When We Think About Melbourne

Whenever I’m asked what is my favourite Melbourne book, the answer is easy: When We Think About Melbourne by Jenny Sinclair. Her non-fiction book When We Think About Melbourne: The Imagination of a City is a personal survey of Melbourne through its art and fiction. When We Think About Melbourne the imagination of a city Jenny Sinclair What exactly makes Melbourne unique? And why do we always struggle to describe the city’s...

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From Seed-to-Plate

From Seed-to-Plate: The Melbourne Fine Dining Restaurant You Need To Visit My foodie friends, we certainly aren’t short of fine dining restaurants in Melbourne. And, yes, while our refined palates are spoilt for choice, sometimes we want a little more. We want something innovative, something that will push the culinary boundaries, something that makes us cry ‘oh my!’ We’ve come across a Melbourne fine dining...

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Libby de Souza | My Favourite Things

My Favourite Things: Melbourne VS Sydney by Libby de Souza So over the past two years I have had the opportunity to live to two great Australian cites: Sydney and Melbourne, the traditional powerhouses of the colony! I have lived in both cities for a year each, and wanted to share where you can find some of my favourite things from each one. THE BEST MILKSHAKES Sydney: The Peanut Butter and Jelly shake from Milk Bar by Cafe Ish, 105...

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50 reasons Melbourne is the world’s most livable city

Weird dance moves, alien visits, retro art and fine dining: All of this and more await you in Melbourne What makes a city user-friendly? Apart from being able to make a buck and rest your head, what sets one metropolis above another? Melbourne has been named the world’s most livable city by the Economist Group, publishers of “The Economist” magazine. Whether it’s relaxing, dining, people watching or shopping,...

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Melbourne by the book

Many a wordsmith has taken to the page to immortalise ‘their’ city. John Bailey asks some of our best-known for their favourite reads. Melbourne is a city divided. We love to carve it up, to find evermore ways to insist that it’s more than just indistinguishable grey. The river that bisects us becomes a symbol of north versus south. Our footy teams mark the imaginary territories of warring tribes. Tram lines develop...

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