Camberwell Market

April 26, 2013

I've been putting off this post for almost a week now and I haven't really got a good reason for doing so. I think it's just because I don't have much to say about it. I mean it's a market, we've all been to markets, we all understand the general gist of it. This particular market is in the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell, hence the name, and is more of a flee market than some of the design markets I've previously been to. So yeah, just sit back, relax and enjoy the pretty pictures.

Knock Knock

April 21, 2013

Guess what guys?! I found another new cafe! I really need to stop buying food so often, but seriously, this one is great. I was going to lunch with my friend and we just happen to pass this cafe on the way to the one I'd planned to go to. As you can see by the pictures, it was kind of difficult to walk past. With it's adorable shabby-chic decor Knock Knock really did make me feel like I was at a tea party in Alice In Wonderland. And we all know how I feel about Alice In Wonderland (❤). On each table is a little teacup of free lollies, which I ate quite a few of, and there are little beach box type hidey-holes for you to have a more intimate meal.

Petite Green | Pop-Up Shop

April 18, 2013

I feel like this combines two of the most hip things at the moment, and that's mossariums and pop-up shops. But there's a reason they're so popular, because they're so darn cute! For the next 2 weeks Petite Green will be located on Lygon St in Brunswick showcasing their adorable little magical worlds. With glasses of all shapes and sizes and tiny figurines, creating your own little world is so easy! They also do custom orders. I got chatting to one of the people who own the company and he was telling me about one of the orders that was based off an Ancient Greek Myth.

Support Your Local Scene

April 14, 2013

One thing everyone in any city in the world needs to do is support the local talent a bit more. We all spend hundreds of dollars on concerts and festivals each year (well I do anyway), but all those bands started somewhere, and it was in local pubs and bars. An image came up on my Facebook news-feed this week and it spurred me to do just that. My friend and I set off to the other side of the city to the Grace Darling Hotel in Collingwood to see a couple of bands play.

Improv Conspiracy | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

April 11, 2013

I've had a revelation this week. Normally when I create my itinerary for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, it consists of all the big-name, international comedians, but I hardly ever end up going to their shows because I don't have enough money to pay the sometimes pricey ticket fees. It really shouldn't have taken me 4 years to work out that the local gigs are where it's at! This festival I've been to two local gigs and I've laughed my ass off the whole way through. And for the same price of one international comedian's show, you can see 3 or 4 local shows and discover some cool new venues!

Ben Howard @ The Corner Hotel

April 8, 2013

Ben Howard's music isn't exactly the sort of music you can just listen to. It's the sort of music that evokes the imagination and takes you to the far corners of the globe. Okay, so maybe that sounds a little lame, but for me it's true. I can't listen to his music without imagining myself laying on a deserted beach in England, with overcast weather and stormy seas. Or running through a pine forest and feeling completely free. This music is not the sort of generic pop you hear on the radio. It's pure emotion in a lyrical and melodious form.

Katy Steele @ The Toff In Town

April 5, 2013

You know how there's that saying don't meet your heroes because they won't live up to your expectations. Well those people must have shit heroes. Since I was about 14 years old Katy Steele has been one of my idols and not once has she ever been less than amazing. Tonight was no exception. The last time I saw Katy live was when she was performing with her band Little Birdy on my 16th birthday, which was over 5 years ago now. As I was watching her perform tonight, I couldn't help but notice that my perception of her has changed since I've grown up. Not in a bad way at all, I still idolise this woman, but instead of just seeing her as an incredible popstar, I now realised that I could relate to her and her lyrics.

Sketch-ual Healing | Melbourne International Comedy Festival

April 3, 2013

It's that time of the year again. Possibly my favourite Melbourne festival and an event that would be one of my ideal jobs. The 2013 Melbourne International Comedy Festival is in full swing, with over 400 Aussie comedians and 75 International comedians to give us laughter stitches, it's sometimes hard to know what to go to. Last night I went along to Jimmy James Eaton and Jason Geary in their show Sketch-ual Healing and was laughing my ass off all night!

Uni Hill Blogger Brunch

April 1, 2013

You know I find it exceedingly difficult to say no to free food. In this case I traveled over 2 hours on the tram to get to the Uni Hill Factory Outlets in Bundoora for a blogger brunch and style challenge. We were greeted by lovely ladies at Uni Hill, Tony Bianco and 360 Immerse and, whilst munching on delicious warm muffins, doughnuts and juices, were given an overview into why outlet shopping is the best kind of shopping! Uni Hill Factory Outlets have a lot of my favourites brands Cotton On, Charcoal and Mossman, as well as homemaker stores and sports stores.