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Doogle adds some magic

Doogle adds some magic

One can’t help but remember Toto, the Cairn terrier in The Wizard of Oz when you meet Doogle. This three-year old Cairn terrier loves his walks with his owner Wendy. “We walk an hour in the morning and then in the evening which is an absolute must for Doogle,” explains Wendy. This sturdy little Scottish

Alan Findlater loves living in the CBD

The big Scotsman has tried the ‘burbs – Blackrock and Elwood – but they don’t come close to what the centre of town offers. As a former resident of Edinburgh, he appreciates the notion of a compact, pedestrian-based city. “I’ve always liked the idea of walking and avoiding commuting,” he said. “Living here you can

Thrifty shopping in the city

By Laura Timberlake Melbourne CBD is teeming with incredible hidden shopping spots. Two of the best are actually across the road from the biggest department stores in the city! The Royal Arcade in Melbourne is worth a visit in itself to see its historical charm and the variety of boutiques it offers. But if you

Look up and see some art

By Lorraine Ellis Next time you’re in the famous Hosier Lane, glance up to the wall of the McDonald building and you’ll see the winning submission by Melbourne-born artist ADNATE, for the inaugural ‘PAINT UP’ project. The project, commissioned by Hosier Inc, an association of residents and those who love Hosier Lane, has been established

All you need for Asian cooking

By Teage Ezard Sourcing of specialty ingredients for the re-creation of a beloved dish from your favourite restaurant can sometimes be an arduous task. Thankfully a short stroll down Chinatown will provide you with an abundance of choice and opportunity in getting those key items that can make or break your dish. Great Eastern Food

Melbourne’s hip maestro

By Shane Scanlan Rohan Leppert is very inner Melbourne. The hipster councillor would not look out of place on a fixed-wheel bicycle with brightly-coloured rims and hand-grip-only bars. But he also has intellectual substance and capacity which goes way deeper than his youthful, male-model good looks might suggest. Cr Leppert is one of only a

It’s the season for quinces

By Teage Ezard This time of the year we start see at the markets winter fruits such as quinces, local citrus fruits, pears and apples. One of the most popular fruits used at this time of the year is the quince. At this point in the season we see the best quince coming from Renmark

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