4 June

Find the best yoga in Melbourne

BESTofYOGA_cover

The yoga world is terribly complex. Some studios offer more than 300 classes every week, some others 20 different yoga styles. But there’s a new book that sifts through it all for you. The BEST of YOGA team has spent six months researching hundreds of classes in Melbourne, has gathered feedback from countless local yogis and didn’t mind the 5am wake up calls to find out where’s the really great yoga in Melbourne.

Here are Melbourne’s most weird and wonderful yoga experiences

1. Immerse yourself in a“soul massage”- during a singing bowl meditation at Ohana Yoga in Albert Park

2. Float through your practice like you’ve never done it before, following the innovative and unique fusion of Yoga and Tai Chi at SomaChi in South Yarra or at the brand new Collingwood studio

3. Watch the world upside down while suspended in gorgeous silks at the airy and spacious Body Flow Yoga studio in Windsor

4.Read more

4 June

Your second shot at Splendour!

outkast-heyya

Splendour tickets sold out before we could say “Hey Ya!” last month and left a lot of us sad and disappointed. But if you missed out, we’ve got some good news; you can still get your three-day Spendour bender on this year because another 2,500 tickets are being released next week. So make sure you’re online at Moshtix at 9am next Thursday, June 12 because we’re pretty sure they’ll sell out just as quickly as the first release.

Also, if there’s something wrong with you and you’ve decided that you don’t want to go anymore, you can offload your ticket on Monday, June 16 with the re-sale option online from 9am.

Splendour in the Grass, North Byron Parklands, Jul 25-27Read more

2 June

Food trucks in Melbourne CBD – at last

Posted by in Food & Drink, News

Gumbo Truck

Melbourne city-goers – your food truck/van prayers have been answered, finally! From Wednesday June 4, 12 of our favourite portable food vendors will be popping up around the city as part of a three-month food truck trial. And it’s about time too; before now, food trucks could only trade in the city if they were attached to an event. How are we supposed to keep up our reputation as Australia’s culinary capital with that kind of nonsense?

This truly is one small step for food truck operators, but one giant leap for Melbourne in the global “food scene” and we’re hoping that this is only the beginning of something magical and deliciously permanent.

The City of Melbourne picked out the gourmet food operators based on an impressive list of criteria including; the quality of food on offer, the uniqueness and originality of the concept, and the level of popularity. We’re pretty much going to be spoilt for choice too, with coffee and muesli for brekky to tacos, sliders and pizza for dinner; the lucky winners being;

- Coffee Peddlr
– Happy Camper Pizza
– Taco Truck
– Gumbo Truck
– Bahn Mi Boys
– Afrofeast
– Lil Nom Noms
– Round the Way Bagels
– Mister Muesli
– Sliders on Tyres
– Let’s Do Yum Cha
– Mr Burger

By process of ballot, these fine-food pop-ups will be rotating on a roster between breakfast, lunch and dinner shifts through the chosen locations.… Read more

30 May

Kong BBQ fires up in Richmond today

Posted by in Food & Drink, News

If you want an example of where Melbourne dining has come from and to in the past five years, you need only look at the above video. In the café space that was once the adjunct to Asian fine diner Pearl, you’ll now find another all-singing, all-dancing all-kimchi-ing diner from Chris Lucas – the guy behind Chin Chin and Baby, both restaurants designed to be equally about showing you a good time as good food. Kong BBQ unites pit barbecue cooking techniques with Korean and Japanese flavours, and will be serving up lunch and dinner as of today. Executive chef Ben Cooper is making sure those flavours are dialled up to 11 and Eades and Bergman have made the space as pretty as a peach.

Kong, 599 Church St, RichmondRead more

29 May

Rick Astley coming to Melbourne in November

Posted by in Music, News

Rick Astley

Get ready to be Rick-rolled, Melbourne. The ’80s heartthrob is returning to town

He really is never going to give us up, is he? A few years on since the meme to end all memes revived his career in ways nobody expected, Rick Astley – whose music was all but inescapable at his height in the late ’80s – returns to Melbourne for the first time since 2012. The show will be heavy on the hits you’ve never quite been able to get out of your head and, according to early word, a few apparent surprises.

Rick Astley, Palais Theatre, Sat Nov 29Read more