Thursday, April 24, 2014

Multicultural festival by CMY

Melbourne is known for its multiculturalism and the City of Melbourne loves to celebrate this.

It was in the Drill hall and there was heaps of Bollywood dancing going on. The ladies who were Aussie were great bollywood dancers.

Of course there was free food . But I wasn't there for that.  I did however eat the strawberry cake made lovingly by the AMES volunteers

Teaching the kids how to dance

Performing the dance to a small audience
 Many thanks to the City of Melbourne for putting this on for migrants and International students alike. This was a great initiative to showcase the City of Melbourne

The burger book launch

The burger book is now published and its $40 from most retailers. In it is recipes and the best burger places.


The burger truck

$45 for the book

I was invited to the launch by City of Melbourne and Meld, but I did not eat the chicken slider or participate in the burger competition. I was still full from lunch.

The burger competition looked like fun and the winner won a free burger and other giveaways. The burger competition was for the burger fans.

There was signings going on at 5:30pm-6:30pm for the book.

There was a huge line for the sliders.
Free meat slider which my friend enjoyed

Other sliders   

 Many thanks to Meld for recommending the students to visit and I hope they do it all again next year

Nespresso opens soon at Emporium

This week Nespresso a coffee brand are having a promotion at Melbourne Central. This is to promote their new store which will be opening on the 28th of April in Emporium.

They were also promoting their machines which is really easy to use. They have reminders at the top of the machines about the milk and other things to prompt you along the way.

Here I tried their mild coffee as a latte and boy it looked very pretty.

Also their sugar is great- you can buy a carton of 16 for about $8.

You can try their coffees before you buy. Their ranges change all the time but they do have some strong flavoured ones and some decaffinated ones.

The sugars

The ground coffee

Using the machine

A machine costs about $200+ but right now they are having a cashback offer of $60-$80 cashback when you buy selected machines until the 18th of may. Their machines are stylish too which makes it a great buy for your home or your Mum for Mother's day.

The Emporium landed on the 16th of April

It is bigger than Melbourne central with about 30 food shops, 19 Australian stores, 23 other stores etc. It is about 7 levels and stretches all the way from Lonsdale to Bourke sts.
Love the welcome sign

Free water.

The DJ happily playing tunes at Superdry

Free champagne at Alannah Hill dress shop

A window display which reminded me of the country

Free drinks

Uniqlo's clothing display

She reminds me of someone I have heard of

Love the cool lighting at Superdry


Expensive but cute satchels


Shoes @Merchant but very expensive


A desk display at Muji

How cheap are the teas?

Tea sampling at Loccitane

Love the perfume sign

One activity that is in store


So cheap. I want

Free fruit

Can't believe Red Earth is here after so many years of being non existent

Love the fun of creating your case

Strawberries at Top Juice

My goodie bag which I took home

Marc Instagram photo competition where someone won a gift voucher from them

Photos of Marc store

It is well planned and a beautiful Melbourne building. This building was established in 1911 but then was refurbished late last year.

Uniqlo and Muji will be there as well as Victoria's secret. You will no longer have to travel to Sydney for this.

As for the food there will be the usual chains as well as Sydney favourites Din Tai Fung, Mero Mero ( a salad bar), New Shanghai Chinese restaurant and Moochi.  The Chadstone favourites such as Fafah and Miam Miam will also be there.

During the opening there was lots of fun to be had such as the fashion runaways and Instagram competition.

There was also some food samples, free burritos, apples and other giveaways.

I loved looking around and exploring the place. And I still do. I can't wait to see what else is in store.