HOT: Footscray Finds, Footscray Library car park, 56 Paisley St, Footscray

Footscray Finds is a monthly market and car boot sale located in the Footscray Library Car Park. It’s held every third Sunday from 8am and finishes by 1pm, before the library opens at 2pm.  I’m not expecting anyone to be around at 8am but it’s already full of families browsing the preloved clothing, toys and fresh produce. There […]

HOT: Small Ideas – Discount Vouchers for Melbourne families

Small Ideas is a discount voucher book or digital membership which includes 250+ vouchers for Melbourne families who are looking for places to go with kids while also saving money. The vouchers are divided by location and then categories: dining out, products & services, play, sports & arts and day/weekends away. Discounts include % off, […]

HOT: CycleStyle x Habitots Pop Up Shop, 146 Bridport St, Albert Park

Habitots is a gorgeous store in Albert Park full of retail inspiration for children and families as well as a party space and creative art studio. During March I’m  excited to have a Pop Up Shop inside Habitots with some of CycleStyle‘s best-selling bike (and scooter) accessories for kids. You’ll find cute hand-painted Beep Bicycle Bells, Baby Nutty and […]

HOT: Readings Kids Bookshop, 315 Lygon St, Carlton

Readings, International Bookstore of the Year 2016, has opened Readings Kids, a sparkling new children’s and young adult literature bookshop adjacent to the existing Carlton flagship store on Lygon Street. Readings Kids is a gorgeous, light-filled shop and is dominated by a vibrant forest green mural by Melbourne artist Marc Martin, inspired by his best-selling children’s […]

HOT: Miss Biscuit, 65a Charles St, Seddon

Miss Biscuit is a hugely successful Melbourne-based online business selling custom made iced biscuits and cookie and cake decorating supplies. Now the owner Julia Day has moved out of her home kitchen and set up a permanent shop in Charles Street Seddon. It’s simply gorgeous! You’ll be able to to spot it by the pretty tea setting […]

The HOT List: Top 5 Features of Eastland Shopping Centre Redevelopment

Today I was invited to the opening of Eastland’s new galleria and I have to say that I’m impressed. They’ve turned the typical shopping centre retail experience on its head and have focused on being a community hub rather than just stores and stores and more stores. Even if you don’t live near Ringwood I think […]

HOT: Bundoora Park Farm, 1069 Plenty Road, Bundoora

Bundoora Park Farm is part of Cooper’s Settlement and provides an authentic farm experience for children and families within Bundoora Park, the largest park in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. At the farm you can touch, pat and feed some of the farm animals, take a tractor ride to see the kangaroos and emus or explore early […]

HOT: Alma Park East playground, Alma Rd, St Kilda East

Alma Park is split into Alma Park East and Alma Park West and the eastern park is host to the most spectacular sprawling playground Alma Park East consists of many different play areas suitable for different abilities. Under the shade of a beautiful Moreton Bay Fig is a huge wooden tree house with a double […]

HOT: South Melbourne Night Market, Cecil and Coventry Streets, South Melbourne

Updated January 2017 The South Melbourne Night Market is a weekly event that happens every Thursday night over summer on Cecil and Coventry Streets, under the awnings of South Melbourne Market. Until Thursday 10 March, the usually daytime market swings open for selected evening trade on Thursday nights from 5:30-9:30pm. The streets become lively with […]

HOT: The Upmarket, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art forecourt, 111 Sturt St, Southbank

The Upmarket is Melbourne’s newest design market, held in the forecourt between the Malthouse Theatre and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Southbank.  The outdoor market is held every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, rain hail or shine. Stallholders are picked by a design panel, with a focus on local emerging designers and producers, and […]

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