In the films Mon Oncle and Playtime by the late great French film director and comic Jacques Tati, the character Monsieur Hulot is a helpless innocent in a remarkably cold and impersonal modern world. Both films were shot over 40 years ago and they beautifully capture a time that’s rather like now. We’re all rather caught up in our virtual world of email, texting, tweeting and more, but we seem to have forgotten that something a little more real exists.
A sold-out IGA World’s Longest Lunch kicked off the Festival in the leafy surrounds of Alexandra Park celebrated regional Victorian produce, while 29 Regional World’s Longest Lunches will do the same in spectacular locations across the state, with seats still available
In terms of trendy shops and eateries with equal measures of quirk and kitsch, the suburb of Fitzroy outside Melbourne CBD is a mecca of sorts.
Don’t get me wrong, Melbourne is one of those cities where no matter which way you turn, a little bar or chic establishment is bound to crop up. But the problem we’re facing tonight is that like all popular places in Melbourne, the combination of limited floor space and armies of patrons is equating to a mighty long wait between drinks.
Australia is set to take centre stage with this week’s launch of Luxperience, Australasia and Pacific’s international business exchange for the luxury and experiential travel market. The event, a three day business exchange will be based in Melbourne and will take place September 2-5, next year at the Crown Entertainment complex and is the only [...]