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SUMMER 2018

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Watch this (OPEN) Melbourne’s space outdoor experiences

’Tis the shopping season Get your gifts sorted

+ THE SECRET’S OUT Uncover Melbourne’s hidden bars

Follow the yellow brick road Get your hands on tickets to The Wizard of Oz

FOODIE INSTITUTIONS Tried-and-true Melbourne eateries


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Melbourne is turning up the heat this summer with a first-class events calendar. The sporting capital will live up to its name this season with the Australian Open, Women’s AFL, Boxing Day Test and Gymnastics World Cup keeping all of us sport-mad Victorians busy! We’re also excited to see the Volvo Ocean Race sail into Melbourne for the first time in a decade. White Night will delight for its sixth year running, alongside our exciting Chinese New Year festivities around the city this summer. Theatre fans rejoice with the return of Priscilla — Queen of the Desert: The Musical, MSO Sidney Myer free concerts, and the Australian premiere of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. No matter where you go this summer, Melbourne has something for everyone. Hon John Eren MP Minister for Tourism and Major Events

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Events Trending This Season TH E B I G D E S I G N M A R K E T

1–3 DECEMBER THE BIG DESIGN MARKET Royal Exhibition Building Showcasing the best in local and independent design, the Big Design Market gives you access to unique fashion, homewares, stationery and everything in between. It’s the perfect place to find a Christmas gift for that stylish family member or friend who is notoriously tricky to buy for.

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ON NOW UNTIL 25 DECEMBER CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

FROM 27 DECEMBER

Various locations across Melbourne

DREAM LOVER: THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL

During the most wonderful time of the year, Melbourne comes to life with the merriment of the Christmas Festival. Visit Santa, see colourful Christmas projections throughout the city and get your shopping list sorted.

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TV presenter and stage veteran David Campbell stars in this musical that tells the story of big band-era singer, songwriter and actor, Bobby Darin.

26–30 DECEMBER ON NOW UNTIL 11 APRIL THE NIGHT MARKET Queen Victoria Market This hump-day summer ritual is back and better than ever! Head to Queen Vic’s Night Market (Wednesday nights, excluding 27 December) and tuck into delicious street food from all around the globe, while beating the heat with a cold cider or beer. A revolving line-up of buskers and performers will keep you entertained into the night. TH E N I G HT M A R K E T

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ASHES BOXING DAY TEST — AUSTRALIA V ENGLAND Melbourne Cricket Ground To the delight of sports lovers, the Ashes returns to Australia for the first time in four years. Get to the MCG and be a part of the atmosphere, as tensions run high in the next installment of this historic rivalry.

3–13 JANUARY THE UNBELIEVABLES Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne Magic, circus acts, ballroom dancing — this show has it all.

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27 DECEMBER – 2 JANUARY VOLVO OCEAN RACE Docklands For the first time in 10 years, the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race is returning to Australia. See the teams and their vessels vying for the prestigious title during the Melbourne leg of the race, which started in Spain in October and is set to finish in the Netherlands in June.


11 JANUARY – 18 FEBRUARY THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne A performance based on the novel by Mark Haddon and brought to life by awardwinning director Marianne Elliott. MORE ON PAGE 30.

15–28 JANUARY AUSTRALIAN OPEN

17 FEBRUARY WHITE NIGHT MELBOURNE Various locations across Melbourne Watch as the city transforms into an oasis of technicolour art, visual performance and sound. This all-night celebration of creativity and culture has captivated this city and, in its sixth year, it’s set to be bigger and better than ever before.

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21 JANUARY – 25 FEBRUARY PRISCILLA – QUEEN OF THE DESERT: THE MUSICAL Regent Theatre Bringing the glitz, glam and giggles, this classic Aussie tale is sure to entertain.

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CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL

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Various locations across Melbourne

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Celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Dog at Melbourne’s Chinese New Year Festival. Dragons will dance through the city streets, while locals and visitors enjoy the revelries.

It’s the prequel to the renowned Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, kicking off Australia’s premier weekend of cycling.

Hisense Arena See the gymnastic stunts that wow during the Olympics in real life at Hisense Arena. The World Cup of Gymnastics will see elite gymnasts from around the globe come together to perform amazing — and, at times, just plain scary — stunts and routines, while they compete for top honours.

2 FEBRUARY – 17 MARCH AFL WOMEN’S

LOOKING AHEAD

Various locations across Melbourne The inaugural AFLW competition kicked off in 2017 and this new season is sure to surpass its first. See stars like Daisy Pearce and Lauren Phillips lead their teams on to the field, in the journey to the premiership.

1–18 MARCH VIRGIN AUSTRALIA MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL Various locations across Melbourne Find inspiration for next season’s wardrobe at one of the many fashion shows and events that make up VAMFF.

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WATCH THIS (OPEN) SPACE…

O UTD O O R S

Summer is here, so it’s time to get out and about. Here are our top six ways to enjoy being out in the open.

1. MPAVILION MPavilion is an outdoor creative space and meeting place in the heart of Southbank Arts Precinct. Every year, a new architect is selected to create a temporary space for the enjoyment of locals and visitors. From October to February, a program of talks, workshops, performances and installations brings the outdoor space to life. Queen Victoria Gardens, St Kilda Road mpavilion.org

M PAV I LI O N

ROYCE HOTEL Experience a mix of design and luxury at Melbourne’s five-star boutique hotel. Perfectly located next to Royal Botanic Gardens and with 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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2. AO FESTIVAL The Australian Open is one of Melbourne’s key summer events, but there is so much more to the experience than just watching tennis. Keeping you entertained off court is the AO Festival, a cool outdoor area to wine, dine and socialise with live tennis on the big screens. Music lovers shouldn’t miss the AO Live Stage, where local and international acts perform to the masses, providing the perfect way to enjoy the sun on a summer afternoon. 15–28 January, Birrarung Marr ausopen.com

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5. ST KILDA BEACH AND FORESHORE Bring your togs on your summer escape to Melbourne because St Kilda’s foreshore is a must-do when the sun is shining. Bring the whole family down for a dip or a picnic, while enjoying the beach view through to the city. Or take to the water without getting your hair wet by giving stand-up paddle boarding a go. If sand isn’t your thing, hire a bike and cycle along the shoreline. stkildamelbourne.com.au

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3. MSO SIDNEY MYER FREE CONCERTS You’d be hard pressed to find a better outdoor concert venue than the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. When it’s filled with the musical brilliance of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, it’s even better. Want to know the best part? You can enjoy the open space and entertainment without needing to take out your wallet. 7, 10 & 14 February, Kings Domain Gardens, Linlithgow Avenue mso.com.au/whats-on

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4. SUGAR MOUNTAIN AT VICTORIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS This festival is where art, new media and music collide to create a festival like no other. It transforms outdoor areas into artistic spaces to showcase a mix of creative displays and performances. Catch a set from local and international independent musicians and see works from a new wave of creators. 20 January, Melbourne Arts Precinct sugarmountainfestival.com

Experience a new take on the suburban park at Ron Barassi Senior Park in Docklands. With a large grass area, there’s plenty of room for the kids to run wild and kick the footy or soccer ball. The park also has an uber-cool industrial-style playground, complete with an epic slide and a water play area that will keep the young ones occupied for hours. 509–529 Docklands Drive, Docklands

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SEE + DO

TH E L A N G H A M , M E LB O U R N E

ADVENTURE WITH LITTLIES

Looking for an excuse to come to the big smoke? Here are a few trip ideas to give you some inspiration.

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SUMMER FUN

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EVERYONE

Bring the kids to Melbourne for a wildlife experience they won’t forget at Melbourne Zoo’s new Carnivores exhibit (from 19 December). Take a journey through the world of predators and visit the spectacular snow leopards and Sumatran tigers. Spend the night at The Langham, Melbourne and take advantage of the Summer Loving package for two adults and two children, including breakfast, from $395* per night. Don’t forget to treat the kids to a Super Mario-themed high tea at The Langham’s Aria Lounge.

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D O U B LE TR E E BY H I LTO N M E LB O U R N E F O U R P O I NTS BY S H E R ATO N M E LB O U R N E , D O C K L A N DS CHADSTONE — THE FASHION CAPITAL

GIRLS’ WEEKEND Jump aboard the free Chadstone Fashion Shuttle (which departs Federation Square daily) and be whisked to Melbourne's fashion mecca, Chadstone – The Fashion Capital, for your fix of retail therapy at more than 550 stores, designer boutiques and luxury brands. Be sure to pick up your Chadstone tote bag, which includes a Tourism Shopping Passport for exclusive deals and is only for out-oftowners. Once you’ve shopped till you drop, DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne is the perfect place for you to relax and unwind after a big day on your feet. Check out the Road Trip & Relax package, including buffet breakfast and late checkout, starting at $239* per night.

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ROMANTIC GETAWAY Take that special person in your life to St Kilda Esplanade Market (every Sunday, excluding 11 February) to peruse the stalls. Treat them to a handmade treasure, from unique jewellery to a piece of art, created by a local artisan. Head back towards the city for your stay at Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne, Docklands, located in the heart of Docklands, with a range of dining and shopping experiences right on your doorstep. Enjoy a City View room with breakfast for two, free Wi-Fi and late check-out from $159* per night.


Costume worn by AC/DC guitarist Angus Young, c.1973 Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian Performing Arts Collection

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MUSIC LOVERS’ RETREAT

CULTURAL QUEST

Get in touch with the past and present of great Aussie music at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Australian Music Vault (from 19 December). Explore exhibitions showcasing the country’s best musical talents, hear behind-the-scenes stories and reminisce about the great moments in music history. The good vibes continue at the Jazz Corner Hotel where the rooms sit right above Bird’s Basement jazz venue. Enjoy stunning city view from just $159* per night.

Curious minds will love unlocking the secrets of an intriguing collection at Melbourne Museum’s Inside Out exhibition (from 23 December). An unseen guide will take you on a sensory adventure while you discover this unique experience. Take the number 96 tram back to your home away from home at Pan Pacific Melbourne on the banks of the Yarra River and make the most of up to 25 per cent off its best available rate*.

SPORTY FAMILY ESCAPE

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If your tribe loves the electric atmosphere of live sport, the Australian Open (15–28 January) is an event not to be missed. See tennis royalty battle it out for the big title and enjoy the fun at AO Ballpark. Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne, Docklands has you covered for accommodation, with an awesome family summer deal that will see your tribe living it up in two interconnecting rooms from just $318* per night.

PLAN YOUR JOURNEY WITH EASE Before coming to town, download the free Public Transport Victoria app. You can track your train, tram or bus in real time, making it easy to get around Melbourne. *T&Cs apply — see website for details

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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.

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M Y M E LB O U R N E

GEORGIA PERRY

After running a successful side business selling her own brand of accessories online, designer and illustrator Georgia Perry has opened KIOSK. At this fun and funky store in Fitzroy she sells her own creations and shines a light on other independent designers.

What were you doing before opening KIOSK?

GEORGIA’S PICKS RESTAURANT Supernormal – it’s a

Melbourne institution for sure. CAFE Burnside Coffee – they’re our

neighbours and super rad people. EVENT Melbourne International

Film Festival – I’d watch movies all day if I could. MUST-DO FOR A VISITOR Queen

Victoria Market – hectic and delicious.

I studied graphic design and had been working full time as a designer/ commercial illustrator for eight or nine years. As a bit of a side hustle, I began creating my own products in 2014. I then started selling online, and wholesaling soon after. The Georgia Perry brand is still the biggest part of what we do, and we’re now stocked in about 160 stores globally. How did KIOSK become what it is today? I’d always dreamed of having a physical space where I could showcase the Georgia Perry range, as well as curate all of my favourite things from other designers. One morning I was out on my daily walk, and I noticed this perfect empty shell right at the end of the rainbow on the corner of Smith and Gertrude Streets in Fitzroy. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was going to be my shop.

What inspires your own creations? Inspiration is everywhere for me. The product side of my business has grown very organically and without much planning, but recently I sat down and scheduled collections that are now released three to four times a year. Dreaming up ideas is the most fun; sitting down with a big pile of books, visiting galleries and museums and, of course, travelling are all very important parts of the creative process for me. What do you love most about living in Melbourne? I’ve lived in Melbourne for more than three years, and it still feels like I’m on holiday. There’s always something new to see, somewhere new to eat. I just love the energy of this city.

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C H R I S TM A S S H O PPI N G

FOR MUM Treat mum to a night of laughs, overthe-top eyeshadow and extravagant costumes, with tickets to Priscilla – Queen of the Desert, showing at the Regent Theatre. She’ll love revisiting the story of Australia’s favourite drag queens as they adventure through the outback in their unforgettable silver bus.

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Looking for something other than toys for your little one this Christmas? Buy them a ticket to ArtVo, an immersive ‘trick gallery’ where they’ll become a part of the art. Bring your camera along and capture the kids posing in scenes created using optical illusions. Not only will they have a ball, but you’ll go home with a camera full of fun memories to look back on.

If he’s crazy about sports, a voucher for an MCG Tour is sure to kick goals. During the tour, Dad will hear stories of sporting legends, go behind the scenes into the team and press rooms, as well as walk onto the hallowed turf where many sporting greats have made history. If he deserves to be spoiled, tack on a ticket to the National Sports Museum, where he'll continue to experience sporting history.

Cost: Child ticket from $18 artvo.com.au

Cost: Adult ticket for MCG Tour: $24 | Adult ticket for MCG Tour and National Sports Museum package: $33 mcg.org.au

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:

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Get into the spirit

FOR THE FOODIE Give the foodie in your life an international cooking experience without leaving the country at OTAO Kitchen. Here, they can select from a range of classes specialising in different cuisines, from Vietnamese to Indian, dumplings to Asian finger food. The classes are personable and, most importantly, fun! Vouchers from $100 otaokitchen.com.au

While ticking off the items on your Christmas gift list, don’t forget to make time for some of Melbourne’s festive fun. CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL OTAO K ITC H E N , R I C H M O N D

FOR THE THRILL SEEKER Do you have an adrenaline junkie on your Christmas list? For a gift they won’t soon forget, pick up a voucher for the Shark Dive XTREME experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne. They’ll have the thrill of their life coming face to face with the king of the ocean. S E A LI FE M E LB O U R N E

Cost: From $299 melbourneaquarium.com

AMBIANCE AT QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET At Christmas time, this gift store is taken over by the festive spirit. You’ll find unique decorations, nativity scenes, stockings and more, to help decorate your home for the Christmas season.

MYER CHRISTMAS WINDOWS Walk along the storefront of Myer Bourke Street and see the incredible scenes of Christmas tales played out by endearing animatronic characters.

FOR THE MUSO Give your loved one the chance to go behind the scenes at Arts Centre Melbourne on a backstage tour. They’ll walk through the same halls, rooms and backstage areas as many famous performers have before them, and discover the hidden passageways and quirky features of this fascinating concert venue. Cost: $20 artscentremelbourne.com.au

City of Melbourne’s Christmas Festival is set to bring the cheer once again this year, with light installations, decorations and, of course, the man himself, Santa Claus.

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FOR THE ANIMAL LOVER Give the gift animal lovers will treasure with a Close-up Encounter at Melbourne Zoo. There are a variety on offer, from coming face to face with cheeky meerkats to feeding the awe-inspiring giraffes. Friendly staff will be on hand to share their wildlife knowledge and help your loved one capture the experience. Please note that some encounters have a minimum age.

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Cost: Melbourne Zoo admission from $18 | Close-up Encounter from $30 per person zoo.org.au/melbourne

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Make your next trip to the city a breeze when you let Melbourne’s public transport show your family around town. LU N A PA R K , S T K I LDA

LE PE TITE C R E PE R I E

MORNING Start your day with a sweet treat and enjoy a French-style breakfast at Le Petite Creperie [32 Hardware Lane]. You’ll be spoiled for choice by the range of toppings to choose from, but the Nutella almond crepes are always popular. Make you way to Stop 4 on the corner of Bourke Street and Queen Street and hop on the number 96 tram heading towards St Kilda Beach, where you’ll spend a day by the bay. Get off at stop 138 (Luna Park) and head to Luna Park [18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda] for a morning of fun in the sun. Take on the Pharaohs Curse, which will take you high up for views over Port Phillip Bay… upside down!

AFTERNOON

S T K I LDA PI E R

After running around a theme park all morning, you’re sure to have an appetite. Head to Fat Jak’s [205 Barkly Street, St Kilda] to fill up on tasty burgers or hot dogs for lunch. Then meander down to the St Kilda foreshore with the tribe for some time at the beach building sand castles and enjoying the view. At sunset, take a leisurely stroll along the St Kilda Pier out to the breakwater, and see if you can spot the little penguins who reside here. Afterwards, head back up to The Esplanade and hop back on the number 96 tram towards the city.

THE BOATBUILDERS YARD, SOUTH WHARF

NIGHT Jump off at stop 124A (Casino) and, not too far away, you’ll find The Boatbuilders Yard [23 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf]. Here the family can choose from a comprehensive menu featuring steak, seafood and everything in between. After dinner — and dessert if there’s room — hop back on the number 96 tram and be delivered right back into the heart of town.

PTV APP Download the PTV app to help plan your journey. Easily access the tram network map and number 96 realtime service updates at the touch of a button. For more information visit the website below. ptv.vic.gov.au

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BA R S

E AU D E V I E

UNCOVERING Melbourne’s HIDDEN BARS Go on the hunt for these elusive

E AU D E V I E

drinking spots. Be careful though — if you blink, you might miss them.

Bar Americano Where? 20 Presgrave Place What? A tiny 10-person bar with big personality and atmosphere. Don’t miss? The Americano, of course — Italian bitters, vermouth, citrus and soda. Web? baramericano.com Getting there? Tram number 11, 12, 48 or 109 to stop 6

Eau de Vie

BA R A M E R I C A N O

Where? 1 Malthouse Lane What? This speakeasy oozes old-world class, and with hundreds of whisky variations on offer, it’s not hard to see why it’s on Malthouse Lane. Hidden behind a bookcase, you’ll find the dedicated Whisky Room. Don’t miss? Roll the dice and try a dram you’ve never heard of before. Or try the Eleanor cocktail, formulated by Eau de Vie owner and bartending genius Greg Sanderson. Web? eaudevie.com.au Getting there? Tram number 35, 70 or 75 to stop 7

QUEST HAWTHORN Quest Hawthorn is the perfect destination for the sports and entertainment lover. 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

❖❖❖❖ T&C: *Available Friday, Saturday and Sunday night only, subject to availability.

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Izakaya Den Where? 114 Russell Street What? Behind an unmarked door, you’ll find underground Tokyo. This basement bar serves cocktails, specialty beers and sake, along with Japanesestyle tapas. Don’t miss? Try the sochu, which is the Japanese version of vodka. Web? izakayaden.com.au Getting there? Tram number 11, 12, 48 or 109 to stop 7

MEET MATT Matt Bax is an artistbartender hybrid, who’s become a prominent figure on the city’s social scene. He’s also the founder of Bar Americano, one of Melbourne’s tiniest bars. CAREER SO FAR IZ A K AYA D E N

I’m an artist, who turned to bars as a way to keep my painting materials well stocked. I started with Der Raum in 2001, which had some nice international success and led to the opening of Tippling Club in Singapore, Gamsei in Munich and, of course, Bar Americano in Melbourne’s Presgrave Place.

Berlin Bar Where? 16 Corrs Lane What? A cosy bar where one side of the room reflects the opulence of West Berlin, while the other features a grungy, war theme — including bathtubs and bunks — representing East Berlin. Don’t miss? The Die Ziege, which features peaty Talisker 10 Year Old Scotch, Drambuie scotch honey liqueur and toasted sesame seeds. Web? berlinbar.com.au Getting there? Tram number 86 or 96 to stop 7

STORY OF BAR AMERICANO I first discovered real cocktail drinking while living in Munich and travelling in Italy. I’d always thought about opening a tiny bar as a homage to these experiences. Bar Americano is only licensed for 10 people standing, so that means two or three bartenders for every 10 guests. It’s a ridiculous concept, but the customer comes out the winner.

BAR AMERICANO’S MOST-ORDERED COCKTAIL The Negroni. A New York Times writer called it the best he has ever tasted. We also think it’s pretty rad.

MATT’S MELBOURNE PICKS… RESTAURANT Attica. Ben, the owner, is a good mate of mine and a total inspiration. He’s always looking to improve with every day and every dish.

B E R LI N BA R

BAR The Everleigh for cocktails, and Bar Americano’s former bartender Hayden Lambert’s new bar, Above Board in Collingwood.

Croft Institute Where? 21 Croft Alley What? With a science lab downstairs and gymnasium upstairs, the decor of this hidden bar is as fun as the night you’ll have once you find it. Don’t miss? The Experiment — it’s the signature cocktail made by mad scientists and it changes monthly. Web? thecroftinstitute.com.au Getting there? Tram number 86 or 96 to stop 7

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N E I G H B O U R H O O DS

This leafy, inner-eastern suburb is known as the home of AFL threepeaters, the mighty Hawks, but bubbling under the surface there’s

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OTAO KITCHEN COOKING SCHOOL MORNING From the city, catch any Belgrave or Lilydale Line train to Glenferrie Station. Head towards Axil Coffee Roasters [322 Burwood Road], where you’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast from a menu that balances the tried-and-true breakfast items with more unique eats. You’ll also find arguably some of Melbourne’s best coffee, from a team led by roasting royalty Dave Makin and Zoe Delany.

AFTERNOON After breakfast, meander down to Glenferrie Road and browse through the stores you stumble across. Readings [701 Glenferrie Road] is a popular haunt for bookworms, while Alley Tunes Records [660 Glenferrie Road] has musos covered. You’ll also come across some beautiful homewares stores like Homing Instincts [204 Glenferrie Road], as well as fun gift stores like Blackbird & Fox [673/681 Glenferrie Road]. Stop at Yo-Chi [206 Glenferrie Road] for some frozen yoghurt crowned with your choice of sweets, fruits or muesli from the topping buffet, while watching the commuters of Glenferrie Road pass you by. Then continue moseying through the array of stores on offer.

Brilliant for a weekend getaway with gift vouchers and private and corporate outings available. Otao Kitchen focuses on Asian cooking classes and makes the most of the wealth of local produce from Victoria Street, Richmond, for its Thai, Japanese, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Indian cooking experiences. Perfect your Melbourne visit by donning an apron and learning a new skill or bolstering your existing cooking talent under the guidance of our Asian chefs. A: T: E: W:

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EVENING Head to Santoni Pizza & Bar [634 Glenferrie Road] for an early dinner and see if you can score a table on the rooftop. You’ll have a fantastic view of the neighbourhood and can watch the sun go down as you enjoy authentic Italian pizza. Continue the rooftop fun by booking in a movie on the rooftop at Lido Cinemas [675 Glenferrie Road]. Outdoor screenings run through the summer months, providing the perfect way to spend a balmy summer evening. After the flick, head down to Vaporetto [Rear 681 Glenferrie Road] and enjoy a glass of wine in the Venetian-style setting. If you’re visiting on a Friday or Saturday, grab a ticket to the Lido Jazz Room and let the live music entertain you.

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.

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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.

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MELBOURNE’S LUNA PARK Step through the mouth of Mr Moon and soak up the carnival atmosphere, rides and attractions that have entertained visitors for more than 100 years. Brave the heights of the Great Scenic Railway, the oldest operating wooden roller coaster of its kind in the world. And, if that’s not enough, this summer step up and get wet on Pirate’s Revenge, an action-packed aquatic coaster that plunges riders down a 16-metre slope through plumes of gushing spray! Try out your dodgem skills, take a nailbiting thrill ride on the Power Surge or check out the spectacular views of the city and Port Phillip Bay while suspended upside down on Pharoah’s Curse. There’s plenty for the little ones too, with winged elephants, a mini coaster and the Red Baron flying roundabout to soak up some of their boundless energy! Grab an unlimited ride ticket to enjoy all the spinning, zooming, twirling and shrieking you could possibly want all day long.

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INDOOR FUN

ESCAPE

THE HEAT

AC M I

Summer is a fantastic time to enjoy Melbourne’s

3. ACMI

great outdoors, but when it really starts to heat up,

This is a film and screen-lover’s delight. Spend hours wandering through the exhibitions and you’ll forget about the scorching weather outside. On the first Sunday of each month, ACMI runs Family Sundays — these interactive, themed days explore kidcentric topics, from gaming and sci-fi right through to making the perfect YouTube video.

it’s a good idea to throw some indoor activities into your visit, too.

Where Federation Square, Flinders Street Getting there Any train or tram to Flinders Street Station Cost General entry and Family Sundays are free

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1. THE IAN POTTER CENTRE: NGV AUSTRALIA Head indoors and be inspired by the works on show. This summer, NGV Australia will host five free exhibitions by Australian artists, including one that will feature the works of Victorian avant-garde artist, Gareth Sansom. Where Federation Square Getting there Tram number 1, 3, 3a, 6, 16, 64, 67 or 72 to stop 13; or 35 (free City Circle), 70 or 75 to stop 5 or 6 Cost General entry is free

They say going to the movies is a great way to beat the heat, but why not go one better and see a musical. Beautiful: The Carole King Story is showing in Melbourne from February. It tells the story of this critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, who released hits including 'I Feel the Earth Move' and wrote 'Natural Woman', made famous by Aretha Franklin. Where Her Majesty's Theatre Getting there Any train to Parliament Station Cost From $60 B E AUTI FU L : TH E C A RO LE K I N G S TO RY

2. GG EZ Standing for Good Game Easy, this is Australia’s first e-sports bar. What is e-sport, you ask? It’s online gaming — think epic League of Legends or Starcraft battles — and its popularity is increasing by the minute. So much so, this bar screens it live, as it's being played across the globe. Head here for a pint to cool you down, and for a sticky beak into the unique world of competitive online gaming. Where 93 Queen Street Getting there Tram number 11, 12, 48 or 109 to stop 5 Cost Entry is free 22

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PE L LEG R I N I ’ S E S PR E S SO BA R

With new food crazes popping up daily, it’s easy to overlook Melbourne’s foodie classics. Get reacquainted with these institutions during your next visit.

Tried and True • MELBOURNE’S CLASSICS •

Ezard The flagship venue of gastronomical genius Teage Ezard is tucked away in one of Melbourne’s most happening laneways. After opening in 1999, Ezard still manages to entice foodies from near and far to sample the delicious Asian-influenced cuisine. The seafood at this sleek Melbourne institution is a must-try. 187 Flinders Lane, ezard.com.au

France-Soir

EZARD

Since launching in 1986, France-Soir has become one of Melbourne’s best-loved French restaurants. Regulars love the steak tartare, scallops, crème brulee and, of course, escargot is featured the menu. The atmosphere is intimate, and it’s almost always busy, but it’s all part of what makes this dining experience so great. 11–13 Toorak Road, South Yarra, france-soir.com.au

Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar If you want honest, authentic Italian cuisine, you can’t go past Pellegrini’s. Here, the food really does speak for itself; delicious and generously sized servings of perfectly cooked lasagna and pasta will have you coming back for more. The restaurant itself has remained almost unchanged since it originally opened in the 1950s, giving it old-school charm. 66 Bourke Street

Flower Drum From the rich red carpet to the floral arrangements and crisp white tablecloths, you’ll know as soon as you walk in that this isn’t your run-of-the-mill Chinese restaurant. This lavishness — in addition to the food, of course — is one of the reasons Flower Drum has been one of the city’s best fine-dining experiences since opening in 1975. Expect high-quality Cantonese cuisine. The Peking duck in particular is highly recommended. 17 Market Lane, flowerdrum.melbourne 24

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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.

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L A N E WAYS

THE CITY’S SHOPPING SECRETS Dive into Melbourne’s laneways to find some of the city’s hidden retail gems.

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Sniders Ln

Albert Coates Ln

Punch Ln

Liverpool St

Crossley St

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Cohen Pl

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Melbourne Town Hall

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Windsor Pl

Meyers Pl

Russell Pl

Rainbow Al Presgrave Pl

Melbourne Pl

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Block Arc

Howey Pl

Dame Edna Pl

Carson Pl

Bank Pl

Equitable Pl

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Royal Arcade

Union Ln

The Walk Arc

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Lt Collins St

Chinese Museum

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The Causeway

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Market Ln

Paynes Pl

Coverlid Pl

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Heffernan Ln

Smythe Ln

Bullens Ln

Celestial Av La Trobe Pl

CHINATOWN

Postal Ln

Somerset Pl

Rankins Ln

Warburton Ln

Hardware Ln

Racing Club Ln

Tattersalls Ln

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Caledonian Ln

Driver Ln

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Niagara Ln

Hardware Ln

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Emporium Melbourne

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B O U RK E S T McKillop St

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Lt Bourke St

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Melbourne Central

State Library Victoria

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Drewery Ln

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FLINDERS ST STATION

LUCY FOLK This store is small in size but big on jewellery, all created by Lucy herself. Find a mix of geometric gems set in different-coloured metals, right through to more delicate and intricate pieces.

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1a Crossley Street lucyfolk.com

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BEECHWORTH HONEY Pick up some of the famous Beechworth Australian Outback honey, as well as condiments, beauty products and more, at this store in the historic Block Arcade. The store is literally abuzz with its very own beehive. Block Arcade, 98/100 Elizabeth Street beechworthhoney.com.au

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Duckboard Pl

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St Paul’s Cathedral

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City Library

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Immigration Museum

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Flinders Ln

FEDERATION SQUARE

SOLEDEVOTION Offering beautiful handcrafted leather shoes and boots, Sole Devotion is a shoe-lovers dream. This independent boutique offers quirky men’s and women’s footwear, that will add personality to any outfit.

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UP THERE STORE This warehouse-style outlet is where high-quality menswear and contemporary street style collide. Perfect for the discerning footwear fanatic, Up There makes casual oh-so-cool, with its range of basics and kicks. 1/15 McKillop Street uptherestore.com

JASPER JUNIOR Choose something special for your little one at this two-storey toy emporium inside the Royal Arcade. From contemporary educational toys to charming collectables, Jasper Junior has it all. Royal Arcade, 331/339 Bourke Street jasperjunior.com.au

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KINKI GERLINKI Its name isn’t the only thing you’ll remember about this store that is tucked away amongst the eateries of Centre Place. Specialising in bold women’s fashion with a retro twist, Kinki Gerlinki is the place to go when you want to add some colour into your wardrobe. 22 Centre Place kinkigerlinki.com.au


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SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE TOURS

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Join a Shrine tour and learn the fascinating stories behind Australia’s first national war memorial. Explore the building’s classically inspired architecture, take in some of the best views of Melbourne and understand more about the rich meaning throughout one of Victoria’s favourite landmarks.

WRAP on Southbank offers first-class amenities and all the creature comforts you’d expect from one of the newest, finest hotels Southbank has to offer. Offering a selection of studio, one and two bedroom apartments with private balconies, full kitchen and laundry facilities. WRAP on Southbank is a short walk away from Melbourne’s first class restaurants, MCG, Etihad Stadium and SEA LIFE Melbourne to name a few.

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THE BOATBUILDERS YARD

In the heart of Melbourne’s cultural and sporting precinct, Riverland is the original waterfront beer garden. This venue is situated on the banks of the Yarra in the historic Federation Wharf vaults, just below Federation Square.

The forecast for summer is Rosé at the Boatbuilders Yard. Escape to our huge beer garden and choose your favourite from 1 0 delicious rosés — still, sparkling or our famous Frosé.

Serving up a wide selection of drinks and dining options, Riverland is a must-visit this summer. Soak up the sun and the atmosphere and have a chat with our friendly staff about what’s on in Melbourne.

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With room for everyone, The Boatbuilders Yard offers striking city views and a riverfront location that create a casual atmosphere, known to include bocce, deckchairs and summertime beers. We offer a full drinks and dining menu, all day long.

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A DV E RTO R I A L

MELBOURNE’S

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THE EYE OF MELBOURNE’S CULTURAL PRECINCT Arts Centre Melbourne comprises a collection of the city’s most renowned performance venues. Hamer Hall is home to the celebrated Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and hosts many prestigious local and international musical performers. The remarkable Theatres Building houses the State Theatre, Playhouse and the intimate Fairfax Studio, each offering a unique theatre experience from blockbuster Broadways to smaller-scale dramas. Home to Melbourne’s open-air concerts is the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, situated in the Kings Domain Gardens. 30

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AUSTRALIAN MUSIC VAULT If you love Aussie music, this is an exhibition you won’t want to miss. Opening the vault to Australian music’s past and exploring the industry’s future, this free exhibition showcases highlights from the Australian Performing Arts Collection, offers digital experiences and more. Unlock the stories that helped to define Australian music.

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