The best of Prahran

Now for those new to Melbourne or transients Prahran hosts some  contemporary hot spots. There is certainly something for everyone whether you are shopping for your special salt block or new cook book (their selection is superb and I purchased two for family members) in The Essential Ingredient (next to Prahran market). Or, if you... Continue Reading →

Day trip to the Macedon Ranges: Stokes Collection, Memorial Cross, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Hanging Rock Winery & Mount Macedon Hotel (Pub)

The Macedon Ranges The Macedon Ranges are superb in Spring, located about 50 minutes outside of Melbourne CBD. This is definitely worth a day trip ---currently the flowers are out in bloom and everywhere you turn there are cascades of yellow roses and gorgeous hues of colours on all the trees and bushes. The Stokes... Continue Reading →

All I want for Christmas is you!

Well yes this is correct but aren’t we supposed to be wrapped up in a beautiful package looking the best that we can be??? With 70 sleeps until Christmas we need to get cracking …and on the days that we aren’t going out for dinner or being invited out for a celebratory lunch we need... Continue Reading →

Getting around in Melbourne

From the old to the new…Trams, Trams, Trams with the occasional clip clop of horse-drawn carriages thrown in! --You can enjoy a ride in a horse-drawn carriage for 20 mins for $100. In the city circle it is free for Melbournians and tourists to get around just hop on and hop off the trams to... Continue Reading →


Pastiso /Pastuso…Let’s call the whole thing off…or not! This Peruvian restaurant is hidden away at the base of unassuming AC/DC lane filled with graffiti and alternative bars, this is certainly one of Melbourne’s hidden treasures. Last night we were a small group of 32 Chaine des Rotisseurs members packed like sardines into the rear wine... Continue Reading →

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