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Bringing the past into the future

Bringing the past into the future

By Shane Scanlan CBD couple Soma Giovannini and Tom Carson read layers of stories in our local buildings that the rest of us don’t even notice. The Franklin St residents live to restore our beautiful built-heritage, particularly the grand buildings which made Melbourne truly “marvelous” in the 19th century. Tom said: “Melbourne could have been

The angel of Therry St

By Shane Scanlan Martin Mulvihill seems too nice.  Where’s the catch?  Why is he putting himself in the position of “team captain” to the city’s most needy permanent residents? But to meet the 72-year-old is to be totally charmed by his smile and laughter and it doesn’t take long to realise he is a one-in-a-million

For Ian, Melbourne is the one and only

By Ella Gibson Having lived in the CBD for the past 22 years, Ian Taylor has seen his fair share of change. “It was a very different place,” he said. “The weekends were absolutely quiet. The department stores were not open on a Sunday and, from memory, were only open Saturday morning. There wasn’t a

The community with everything

For Michele Levine, CBD living has brought far more sense of community than she ever encountered in the suburbs. The Roy Morgan Research CEO explained her trepidation about five years ago when she committed to her four-storey, free-standing Victorian building in Flinders Lane. “I thought it would either be terrific or very strange and lonely,”

CBD living in style

By Katie Wong Hoy Sally MacKinnon opens the door to her modern CBD apartment with her statuesque physique dressed in a chic black outfit. The epitome of class, it is clear she is following her passion although it has been an adventure getting here. Sally gets paid to shop, but not in the typical way.

Melbourne architect loves her life in the CBD

By Katie Wong Hoy Shelley Roberts extends her hand with a warm smile. She stands in her office, a picture of elegance in her black dress with matching glasses and high heels. Looking at her perfectly co-ordinated accessories, it is no surprise that Shelley is an expert in the field of art and design. Shelley

We’re all grown ups now

As someone who has seen the CBD develop and mature, Peter Barrett certainly appreciates what it has become. Peter well remembers the time (not so long ago) when it was a provincial, stark and (frankly) embarrassing place to spend time after office hours. His New York-based aunt visited in 1971 and said she had never

The magic of the stage

At just 26-years of age, CBD resident Jayde Krichet exhibits the confidence and the wisdom of a seasoned stage director. In the middle of rehearsals for her latest direction, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Jayde is at ease encouraging, nudging and guiding the actors to get the required results. Trained at 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

Dr James is ready to serve our city

James Khong has experienced many things during his 73 years, but one of the things he is most enthusiastic about is living in Melbourne’s CBD. Dr Khong has lived at the Queen Victoria Centre for the past decade and has just opened a new medical clinic in nearby Lonsdale St. But don’t be fooled into

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