Christmas in Melbourne

It’s summer so you know what that means – Christmas! The Melbourne CBD is alive with the scorching sun and the bright sights and sounds of Christmas. It felt strange celebrating Christmas during the summer in my first year in Melbourne. Being from Miami, I never experienced a white Christmas, but the vibe was different. Even though it’s mild, winter in Miami does feels different from summer and all the traditional winter solstice events and festivals of…

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Myer Christmas Windows: Gingerbread Friends

Last week, Myer Melbourne unveiled its 58th Myer Christmas Animated Windows. I wasn’t there for the noon unveiling at the Bourke Street Mall, which featured the Salvation Army Australia Songsters, Aussie soprano and actress Mariona Prior, and, of course Santa Claus and his elves, but I happened to be in the city later that afternoon, and I walked down to have a look. This year’s theme is a tribute to the children’s book Gingerbread Friends by Jan…

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The Melbourne Cup 2013

Yesterday was the famous Melbourne Cup race and Theo and I had “smashing” good time. We woke up bright and early, had a hearty breakfast, packed a light lunch, and hopped on the train from our suburb into Flinders Street Station. A fun Elvis impersonator was there to guide people to the right trains and we were at Flemington Racecourse just a little after 9am. Mother Nature was on our side. It was a bright…

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Spring Racing Fashion

Earlier this month I entered a guest blog competition at SportsBet for a chance to win two tickets to the Melbourne Cup, the three-and-a-half-minute horse race that stops the nation. And I won! Thank you very much, dear readers, friends, and family for putting up with my spam-like requests to Like my entry and for making me the winner. And of course, big thanks to SportsBet for the opportunity and generous prize. That’s one hurdle over.…

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