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Rude Boy Burger in Brunswick West

Rude Boy Burger in Brunswick West

Rude Boy Burger is a vibrant and top notch burger joint couched in the burbs in Brunswick West, owned by wife and husband team Karen Ascui-Rodriguez and Franco Caruso, (also a history with cafe Lolo & Wren next door). We've visited many burger joints over the years but some stand out for their innovation and ability to understand the scene and give burger lovers what they want. Rude Boy Burger is not driven by some formula but is a hands on burger house with burgers made with love, constantly evolving and the owners exploring new tastes and combinations. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to experience the burgers, shakes, fries and joy of Rude Boy Burger.

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Good Beer Week 2018 Set To Be Massive

Good Beer Week 2018 Set To Be Massive

Good Beer Week launches from 11-20 May so it's time to get on board! Not just for foodies and beer connoisseurs, Good Beer Week has ensured there’s action aplenty with their Good Times stream. Marrying local and international brewers with live music and activities, these fun-loving events are perfect for a night out with your mates. This is one of the highlights of the year for The World Loves Melbourne.

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Zac Nicholson Shines at Angliss Great Chefs Lunch

Zac Nicholson Shines at Angliss Great Chefs Lunch

Rockpool Head Chef Zac Nicholson was on hand at an epic Great Chefs Series lunch at Angliss Restaurant to impart his skills to the talented Angliss students. Great Chefs lunches are a popular event at Angliss Restaurant and give the hospitality students an opportunity to work with several top chefs of Melbourne. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to experience the efforts of Zac as well as the Angliss student team.

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Epic Bomba and Bibi Ji NYC Dinner

Epic Bomba and Bibi Ji NYC Dinner

One of the highlights of the culinary year for us was the exciting collaboration with Jessi Singh & Rajat Parr of Babu Ji and Bibi Ji in New York City & Santa Barbara popping up in the kitchen of Melbourne’s Bomba restaurant for a one night only event!

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Flavours of the West: A Spice Journey at Highpoint

Flavours of the West: A Spice Journey at Highpoint

Highpoint Shopping Centre has once again partnered with not-for-profit social enterprise Free to Feed to deliver the second instalment of its food event series, Flavours of the West: A Spice Journey.

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Cumulus Up City Cellar Door

Cumulus Up City Cellar Door

Cumulus Up Wine Bar is bringing Australia’s wine regions to Melbourne’s CBD with monthly pop-up tasting parties Wine lovers, have your diaries at the ready. Cumulus Up Wine Bar on Flinders Lane in Melbourne, is inviting you to join them in sampling some of Australia’s most exciting and interesting varietals and vintages. The City Cellar Door season runs from April to October 2018. One Saturday each month will see Cumulus Up Wine Bar brimming with winemakers and wine tasters.

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Best Bespoke Victorian Winery Experiences

Best Bespoke Victorian Winery Experiences

Many wine enthusiasts and foodies are looking for bespoke winery experiences for that leisure weekend option. We've picked out some of our best bespoke Victorian winery experiences.

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Cutler & Co. Restaurant A Melbourne Icon

Cutler & Co. Restaurant A Melbourne Icon

Cutler & Co is one of the premier dining experiences in Melbourne with its chic vibe, top notch service, food and wine excellence and ability to stay on top of its game. With a major renovation last year it has only added to the iconic experience it has always been. The World Loves Melbourne was privileged to visit with friends for dinner.

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Exclusive La Sirène Two Penny Farmhouse Ale at Dinner By Heston Blumenthal

Exclusive La Sirène Two Penny Farmhouse Ale at Dinner By Heston Blumenthal

The Dinner team has joined forces with Melbourne microbrewery La Sirène to produce Two Penny, an exclusive Farmhouse Ale that marries old-world British flavours with Australian methods. This is an exciting development in the beer world and for The World Loves Melbourne who rates La Sirène as one of its favourite microbrewers and a local favourite of distinction.

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Lunch at Messer Restaurant in Fitzroy

Lunch at Messer Restaurant in Fitzroy

Messer restaurant has launched in Gertrude St Fitzroy as a unique offering in terms of Melbourne dining, with The World Loves Melbourne catching up with co-owner and chef Ashley Davis. Fine dining at affordable prices is a hot topic and Ashley Davis delivers in spades. He draws inspiration from his trips to Europe and in particular Spain. The concept of a restaurant for the people resonates; you can come for a simple grazing experience with house wine or go big with an 8 course degustation, the choice is yours!

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Yarra Valley Meets Sagra with Innocent Bystander

Yarra Valley Meets Sagra with Innocent Bystander

Yarra Valley Meets Sagra was a top notch event for Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Innocent Bystander created a unique experience with Circus Oz, Yarra Valley Dairy, and Four Pillars Gin, all on the Sagra's restaurant rooftop for an amazing night.

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Farming Feast With Matthew Evans for MFWF

Farming Feast With Matthew Evans for MFWF

Angliss Restaurant was the perfect venue for an exciting Farming Feast event for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Fat Pig Farm owner and chef Matthew Evans and his wife Sadie shared their experience of setting up the Fat Pig Farm within a small farming community. They also hosted a farming feast at Angliss Restaurant with a shared plate dinner for an epic evening.

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Lifestyle

Why Z-wave technology is all the rage

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Many Australians are jumping at the thought of taking their home into the 21st century. In the 1990’s, Australians were presented with weekly television shows such as Beyond 2000, which would discuss the possibilities of smart technology in the home and how it would improve our lifestyle. Fast forward to the present and you will find many Australians already engaging with smart technology through their mobile devices and home entertainment systems.

The technology that has catapulted people’s ability to create smart homes is Z-wave technology. If this all sounds new to you, strap on your seatbelt as we bring you up to speed on wonders that Z-wave can bring into your home.

What is Z-wave?

Z-wave is the technology that allows your home to become automated. If you envisioned yourself living in the home of the future, Z-wave is the technology that will power the functionality of an automated home. Z-wave accomplishes home automation by sending commands through wireless communication to other devices. It has quickly become popular with homeowners who are keen to set up their Z-wave network inside their home to automate their security, lights, thermostats and more.

The Z-wave range is licensed. This means that the products and modules are manufactured by several different companies. There is a wireless mesh network that is used to communicate with the different devices. While the Z-wave range is more expensive than other automation modules and products, it is by far the most reliable automation software on the market. You can find out more on Z-wave range here. 

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What you can do to get started?

By now, you should be feeling pretty excited about the opportunities that Z-wave technology can bring into your home. To get started, we recommend following these steps.

1.     You need to invest in a controller.

The controller will be the heart of your network. You will need to configure the device to pair with the other devices inside your home.  One of the popular items includes the Vera Lite Z-Wave controller; which is compact and powerful. It is also relatively inexpensive, retailing from $239.

The setup is pretty straightforward as it plugs straight into your Wi-Fi connection and you can manage the functions in your home from your computer or smart mobile devices.

2.     Invest in home automation devices.

The devices will be items such as locks, lights and thermostats. Some of the products include:

Light switches – You will need to invest in a relay switch that will allow you to automate your lighting controls. There are plug-in options that will allow you to automate your lamps manually or remotely with a controller. This option is handy if you don’t want to deal with any new or excess wiring inside your home.

Another option is to set up a micro relay that can be wired into your place discreetly. The Fibaro Dual Micro Relay is one solution that can be wired into an existing powerpoint or behind an existing lightswitch.

Thermostats – What better way to enhance the interior of your home than by implementing climate control. Walk into tropical weather in the winter and feel refreshed in the summertime. Climate control appliances such as the Remotec Z-Wave Thermostat allows you to control the temperature of your home.

Security locks and sensors – There is a wide range of security automation products available. Lock and sensor option can enhance the security of your home. One interesting option is the Lockwood Z-wave keypad deadlock, which is ideal for new doors or replacement locks on your door. Simply install a master code and provide alternative codes for visitors.

Sensors such as the Vision Z-Wave wireless siren and strobe provide a visual and audio deterrent to would be intruders. The system is linked to Z-wave so you should be able to configure it monitor your home’s security from your smart device or computer.

Smart technology is impacting our lives for the better and Z-wave is leading in innovation to create a more intelligent home. Seize the opportunity to automate your home to improve your security, save costs and to improve your overall lifestyle.

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