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Barcelona Cafe – the Spanish Tapas Restaurant in St Kilda, at the sea-end of Fiztroy Street.

Cafe Barcelona is bar and cafe in a long narrow space, with such a narrow street frontage it is easy to stroll past without really noticing it. We found it because one of our group had a voucher purchased for $19.00 that gives $50 worth of free food for two people – a pretty…

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Melbournalia – Melbourne souveniers, showcasing local art and craft work

Visiting Melbourne or just browsing the CBD. How about finding a piece of Melbourne to take home, or a piece of Melbourne for a present or something essentially Melbourne to have in your own home, to remind you of what an interesting and creative place Melbourne is – not that you probably need reminding…

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Op Shopping at Sacred Heart, Chapel Street, Windsor

January and February are great times for Op-shopping.  An item in our local newspaper quoted Kate Dear, General Manager of Red Cross in Victoria as saying, “Instead of throwing away your dud presents, why not re-gift them?” I believe people are doing that and some businesses are also ‘gifting’ some of their excess stock…

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Werribee Zoo, coming face to face with a gorilla.

Melbourne’s Open Zoo at Werribee is exactly what it says – an open Zoo.  Therefore the animals are all living in large spaces and are able to roam about in these spaces, freely.  A great plus for the animals but there is a down side for the patrons of the Zoo.  Some of the…

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Melbournalia – Melbourne souveniers, showcasing local art and craft work

Visiting Melbourne or just browsing the CBD. How about finding a piece of Melbourne to take home, or a piece of Melbourne for a present or something essentially Melbourne to have in your own home, to remind you of what an interesting and creative place Melbourne is – not that you probably need reminding…

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Christmas in The Melba Room at The Langham Hotel

In the month of December The Melba room ups the prices and gives you a Christmas buffet experience.  And they do it well.  It is a stylish and satisfying experience for this time of the year. What do you get for those extra dollars?  Christmas fare, more choice  and a beautifully decorated hotel. Then…