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stonnington glow winter arts festival 2015

MELBOURNE | After experiencing huge success last year, the Glow Winter Arts Festival returns to Melbourne for a second year. From 13 to 23 August 2015, the streets, laneways and car parks of Stonnington will light up and be transformed into a fun, creative playground with a diverse and contemporary after dark line-up

bread wine & thou magazine

The City Lane was recently very fortunate to be invited to the launch of Bread Wine & Thou, a new quarterly magazine born and bred in Melbourne but with contributions and stories from national and international voices. If you’re wondering, the name comes from the Persian text, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam,

vin diemen melbourne 2015

Formerly known as “Tasmania Unbottled”, Vin Diemen Melbourne is an event that will be showcasing the best of Tasmanian wine & produce in Melbourne on Sunday 17 August. Chef David Moyle, from Hobart restaurant Franklin will be teaming up with the guys from Melbourne’s Burn City Smokers to serve up

On the site of the former Clare Castle Hotel, The Beaufort has styled itself as an American-style sailor’s dive bar (replete with lifesaver motif on the front door) and is an integral part of the significant uplift of the pub and bar offerings in the vicinity of the University of

Tomorrow, the 7th of August is StreetSmart’s Australia-wide CafeSmart event, where for one day only, participating cafes donate to charity $1 for each coffee sold. With its motto ‘Drink Coffee Do Good’ this is a great opportunity to contribute to StreetSmart’s programs to help curb homelessness in Australia while at

girl with the gris gris ding dong lounge melbourne review

Girl With The Gris Gris at the Ding Dong Lounge in Melbourne promised us Cajan food, good Cajun food. And now, one year on, The City Lane was invited to see the result. For those unfamiliar, the Girl With The Gris Gris is a restaurant that serves authentic New Orleans food,

red spice qv melbourne review

Red Spice QV Melbourne is, along with its sister restaurant Red Spice Road, one of those restaurants that we’ve always been meaning to visit but have never gotten around to doing so. Recently, Red Spice QV started serving up brunch on Sundays and we were invited to come and sample a

AmnesTEA 2015

Throughout the month of August, Amnesty International Australia is providing a perfect excuse to show off your baking skills, try a new recipe, or just have a tea party for your friends, with the AmnesTEA fundraiser. The official day for AmnesTEA is Thursday 27 August, however events can be held

fat baba brunswick review

One of the many benefits afforded to residents in and around Brunswick is a plethora of food options across all of the major categories, in particular Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine. Despite this, one country whose food is under-represented (much to Jeff’s lament in particular) is Malaysian. Enter Fat Baba,

roving marrow carlton review

Open in mid-2015, The Roving Marrow Carlton is the latest incarnation of the Hotel Astor dining area at the site that was the home to Carlton establishment Percy’s Bar and Bistro until mid-2014. The loss of yet another of the traditional pubs in the inner-north was lamented by many and continues the trend of long-established venues such