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A Happy Birthday & A Goodbye!

Sarah Willcocks, formerly of StyleMelbourne, wearing Alfred Alberta lace crown, Incyda dress & Anna Davern earrings from Alice Euphemia

It’s StyleMelbourne’s 7th Birthday today…and also its last. Time to break out the cake and Champagne for this dual occasion. I’m excited and, of course, a little bit wistful about it. The evolution of StyleMelbourne will be revealed very soon. Stay tuned to Instagram for the big reveal (Facebook or Twitter too). While

Glamping with Art Series Hotels x St. Jeromes


We switched toasted marshmallows for wine and cheese, swapped bush-walking for painting in our pjs and (gratefully) favoured downy, double beds over sleeping bags. A towering cityscape proved a surprisingly idyllic substitute for the typical camp-side backdrop of river, beach or forest. When Art Series Hotels took over St. Jeromes The

A Vintner’s Feast at Dominique Portet

Vintner's Feast at Dominique Portet

With a sun-drenched hilltop as its backdrop you could momentarily forget that Dominique Portet Winery’s vintner’s feast hasn’t transported guests to the French countryside of Alsace. A vintner or vigneron, is “somebody who works the land, works on the property, makes the wine on their property; it’s very much what we stand

Melbourne Spaces | Ruyi


As we’re in the midst of Lunar New Year celebrations, it thought it an apt time to take a look at some beautiful examples of modern Chinese-influenced design right here in Melbourne. Who knew it would be found in a dumpling house? Recently marking its first birthday, Ruyi consciously stands

Melbourne Spaces: Alto

Damm Fine Food's Alto redesigned by Moth Design

Alto (meaning a musical high in Italian) is a secret events space capping off the GPO Building – which many now know predominantly as home to H&M – in the heart of the city. Operated by Damm Fine Foods (who have ruined me forevermore from eating ungilded risotto), Alto has

Melbourne Spaces | Coombe – The Melba Estate


I may have just found my new favourite place. After years of concealment Coombe is welcoming the public to peek behind its haphazard hedges. The estate was once home to opera darling Dame Nellie Melba, considered the most famous woman on Earth at the summit of her fame. Taking that

Melbourne Spaces | The Schaller Studio

The Schaller Studio

The season for Summer road trips is impending! If heading north of Melbourne, the place to lay your weary head after a day of wine-sipping and sight-seeing is The Schaller Studio. Art Series Hotel Group invited me to do that very thing at this project – one of their newest

New Kuwaii Boutique | Now Open | Melbourne

Kuwaii Melbourne

When one door closes, another is sure to open. Melbourne fashion aficionados were saddened to hear that retail destination Alice Euphemia was closing recently. But now we can all rejoice as designer Kristy Barber has just opened her second Kuwaii boutique, a first for the CBD. Following on from the

Hooray for Marais | Melbourne Shopping


Marais‘ new second Melbourne boutique venture is intoxicatingly glossy. Somehow – from the DCG Design quartz chandelier that glows violet to their shiny hall of mirrors – the store makes it feel as if touching their lovely wares is welcome. The ground floor is home to Givenchy, Celine, Balenciaga, Linda Farrow and covetable shoes.

Coming Soon | Marais | Retail Therapy

Marais Bourke Street Melbourne

The Parisian-inspired emporium that is the Royal Arcade’s Marais is welcoming a little sister. Marais mark II is being touted as nothing less than “a portal into a mythical space”, taking up residence soon within a 19th century building on what we might now call the Paris end of Bourke