Around the third week of August you start to hear it. The week before it is just a feeling, a heartbeat. The third week of August it becomes audible: the rush of blood in your ears, like holding a shell up to hear the ocean. Then when the first warmth of sunshine hits and you feel your nose beginning to defrost the thumping becomes louder, driving your feet to move a little bit faster as the sluggishness of winter melts away. Then on September 1st as the sun devours the grey rain clouds for the first time since May and the magnolias blossom, the drums of Spring reach their crescendo and the hope that Summer will come again is reborn.Read More
In a world where customers are looking for easier ways to filter down to businesses that match their needs and values, movements and the tracking of businesses committed to sustainable practices are invaluable. To contribute to our part in this, Melburnian Guide is collaborating with Responsible Cafes and The Last Straw to let you know which venues we've reviewed that have signed up to their sustainability pledges. We will indicate participating cafes by badging the review with the Responsible Cafes and The Last Straw logos, like for our recent review of The Grey Smith.
Melburnian Guide to are just as passionate about community as we are about coffee so this month we are launching a 'Businesses We Love' page which will feature eateries and businesses we encounter that use environmentally sustainable practices or show community leadership.Read More
With June’s arrival winter descends and this year it feels right on time. Each season holds its charms and a Melbourne winter is very much a diamond in the rough. The wind blows a gale and can chill to the bone, true. People rush up and down the city streets, cloaked in Brack’s black, shoulders hunched, dodging the slippery cobbles. Winter falls elegantly, the city twinkling through rain soaked nights almost like walking through the stars.
During the day cups of Proud Mary, Axil and Seven Seeds warm cold hands and in the evenings the haloed street lamps light the way to the revelry writhing beneath. Melbourne is nothing short of vibrant in the warmer months, as you would expect any city to be, but in winter it truly comes alive.Read More