Bright Autumn Festival

Bright Autumn Festival

Bright by name, bright by nature. The picturesque town of Bright is an autumnal paradise set afire with colour every April. The mild sunny days and cosy evenings are perfectly complemented by a smoky woodfire, roasted local chestnuts, and good company. A rainy weather forecast meant that the town was relatively quiet, making our weekend trip all the more tranquil.

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Be Persuaded Regency Exhibition

Be Persuaded Regency Exhibition

To mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, the Dressing Australia - Museum of Costume is presenting a rare and wonderful exhibition bringing the era of Jane Austen to life, with a showcase of original items of the time. Be Persuaded features fashion, accessories and ephemera from the 18th century, rarely on display outside of major museums.

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Melbourne Flower and Garden Show

Melbourne Flower and Garden Show

I spent my entire childhood pottering around my grandmother's garden, talking to the flowers and addressing them by their names as if they were all pretty ladies, knees covered in dirt while making daisy chains in the grass and plucking petals from roses.

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Triennial at the National Gallery of Victoria

Triennial at the National Gallery of Victoria

Triennial was superb and wildly different to my usual tastes. I loved the eclectic nature of the exhibits, which felt like a wild adventure as we zigzagged through countless galleries seeking out the weird and wonderful.

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The House of Dior: 70 Years of Haute Couture

The House of Dior: 70 Years of Haute Couture

To celebrate seventy years of The House of Dior, the National Gallery of Victoria hosted an exclusive exhibition of Dior Haute Couture from 1947 to 2017. The exhibition was laid out like a timeline, beginning with the classic silhouettes and simple designs of the 1940's all the way through to the experimental designs of the modern era.

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Mother’s Day High Tea at The Windsor

Mother’s Day High Tea at The Windsor

The Windsor Hotel is the home of Melbourne's grandest afternoon high tea. Mum and I plan an outing there at least once a year, often we are celebrating a special occasion, other times we just celebrate life, and this time, Mother's Day!

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Christmas at The Windsor Hotel

Christmas at The Windsor Hotel

Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere is a little different to the wintery images most people associate with the festive period. We enjoy sunshine instead of snow, chilled beer instead of mulled wine, and fresh seafood instead of turkey with all the trimmings.

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Keukenhof Tulip Gardens

Keukenhof Tulip Gardens

Keukenhof is located in Lisse, the tulip capital of the Netherlands and the Disneyland for flower lovers. With more than 7 million tulips, daffodils & hyacinths in full bloom, the gardens are a sight to see.

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