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- TAKE A TRIP AROUND THE CULINARY WORLD South Melbourne Street Scene Part 7 - Discover CLARENDON Street

A SNAP SHOT OF EMERALD HILL FESTIVAL

EUREKA CLIMB 2013 THE RACE TO THE TOP

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November is shaping up to be an eventful month around South Melbourne and Albert Park.

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With more foodies on the loose than ever before, Taste of Melbourne is sure to tantalise and excite every palate with exotic dishes spanning the globe from a range of some of Melbourne’s top restaurants, prepared by celebrated chefs and newcomers, making their culinary mark.

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For the fourth year, Paspaley’s Polo in the City offers equine enthusiasts a bit of horsing around of a different speed. As one of the fastest growing sports in the world, this event will not disappoint guests with all the luxury, adrenaline and athleticism of equestrian sports in a fun filled day.

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Street Scene – Part 7

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Eureka Climb

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Paspaley Polo in the City returns to Albert Park

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Emerald Hill Festival

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South Melbourne Night Market

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Australian Exclusive

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sights of stylish fashion and accessories. Emerald Hill Festival was held on October 27 and was a great day out at Bank Street. Visitors were able to have a look inside Emergency Services vehicles, sample several tasty offerings from the latest food truck trend and even take a tour inside South Melbourne Police Station – thanks Constable Josh, glad to be visiting the lock up as a sticky beak and not checking in for a longer stay! Take a look at our Snap Shots from the day on page 6. Dr John from Freedom Dental is back to answer your dental questions to help you get your smile beaming with confidence in time for the festive season. Enjoy!

Andrew Powell ventures down Clarendon Street in his series of Street Scene articles. Andrew makes some interesting observations which will get you thinking. The South Melbourne Night Market - a reinvention of the popular Style After Dark returns this month taking advantage of the longer daylight hours and warmer weather. Thursday nights in South Melbourne will be filled with the sounds of music, the scents of delicious food and

In an Australian exclusive, German Minimal Techno producer Pantha Du Prince (Hendrik Weber) headlines Melbourne Music Week with his astonishing Elements of Light live concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre in November. Elements of Light is an unusual live concert developed in collaboration with Oslo’s The Bell Laboratory. The project explores the intersection between electronica and classical composition in a 40-minute “symphony” of bells, percussion and electronics. Created for a Norwegian music festival, Elements of Light has since toured the world and been recorded for respected indie label, Rough Trade Records. A visual and sonic spectacle, this mesmerising performance sees Pantha Du Prince and the six-member group The Bell Laboratory coax magical sounds out of gongs, large and small bells, and a swathe of tuned percussion instruments including marimba, xylophone and cymbals. Centred on the enveloping ambience of the bells, Elements of Light explores their resonance layered with organicallycreated electronic textures and beats in an unbroken, continually-developing 40 minutes of music. The sublime

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acoustic and stunning surrounds of Melbourne Recital Centre’s Elisabeth Murdoch Hall is the best place to hear the gorgeous music of this world-renowned producer. A remarkable show deserves a remarkable support performance, in this case by Oval (aka Marcus Popp). Widely regarded as the godfather of glitch, Oval’s legendary early album releases sent shockwaves through the 90’s electronic landscape. After a long hiatus, Oval is back to change the game all over again, with a new, ground-breaking hyper-real style. Pantha du Prince and The Bell Laboratory is presented by Melbourne Recital Centre and Melbourne Music Week in association with the Goethe-Institut. Panthu Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory – Elements of Light When: Monday 18 November at 6.30pm Where: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall – Melbourne Recital Centre Tickets: $40 + booking fee or $50 at the door Bookings: Call 9699 3333 or visit melbournerecital.com.au


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AROUND THE CULINARY WORLD IN FOUR DAYS Taste of Melbourne 2013 features the festival’s largest and most cosmopolitan line up yet, with a selection of Melbourne’s hottest restaurants showcasing cuisine from all over the globe. Pelican Lawn at Albert Park Lake will once again provide the perfect alfresco setting to celebrate Melbourne’s eclectic food, wine and dining. The city’s dominating food trends will be on display for Melbourne’s most discerning diners, including flavours from India, Sri Lanka, North America, Mexico, Morocco, Spain and Asia. New restaurants at Taste of Melbourne 2013 include: Adam D’Sylva’s modern Indian mecca Tonka, Americano Huxtaburger and sister eatery Huxtable, along with North African inspired B’Stilla, Spanish hotspot BOMBA,

the award-winning Saint Crispin, innovative grill house Little Hunter and south side institution The Smith. They join a brigade of Melbourne’s established, high end restaurants: MoVida joins the authentically Mexican Mamasita, pan-Asian hawker dining hall Chin Chin, as well as globally inspired Taxi Dining Room. Longrain brings a taste of Melbourne’s best modern Thai, alongside Philippa Sibley’s Albert St Food and Wine, The Botanical, and South Yarra sweet studio Burch & Purchese. Over the four-day festival, guests will have the opportunity to sample flavours from all around the world as they taste signature dishes prepared by head chefs from each of the featured restaurants. Celebrated chefs will hold a series of demonstrations and

workshops, sharing the secrets of their favourite dishes and offering tips and advice for budding culinary masters. The line up features Adam D’Sylva, Frank Camorra, Darren Purchese, Tony Twitchett, Philippa Sibley, Michael Lambie, Scott Pickett, Daniel Wilson, Jesse Gerner and many more. A number of special guests will also feature at Taste this year, including Juice Master Jason Vale who will inspire guests to nourish their physical and mental wellbeing in a series of how-to healthy juicing sessions, as well as Sri Lankan cuisine expert Peter Kuruvita

and Victor Liong; who has opened the doors to his highly anticipated ‘new-style Chinese’ restaurant, Lee Hoo Fook, in Collingwood. Taste of Melbourne is the mustattend event on this city’s food and social calendar this November. When: Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November Where: Pelican Lawn, Albert Park Lake Tickets: From $25.00 at Ticketek INFO: www.tasteofmelbourne.com.au

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By Andrew Powell Retail’s in a state of flux…so is Clarendon Street. This street seems to have been bitten by the retail collapse but strangely only within certain blocks. As I was walking down here with Archie in his pram it struck me how many changes of stores there has been in a short time in the blocks of Clarendon Street near Park Street on the market side. Amongst all the stores along Clarendon Street there are stand-outs. These stores are discussed by people all over Melbourne. One such store is the one and only, Beggar Man Thief. An enlightening view into the male psyche, if all retail for men were like this then the male would be a shopaholic and have loads of shoes. This store

alone has changed my view of what a retail experience should be and why quality is better than quantity. But if you can do both then it’s certainly going to make you feel good! In contrast, at the end of the street where you can get a car park almost every time is the Sacred Mission Op Shop. This has some of the best bargains you will find and was listed in the top op shops in Melbourne last year by a number of knowledgeable bloggers. Many new items find their way here as well as 50c books and all sorts of vintage goodies. However, many of these things go as quickly as they arrive. Persevere and you will find high quality at low prices. A recent addition to the street has

been the Chiron Health Food Shop & Café. The brand has its own range of skin care products and from my point-of-view the baby range has to be highly commended and using product from their own organic farm going into their range, I have to admire them. If you don’t have a fixation with health food or skin products then I’d recommend the coffee here anyway. Please support someone local – they’ve taken a risk in a highly competitive market and deserve success. As I walked down the street, I was asked by a lady if I’d seen a payphone on this street. It struck me then how they’ve disappeared from everywhere. If nothing else they kept vandalism off home fences. A moment of clarity!

Maybe this is why so much tagging is on houses, fences and signs…the phone boxes and phone booths have gone. Café after café, clothing retail and electrical goods seem to have come and gone to be updated, reinvested and hopefully, reignited by developments on the main strip. However, regeneration occurs at great speed. Residential dwellings are over retail spaces and “shared” space seems to be the next trend forming here but I can’t help but wonder if the lack of what retail experts call “critical mass” is the reason for regeneration. The old fashioned High Street where the one street serviced all your shopping needs is gone and we are left to travel for what we want…or get it online.

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Eureka Climb returns to Eureka Tower on Sunday 17 November. The race to the top of Melbourne’s tallest building will not only earn you the ultimate view of Melbourne from the top of Eureka Tower, but participants and sponsors will be helping to raise important funds for the this year’s event charity partners, Interplast & Whitelion, helping disadvantaged young people at home and abroad.

observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere). Eureka Climb is in the top 20 (amount of stairs) of stair climbs in the world and is host to an Elite Race for some of Australia’s best stair climbers.

Eureka Climb participants will ascend 1642 steps to level 88’s observation deck known as Eureka Skydeck (the highest

Eureka Climb is open to people aged 12 years and over and with

Eureka Climb will also host an Emergency Services category featuring members from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB), Ambulance Victoria, Victoria Police, SES, the Coast Guard and other emergency services.

walker and climber categories is open to all fitness levels! With an entertainment precinct at the bottom of the Tower for friends, family and supporters, it’s a fun day for everyone. When: Sunday 17 November, 2013 Where: Eureka Tower, Riverside Quay, Southbank Registration: From $50 For more information and to register visit - www.eurekaclimb.com.au

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Paspaley Polo in the City returns to Albert Park Australia’s only national polo series and one of the largest in the world, Paspaley Polo in the City is coming to Albert Park on November 30. Enjoy a relaxed dayout with friends and colleagues, great hospitality and the chance to witness the sport’s leading Polo stars in action. Polo is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Polo Enterprises Australia, the brainchild of professional polo player Ruki Baillieu and amateur polo player Janek Gazecki, was established in 2005, to introduce polo to a broader audience and attract new players to the sport. “We’re thrilled to be bringing a boutique social and sporting event to city audiences who appreciate the theatre, adrenaline and athleticism of equestrian sports. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the finest hospitality in the company of great sporting stars and friends” said Janek Gazecki. Guests at the Polo will also enjoy a DJ and plenty of on field entertainment including the fun-filled Ladies’ and Mens’ dash races between the

polo games as well as the much loved polo tradition of stomping the divots at half time of each match and Fashions on the Field. For the second year in succession Guinot Institut Paris will be supporting Polo in the City. Keep an eye out for the roving Guinot Ambassadors in Guinot polo shirts who will personally direct guests to the Guinot Pamper Salon and offer a luxurious Guinot treatment. Toasted as the ‘Event of the Year’ in 2012 and attaining finalist status at the Australian Event Awards in the ‘Best Sporting Event’ category, the success of PEA’s flagship series Polo In The City has increased Polo Club memberships across the country. Take in some equine action of a different kind this November and enjoy a day out at the polo! Saturday 30th November at Albert Park. For further information visit www.polointhecity.com

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‘Historic’ Emerald Hill Library and Heritage Centre The City of Port Phillips’ Mayor Amanda Stevens launched the Emerald Hill Library and Heritage Centre in late October, a $3million refurbishment of the 100-year old former South Melbourne Post Office building.

of this cultural precinct over recent years. I must thank all Councillors and staff, current and former, and the wider community who have contributed significantly to make this day possible,” she said.

Promising to be a mecca for anyone interested in cultural heritage or family history, the Centre features purpose-built facilities for heritage and local history research and improved library facilities for public use.

Mayor Stevens said, “The City of Port Phillip is committed to fostering lifelong learning in the community through offering affordable and accessible facilities, activities and services across the municipality. I’m pleased the new Centre will provide improved spaces and opportunities for new programs and projects to engage the community, from the very young and to our seniors, to

Mayor Amanda Stevens said she was delighted to launch the Centre, which was a historic opportunity. “We are marking the revitalisation of the Emerald Hill and a renaissance

share in the rich arts, culture and history of the area,” she said. The Centre will provide research areas that will include access to microfiche and microfilm, and group workspaces for heritage and history related activities. Those researching heritage or local or family history will be able to use a range of drop-in and appointmentbased services, including: • Access local history research resources • Photo reproduction services • Guided walks and information for self-guided walks

• Appointments-based consultation with our cultural heritage officer and local history librarian The new centre also provides more space for local library services, including more books, DVD’s and CD’s, new children’s areas as well as a courtyard, Wi-Fi access and space for programs and group based learning. The Emerald Hill Library and Heritage Centre will be open to the public from Monday, 11 November. The Emerald Hill Festival held on Sunday, 27 October was the culmination of a week of celebrations in launching the new centre.

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Thursday nights at South Melbourne are back this November, under the new banner of South Melbourne Night Market - a reinvention of the popular Thursday night event, Style After Dark. Located along the street in the heritage magnificence of the South Melbourne Market with its wide verandahs, the night market provides a vital outlet for an exciting local community of eclectic designers – from new and vintage clothing, accessories and jewellery, to headwear, home wares and children’s clothing and toys, the stalls showcase a varied array of Melbourne’s artisans, celebrating diversity and creativity. Food is traditionally a major part of the South Melbourne Night Market and this year, Melbourne’s famous food trucks will be permanently parked on Coventry Street. Culinary treats from previous regulars and newcomers will be available each week: Chingon Taco Truck, The Food Dude, Bretzel Biz and Crepes, to name a few.

Music, fashion, food and nightlife rain, hail or shine, Thursday evenings from 5:30pm until December 19, at South Melbourne Night Market.

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ASK DR. JOHN! Q: I’m turning 40 this year and want to gift myself the perfect smile after years of not liking it too much! My front teeth are slightly crooked and one of them has a small chip. I don’t want orthodontic treatment as I want immediate results. What do you recommend? A: Congratulations on the big day! It’s wonderful that you want to do something for yourself, and we can certainly help you find a solution. As with any case, I would hesitate to diagnose without having seen you, but based on the information you have given, it does seem like porcelain veneers may be the solution you are looking for. Veneers are a thin strong shell of porcelain that are made to fit over the visible surface of your tooth and are an ideal way of revamping your smile, especially in cases of slight crowding or chipped teeth. This procedure usually takes two to three visits to complete, over a period of two to three weeks, so it’s not quite immediate though definitely not as long as orthodontic treatment. If this is something that makes you

smile, the first step would be to make an appointment with a Smile Angel at Freedom Dental who will answer all your questions, and organise your appointment with a dentist to see if you are a suitable candidate for veneers. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams! Dr John Hagiliassis (Platinum Elite provider of Invisalign) is the principal dentist at Freedom Dental Spa, a long standing dental practice serving the City of Port Phillip and Melbourne for over 30 years and offers high quality dentistry and six star service in a relaxing spa like environment. To ask Dr John your dental question, email info@freedomdental.com.au with Ask Dr John in the subject line. Freedom Dental Spa 6/37 Albert Rd, Melbourne Phone: 03 9867 5555 www.FreedomDental.com.au

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