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No matter what you’re looking for, Melbourne offers something for everyone this autumn.

Lani Angele

There’s no place like Melbourne this autumn to celebrate the best in food, fashion, culture and sport. Moomba is afloat in March, the AFL Premiership Season begins and the exciting Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix will be second to none. The largest Vikings exhibition ever shown in Australia is also on its way to the Melbourne Museum. The International Comedy Festival will delight fans throughout April, while the yellow brick road leads to Melbourne with the staging of The Wizard of Oz in May. Our enviable events calendar has Melbourne buzzing all year round, so enjoy the best of everything we have to offer. Hon John Eren MP Minister for Tourism and Major Events

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Events Trending This Season

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V I RG I N AUS TR A LI A M E LB O U R N E FA S H I O N FE S TI VA L

UNTIL 15 APRIL NGV TRIENNIAL NGV International READ MORE ON PAGE 12.

1–18 MARCH VIRGIN AUSTRALIA MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL

16–25 MARCH

Various locations across Melbourne

Various locations across Melbourne

See the best Australian designs hit the runway. More than a collection of clothes, VAMFF boasts beauty workshops, retail events, live entertainment and more.

Bring your stretchy pants because Melbourne's tastiest festival is back with more than 200 foodie experiences in town. Eat your way through 10 days of special events, markets, parties and more.

9–12 MARCH MOOMBA Various locations across Melbourne Come for the parade, stay for the four days of activities and events. Moomba is Melbourne’s time to show off its playful side. Hit the Birdman Rally for slapstick belly laughs, grab a bite from food trucks serving tasty treats, and don’t miss the fireworks!

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MELBOURNE FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL

21–25 MARCH MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens Whether you have many acres or a single flower pot, you’ll find an abundance of ideas, products and inspiration to get your green thumb on.

22–25 MARCH FORMULA 1 AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX 2018 Albert Park

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Are you feeling the need? The need for speed? Be part of the high-octane action, as the big names in motor racing take to the track.

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FROM 23 MARCH VIKINGS

TH E W IZ A R D O F OZ

Melbourne Museum Venture into a world of Viking history, myth and legend. Forget Hollywood, this is the real thing.

24 MARCH VICTORIA’S MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL 2018 Federation Square Try a Bangladeshi breakfast or boogie to the beat of African drumming.

25 MARCH LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS Jeff Busby

Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall Gather round for a jolly good night of British nostalgia, rousing classics, robust choristers and some Union Jack waving thrown in.

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24 APRIL – 10 MAY OPERA AUSTRALIA’S TOSCA Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre Be drawn into the drama of this high-stakes story of a world at war, ruthless tyrants and heroes who dare to dream against the odds. M E LB O U R N E K N OW LE D G E W E E K

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Southbank Theatre

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Who is Edward Snowden? A traitor, a whistle blower or a true American patriot? Make up your own mind with this darkly comedic, boldly told story.

Various locations across Melbourne An exciting, innovative festival for a smart, progressive city. Do you dare to imagine the Melbourne of the future? Think big with performances, workshops and parties.

FROM 15 MAY THE WIZARD OF OZ Regent Theatre

28 MARCH – 22 APRIL

Dorothy and Toto are following the yellow brick road all the way to Melbourne. The magical land of Oz, just as you remember it, is brought to life again, with a few surprises thrown in. Introduce the kids to your favourite characters as you relive the adventure.

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL Various locations across Melbourne All your favourites are back (we’re looking at you, Kitty Flanagan), along with the freshest and funniest local and international talent. Find out why Twitter went into meltdown when Aussie duo Lano and Woodley announced their comedic comeback or laugh along with Australia’s adopted son, US lol-master Arj Barker.

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SAUNTER THE CITY Melbourne puts on a show when the seasons change. As the stunning colours of autumn take over, watch the landscape transform on a city stroll.

Walk the Foreshore Trail If you love being by the beach, this is the walk for you. Sea breezes, 1 1 kilometres to explore and plenty of places for a pit stop line this scenic beach trail. The Foreshore Trail stretches from Port Melbourne through cosmopolitan St Kilda and on to Elwood. Take a break in Catani Gardens, stroll along St Kilda Pier and choose from the many cafes, restaurants and bars along the Esplanade and Acland Street. Where Sandridge Beach, Port Melbourne Getting there Bus number 236 from Banana Alley Vaults Bus Interchange Web stkildamelbourne.com.au

Explore Merri Creek Trail Take a short tram ride out of town to Brunswick East and pick up the Merri Creek Trail. Although it stretches for 21 kilometres, there’s a shorter section between Brunswick East and Coburg that makes for a refreshing inner-urban stroll. The quiet shady path creates a feeling of being a lot further from the city than you are. As the trail enters Coburg Lake Park, look out for the whimsical outdoor sculptures among the trees. Explore the surrounding parklands or hop on the number 19 tram back into town. Getting there Tram number 1 1 to stop 34 will have you starting your walk at Miller Street/St Georges Road Web moreland.vic.gov.au F O R E S H O R E TR A I L , P O RT M E LB O U R N E

ROYCE HOTEL Experience design and luxury at Melbourne’s 5-star boutique hotel. Perfectly located next to Royal Botanic Gardens, there’s also a tram stop at the front door giving you easy access to the city’s attractions. Featuring an award-winning restaurant, lounge bar, modern spacious rooms and bicycle hire. Includes buffet breakfast and welcome drink. A: 379 St Kilda Road, Melbourne T: 9677 9900 W: roycehotels.com.au

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Wander through the Royal Botanic Gardens A gorgeous green spot for a leisurely stroll, the 36-hectare Melbourne Garden offers unrivalled views of the city skyline, Yarra River and Shrine of Remembrance. Make the most of your time by joining one of the guided tours from the Visitor Centre. See highlights like the Tropical Glasshouse and Ornamental Lake. The garden provides a tranquil haven, where you can relax on the extensive lawns and feel a mile away from bustle of the CBD. On weekends, families, couples and groups bring picnics or dine in at Jardin Tan. This French-Vietnamese restaurant will keep you fuelled with a lingering lunch or a $20 takeaway tiffin.

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Trek the Capital City Trail This 29-kilometre trail circles the CBD and inner suburbs of the north and east, but one of its most picturesque sections snakes along the Yarra River as it winds past Federation Square and out of the city. If you’re an early riser, grab a coffee for your walk, and take in the dawn as the city wakes up. Watch the fog lift off the river as teams of rowers glide across its glassy surface. Hot air balloons wafting effortlessly across the horizon make for a great sunrise photo, too. Follow the trail out of the city and past the sporting precincts, or circle back for breakfast by the river.

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Getting there The trail passes Flinders Street Station, Southern Cross Station, Flemington Bridge Station, Rushall Station and Heyington Station

Where Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne Getting there Tram number 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72 to stop 19 Web rbg.vic.gov.au

Stroll around Albert Park Lake There’s a five-kilometre trail across the lawns and around the man-made lake, but this a great place for activities other than a walk. If you’re feeling especially energetic, Albert Park also has a golf driving range, gym and aquatic centre. Bring the family for a barbecue, then hire a boat and watch the resident swans glide across the water. An old tale says these majestic birds will remember you for a year and a day, but you won’t want to leave it that long until your next Melbourne getaway. Where Lakeside Drive, South Melbourne Getting there Tram 96 to stop 128

PUNTHILL APARTMENT HOTELS – LITTLE BOURKE Nestled in a peaceful location in the heart of historic Chinatown, Punthill Little Bourke provides the perfect base to experience some of the best culture and entertainment Melbourne has to offer. A: T: E: W:

11–17 Cohen Place, Melbourne 1300 731 255 info@punthill.com.au punthill.com.au

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SHOP

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THE VICTORIA HOTEL Superbly located in the heart of the CBD, The Victoria Hotel is the ideal base for your next Melbourne escape. With some of the city’s best shopping, restaurants, theatres and attractions on its doorstep, you will be able to take in all that Melbourne has to offer. A: T: E: W:

215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne 9669 0000 | 1800 331 147 (toll free) stay@victoriahotel.com.au victoriahotel.com.au

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GREEN HORSE

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Makes the list for bringing together multiple green brands Green Horse has it all: fashion, homewares, kids’ gear and cosmetics with a conscience. The focus here is on organic, sustainable and Fairtrade merchandise. While you’re looking for that perfect item for your home or wardrobe, pick up some delicious Mörk chocolate, made right here in Melbourne. Green Horse is great for gifts, too. There’s a menagerie of kids’ toys, including the adorable collection from Kenana Knitters, which employs Kenyan women to make loveable organic critters for littlies to cuddle. 255 High Street, Northcote greenhorse.com.au

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Makes the list for his small footprint as a local maker

Makes the list for its environmentally sustainable practices

Makes the list for its commitment to workers’ rights

Hamish Munro is carving out his own niche in Melbourne’s design scene. We love him for his quirky and playful take on accessorising your look. The self-taught jeweller and installation artist has recently opened a new showroom in Collingwood. The stunning showroom is conveniently located just across the hall from Hamish’s studio, and features a selection of accessories, apparel and publications to peruse, in conjunction with his beautiful new collection.

Home-grown Kuwaii celebrates slow fashion by placing quality above quantity. Here, retail therapy isn’t just about feeling great in the perfect new outfit; it’s also about knowing it didn’t come at a cost greater than the one on the price tag. Waste is minimised and environmentally friendly materials are used. Not only that, every Kuwaii store is run on 100 per cent renewable energy, and special sales are held to support charities each year.

Get good feels at Nobody Denim, a familyowned Melbourne business with street cred and a clear conscious. The company manufactures its clothes on shore and is accredited with Ethical Clothing Australia, meaning it offers fair wages and safe working conditions.

38 Cambridge Street, Collingwood hamishmunro.com.au

Shop 7–8 Cathedral Arcade, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne, kuwaii.com.au

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HUNTER GATHERER Makes the list for reducing, reusing and recycling Retro-fit your wardrobe with Hunter Gatherer’s hand-picked recycled fashions. Not your average op-shop, this is a treasure trove of new and pre-loved styles, short runs, samples and seconds from designer labels. Proceeds from purchases go to the Brotherhood of St Lawrence, which fights disadvantage and poverty in Australia.

396 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy nobodydenim.com

VEGAN STYLE Makes the list for its compassion for animals Popular international vegan brands are brought together under the one roof at Vegan Style. Find high-quality footwear, bags, belts and other accessories, backed by the store’s 100 per cent kindness guarantee. All products are guaranteed to be vegan, cruelty-free, environmentally friendly and of high quality. 345 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy veganstyle.com.au Image, far left: Josh Robenstone

Royal Arcade, 335 Bourke Street, Melbourne stores.bsl.org.au

QUEST HAWTHORN Quest Hawthorn is the perfect destination for the sports and entertainment lover — it’s only nine minutes by train to the MCG, Rod Laver Arena, AAMI Park and Hisense Arena, and only 12 minutes to Flinders Street Station. Enjoy this stylish 4.5-star accommodation. A: T: E: W:

616 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn 8803 7700 questhawthorn@questapartments.com.au questhawthorn.com.au

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Come inside and discover State Library Victoria Explore stunning spaces, free exhibitions and children’s activities in one of Melbourne’s most magnificent buildings. Free tours daily Free lockers and wifi available

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328 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000 Monday–Thursday 10am–9pm Friday–Sunday 10am–6pm Exhibition and event hours vary, check our website for details.

MCG TOURS Explore the inner sanctum of the MCG, walk on the hallowed arena and experience where legends play by taking a guided MCG tour! Highlights of this must-see tour include the famous MCC Long Room, player change rooms, cricketers’ viewing room, the Ron Casey Media Centre, the Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar portrait, and a walk on the hallowed arena.* Tours are available all year round, departing regularly from 10am to 3pm inside Gate 3! Visit mcg.org.au/tours for tour times on event days. *Tour route subject to availability and alteration.

NATIONAL SPORTS MUSEUM The National Sports Museum offers something for everybody all year round, highlighted by regular school holiday activities, the Game On! interactive gallery, 3D holograms (including Shane Warne), and Australia’s largest collection of sporting memorabilia. Including displays of Australian football, cricket, Olympics, horse racing and much more, the museum is sure to please all sporting fans. The National Sports Museum is open from 10am to 5pm every day inside Gate 3 of the MCG. Visit mcg.org.au/nsm for operating hours on event days.

20% DISCOUNT! SHOW THIS AD TO RECEIVE OFFER* * Receive 20% off MCG Tour, National Sports Museum or combined ticket. Not valid with any other offer. Promo code: MELBNOW Gate 3, MCG mcg.org.au | nsm.org.au +61 3 9657 8879

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NGV TRIE– A FREE, LARGE-SCALE I N T E R N AT I O N A L E X H I B I T I O N I S S H OW I N G AT T H E N AT I O N A L G A L L E RY O F VICTORIA, AND IT IS EPIC.

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magine holding up a giant mirror to the world of art and design, across different cultures, countries, geographies and perspectives. What would be reflected back? NGV Triennial, which stretches across all four levels of NGV International, is a summary of this imagined reflection. The exhibition explores innovation in technology, architecture, animation, performance, film, painting, drawing, fashion, tapestry and sculpture. But what truly sets it apart is its focus on artists and designers working at the intersections of these different mediums. Creations from more than 100 contemporary artists and designers from 32 countries are featured, including some that have never before been seen in Australia. The NGV Triennial certainly shakes up audience expectations of an exhibition, expanding the experience of art beyond something you see. The gallery’s spaces have been transformed into areas where you can touch, smell and even make art yourself. Some of the work was specifically commissioned by NGV to get visitors involved and participating.

NGV Triennial UNTIL 1 5 APRIL 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne ngv.vic.gov.au

FLORAL FUN One of these works is Flower Obsession by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Kusama has set up a furnished domestic space inside the gallery and invites visitors to stick synthetic flowers and floral stickers anywhere they like within the space. Gradually, the flowers will take over the walls, floor and objects, making this a piece that evolves from day to day.

AROMATIC ART The immersive fun continues with a project from Norwegian ‘smell designer’ Sissel Tolaas. Imagine navigating your way through Melbourne using only your sense of smell. Her work is a response to the aromas of the city’s landscape, from preEuropean settlement to the present day. You might find certain memories, feelings and thoughts are stimulated as you sniff your way through the work.

LARGER THAN LIFE Alongside international artists, Melbourneborn hyperrealist Ron Mueck presents his largest work to date. Mass, 201 6–17, is comprised of 100 large-scale resin sculptures of the human skull. Far from being spooky or gruesome, the work recognises the skull is a recurring symbol in virtually all cultures and religions throughout the world.

Kids’ Fun at NGV Triennial Get immersed in an unconventional way of making art with Dutch design and art collective We Make Carpets. For NGV Triennial, We Make Carpets developed a large-scale interactive project that has transformed the gallery’s dedicated children’s space. Kids and their carers have the chance to create their own patterns and designs using everyday objects. Families can also explore a series of free interactive NGV Triennial installations at NGV International and free exhibitions at NGV Australia. Daily programs are listed on the NGV website.

Image left: Installation image of Ben Quilty’s High tide mark, 2016. Photo: Tom Ross. Image above: Alexandra Kehayoglou, Santa Cruz River 2016-2017. Wool. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Purchased with funds donated by Michael and Andrew Buxton from MAB Corporation.

Through works like these, the NGV Triennial gives visitors an opportunity to look at the world through the eyes of some of the most creative minds working today. melbnow.com.au

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Arts Centre Melbourne Visit Australia’s largest performing arts centre for the best local and international music, theatre, opera and dance, plus exciting shows for kids and many dining options. The Australian Music Vault free exhibition is open daily. Our artist market is open every Sunday 10am – 4pm. Arts Centre Melbourne. Bringing people together for remarkable experiences.

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girls’ weekend? Ladies, let Tram Route 6 carry you from one side of town to the other via some of the best spots for shopping, dining and exploring.

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TRAM STOP 40 ARMADALE STATION / HIGH STREET

TRAM STOP 14 ARTS PRECINCT / ST KILDA ROAD

TRAM STOP 121 WESTON STREET / LYGON STREET

Start the day on High Street, Armadale, for plenty of stores happy to supply you with the latest trends. Names like Scanlan Theodore [1063 High Street, Armadale], Viktoria & Woods [1043 High Street, Armadale] and Assembly Label [1062 High Street, Armadale] are clustered together just a block to the east of stop 40. You'll also find cute and cosy 8days Cafe [1184 High Street, Armadale], where you can recharge with great coffee and some excellent breakfast options.

Step off the tram at National Gallery of Victoria [180 St Kilda Road]. The NGV is Australia's oldest, largest and most visited art museum, and houses an extensive collection from Europe, Asia, America and Oceania.

You’ll be ending your journey in the heart of Melbourne’s northern cool, so embrace the culture and go where the locals go. Stroll between stops 124 and 121 along Lygon Street to find the cafes, bars and restaurants the strip is renowned for. Rumi [116 Lygon Street, East Brunswick] is Middle Eastern cuisine at its absolute finest. Choose the banquet menu for crowd-pleasing favourites like the delicious crispy school prawns and spiced lamb shoulder.

TRAM STOP 34 LEWISHAM ROAD / HIGH STREET The area you’re travelling through is practically as old as Melbourne itself. Jump off the tram at High Street, Prahran, to take a break at Victoria Gardens [north of High Street, between Lewisham Road North and Tinnian Street]. Stroll beneath the trees and re-energise ahead of a delicious lunch.

TRAM STOP 112 LYGON STREET / ELGIN STREET It’s time to take in a film at Cinema Nova [Lygon Court, 380 Lygon Street, Carlton]. Melbourne’s bastion of arthouse cinema since 1992, the Nova is home to 16 theatres showing the best in local and international film, with barely a blockbuster in sight.

PTV APP Plan your girls’ weekend with the PTV app. Use real-time departure information so you can spend more time having fun and less time waiting for the tram.

TRAM STOP 31 CHAPEL STREET / HIGH STREET It’s time for a global culinary tour! Jump off at the corner of Chapel and High Streets and head south to sample Polish from Borsch Vodka & Tears [173 Chapel Street, Windsor], Mexican from Fonda Mexican [144 Chapel Street, Windsor] or Japanese from Mr Miyagi [99 Chapel Street, Windsor].

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DRINK

An espresso martini is basically a coffee-flavoured cocktail made with vodka, coffee and sugar syrup, right? Well, maybe. These Melbourne bars are shaking up the classic cocktail with their original and inventive interpretations.

1. Loch Ness’presso Martini at Highlander What’s in it? Coffee, whisky, Frangelico and Drambuie This welcoming Scottish bar does everything well, from food to cocktails and puns — and who doesn’t love a good pun? The Loch Ness’presso Martini appropriately includes that classic Scottish ingredient, whisky, and the culinary traditions don’t stop there. If the mood takes you, you can order haggis or black pudding. Not feeling adventurous? Pair your Loch Ness’presso with mac n cheese balls, popcorn chicken or just have another — they’re that good!

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11a Highlander Lane, Melbourne highlanderbar.squarespace.com

The best espresso martinis in Melbourne

2. Espresso Martini at Polly What’s in it? Coffee liqueur, rye vodka, vanilla and caramel Not many places do cocktails quite like Polly. Along with its signature mixes, you’ll also find mocktail and vegan cocktail lists. The reputation of Polly’s espresso martini is so highly regarded it doesn’t even need a fancy name. It’s an espresso martini, shaken twice for a lush, creamy texture. 401 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy pollybar.com.au

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GRAND HYATT MELBOURNE Escape to the centre of city luxury. Enjoy a blissful sleep in your luxurious Grand King room followed by a gourmet buffet breakfast for two at Collins Kitchen. Let us spoil you with valet car parking, Wi-Fi and 24-hour access to City Club Health and Fitness Centre. A: T: E: W:

123 Collins Street, Melbourne 13 12 34 (toll free) reservations.pacific@hyatt.com melbourne.grand.hyatt.com

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3. Cult Espresso Martini at The Woods of Windsor

5. Salted caramel espresso martini at Lounge

What’s in it? Cargo Cult rum, cinnamon and vanilla syrup, Kahlua and espresso

What’s in it? Salted caramel, Bacardi, Fuego spiced rum and espresso

This bar is intimate, cosy and staffed by true culinary creatives who know exactly how a martini — any martini — should taste. A modern take on a classic, the Cult Espresso Martini is a fine example of the bartenders’ dedication to their craft. 108 Chapel Street, Windsor thewoodsofwindsor.com

If you thought the salted caramel craze had already had its time in the sun, you’ll be pleased to know Lounge is still serving up this adored ingredient and has even named its espresso martini after it. This is a good place to grab a burger, parma or pizza, especially if you wash it down with the salty caramel goodness of the featured drink.

4. Cold Drip Martini at Mr Miyagi

243 Swanston Street, Melbourne lounge.com.au

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6. Mzungu Martini at Polepole What’s in it? Cargo Cult spiced rum, Amarula, crème de mure and espresso The bar’s theme is African, but forget the tacky animal prints and safari hats — this place is about bringing contemporary flair and flavours together. Be inspired, from the chic modern dining space to the hip cocktail bar upstairs. Let your Mzungu Martini take you on a little journey to a side of Africa you haven’t seen before. 267 Little Collins Street, Melbourne polepolebar.com.au Image left: Fraser Marsden

What’s in it? Shochu, vodka, coffee, sake and white chocolate foam Naming this joint after beloved character Mr Miyagi, from the Karate Kid movies, was a good idea because the cold drip martini here packs a powerful kick. The combination of shochu, vodka and sake will give you the chilled zen of Miyagi himself. If you’re after a meal, the Japanese menu blends tradition with pop culture and modern flavours. Try the MFC, or Miyagi Fried Chicken. It’s hot, crispy and satisfying. 99 Chapel Street, Windsor mrmiyagi.com.au

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ATLANTIS HOTEL Connect with comfort in one of our 232 guest rooms, or enjoy the swimming pool, sauna and fully equipped gym. Rates are based on either Cityview or Superior Twin rooms, including a continental breakfast and 12pm check-out. A: T: E: W:

300 Spencer Street, Melbourne 9600 2900 sales@atlantishotel.com.au atlantishotel.com.au

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MOONEE PONDS An urban adventure awaits... There’s plenty more to see, do and eat just a stone’s throw north of the city, and public transport makes it so easy. MORNING Only nine kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, Moonee Ponds is a thriving hub of cafes, restaurants, entertainment and shopping. Hop onto a number 59 tram or catch the Craigieburn line train to get there. Once you’ve arrived, everything is within walking distance.

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Start your day the Moonee Ponds way, with a Puckle Street shopping spree. Pop into Sir Duke [99 Puckle Street] for a warm welcome and hot breakfast. The Benny Boy Breakfast with slowcooked pork shoulder, hollandaise and house-made potato hash will keep you going for hours. After breakfast, it’s time to shop up a storm. Look out for Stickybeaks Quality Toys [60 Puckle Street], a toy store that brings together educational, environmentally friendly toys and kids’ travel accessories.

AFTERNOON After you’ve worked up an appetite for lunch, head over to Dear Abbey [23A Gladstone Street]. This charming cafe is built inside a renovated church, giving it a unique sense of grandeur. The Japanese seared tuna comes with a vermicelli noodle salad and is topped with an enormous lemongrass and ginger marinated Tasmanian prawn. There are plenty of choices for kids and those with special dietary requirements, too. Your adventure isn’t over yet, because the Clocktower Centre [750 Mount Alexander Road] isn’t far away, and plays host to a range of plays, performances and film screenings year round. See a cinematic classic, catch a kids’ play or brood over a moody drama.

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Nestled in Melbourne’s famous city laneways, Crossley Hotel is walking distance from major attractions, and surrounded by theatres and restaurants. Crossley Hotel offers boutique accommodation, with standard and superior rooms and one- or two-bedroom Terrace Apartments. Rooms include free in-house movies and free Wi-Fi. Book direct and mention this ad to receive a delicious complimentary continental buffet breakfast for two.

EVENING End your day with a delicious meal and a glass of vino in the shady courtyard of The Valley Cellar Door [18–20 Hall Street], one of the most popular evening spots in the area. Ask your server to help you choose from the extensive wine collection, where you can either order by the glass or select from one of the 230-something bottles of wine on offer. There's also a great selection of cheese, antipasto and charcuterie boards to indulge in as you reflect on the memories you made in Moonee Ponds.

While Out West Venture a little further west, to the Werribee Park Tourism Precinct, for tonnes of family fun. Go on an African adventure at Werribee Open Range Zoo — come face to face with giraffes, hippos and zebras while on safari — before spending time exploring the grounds of Werribee Park Mansion admiring the historic building and the creations in the sculpture park. FOR MORE INFO, JUMP TO PAGE 30.

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OAKS ON MARKET If you’re looking for location, Oaks on Market is perfectly positioned just off Collins Street in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD and within easy walking distance to Southbank, restaurants and theatres. This 4-star apartment-style hotel offers spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Facilities include Oak & Vine Restaurant and Bar, gymnasium, indoor heated pool, relaxation pool and sauna. A: T: E: W:

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QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET The iconic Queen Vic Market is the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere. The city’s authentic marketplace has been operating since 1878, and is a much-loved part of Melbourne. Home to more than 700 small businesses, the market is an epicentre of food, shopping and events. Browse the historic sheds and uncover a variety of clothing, jewellery, artisans, souvenirs and culinary delights. During the upcoming winter months, the market will be home to Melbourne’s popular Winter Night Market. This magical Wednesday night event will showcase a large array of global street food, free live music, quirky street performers, unique handcrafts and shopping. Be sure to take a 90-minute Ultimate Foodie Tour, a small group walking tour for food lovers. You’ll indulge in some of the best food the market has to offer, learn of the market’s history, and meet some of the colourful characters who call the market home (bookings essential). Celebrate the market’s 140th anniversary and taste the atmosphere at Melbourne’s favourite marketplace.

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E AT

For too long the humble sandwich has played second fiddle to the burger. These hot spots are proving baguettes, wraps, focaccia and ciabatta are just as much fun as what’s between the bun.

Satisfying Sandwiches B I G D O G ' S D E LI , R I C H M O N D

Big Dog’s Deli

Chuckle Park Bar and Cafe

Hector’s Deli

Big Dog’s Deli has established a cult following among folks who can’t get enough of the American-inspired menu. Here, it’s all about taking the humble sandwich to new heights with creative and satisfying fillings. Pastrami on rye gets a makeover with Russian dressing and housemade sauerkraut when you order The Captain. Try the K Bun, with crispy southern fried chicken, blue cheese dressing, pickles and crispy bacon on a buttermilk bun. Make a meal of it with a side of crisps and pickles, washed down with a local beer.

This joint oozes Melbourne laneway charm, and the unique character doesn’t stop there. The menu takes Spanish and Latino influences and wraps them in bread. Sandwiches here are not for the faint hearted — the serves are generous and flavours bold. Spain’s famous potato omelette morphs into a burger, while the Cuban sandwich takes your taste buds on a journey with house-made mustard and Chuckle sauce. Bring your appetite and your curiosity. 322 Little Collins Street, Melbourne facebook.com/chucklepark

Hector’s website very humbly describes this deli as simply ‘Sandwiches, drinks etc’, but head over to Richmond and you'll discover just how much of an understatement this is. These are not just any grab-and-go sandwiches — they are monsters of the kind you need two hands and some spare time to tackle. Think mega schnitzels that no bun can contain, toasties oozing with cheese, and mountains of meat defying the boundaries of their bagels. Breakfast is served all day, and those with a sweet tooth are not forgotten — the Nutella and icecream brioche will make anyone’s day.

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1/94 Buckingham Street, Richmond hectorsdeli.com.au

327 Lennox Street, Richmond facebook.com/bigdogsdeli

Kelso’s Sandwich Shop Remember making a chip butty at recess back in your school days? So do the folks at Kelso’s, and they’ve put it on the menu. It’s all about nostalgia with a twist at this Abbottsford sandwich and burger bar. Order the Tuck Shop Salad for a reimagined take on the classic, complete with pickled egg and some ham if you want it. Ask for it your way at Kelso’s and be sure to try some of the unexpected options, like smashed peas, garlic mushrooms and tabasco mayo.

A little piece of New York’s foodie scene comes to Melbourne with Bowery to Williamsburg’s waffles, bagels and US-style sandwiches. This is the type of place you keep coming back to just so you can work your way through the menu. With six different types of bagels and fillings ranging from cured salmon to grilled haloumi, the combinations are endless. The peanut butter praline bagel is a hit with kids of all ages, or start your morning with the Benjamin, loaded with salmon, bacon and a fried egg.

271 Johnston Street, Abbotsford kelsossandwiches.com

16 Oliver Lane, Melbourne bowerytowilliamsburg.com.au

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MARNIE GODING Marnie Goding is co-founder and owner of Melbourne label Elk. The Preston-based label designs original, contemporary fashion, accessories and footwear, but life wasn’t always about fashion for Marnie. A somewhat tangential journey took

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her from art to animals to accessories.

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have had an unusual path to get to where I am today,” she says. “I commenced a career in an events role at the National Gallery of Victoria and was then head-hunted to join a team at Melbourne Zoo. Throughout my time there I always craved more creativity, so found ways to incorporate this into daily work life.” Fiona Lynch

The rest, as they say, is history. From Elk’s inception, Marnie has pushed herself to discover new materials and different ways to make affordable accessories and fashion. What inspires you about Melbourne? Our city and the people in it are a constant source of inspiration. There is always something going on, and everyone has something interesting to do, see or a place to go. I live in a beautiful place and try as much as I can to get among it. I particularly love the ballet, the food scene and galleries. If only there were more hours in the day! Melbourne is Australia’s fashion capital and we love to embrace the changing seasons in what we wear. What are the ultimate must-have autumn pieces? Our 2018 autumn/winter collection, Solace, features a range of amazing knits in a variety of textures and bold colours to mix with our apparel, footwear and accessories. We really are spoiled for choice. I have always loved that Melbourne has distinct seasons. As a designer, it provides endless creative inspiration, so layering is something I like to focus on when designing and styling. Do you have a favourite season for fashion in Melbourne? Winter, definitely. I love the beach but am not a sun seeker, so layering up in winter with knits, boots and denim is perfect for me. Melbourne is geared well for all weather, but I am happy beside a fire somewhere cosy.

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MARNIE'S PICKS COFFEE At Umberto Espresso Bar in Thornbury, Marco and

his father make strong, Italian-style coffee in a relaxed, friendly and unpretentious environment. It is not too bitter and always the perfect temperature. BAR Cumulus Up is a beautiful space designed for drinks

with great bar food as a bonus. It’s not too big, too loud or too boisterous. You feel like you can catch up with friends and be among it without yelling. DINNER Embla is amazing — wood-fired delicacies, amazing

cheeses, a fantastic wine list, awesome service and a cosy banquette for colder nights. DRINKS For great music, a sensational wine list and

amazingly tasty bar food, I love Gerald’s Bar in Carlton North. It has the best pâté in Melbourne. HIDDEN GEM The staff at The Everleigh make up recipes

based on the ingredients you like, and I have never been disappointed. Tucked away in Fitzroy, it is one of the best cocktail bars in Melbourne and is well worth seeking out.


ABODE ST KILDA Abode St Kilda offers modern King, Twin and Family Studios in the heart of St Kilda, Melbourne’s historic beachside playground. Enjoy trendy, newly renovated accommodation in a great location. All comfortable studios feature kitchenettes with microwaves and dishwashers, air-conditioning, blackout blinds, rain showers, underfloor bathroom heating and colourful local artwork. Reception staff provide warm and friendly service, and late check-in and car parking are available. The hotel offers a colourful breakfast room with a delicious continental buffet breakfast. Make the most of St Kilda’s vibrant lifestyle, right on Abode St Kilda’s doorstep. Take a short stroll to the beach, Albert Park, St Kilda Pier, Luna Park, Acland Street and some of the best restaurants and bars in St Kilda. Call and book direct with Abode St Kilda, and mention this ad to receive: +

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FUEL FANS for

The AFL season kicks off on 22 March. Are you ready for all the footy action? Make sure you don’t go on an empty stomach though, because nobody likes a hangry fan. FILL UP FAST The players themselves will tell you it’s the most important meal of the day. If you’re in town early order a breakfast of champions at Richmond Hill Cafe and Larder. This is a great family-friendly place to start your day. The Bridge Road Brekkie of bacon, eggs and all the sides will fill you up, or go for the Latin Eggs, with guacamole, ranchero sauce and smoked paprika, for something a little different. 48–50 Bridge Road, Richmond, rhcl2.com.au

IT’S ALWAYS A GOOD TIME FOR BREAKFAST Your all-day breakfast is sorted at Richmond Rush, a cafe set inside a bike shop. These guys are used to feeding hordes of hungry cyclists, so they know what it takes to keep you fit and fuelled. Have your eggs any way you like them, even in a burrito, or go Melbourne style with smashed avo. Perfect at any time of the day. 345 Punt Road, Richmond, totalrush.com.au/rush-cafe

RUNNING LATE TO THE GAME? No worries. Duck into the George Street Cafe for a grab ’n’ go meal to keep you moving. Order your egg and bacon pie to take away or grab a toasted sandwich instead. Look out for the daily chef’s specials, as well as the many vegetarian options. 65 George Street, East Melbourne, georgestreetcafe.com.au

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EASYSTAY STUDIO APARTMENTS Easystay provides visitors to Melbourne with comfortable, valuefor-money accommodation in St Kilda, Melbourne’s beachside playground. Easystay Studio Apartments offer queen, twin, family studios and one-bedroom apartments in five locations in the heart of St Kilda. Close to the city, all apartments have free Wi-Fi. Book direct and receive 15% off the best available rate of the day when mentioning this ad.

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READY FOR A BIGGER MEAL BEFORE KICK-OFF? Get your lunch at The Tippler and Co. For a feed the whole family can enjoy, the share-style menu serves up plates of prawns, tonnes of tacos, pasta, steak and salads, to name just a couple of menu items. If you can’t decide, simply say “feed me” and you’ll be offered a selection of the most popular dishes. On a Friday, it's open for post-game feeds until midnight. 58 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, thetipplerandco.com

HERE’S A WINNER’S DINNER Get game ready at Geppetto Trattoria. If you’re dining with a group, you can enjoy the banquet experience from the special footy menu, served before 7.30pm. The menu is designed to fill up hungry fans fast. The experience starts with focaccia and antipasto of pork sausage, meatballs, prawns, calamari, arancini, vegies and marinated olives, and this is before you even get to the mains. Then choose from a selection that includes pasta, veal, fish and pork. The deal includes salad, so you’re sure to get your greens, too. 78A Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, geppettotrattoria.com

THE JAZZ CORNER HOTEL Strike a high note! The Jazz Corner Hotel is situated opposite Flagstaff Gardens and above Birds Basement jazz venue. Enjoy stunning views and live shows nightly with relaxation upstairs and excitement downstairs. There are three different room types: Studio and one- or two-bedroom apartments. Visit Brother Thomas Cafe for the best coffee in town, and enjoy a unique Italian dining experience at Beer, Wine and Calzone. A: T: E: W:

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Meet for a Sweet Treat Got a taste for sugar?  Delve into these destinations for decadent desserts.

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Chinese Museum

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BRUNETTI Brunetti is a beacon for coffee lovers, but pairing perfectly with an espresso is the huge range of sweets. Bite-sized pastries, individual chocolates, decadent cakes and petite biscuits are all on offer, as well as artisan gelato in flavours like fig and almond. Yum!

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OM NOM KITCHEN If style, flair, elegance and panache were flavours that could be put on a plate, that’s exactly what Om Nom does. Think chocolate cigars infused with rosemary, passionfruit pebbles and smoked chocolate ash. Be sure to book in advance.

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LE PETITE CREPERIE French-Melburnian couple Michael and Patrizia serve crepes cooked on authentic French hotplates just like they do in Paris. Paper-thin pancakes are paired with fresh fruit, sticky sauces and homemade toppings. 32 Hardware Lane lapetitecreperie.com.au

187 Flinders Lane, omnom.kitchen

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DEX2ROSE Chemistry and cooking collide at Dex2Rose, where ice-cream, gelato and cold-drip coffee are created to order using liquid nitrogen. Try one of the bold flavour combinations, like Guinness and chocolate or spiced lemon and olive oil. 377–379 Little Bourke Street dex2rose.com.au

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RAW TRADER Nut butters, coconut and sweet fruits are blended to creamy perfection to create sinfully rich raw sweets and slices. The almond snickers cake and black forest cake are a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds. 10 Sutherland Street rawtrader.com.au

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HOPETOUN TEAROOMS The opulent window display gives you a hint of what to expect from the lavish high teas here. Presented on a traditional three-tier stand, these beautifully designed, tasty morsels are a treat for all the senses. Block Arcade, 282 Collins Street hopetountearooms.com.au

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A WEEKEND IN WERRIBEE

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With everything you need for a perfect family break all in the one location, it’s time to check in for your weekend at Werribee Park.

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YOUR AFTERNOON ARRIVAL

RISE AND SHINE, IT’S SAFARI TIME

The moment you arrive at the grand Mansion Hotel & Spa, you’ll be greeted with the genuine warmth of the skilled and courteous staff. The hotel has all the sophistication and luxury you would expect of a 19th-century estate, but with a serene, relaxed atmosphere.

Once the family are up, it’s time to head across to the conveniently close Werribee Open Range Zoo. Take the Off Road Safari Tour to get up close and personal with some of the residents on the zoo’s open plains. The tour runs with small groups and is designed to be child-friendly and nurture their curiosity. For something extra special, be sure to also book an encounter with a serval, giraffe or rhino for something the kids will never forget.

Get settled then get to know the four hectares of pristine grounds surrounding the hotel. There’s plenty to explore, so let the kids run wild, unpack a picnic or just enjoy the manicured English garden setting. The grounds are also home to the Victoria State Rose Garden, featuring a breathtaking variety of stunning roses.

AN ELEGANT EVENING The chefs at Joseph’s Restaurant & Bar take their inspiration from local, artisanal produce. Try the smoked Macedon Ranges rainbow trout with indigenous finger limes or, for bolder flavours, go for the lamb with smoky eggplant and pomegranate. There is also a selection of more than 200 wines to perfectly complement every course of your meal. 30

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TIME FOR TEA After your safari adventure, if you make it back to the Mansion Hotel and Spa by 3pm, you’ll be just in time for the weekly Sunday high tea. Be spoiled with a lavish spread of sweet and savoury treats, the perfect ending to a perfect weekend. What more could you ask for? Werribee Park Tourism Precinct, Gate 2, K Road, Werribee South

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Melbourne Now Autumn 2018  

Melbourne Now keeps readers up-to-date with all the happenings in Melbourne. Full of inspiring imagery and engaging editorial that outlines...

Melbourne Now Autumn 2018  

Melbourne Now keeps readers up-to-date with all the happenings in Melbourne. Full of inspiring imagery and engaging editorial that outlines...