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The Middle Aisle: Macrame Workshop

If there’s one thing I really love about Melbourne, it’s the sheer amount of opportunities the city holds for learning, and making, and doing. I’ve mentioned my particular affinity for dabbling before, and the more new things I learn the more I want to learn. More! MORE! Luckily, last weekend I was given the opportunity to sate my learning appetite by going along to The Middle Aisle’s macrame workshop, hosted by owner/creator/macrame extraordinaire Maggie May (which, let’s face it, would make an amazing superhero name on alliteration alone. Wade Wilson? Matt Murdock? Jessica Jones? Maggie effin’ May.)

If you’re not…

Hobart Food Styling + Photography Workshop

You know how sometimes things just all line up and work out perfectly? The stars align and everything falls into place?

Dividing my time between Vic and Tas is actually pretty fun — I get to fly around lots, which is less glamourous than it sounds — but it can be tricky to arrange events around jet-setting. Usually when I spot something cool coming up I’m inevitably in the wrong state at the wrong time.

But not this time!

I’ve been a huge fan of Dearna’s food and photography over on her blog To Her Core for a long while now, and…

Trunk Town Garden Drinks in Summer

Do you like gardens? Pretty lights? Eating and drinking in gardens with pretty lights?

(Of course you do, who doesn’t? What a silly question)

If you’re Melbourne-bound and looking for a place fitting the above description — you’re in luck. Trunk just happens to have the biggest Beer Garden in Melbourne, and it’s right in the heart of the CBD. It’s also home of some delicious Mediterranean food and insanely spectacular cocktails, which we happened to discover on our visit there last week.

It’s the kind of place you might head to in the middle of the afternoon for a late lunch……

The Hood Food Guide + Colonel Tan’s

Attention fellow Melbournians, Australians and food-lovers. There’s a super cool new thing in town, and you’re going to love it.

(I apologise in advance for making you hungry)

The Hood Food Guide is your new staple for eating in the city. They publish entertaining, honest, and short videos of the best food in Melbourne, as decided by the suburb’s top chefs. Who better to take you on a virtual tour of the area than a local — and a professional foodie at that!

The first episode is out, and it’s totally fantastic. Nick Coulter, co-owner of Hanoi Hannah, Saigon Sally &…

DIY: balsa wood christmas tree

CHRISTMAS TIME OH MY GOD YOU GUUUUIZ.

I know I’ve already waxed lyrical about the jolliest of seasons in last years’ Christmas DIY, but just to reiterate: I really, really like Christmas. The songs, the tinsel, the santa; I love the lot.

This year’s DIY requires a little less fiddling and a lot less sewing skills — hooray! — and is a fairly quick project for a pre-Christmas sunny Sunday afternoon (or a wintery one for you Northern Hemispherians).

You will need:
Balsa wood
Pencil + ruler
Stanley knife / craft knife / scalpel
Paint + paintbrush
Masking tape

Step one:
Cut your balsa wood into two…

The Pie Project: momofuku crack pie

Recipe adapted from Momofuku Milkbar

This pie has been on the list for a long time. Even in the days before the project, my Momofuku-loving boyfriend had this recipe flagged for a rainy day. It was actually quite a lovely, sunny Spring day when we decided to finally give it a go last week — but luckily I think crack pie tastes pretty amazeballs in any weather.

It’s a pretty lengthy recipe, but doesn’t actually take that long to complete — you can even make each component separately and combine later if you don’t have the time.

According to this —…

Day of the Dead Warehouse Project

Hey, have you heard of this “Halloween” thing?

It’s not — supposed to be — that big in Australia. Most years I get surprise trick-or-treaters at my door, which sees me rummaging through my kitchen trying to find anything remotely sweet to give these poor kids, most of whom have probably worked on their costumes for weeks only to be turned away from most of the houses they visit. I remember those days well (sorry, Dad).

This year I got to get fully into the Halloween spirit when some extra special VIP tickets to the Day of the Dead Warehouse…