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Walking works

Walking works

By Kathryn Anderson Next time take the stairs We all know the benefits of taking the stairs to break up your work day, but have you thought about taking that to the next level? Australia’s biggest vertical race, the annual Eureka Climb, presented by OsteoEze takes place on Sunday, November 15 and by joining in

Stone fruits arrive early this year

By Teage Ezard With spring upon us and summer rapidly approaching, it is the perfect time to try some of the offerings that the warmer season brings. Locally-grown stone fruits are one of my favorites.  The early season bounty is nearly upon us with peaches and nectarines from Queensland and northwestern Australia hitting the market

Richard’s a true believer

For a local councillor, Richard Foster speaks a lot like a politician. Of course all councillors are politicians, but Cr Foster sounds like a “real” politician – the type you see on TV or hear on the radio being charming, but not really answering the questions. This is not such a surprise when you understand

Voici Lucy

By Lorraine Ellis Lucy Lucy is a charming and stylish young women from Saint Maur, 15 minutes outside Paris.  She has been in Australia on and off for eight years, returning to France annually to catch up with family and to paint. Initially, Lucy Lucy came to Australia to study, but a fortuitous meeting with

Council market buy tops the list

By Alastair Taylor October has been a busy month for planning and development news in the CBD headlined by City of Melbourne’s purchase of the Munro site adjacent to Queen Victoria Market and the topping out ceremony for 567 Collins St. On Wednesday the 15th, the City of Melbourne announced it was the successful bidder

The key looks for S/S 14/15

By Laura Timberlake Spring/summer is one of the greatest seasons to shop for. The increasingly-nice weather puts everyone in a good mood, and the holiday season looms just around the corner.  So, what are some of the key silhouettes to keep an eye out for this year? A new, easy casual look this year is

Hotels still high on foreign buyers’ lists

By Andrew Clugston Melbourne’s reputation as the events capital of Australia ensures strong occupancy rates for CBD hotels right throughout the year, leading to strong demand from offshore groups for either established hotels or hotel development sites. With Melbourne playing host to yet another major international event, the International Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and the

Loving where she lives

You’ve got to love people who love where they live – like the CBD’s Rhyll Dorrington who is smitten by her west-end location. Manhattan might have its acclaimed SoHo district but, according to Rhyll, nothing beats Melbourne’s SoBo enclave (South of Bourke)! She bought her apartment on the corner of Collins and Spencer streets in

Should I buy off the plan or established?

By Grant Muller Melbourne’s booming house prices are making the CBD apartment market (and lifestyle) look more attractive every day – but are the looks deceiving? For about $500,000 you can secure a fine two-bedroom apartment in the city – and all the benefits that go with it. However, increasingly dire calls on the state

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