It's hotting up in old Melbourne town. While the thermostat may not yet be set to scorching, the social calendar sure is!
From the last week of The Age Good Food Month, to sales galore, epic store openings, a day to gather the troops and give thanks, and, of course, the polo, this week looks set to be rather large.
If you took part in a Sunday session at one of our faves, grab some hair of the dog and get ready to party all over again. 'Tis the season, after all!
Monday 25th November
There ain't nobody who doesn't like denims, and local brand Nobody do theirs particularly well. Make tracks to their massive warehouse sale (it kicked off Friday but, be calm, there is lots of jeanery to go around), and snap up bargains at up to 80% off including samples, past season and archive styles.
Nobody End of Season Warehouse Sale runs until Sunday 1st December
7 Claremont Street in South Yarra (off Toorak Road)
10:00am - 6:00pm Mon - Sat, 10:00am - 5:00pm Sun
The famous Nobody 'Cult Skinny' jean. Image credit: Nobody.
While we're on the subject of all things sample sale related, another one you can't miss is from SOSUME. Famous for their luxe basics and layering pieces made from sustainable materials (think certified organic wool, modal and cupro), SOSUME's sample sale includes pieces that are up to 80% off! The sale is while stocks last, and considering the pieces don't last long, we'd be pretty quick if we were you! On that note, excuse us while we go peruse for ourselves!
SOSUME Sample Sale | For more info, visit the website
It's also the last week of The Age Good Food Month (sob!). If you haven't already, might we suggest you make speedy tracks to the Night Noodle Markets in Alexandra Gardens for a feast of the senses.
On a more serious note, today is the day to help end violence against women by buying a white ribbon for the 10th annual White Ribbon Day in Australia.
Visit the website to learn more about supporting this incredibly important cause.
Tuesday 26th November
Drop on in to the Limedrop Pop-Up in Melbourne Central. The popular local label has taken up temporary residence in a lush, floral-filled glasshouse space that mimics the vibrant femininity of the current womenswear collection.
Stock up on pretty clothing, soft lingerie and a huge collection of gorgeous, hand crafted jewellery (did someone say stocking-filler?).
Make sure you also check out the super-cool Limedrop funglasses – iridescent shades that change colour in every light.
Image credit: Melbourne Central.
Melbourne Central | Corner of Lonsdale and Swanston Streets in Melbourne
Runs until 28th February 2014
Wednesday 27th November
As I mentioned (and cannot stress enough!), this week sadly marks the close of The Age Good Food Month. It is, therefore, your last chance to experience 'Vietnam From North to South' at Uncle, St Kilda.
For just $50 (including a wine or beer), you can take part in a culinary journey through Vietnam at one of southside's hottest new eateries. You can bank on this banquet selling out fast (we hear there are limited spots left), so jump on it.
'Vietnam from North to South' | Part of The Age Good Food Month
Uncle | 188 Carlisle Street in St Kilda
7:00pm – 10:00pm
Phone 0405 479 641 for bookings
Thursday 28th November
We may not be from the U S of A, but we definitely say a big YAY(!) to anything involving roast turkey. Today is Thanksgiving, so gather your friends, praise the pilgrims and get yo' feast on. Unlike Halloween, this is a celebration we definitely want to steal.
In other international news, cute as a button Japanese store, Daiso, will be opening a flagship on Finders Street. Here you will find 1800 sqm of fun, with all items clocking in at just $2.80. Nope, that's not a typo. EVERYTHING IS JUST $2.80.
For less than a cuppa, you can pick up all manner of treats – from cosmetics, to homewares, stationery, gifts and more.
Make sure you arrive bang on opening at 10:00am, for a performance by The Voice star, Kiyomi Vella at 10:15.
The stunning Kiyomi will be performing at this week's Daiso opening!
Daiso | 276 Flinders Street in Melbourne
Opening Day Hours | 10:00am - 9:00pm
If you happen to be Mornington Peninsula bound on Thursday, make sure you head to The Snake Hole for the O'Neill 'Lose Yourself Somewhere' National Photographic Exhibition, which kicked off in Perth on the 15th of November.
O'Neill has hand-picked 20 exceptional photographers from across the country to each showcase five images, sponsored by Epson, based on their interpretation of what 'Lose Yourself Somewhere' means to them.
For the Mornington outing, photography fans can view the works of Amy Lobb, Andy Hatton, Boz Chatterjee, Jennifer Stenglein and Nick Alcock.
Photo by Amy Lobb.
O'Neill 'Lose Yourself Somewhere' National Photographic Exhibition
The Snake Hole | 18 Progress Street in Mornington
6:30pm - late
Saturday 30th November
Hot blooded men and horses. If either (or both) of the aforementioned appeal, there is only one place to be come Saturday, as Paspaley Polo in the City returns to Albert Park. Throw in the bubbly stuff and the chance to say the humorous word chukka repeatedly, brush up on your polo speak (it'll make you look soooo in -the-know), and it's pretty much the perfect day out.
There are still tickets available to the Kirin Polo Lounge for $91.10. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Paspaley Polo in the City | Albert Park
11:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday also marks the final Culinary Cinema session and judging by the rush for tickets last time, this is something you don't want to miss! Head on down to The Baron Said in Fitzroy for a screening of Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof matched with Tex Mex spiced popcorn, chili nachos, soft shell tacos, and a salted caramel sundae with malt and white, PLUS a chartreuse margarita. A sweet Tarantino flick and food, glorious food? That's pretty much our dream afternoon.
Sunday 1st December
Today marks the official start of summer (can I get a whoop whoop), and – equally exciting – the launch of Ben & Jerry's Sundae Sessions and Openair Cinema season. Music by day and blockbuster flicks by night – Sundays in St Kilda are looking super sweet.
Gypsy & The Cat will be kicking off Sundae Sessions' charity launch this weekend, with all proceeds going to WWF's marine turtles initiative. Err, and did we mention there's free Ben & Jerry's ice cream?!
Image Credit: Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinema.
Ben & Jerry's Openair Cinema and Sundae Sessions | 1st – 22nd December 2013
South Beach Reserve in St Kilda (next to St Kilda Sea Baths)
Visit the website for the full program & ticketing information
If you're a wannabe Santa, now's your chance to don that big red suit and be a 'claus for a cause', as part of Variety's annual Santa Fun Run. Run, walk, or what the heck, hop, your choice of two, five or ten kms, decked out in your official Variety five-piece St Nick suit. Not only will you look super fly, you'll be doing your bit to help sick and disadvantaged kids.
Variety Santa Fun Run | Commences at Palms Lawns in Albert Park
Tickets - Adult $45 and Child $15
7.30am Event Registration | 9.00am 2km Start | 10.00am 5km and 10km Start