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Shanklin Cafe Impresses in Hawthorn

Shanklin Cafe Impresses in Hawthorn

Shanklin Cafe is an impressive destination for those who love extra finesse with their brunch and a stylish vibe. Grab a park and walk into a converted 19th century terrace property with a charming frontage featuring large tables for groups. Inside discover a  industrial look, with awesome vibe and classy fit out.

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Melbourne Italian Wine and Food Festival

Melbourne Italian Wine and Food Festival

The Melbourne Italian Wine & Food Festival is back in 2018 for it’s third consecutive year! Melbourne’s top Italian chefs are turning out in force to make it a day to remember, with much-loved locals Joe Vargetto (Mister Bianco + Massi Restaurant), Francesco Rota (Trattoria Emilia), James Kummrow (Fatto), Dusty Treweek (Bottega), Jesse MacFadden (Massi Restaurant), Johnny di Francesco (400 Gradi) and Luca Ciano leading the charge.

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Epic Finding Fire Dinner with Lennox Hastie

Epic Finding Fire Dinner with Lennox Hastie

Finding Fire Dinner with Sydney chef Lennox Hastie was an epic event with many culinary highlights and a masterful recovery from drama. From his acclaimed restaurant in the backstreets of Sydney's Surry Hills,  Firedoor chef Lennox Hastie headed to South Yarra to bring a firestorm.

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Standout Dining Experience at Dans Le Noir

Standout Dining Experience at Dans Le Noir

Dans Le Noir is a unique and compelling dining experience that has taken the world by storm, and now available in Melbourne at The Como Melbourne each Thursday to Saturday from 6:30pm. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to a dinner session and we found the experience to be highly rewarding and slightly confronting.

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Healthy Style Brunch Dishes Delight at CH James

Healthy Style Brunch Dishes Delight at CH James

Healthy dishes are a hit at CH James cafe in Fairfield. We've noticed that on Melbourne cafe menus there are many more options for healthier style brunch dishes reflecting the demand by customers. Gone are the days of the huge fry up. CH James offers the equivalent of the big breakfast but it's not a greasy fry up. For those health conscious customers CH James is the place to be.

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Ines Wine Bar A Euro Hit in Windsor

Ines Wine Bar A Euro Hit in Windsor

Ines Wine Bar has announced itself on Chapel St Windsor with an epic launch, and is a delightful acquisition for the Windsor precinct. A chic bar with Italian influences is just what the area needs.

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New Dishes A Hit at CH James

New Dishes A Hit at CH James

New dishes at CH James are top notch, restaurant quality food in a cafe we believe. When looking at different cafes it's often the little touches that sets them apart. CH James doesn't compromise on premium ingredients and each dish gives the customer more than what they might expect. 

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Visit the pop up party this Saturday at Highpoint’s IN: TRANSIT precinct

Visit the pop up party this Saturday at Highpoint’s IN: TRANSIT precinct

Visit Highpoint Shopping Centre in Maribyrnong this Saturday for a free massive pop up party extravaganza! Highpoint will be offering awesome freebies celebrating the launch of 3 hot new stores located in IN:TRANSIT - The Jerk, Legacy Barbers & Essential Pieces and The Sneaker Laundry. Get along and join the festivities (Highpoint level 3 outside Degani) from 11-4pm!

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BentSpoke Beer at the European for Good Beer Week

BentSpoke Beer at the European for Good Beer Week

An epic event for Good Beer Week was the degustation featuring BentSpoke Brewing Co (from Canberra) and The European restaurant! Held at a quintessentially Melbourne location, the private Team Room at iconic The European restaurant in Spring St Melbourne, this was a night to remember! BentSpoke Brewing,  one of Australia's highly awarded craft brewers, was a perfect match for a Melbourne food and wine dining institution. Comments were made about "if these walls could speak they would mainly tell wine stories" but now "we are bringing the beer stories". And so they did!

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Good Food Month Announces 2018 Program

Good Food Month Announces 2018 Program

Good Food Month presented by Citi returns to Melbourne in June with ten incredible featured events including an inspiring master-class, chef collaborations and flavour-packed parties. This year, the talent-filled, good-times-packed programme draws on the inspiration that fuels this great city, inviting food-lovers to re-imagine Melbourne’s buzzing dining scene over 30 delectable days. Tickets are on sale now from  www.goodfoodmonth.com.

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Best Day Trips from Melbourne

Best Day Trips from Melbourne

We have unlocked the best day trips from Melbourne. Melbourne offers an embarrassment of riches in terms of arts and culture, food, music and lifestyle. But also it boasts a fine array of destinations not far from the CBD. Here are some of the best:

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Launch of Miss Ping's Thai Eatery

Launch of Miss Ping's Thai Eatery

Miss Ping's Thai Eatery is an exciting new addition to the food scene in Westfield Doncaster, with a sense of playfulness and fine food. The World Loves Melbourne attended the colourful launch and experienced some of the dishes of Miss Ping's. With attitude set to spice up Doncaster, this enticing venture has been created by hospitality veteran and Thailander owner, Winnie Chiang.

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Outdoor entertaining essentials

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 I’ll paint the picture for you if you like. It’s summertime and you’re sitting in the lounge room on a warm afternoon. You might even be watching some old episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, who knows? All of a sudden you get this huge, undeniable urge to make a huge batch of margaritas and to invite all of your friends around to help you drink them.

So you jump on the phone (and Facebook, and Whatsapp) and before you know it, you’ve got ten likely chums who think that a big ol’ jug of margaritas in your backyard is a totally splendid idea. Oh, and they’ll be there at your house in two hours. You grab your phone, throw on your wireless speakers and hit the kitchen to start blending.

The thing is though, when you get the urge to party, do you have all of the bits and pieces that you’re going to need in order to host this soiree to end all soirees? Do you even have the blender? Probably not. Not many people do – but the people that are party ready always have a great time in their backyard. You’ve probably been to some parties like that and thought, damn, I really need to get my act together.

Well, never fear. I’m really good at parties, and to help you out, I’ve curated a list of some of my all-time favourite things that I always have on hand (because I’m a huge fan of outdoor parties) in the hopes that you too will be able to emulate moi, and be able to host impromptu margarita parties on a Saturday evening. Whoop whoop!

Outdoor Essential 1: A big table and chair set

If you have lots of mates, they’re not going to be super pleased to be sitting on the floor. Well, not that you’d make them sit on the floor, but you know what I mean. Make your mates comfortable when they’re chilling at your pad with a big ol’ outdoor entertaining setting. You can find some excellent offerings from hardware stores or even from your local classifieds ads.

Outdoor Essential 2: Sweet, sweet music

What is a party without some amazing music? Make sure your party is one to remember with the addition of some classic tunes. You’ll need some wireless speakers for this one to ensure that the music can go wherever you do.

Outdoor essential 3: Drinks and thangs

No party is complete without a nice and tasty range of drinks to keep thirst at bay, and then you’ll also need a nice range of snacks to keep the hunger from creeping up. A nice range of food will also help to ensure that no one gets too smashed too early on – ensuring that you won’t be cleaning up broken glass (and who knows, worse) at night’s end. 

Outdoor essential 4: Heaters and mosquito coils

There is nothing that’s more of a party killer than being cold, and being bitten by mosquitos. If you’re going to be responsible for the wellbeing of your guests, make sure you have plenty of mosquito repellent on hand, and also light some citronella candles or some incense that keeps the critters at bay. Also, make sure you have some blankets or throws, and an outdoor heater or fire drum handy to light up once the sun goes down. Your guests will love you, and the fire or heater really contributes to the ambience of the party.

Well, good luck party people – I hope you can go forth and party like crazy with these little tips about throwing the all-time parties I know you’re capable of. (Image credit - Videopro Facebook).

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