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Innocent Bystander

It's rare that my family ventures out, but when we do, we do it in style! Just kidding - kind of. Innocent Bystander is a winery in Healesville, a gateway into the Yarra Valley region. We were told it was not your typical winery with rolling hills and it truly fit into the bustling street of shops in town, like a local ...

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Sweet, Sweet Breakfast

It's lucky that brunch came into fashion in Melbourne, because it started to provide the perrrfect excuse to have a decadently sweet meal as your first meal of the day. Fandango: 97 Errol Street, North Melbourne What does one do when Auction Rooms is still busy even at 3pm? Head to Fandango next door of course. It may ...

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A Roundup of My Latest Adventures

It's been a while since I've provided an update on my other articles, including some non-foodie adventures. Life has been a little hectic with the film festival I work for coming up and work being fairly busy. But this is definitely not a reason to stop writing, it merely just means I've written less articles than usual ...

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Elsewhere…

Many of you may or may not know that I also write for Weekendnotes, a website featuring articles about events and activities happening in Melbourne. I've also just started writing for a new website called Livlicious. It has a similar concept to Weekendnotes but also has opportunities for businesses to contribute with special ...

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As Summer Goes By…

As you'll remember that alongside eating, I also enjoy going on adventures! Here are my recent adventures in summer, as documented on Weekendnotes. In addition to that I also recommend an event for March - when summer will officially be gone. But it's ok, there's still plenty to do in Melbourne as always! Squeaky ...

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Where to Relax, Read and Dine

If you want to know where to dine with some amazing views, what's a relaxing place to enjoy a read or what's on next weekend, my latest Weekendnotes articles will tell you all that. Simply click the links below or visit here. You can even show me your support by clicking "Like" or "Subscribe to Monique N" in the left hand ...

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Come Away With Me

If you're looking for a mini-getaway from Melbourne, check out some of my latest Weekendnotes articles for some ideas of how to escape. Click titles/pictures for links to my articles! Picture This Ballooning:  Hot air ballooning and breakfast in Yarra Valley Mazes in Victoria Getting lost in various mazes in Mornington ...