Cafe Giraffe

October 29, 2012

Today I thought I'd share with you one of my most frequented cafes in Melbourne, the Giraffe Cafe. Or Cafe Giraffe. I'm not entirely sure which way is correct. Cafe Giraffe is an adorable and homely little cafe on Little Lonsdale Street between Elizabeth Street and Queen Street. I particularly like this cafe because it is fairly cheap (most meals are $10 or under) and the serving sizes wont make you obese. 

Stickwork Melbourne

October 26, 2012

So this is in Melbourne at the moment. Is it not the coolest thing you've ever seen in your life? I want it in my backyard so I can make a legit fairy house out of it. This amazing structure is the creation of American artist Patrick Dougherty. Patrick has weaved his arty magic over 200 times around the world. This particular piece too three weeks or 2,000 hours to build. 

Fox + Sui

October 23, 2012

Fox + Sui are an Australian duo, based in Melbourne, that go by the pseudonym Andras Fox and Sui Zhen. Although you may not know the name, if you went to any of the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week events this year, you will be pleasantly surprised that you do know one of their songs.

Finders Keepers

October 21, 2012

Melbourne is full of markets at the moment! However, the Finders Keepers market is easily the biggest I've been to taking up almost all of the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton. You could find cute little nic-nacs, clothing, jewellery, accessories, kids things, artwork and much much more. There was also a beautiful selection of live ambient and lounge music, which showcased some of the best up and coming talent in Melbourne. The weather was also absolutely perfect, which was just the cherry on top. 

Melbourne via Instagram

October 19, 2012

I wanted to give you a heads up that String Of Events may be a little slow over the next couple of weeks. It's the end of uni and exam time so I'm going to have my head down studying. Well that's the plan anyway. I also wanted to tell you that I'm going to start posting my 'music of the week' over on the String Of Events Facebook page. I've made it fairly obvious that music is a big part of my life, so if you want to know what's flowing through my headphones, go check it out and 'like.' 

I leave you now with a selection of Instagram photos from the past couple of months. 

Yummy Yoyogi

October 17, 2012

Recently we went to dinner at Yoyogi on Swanston Street for my friend's 21st. I feel like I don't go out to dinner enough in the city because I always think I'm going to spend a lot of money. However, this place was very reasonably priced. If you didn't guess by the name, Yoyogi is a Japanese restaurant, and ever since our trip to Japan in 2007, my friend and I have had a soft spot for Japanese food. Well I assume most people do because it's so tasty. 

Magic Lantern

October 13, 2012

Ever since I discovered City Gallery on Swanston Street I've kept an eye on it to see what exhibitions would follow Royal Melbourne. Magic Lantern is the next instalment in the gallery showcasing beautiful images from Melbourne's parks and gardens from the era of the magic lantern projectors. 

Topshop x Grazia Party

October 11, 2012

I was lucky enough to go along to a Spring Races party at Topshop in Chapel Street hosted by Grazia Magazine. Joined by my ever fashionable cousin, we sipped on cocktails and were shown what's in this season. Little did I know there are so many rules and guidelines for going to the races, something I don't usually do because I don't like the idea of using animals for human entertainment like that. Much like a circus. 


October 7, 2012

Parklife has got to be one of my favourite events of the year. I'm fairly sure I've said that before. This year I was working at it scanning tickets and helping out in the cloakroom. Not necessarily exciting stuff but I love working in a festival environment. Unfortunately Melbourne was completely temperamental weather-wise with rain most of the day. That didn't stop most people. 

Backstage at Parklife

October 5, 2012

I was back at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl today helping set up Parklife and we got to have a quick look at the mysterious backstage world. I could only take photos on my phone but I thought it would be cool to show you guys the halls where in less than 24 hours, some of the biggest names in dance music will be.

Parklife Set Up

October 2, 2012

Today instead of being a good little uni student and doing my assignments, I spent the whole day at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. I was giving up my time to help set up Parklife. It was fairly laborious and my hands are very sore, but I got a free ticket out of it so it was kind of worth it.