Wonderland

ACMI’s new exhibition based on the adventures of Alice in Wonderland has just opened and I hope to visit over the coming months – I’ve always been a bit enthralled by the characters, imagination and surrealism of the whole story and remember seeing a pantomime as a child where the scene of Alice falling down the rabbit hole has stayed with me even as an adult.  I love the premise of the exhibition Imagine a world where nothing is impossible, which resonates strongly with me as one of Mr Rosanna’s own quotes is Anything is possible.

fullsizeoutput_e3a
Image via KaBloom

A wonderland of a different kind is the KaBloom Festival of Flowers currently on at the Tesselaar Tulip Farm and I think it would definitely be worth a visit to see all the other flowers they grow at their absolute peak.IMG_7129

I’ve had a really busy start to the year (I know I keep saying this!) which included going to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival on Saturday night, which is still on in Melbourne this week.  My friend Colum was hilariously funny and my La Trobe workmates and I joined him for dinner at Fonda Mexican in Flinders Lane after his gig at nearby Tasma Terrace.  The food was excellent (you do have to order at the bar) and the music even better – we had a great night out and were the last to leave.  I obviously don’t get out enough!

fullsizeoutput_e39
Image via www.realestate.com.au

On another random note, this beautiful Art Deco house at 318 The Boulevard in Ivanhoe East has just come on to the market and I love that the owners have retained its original features and done a pretty sympathetic renovation restoring it to all its glory.  Enjoy your week.

Advertisements

The thrill of it all

It’s local artist Rona Green‘s latest exhibition which opens tomorrow night at Australian Galleries in Collingwood.  I’ve been following her for a while and love the quirkiness of her work, which won’t appeal to everyone but does to me.  I still treasure the little badges of her artwork (below) she once gave to me at a past exhibition.IMG_7130

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is also about to open this weekend, which is action-packed as Easter has come early.  I’m off to see my friend Colum perform in his show the Victorian Avant-Garde Artists Society (below) and can’t wait!IMG_7129

I had brunch on Saturday at The Old Milk Bar in Thornbury and there are a number of hidden secrets in the industrial back streets near Thornbury High School including Mr Churros, CYC Foods meat and poultry wholesalers as well as M&C Seafoods wholesalers.  We’ve never made it to Poseidon Oysters & Seafood at 30 Steane Street in Alphington but have heard it’s worth visiting.

Easter and the end of daylight savings will be upon us before we know it – enjoy this short working week!