lady nelson's, windsor

There’s no greater sign of love than to name a wine bar after your beloved, and so Lady Nelson’s emerged on busy Chapel St in popular Windsor when Rick Nelson named this charming spot after his wine loving wife Kat.

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the green at st columbs, hawthorn

Update - This venue has changed owners and is now Chaplain's Office Cafe.  I hear good things...

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dribbles burgers, essendon

Burger, beer and basketball lovers of Essendon rejoice for Dribbles has these key ingredients slam dunked.  Introducing one of the newest burger places in town, the triple threat of Mount Alexander Road has all your NBA Finals action ready to go with a side of loaded fries, beer on tap and basketball themed burgers.

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mammoth, armadale

Amazing food worth driving across town for is what you’ll find at this deservedly popular Armadale café.  Set on the corner of Malvern Rd and Beatty Ave, Mammoth makes up for it’s compact size with bold, punchy flavors.  Their tag line of “eat mammoth” is well and truly justified.

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3 tips to beat runners rut

Whether you're stuck in a rut with your running at parkrun or anywhere else, help is at hand from Go Run Australia founder, running coach guru and multiple Iron Man extraordinaire; Mr Chris White with 3 easy tips to beat runners rut.

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cafe de la ville, south yarra

Venue now closed

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what's open this easter?

Here's a list of Baroness approved cafes in Albert Park, South Melbourne and Port Melbourne that are open this Easter.

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post parkrun breakfast, victoria

The best cafes to refuel at after parkrun in locations around Victoria.

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lux foundry, brunswick

The spacious delight that is Lux Foundry can be found in Hope St, just off Sydney Road in Brunswick and it's worth crossing the river for.

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the lakeside mill, pakenham

The newest restaurant in Pakenham has opened on Lakeside Boulevarde and is perfectly positioned for a post work out breakfast or a quality dinner and cocktails.  The Lakeside Mill is a little bit of Melbourne in Cardinia.

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dinner by heston blumenthal, melbourne

If you have a special occassion coming up Dinner by Heston Blumenthal is the ideal Melbourne location to have it.

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the creators market, prahran

The Creators Market is a quarterly event held at the Prahran Town Hall, focusing on quality, locally produced artisan products where you can meet the creators.

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las chicas, balaclava

Once you've visited Las Chicas you will understand why it won its category in the Best Victorian Restaurant Awards for 2015.  What lured me to Balaclava aside from this accolade was the presence of a breakfast burrito. 

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kuu, south melbourne

Japanese precision and perfection comes to Park St in the most calm, compact and cute way at KUU.  This matcha infused culinary delight with its light filled, white walled space will win you over whether you love a traditional Japanese breakfast or prefer a beautiful Bircher.

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feast of merit, richmond

A delicious, modern Middle Eastern oasis in the heart of Richmond, Feast of Merit is a delight for your taste buds and your conscience. A social enterprise restaurant, part of YGAP, eating at Feast of Merit helps supports people living in poverty to become self-sustainable. 

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the 6 best foods of the philippines

This is all the info you need on what to eat in the Philippines, the 6 best foods of this tropical island nation.

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cacao protein balls

The perfect sized, refined sugar free, healthy pick me up that’s easy to make.  In no time at all you’ll have 4 weeks worth of chocolaty protein balls ready to give you the energy to take on your next workout or recover from it.  This recipe is suitable for vegans, coeliacs, vegetarians, those following paleo and anyone who is lactose intolerant. 

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street organics, malvern

There’s no excuse for being unhealthy in Malvern, this place is pumping with more gyms, pilates, dance and yoga studios than you can poke a kettle bell at and once you’ve had your sweat sesh in your active wear you can join your fellow Malvernites on their pilgrimage on foot or via Rangerover to the healthiest café in town, Street Organics.

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what's open on christmas day and new year's day?

Here's a list of quality Melbourne bayside cafes and a very handy grocery/bottle shop that I have tried and tested for you, all of which are open on Christmas Day and most are also open on New Year's Day.  

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the 5 best books i read this year

So as we wrap up 2015 and you are busily last minute Christmas shopping and planning your beach reads for summer let me share with you the best books I read this year.

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