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Upcoming Event | Cocktail Degustation Series at Fall From Grace

Candyfloss Carousel (before) - vodka, cointreau, cranberry juice, candy floss

Once upon a time… Fall from Grace ran away to the circus. To launch their new series of cocktail degustations the underground bar presented a Circus themed one-night-only menu in theatrical fashion. Cocktails inspired by trapeze artists, human cannonballs, jugglers, carousel rides and the ubiquitous ringleader were matched with a dinner smattered

Now Open | Polépolé | Melbourne CBD

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Polépolé is a new Melbourne city bar which marches to the beat of an African drum. Founders Jeanelle and Dean Mariani have taken the space – formerly home to Tony Starr’s Kitten Club – on a warm, earthy trip through the likes of Kenya, Ethiopia and Mauritius, inspired by the

Upcoming Event | Yarrabank & Matcho Suba ‘Blend’

Blend by Yarrabank and Matcho Suba at MSFW

Champagne is synonymous with fashion week darlinks! But usually what the in-crowd sips is an afterthought. At ‘Blend’ this Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, wine is the muse of the show. Six of Yering Station’s Yarrabank Wines have inspired outfits by fashion designer Matcho Suba (either pulled from his archives or

The Prince & The Cheesemonger

Harper & Blohm Cheese Shop & Prince Wine & Spirits

I believe that if you have a few bottles of really good champagne and a decent wheel of cheese there’s not much else you need to throw a memorable party. Just add friends and/or interesting strangers. In ode to a new Spring and the smorgasbord of soirées and occasions it brings

Espresso Martinis in Melbourne

Espresso Martini at St Ali

In case you missed it, I recently found 14 interesting/unique/just plain good espresso martinis for The Urban List. I wouldn’t call it definitive guide but it’s a darn good place to start for coffee vodka addicts. Read on to find out where to get the very best find of caffeine fix…

Maltese Mulled Wine | Market Lane Bar

Maltese Mulled Wine at Market Lane Bar

The never-ending hunt for purveyors of mulled wine in Melbourne continues. After experimenting with recipes from as far flung places as Norway, Market Lane Bar settled on a version inspired by the island archipelago of Malta to serve throughout the final month of Winter. “I’m from Malta where it’s traditional to

Now Open | La Condesa Cantina |Fitzroy

La Condesa Fitzroy Bar

Tacos are apparently the hero here but I know you’re all hanging out for other ‘T’ word: tequila. New Fitzroy bar La Condesa “takes its name from the suburb of Condesa in Mexico City. [It's] very artsy, very bohemian and we just wanted to bring a little of that to Fitzroy”

Mulled Wine in Melbourne (Winter 2014)

rooftop bar's mulled wine

I recently collated a list of 20+ fine Melbourne establishments in which to find mug-fulls of warming mulled wine this Winter for The Urban List. Read on to get your spice on… — Your breath is foggy. Your toes are chilly. Your nose might be growing its very own icicle.

Blood & Sand by Saigon Sally

Saigon Sally's Blood and Sand cocktail

Blood. Sand. Two things I generally don’t want in my mouth. Yet Saigon Sally‘s Michael Forbes and Mick Formosa convinced me otherwise with an invitation to their recent Winter whisky cocktail class at the Windsor backstreet bar. Inspired by 1920′s sex symbol, silent film star Rudolph Valentino and his movie of

The Healthy Mary by Bright Young Things’ HealthyBYTe

HealthyBYTe Healthy Mary

Have you heard of HealthyBYTe? It’s the super-food and clean living obsessed branch of Bright Young Things’ awesome event making biz in collaboration with dietician Emma Stirling. They cater unique menus for party hosts whose clients have dietary constraints or still want to fit into their Prada pencil skirts afterwards. Think wholefood gingerbread, gluten/lactose/fructose-free