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Atypic Chocolate

Atypic chocolate comes to Melbourne

Artisanal chocolatier Atypic Chocolate has opened its doors at Melbourne’s iconic South Melbourne Market.

the crafty squirrel in ballarat

Getting crafty in regional Victoria

Regional Victoria is home to a hive of creative makers providing a more authentic retail experience where consumers can meet the maker or learn the narrative behind their product. From collectable pieces at high end retail galleries to more affordable items at markets, there is a work of craft to suit everyone visiting regional Victoria, and an array of places to find them.

Cruise Ships Melbourne

Cruising into Melbourne

Ideas for day-stop cruise passengers – how to capture the essence of Melbourne in just 12 hours.

Geelong's Floating Christmas Tree

It’s Christmas in Victoria

It is the season to be jolly, to share in the Christmas spirit and spend time with loved ones in Melbourne and Victoria.

prahran's greville street

Postcode 3181: Prahran/Windsor

Is it Prahran? Is it Windsor? Even locals get confused on the name of this hip southern neighbourhood, located just five kilometres from the city centre. But both occupy slightly […]

WSUP Geelong

12 unexpected Mother’s Day ideas

With so many activities on offer in Melbourne and regional Victoria, there is no better excuse to move away from the traditional and do something completely different this Mother’s Day.

casper the goldie

An insider’s guide to… A dog’s life in Melbourne

Casper, the two-year-old Golden Retriever (aka @casper_the_goldie), one of Melbourne’s most popular canine social media influencers, sniffs out his top things to do in Melbourne.

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Girls getaways in regional Victoria

There’s nothing like grabbing a bunch of girlfriends and hitting the road for a weekend of laughs and leisure. Discover some of the best getaways regional Victoria has to offer.

Bul x Pop and Scott pots

Top 12 Melbourne gift ideas

Melbourne offers plenty of hand-crafted, locally made gift ideas that will sit very nicely under the Christmas tree.

Sam Abbott, Briagolong Open Studios

Following the artists’ trail

Artist trails and open studio events throughout regional Victoria enable art-aficionados to gain an insight into the world beyond the finished product.

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Getting crafty

Melbourne is home to a hive of creative makers providing a more authentic retail experience where consumers can meet the maker or learn the narrative behind their product.

Vikki Kassioras’ ‘Token’ collection at e.g.etal

A centre for contemporary jewellery

Melbourne is regarded as an international centre for contemporary jewellery and is home to one of the world’s most vibrant and diverse communities of contemporary jewellery makers, galleries and stores.


Finding a shoe that fits

Although a rare art these days, a handful of shoemakers are keeping the traditional craft of shoemaking alive in Melbourne.

The Boroughs

Made in Melbourne – where to find it

The best places to find locally made products are at shops where the focus is on Melbourne made items.

Australian Tapestry Workshop

Getting thready – textiles in Melbourne

A handful of textile producers are making small runs of printed fabrics, knits and weaving, collaborating with artists of other disciplines.