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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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Planning the fairy tale wedding of your dreams

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The biggest decision, albeit after deciding whether to say yes to the proposal, is most certainly deciding upon a wedding venue. It can be the most difficult and challenging part of the wedding process, as this decision somewhat defines your whole wedding. Therefore, it is important to take time to consider what your fairy tale wedding will look like, as your wedding photos will be shown to generations after generations, paired with the story of how Mum and Dad, or Gran and Grandpa fell in love.

To help guide you with the planning of your once in a lifetime wedding, here are a few suggests to consider, which will allow you take a proactive approach to planning your wedding.

1. Should you have the wedding ceremony & reception at the same venue?

First and foremost the first question to discuss is whether you want to host the wedding and the reception in the same place, as this will help you to shortlist your venues, and instantly reduce the number of places you’ll want to visit.

A good question to ask is whether a wedding venue holds the relevant licenses to host and legally bind ceremonies, as it will set the precedent of what you can expect thereafter. If two separate locations are preferred, it is also important to work out the logistics of how your guests will get from the ceremony to the reception venue. With this being thought about in advance, it will reduce the chances of Grandma popping to the ladies to freshen up when the transportation is departing, and her wandering around the church dazed and confused, which is not pleasing to anyone.

2.  Have you discussed whether you want an indoor or outdoor wedding?

There are pros and cons to every decision, however when it comes to choosing either an indoor or outdoor wedding it can be hard to think of every eventuality.

Here are a couple of things it take into account when weighing up your options; holding the wedding indoors caters for any unpredictability when it comes to weather, however the space constraints for an indoor venue can prevent any additions over the venue’s maximum capacity. However, choosing to host your wedding outdoors though could include a little more worry in the run up regarding the weather report. Another thing to consider is that the atmosphere and beauty of outdoor weddings can’t be recreated indoors, no matter how luxurious the decor. The beauty seen in some of the waterfront venues in Melbourne really creates that magical feeling with its landscape, allowing the budget for decor to be reduced, as the location speaks for itself. A perfect compromise would be trying to find a venue that combines both nature and tradition. This is a great way to achieve the best of both worlds.

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3. How many guests do you want to attend?

Once you both have agreed on the above, you will have a good idea on venue capacities, and can start sitting down and planning who you want to be part of your special day. It is really important to spend time thinking about your wedding list and not leaving it until the last minute. As once you have this list, it also needs to be broken down into who will be invited to the ceremony, reception and evening reception, as this will be budget restrictive, and will also set the foundation for your seating plan.

4. Are you going to have a wedding theme?

There is so much wedding inspiration available on Pintrest, that it can sometimes be overwhelming when trying to decide upon a specific theme to develop for your wedding, therefore it can be helpful to make a mood board of the things you have seen and liked. It is also helpful to jot down separately a little hint as to why you liked each particular thing, as it can be easy to forget the details you wanted to take inspiration from.

Plus, it is good idea to have a glass of wine and review and curate your mood board with your partner as you go, as it can be overwhelming deciding and agreeing on every detail of the decor/theme in one go, therefore it’s best to think of it as a working progress from when you’ve agreed upon a venue.

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5. Remember if you don’t ask, you don’t get.

The last tip I want to leave you with, is the optimistic idea that if you ask, you might well receive. Therefore, I think this is a good thing to keep with you when you’re agreeing on the above key areas, as although not everyone likes to negotiate, it is the perfect time to try to ask for those few cheeky extras. At the end of the day, it is your wedding and little extra touches could really make a big difference!

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