HOT: LuxBite, 38 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

A few months ago I lost my head at a charity auction for Twestival and placed an outrageous winning bid on a macaron tower by LuxBite. Fifty macarons, all to myself! *mwah-ha-ha-ha* There’s been a lot of hoo-hah about macarons in Melbourne and the consensus from the blogosphere seems to be that South Yarra dessert […]

HOT Chat: Benjamin Roberts of SKAPA BILDA

I recently visited the Portobello Bride Boutique Wedding Market with two of my about-to-be-wed friends and was  enraptured with the work of SKAPA BILDA. Who knew you could create such gorgeousness with paper! Todays’ HOT Chat is with Benjamin Roberts, one of the principals of SKAPA BILDA. Thanks Benjamin! Benjamin, tell me a bit more […]

HOT: The Green Grocer, 217 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North

When Stuff White People Like author Christan Lander visited Melbourne in 2009, he went in search of the whitest suburb in the city. He landed in North Fitzroy. To be precise, he landed at The Green Grocer ‘a trendy cafe-slash-grocer. It’s the sort of place that sells organic vegetables, bio-dynamic meat and expensive pots of […]

HOT: Friends of Mine, 506 Swan St, Richmond

Updated July 2016 Friends of Mine in Richmond is the cafe equivalent of a friendship circle. Everything in the cheery establishment, from the produce to the artwork to the furniture, has been sourced from friends or friends of friends of the original owner – hence the name. The cafe has been in operation for 5 […]

HOT: Monk Bodhi Dharma, Rear 202 Carlisle St, Balaclava

What do you expect to find in a supermarket carpark? Cars, trolleys, a rubbish skip and maybe some delinquent kids? Certainly not the coolest cafe-in-a-brick-shed in town. Monk Bodhi Dharma sounds like the temple for some Eastern cult, but in fact it’s a fabulous rustic cubbyhouse cafe nestled away from the bright flourescence of the […]

Underground Cinema giveaway winner

The Kitchenaid of Fortune says that the winner of the VIP double pass to this Sunday’s screening of Underground Cinema is…Cyndie! Please send your name and mobile phone number to joyce@melhotornot.com so you can be put on the door list. Thanks again to Underground Cinema for sponsoring the giveaway.

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