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Eating with the AU: Little Sunflower Cafe - Elwood (Melbourne)

When it comes to food choices, do you find that most of your meals rely on convenience? Are you throwing your healthy eating habits out the window in favour of flavour? During a visit to the recently opened Little Sunflower Café, we discovered that nourishing and sustainable food is not always about making unreasonable sacrifices.

Photo Gallery: ACMI "Bowie Late Nights" featuring Jen Cloher + The Thin White Ukes - ACMI, Melbourne (29.08.15)

Jen Cloher performed in the ACMI Lightwell on Friday night as part of the "Bowie Late Nights" concert series in conjunction with the David Bowie Is... exhibition. Support came from David Bowie ukelele cover band, The Thin White Ukes. Tony Proudfoot was on hand to witness and capture these images.

Photo Gallery: Gang Of Youths + I Know Leopard + Zefereli - Corner Hotel, Melbourne (26.08.15)

Gang Of Youths

Gang of Youths played an electric set last week in Melbourne and Kimberley Salmond was there to capture all that went down. They were supported by Zefereli and I Know Leopard. Enjoy the photos here:

Photo Gallery: Hellyeah + Graveyard Rockers + Mammoth Mammoth - Corner Hotel, Melbourne (29.08.15)

Hellyeah played the Corner Hotel in Melbourne last night, accompanied by Graveyard Rockers and Mammoth Mammoth. They delivered an epic show. Check out all the photos from the night here, by Rebecca Houlden:

Event Recap: Pacha Mama Laneway Fiesta 2015 - Blender Studios (Melbourne)

The Pacha Mama Laneway Fiesta hit Melbourne in style on Monday night, drawing a crowd that was more than ready to make merry despite the threat of ominous storm clouds ahead. The doors at Blender Studios were thrown open, allowing for the party to tumble out into the adjacent laneway, which featured grungy street art amidst colourful buntings. Despite the season, the atmosphere was reminiscent of a long Indian summer as the team behind Pacha Mama paid tribute to their South American-inspired roots with a touch of panache, in celebration of their two new-release wines – the 2015 Pinot Gris and Riesling.

Arts on the AU Interview: MSO's Associate Conductor Benjamin Northey Discusses the Magic of Disney

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is gearing up to take us all on a magic carpet ride, exploring the wondrous majesty of Disney films through a musical adventure that will feature nostalgic hits from films like Alice in Wonderland and Fantasia, to an exploration of more recent masterpieces, including Tangled, Aladdin, and Frozen. We sat down with the MSO's Associate Conductor, the charming and very talented Benjamin Northey where he spoke to us about his own musical influences, his most memorable musical moments, and dished out some incredibly valuable advice for young and aspiring musicians.

Eight shows you can't miss at the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival

It's that time of year when the kookie and wonderful come out to play. Melbourne will again play host to the 2015 Fringe Festival which will immerse itself into our performing spaces, alleyways, and town halls. With an incredible number of artists performing this year, we thought we'd take some of the stress off and showcase our best picks of the festival. Read on and get excited!

Eating with the AU: Monkey King - CBD (Melbourne)

Down one of Melbourne’s many laneways surrounded by the hustle and bustle of Melbourne Central Station lies Monkey King, a true oasis submerged in a concrete jungle. Upon entering its warmly lit interior, I am greeted by smiling patrons perched at the bar, delicious cocktails in hand. The decor is inviting and intricate and conveys a sense of the theme at hand. As we are guided to our seats, I can sense that we are in for an intriguing evening.

F&L News: Estelle by Scott Pickett (ESP) brings creative vision to Northcote with stunning contemporary Australian cuisine

Recently opened in July 2015, Estelle by Scott Pickett (ESP) has set a new benchmark for innovative restaurant design. With custom-made timber tables set amongst atmospheric dusky tones, this Northcote restaurant certainly stands out from the rest.

F&L News: Kappo crowned Restaurant of the Year at Time Out Melbourne Food Awards 2015

The winners of Time Out Melbourne’s Food Awards 2015 have finally been announced! On Monday night, over 200 of the city’s culinary experts, professional eaters and Time Out readers gathered at George Calombaris’ restaurant, Gazi, to see Melbourne’s best cafes, restaurants and chefs receive their awards across ten categories.