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Melbournestyle has some great recommendations for keeping it local.


HEAR a unique and engaging talk on Melbourne's history, or one of many other topics. Book your speaker for your next event HERE

MAREE COOTE SPEAKING SESSIONS Unique histories of Melbourne, as told through the lens of Art History, Women's History, and contemporary culture. Also sessions on Typography, Graphics and Design


STAY in Melbourne in a WRITER'S GARDEN. It's the most peaceful inner city secret, yet so close to the CBD. Book now on AIRBNB.

Or Coastal in a UNIQUE GREAT OCEAN ROAD HOLIDAY RENTAL See the the magnificent surf coastline and stay in a fabulous, comfortable, ranch style beach house. Open fire, carpet throughout, garden setting, peace.


The Women's Melbourne Network (WMN)...previously known as Melbourne YOUNG UN WOMEN (YUNWA) ... continues on doing great work to support women at a disadvantage in our society, including programs to stop human trafficking right here in Melbourne.
Proudly sponsored by Melbournestyle.

INDIGENOUS RECOGNITION : It's time for constitutional reform youmeunity.org.au

TSUNAMI in Japan - Not local at all thank goodness, but the Red Cross has not forgotten and neither has Melbournestyle.

CASA DE VINOS -OLA! to a fabulous local - here's a man with vision, style, and real authenticity, quietly building a brilliant store. José will teach you all at Casa de Vinos in Port Melbourne. 9681 8006

WOODSTOCK - YUMMMM!!!! Although we'd like to keep it a secret, we simply cannot deny you the heavenly flavours and warm, loving family at Woodstock Cafe, 612 Nicholson St Fitzroy North, 03 9481 8122. This is real, heavenly Italian Mama/Nonna fare.

DOGS BAR - bar and restaurant. Delicious, famous, and begun by the legendary Donlevy Fitzpatrick, this is true establishment St Kilda.

THE OLD PAPERSHOP DELI - These people have no need of websites! They are busy making fabulous coffee. Still the best cup in South.
At 266 Clarendon Street SOUTH MELBOURNE Tel. 9690 6702

READ ME The literary musings of Louise Owens - Dickens aficionado, Austen fan, Bronte backer and all round fussy reader - the best kind. Life's too short to finish a bad book and too short to miss out on a good one. That's why there's Louise.
SAUL LEITER Fabulous Photography from the master of people and place. Words fail.
LOST What a gorgeous blog. Filled with fabulous twists and turns.
BOSCUTTI The Story teller. Read on...
RITSON Lost in colour and space. Masterpieces of understatement.
THE DESIGN FILES No one knows more about what's going on than Lucy! Thoroughly addictive.
COOL HUNTING The hottest minds in West 21st Street New York are keeping an eye on Melbournestyle. We think you should keep an eye on them: Cool Hunting!
FIONA KILLACKEY is living, writing the zeitgeist. She currently lives in East London and is writing her first novel, but in between chapters, is feeding just about every magazine title on the style round. A busy talented gal.
WILLIAM EICHOLTZ is a true baroque darling. Creating 3 dimensional daydreams, he's a must look!

MELBOURNE CAMERA CLUB - Courses, History, Community and Creativity all under the one roof. SOUTH MELBOURNE
MARS GALLERY - Brilliant art in a brilliant space. PRAHRAN
ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA - Join today to discover a treasure trove of stories and share in a passion for the past. Great talks, great people. Become a member HERE.

CHOY LAWYERS - Clever creative intellectual property specialist, and gorgeous too.
SUPPLE - Local South Melbourne Massuer Eiko Koike has recently opened her new salon in Japan: Supple Remedial and Hotstone Therapy Salon....aaahhhh. It's a long way to go, but she's a very special girl. Visit the sublime Eiko-san at her salon in Nagoya next time you are in Japan.
MCA ADVERTISING - Strategy, Creativity, Realisation. Marketing and Advertising for ALL media. PORT MELBOURNE

MELBOURNE BOOK - just another place to read about Melbourne...
THE ART OF BEING MELBOURNE - like a collection of family snapshots...