Now that we've officially copped our first sunburn of the season, it finally feels like summer. That means we can dive into all summer and Christmas-related things in earnest—things like late-night summer karaoke sessions, skating at the Air Canada rink and gawking at all the pretty lights. Stay on top of all the festive and summery things by reading about all the news you've missed this week.
- While we’re all about getting that summer bod, we’ve just found out Duke Pizza have created what they think is Melbourne’s largest dessert pizza. It’s 24-inches of Nutella, peanut butter and cheesecake, and 100 per cent worth it.
- It’s officially Summer and that means new menus are rolling out at your favourite cafes like Frank’s. Their new additions include a Violet Crumble Crepe served with vanilla bean ice-cream and chocolate floss, and a chilli scramble with buffalo mozzarella. Yum.
- Celebrate late-night summer karaoke sessions with the opening of Heroes’ three new private karaoke rooms. Be sure to book in advance if you want to belt out “I Feel Like a Woman” in private.
- The Love exhibition opened this week at Melbourne’s Immigration Museum, which features multiple forms (from aural to written) of stories of love. This one runs ‘til the 28 April so there’s plenty of time to check it out.
- You can finally get a taste of a white Christmas this year thanks to Air Canada’s ice rink taking residence in the Queen Vic Market sheds. You can skate to your heart’s content until 24 December.
- Now that December has rolled around, it’s officially acceptable to start celebrating Christmas. That means legends around Melbourne are copping the electricity bills so that we can gawk at their Christmas-decorated homes. Here’s where to find the best Christmas lights in Melbourne.
- If you haven’t already heard, Supernormal Natsu has announced a return of the pop-up in 2019. The menu promises to make vegetables the heroes of the dishes with a focus on local and seasonal produce. We’re pumped for the eggplant parmigiana katsu sando.
- Netflix just dropped a trailer for their new crime docuseries, The Innocent Man. The series details two killings that happened in Oklahoma in the 1980s and promises to be more sinister than Making a Murderer. Summer binge sesh sorted.
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