’. So today, we have a HOT Chat with Leyla Acaroglu, the brains behind […]

HOT: Melbourne Op Shop Tours (Part 2), Inner West, Williamstown to Footscray

Read Part 1 of the tour here. Another quick train ride to Spotswood then St John’s Op Shop (612-614 Melbourne Rd, Spotswood). ‘Great variety of household goods’ is an accurate description, with ‘variety’ being the operative word. This is an OCD sufferer’s nightmare. The rabbit warren of a shop was full of surprises – an […]

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