February in Melbourne – What’s on?

Melbourne is a buzz with events and festivals this time of year, but all too often we find out about them at the last minute, or worse once they’ve finished up.

If you’re like me and love getting in and amongst all that Melbourne has to offer, here is my round up of what’s on in February. I’ve got you covered just about every day of the week.

Melbourne Barbeque Festival
BBQ Fest
All things southern American style BBQ – I’m talking smokers, ribs, smokers and more ribs. Hell yeah!

Sunday 1 February 2015
10am – 10pm
Queen Victoria Market
Free Event
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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Even though this is one of the most contentious days of the year, where the romantics fight it out with those that believe it’s a commercial stunt, for the most part, everyone likes receiving a little something something on Valentine’s Day. So for those of you who want pick up something special for your significant other here are some ideas (I hope my husband finally checks the blog this week, hint hint).

For that person that loves to look after their skin, pick up one of the body balms and scrub packs from Frank Body. These are seriously amazing, my skin has never felt so smooth, even the hubby likes using them.

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Royal Croquet Club Melbourne

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I finally made it!! After days of watching these amazing post fill my Instagram feed and suffering from serious food envy, the stars aligned and we had a free night to visit the Royal Croquet Club.

The lucky night was Australia Day eve and the place was buzzing. Luckily for us, we met some great friends there, who fortunately, are much more organised than us and got there early enough to snag a table right in front of the big screen, so we also got to enjoy some great food and the tennis. Now I know the whole point of this little shin dig is to enjoy the croquet, and yes the croquet is quite a draw card, but with the Kyrgios/Seppi game in action, we didn’t want to leave our table, unless there was food and drink involved. Luckily for us, there was lots of both. Continue reading

Foodie Corner – Little Creatures Dining Hall, Supernormal

Little Creatures Dining Hall
222 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy Vic 3065

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Little Creatures is situated on busy, hip and popular Brunswick street, in a huge converted warehouse, I’m talking high ceilings, large hanging pendant lights, raw painted walls, and everything unfinished in a very funky way (my favourite feature was the ATM hidden in an old Kelvinator fridge).

We visited with a group of friends for a Sunday session and attempted to make  booking in advance but were told we couldn’t, so we rocked up on the Sunday and luckily enough got seated in one of their booths straight away. We had a couple of kids with us, so the booth suited us perfectly.

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NGV – Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition

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I love Melbourne, like really love Melbourne. I’ve been lucky enough to travel all over the world and experience some of the worlds most amazing cities, but I always love coming home.

One of my favourite things about Melbourne is that there is always something going on, whether it be sports, a foodie festival or a great exhibition, there is always something to do. I try my best to get out and experience everything this great city has to offer, so this week I finally made my way to NGV to see the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition and it was just brilliant.

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Foodie Corner – The Grain Store, The Station Hotel

The Grain Store
517 Flinders Lane
Melbourne Vic 3000

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I’ve made no secret of the fact that I love the Grain Store (read my other post here) and really what’s not to love, it looks great, the service is fantastic and the food is absolutely delicious.

Now, even though I’ve spent the last year lunching all over the city, until this week, I was yet to enjoy lunch at the Grain Store (I know, the horror!). It has been on my to do list for ages because it has a great reputation, particularly for breakfast and lunch, but I’m not a fan of heading into the CBD during the week, so it’s taken me a while to tick this one off the list. Having said that, I’ve visited for dinner and it was just superb, so based on that I expected big things from lunch at it didn’t disappoint.

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All About Accessories

I have a bit of an accessory addiction, well maybe a huge addiction (meh, same same), but I just love how I can refresh an old outfit by just changing my necklace, earrings, belt or handbag. I load up on new accessories each season and this summer has been no exception. It doesn’t have to be an insanely expensive exercise, I tend to pick up a mix of classic investment pieces and affordable fashion pieces which won’t cost you the world.

Here are some of my favourite pieces at the moment.

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AJE                  |                  Elly Lou

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