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Four Pillars Launches Navy Strength Gin

Melbourne's Four Pillars Gin has made a huge impact in the craftsman spirits industry and recently swept all before it winning a prestigious double gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition just six months after its launch. Now Four Pillars is launching its "gunpowder proof" Four Pillars Navy Strength Gin. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to experience this fine gin with Cam McKenzie from Four Pillars, Fiona Lim from Wine Republic, and Dan Roche from Vanguard Luxury Brands. Bartender for the evening was the award winning Fred Siggins of Black Pearl.

ShanDong Mama - Dumpling Sensation on the Rise


ShanDong Mama has taken all before it in terms of Melbourne's best dumplings and is a value for money champion. They've won awards and expanded with a new outlet in Centre Place. Having been to Shandong Mama since their humble opening we've been tracking them since - and the quality continues to resonate.

Our Session at Milk and Honey Massage Specialists


The World Loves Melbourne enjoys some fine experiences in this city of ours, but an invitation to Milk & Honey in West Melbourne for 90 minutes of remedial massage was sensational. For corporates under stress, those with injuries, lower activity levels, and for those who want to treat themselves, remedial massage from a specialist is the way to go. And Milk & Honey is affordable.

Pete Evans and Launch of Valet Chef


Celebrity Chef Pete Evans and a dedicated team recently launched their exciting new online food delivery initiative Valet Chef at Chiara restaurant. Joining Pete Evans and his team on the night were Australian Organic CEO Andrew Monk, former AFL Footballer , life member at Collingwood Football Club Chris Tarrant; and his brother and INCA Organics representative Jamie Tarrant. The World Loves Melbourne attended as a pork belly tragic, but willing to learn and change my ways.

Interview - MOZI's Latest Collaboration with RMIT

Australia’s favourite lifestyle brand MOZI teamed up with some of the nation’s best budding design talent to create a playful window installation at MOZI’s Melbourne Central store in October. Working with leading creative institution RMIT, final year Visual Merchandising students were invited to collaborate with MOZI’s design team on a vibrant visual display to celebrate the launch of MOZI’s upcoming summer range, Gelato.

Cecconi's Rustic Italian Haven with Spring Menu


Cecconi's is a standout Italian restaurant in Melbourne and a favourite of The World Loves Melbourne. Walk down into the basement on Flinders Lane and step into a world of fine rustic Italian cuisine that has thrilled diners for decades. Cecconi's keeps evolving with a recent rennovation and we were there to experience the new Spring menu.

Royal Selangor Launches in Emporium Melbourne

Malaysian pewter brand Royal Selangor makes its home at Emporium Melbourne, the largest retail development to be built in the Melbourne CBD for more than a century. The World Loves Melbourne enjoyed the launch where Adam Liaw of TV Chef and Masterchef winner fame was on hand to relate stories of Malaysia and of Royal Selangor.

Egg Unlimited Redefines Corporate Catering

Egg Unlimited brings artistic flair and premium quality to corporate catering in Melbourne. Over the years I've been exposed to a myriad of corporate catering companies as I meet with clients, directors and generally eat my way through corporate life. Often it's the same old uninspiring fare with not much savvy or inspiration. Enter Egg Unlimited, which employs some 30 people in Elsternwick and has been making waves in the catering scene in recent years. The World Loves Melbourne was called on to sample some of the Egg Unlimited hampers, which we did suitably at the office in Docklands...

Coach Launches Stuart Vever's Debut Collection at Emporium Melbourne


Coach, Inc. (NYSE: COH, SEHK: 6388), a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle collections, celebrated the launch of Stuart Vevers' debut collection at The Emporium, Melbourne with a special in-store event co-hosted by one of Australia's leading stylists, Romy Frydman of The World Loves Melbourne was invited to experience the occasion, which also included a partnering with Patron Tequila.

Seven Seeds Still On the Rise Years Later


Seven Seeds is credited as being a highly influential coffee powerhouse that has shaped the coffee culture of Melbourne over many years. The World Loves Melbourne believes Seven Seeds is better than ever and continues to shine its love and significant influence on the cafe and coffee scene. 

Stagger Lees Hits Americana Home Run


A major part of a cafe's attraction is its ambience, not just the quality of its food and coffee. But when you tick all the boxes of atmosphere, food and seriously great coffee you have a winner. Stagger Lees is everything a cafe wants to be. The World Loves Melbourne had the task of taking Canadian friends to a standout cafe in melbourne and Stagger Lees came up with the goods.

Once Musical Thrills at Iconic Princess Theatre


The smash-hit, multi-award winning musical Once is now playing in Melbourne at the Princess Theatre, after receiving standing ovations on Broadway and in West End London. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to the opening night to experience this worldwide musical sensation. From the very first note, Once draws you in and never lets go. This emotionally captivating musical is the only show to have music that won the Academy Award®, Grammy Award®, Olivier Award and Tony Award®.

Byblos Outstanding Cuisine in WTC Wharf


Byblos Bar & Restaurant is an attractive Lebanese restaurant in WTC Wharf near Docklands and the CBD, which excels in ambience, tasty authentic cuisine and affordability. We were invited along to experience the Express Lunch deals in WTC Wharf and in particular the delights of Byblos.

T-Roy Browns Cafe Reimagined

T-Roy Browns has been serving fantastic brews to discerning Melbourne coffee drinkers for 3 years now, always with a smile and accompanied by the smoothest of tunes. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to check out the changes happening at T-Roy Browns ...

Brooks for Cocktail Genius


Brooks is a restaurant and bar of creativity and flair, and The World Loves Melbourne was delighted to attend the launch of Brook's new spring cocktail menu with bar master Shae Silverstro (Melbourne bar royalty).

Rubiki Rocks the Outer Eastern Suburbs



Rubiki has caused a stir in the outer eastern suburbs after it recently opened, with its attractive menu choices and modern fit out. It seems the outer east is benefitting from a spate of new cafe openings and there's none finer than Rubiki. 

Joe McCanta from Grey Goose on Melbourne Bar/Dining Scene

Joe McCanta the Global Brand Ambassaor Grey Goose made a huge impression when in Melbourne recently, hosting the taste By Appointment events (we were at Saint Crispin) that were legendary. As the man behind the legendary French vodka we were keen to hear his thoughts on dining and bar scene in Melbourne and abroad...

Saint Crispin & Grey Goose Taste By Appointment


Saint Crispin, the Melbourne darling with two hats in the Good Food Guide, was the perfect venue for iconic French vodka Grey Goose Taste by Appointment with Grey Goose Global Brand Ambassador, mixologist and acclaimed jazz pianist Joe McCanta. These events have been run all over the world and this was one of the choice events of the year for The World Loves Melbourne.

Supernormal part 1

Supernormal is taking all before it as an acclaimed culinary destination and new darling of Melbourne. I'm calling this part 1 as I journeyed here alone before a major event out of curiosity and the need for a glass of wine and a spot of dinner. This was my toe in the water experience at Supernormal. I shall return soon for part 2...

MSFW 2014 and LIFEwithBIRD

Popular brand LIFEwithBIRD made waves at the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014 with an elegant and stylish collection that fuses traditional and contemporary womenswear. Photos courtesy of

Cake Wines Pinot Noir Going The Distance

  • The World Loves Melbourne loves a great Pinot Noir and the Adelaide Hills has always provided a tremendous source of Pinot magic. The Cake Wines 2012 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir is one of the best; a clean and delicate palate boasting juicy cherry and blueberry fruits, with plum flavours. One we started on this beauty we found it hard to stop.

Jacques Reymond Joins the Dish'd Team


Now everyone can enjoy great food, delivered right to your door all stamped with the approval of leading chef Jacques Reymond.

If you love great tasting food, but you don’t have the time to cook from scratch every day, then dish’d Food Store may be just what you’ve been looking for. The World Loves Melbourne attended the launch of Dish'd at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and was highly impressed with the quality of this frozen food - head and shoulders above anything we've seen out there in the genre. We feel most frozen food is poor, but Dish'd has redefined the landscape with its gourmet selections at surprisingly affordable prices. is now available in Melbourne and Sydney with almost two hundred delicious dishes, sourced from around the world and all prepared to chefs’ recipes.

Fabulous Culinary Visit to Surry Hills

The World Loves Melbourne recently spent a few days in gorgeous Surry Hills and visited some of the standout restaurants and cafes in the precinct. We stayed at Cambridge Hotel in Riley St, a fabulous destination for both Sydneysiders and those of us looking to base ourselves in Sydney for a holiday, culinary adventure, or business stay.

Ugg Australia at Emporium Melbourne


Lifestyle brand UGG Australia has launched its store in Emporium Melbourne and a global campaign called "THIS IS UGG." "THIS IS UGG" is designed to connect with consumers on emotional levels that transcend any product, with a goal of strengthening UGG as a global , premium lifestyle brand, year round. 

Tips on Planning Your Next Trip To Melbourne

There are just so many reasons to love Melbourne! Not only has it been classified as one of the most liveable cities in the world, the travel, entertainment, dining, sightseeing, and educational experiences are limitless. However, there a few things that you will want to keep in mind. From planning where to stay to figuring out how to get around, the following tips will help you get ready for your next trip to Melbourne.

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