St Kilda

St Kilda Twilight Market

St Kilda Twilight Market O’Donnell Gardens 2016/2017

December arrives and the fabulous and fun St Kilda Twilight Market is up and running again.  It’s on again this Thursday, the 8th of December and goes right through summer until March next year. Every year during summer the St Kilda Twilight Market brings the local community and visitors together on Thursday evenings with…

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A view of the long narrow space

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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St. Kilda News – The Local Newspaper for a Global Village.

This is a monthly free paper.  It is not delivered.  You need to pick one up from local outlets.  I got mine from the Grumpy Swimmers Bookshop in Elwood. Another good place is Safeway in Balaclava. The editor describes this as an Open Newspaper.  This means that anyone can write for it and summit…

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Fireplace-Taphouse

The Local Taphouse Balaclava/St Kilda a good place to hang out.

  There are always people around the entrance to The Local Taphouse in Balaclava.  One reason is because it is right on a tram stop and another is that the downstairs bar is popular and people sometimes spill out particularly in the summer. Last week on a surprisingly sunny July day I ate in…

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Secret Melbourne – under the Tourist Radar – Middle Park Post Code 3206

Middle Park – preserved Old Melbourne Tourists to Melbourne often see this city as the CBD and Lygon Street in Carlton.  That was the way I saw Melbourne when I first visited here. I came a couple of times a year re-newed my friendships with these spots and of course the cake shops in…

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