AboutMegan McCarthy, Author at The Creative Issue
Melbourne is a city that offers aÂ wealth of things to do. Between the thrivingÂ arts and music culture, quirkyÂ neighbourhoods and lane ways, frequent food festivals and consistently reliable restaurants there are always a number of unique things to do whether you …
After a few weeks of not brunching, it was time to get myself back in the game. Naturally, I decided on checking out one of the most popular brunch spots in Richmond, indicated by the large groups of young professionals draped in yoga gear whoÂ form queues outside:Â Pillar of Salt.Â
When the brunch culture is as thriving as it is in the city of Melbourne, it can be overwhelming toÂ decide where to go. One of my favourite ways to find new restaurants and cafÃ©s is to use Instagram to find the best looking dishesÂ and to get an idea of what places have people posting.Â The best way to begin this process is to follow a few Instagram accounts that specialize in the wonderful genre that is brunch to get some ideas flowing of where you want to check out. The following are a collection of accounts that are the best at what they do: showing the people of Melbourne the best places to grab a delicious and beautifulÂ breakfast.
The 2015 Alliance Francaise French Film festival is set to showcase an enthralling selection of 49 feature films, most of which will be screened for the first time in Australia. The festival takes places across 8 cities in various Palance Cinema venues from early March until mid-April.
Hoiser Lane has becomeÂ a landmark of urban art in Melbourne, and I used to love all the portraits and colourful murals that marked this quirky laneway. This street was truly embolic of the talent behind street artÂ and I loved that a lotÂ of itÂ pushed the envelopeÂ with cheekyÂ political undertones. I hadn’t been back in a couple of years until recently but while I was thereÂ I couldn’t help but be disappointed at what I saw. Sadly, some of the greatest bits of street art on this laneway had been defaced with bulky tags and I struggled to find more than a few pieces that really stood out for me.Â Not to mention, biggerÂ groups of fanny-pack bearings tourists than ever before seemed to have taken over this small space. Although the art will likely change soon enough, I feel as though this street I once loved has lost it’s touch.
I first saw the trailer for The Imitation Game when it was announced to be playing at the Toronto Film Festival, where it received a hefty amount of acclaim such as the Peopleâ€™s Choice Award. The film was released on New Years Day and apparently I was not the only one anxious to see it at my local theatre, which was made clear by the massive queue that snaked around the whole building.
Nursing a pretty serious hangover from the night before, I felt as though I owed it to my body to replenish it withÂ some much-needed nutrients.Â Knowing that Combi was home to a number of raw and organic smoothies from their Instagram account pretty enough to makeÂ any #basic chick swoon (myself included), my boyfriend and I made the trip to check it out.Â
For the 26th year in a row, The Alliance FranÃ§aise French Film Festival will be returning to Australia from early March until mid-April 2015. The festival will showcase 49 features and documentaries hailing from some of the most talented French directors such as Anne Fontaine, BenoÃ®t Jacquot, FranÃ§ois Oxon, Bertrand Bonello, Volker SchlÃ¶ndorff, Mathieur Amalric, AndrÃ© TÃ©chinÃ©, Dany Boon, Christophe Gans and Mia Hansen-LÃ¸ve.
The Melbourne Underground Film Festival has been a great source ofÂ independent and guerrilla cinema from local and international filmmakersÂ since the year 2000. The festival continues to be a wonderful tool for pushing boundaries cinematically as well as helping independent filmmakers progress their works into the mainstream.
When I consider the elements of a good brunch restaurant, a few things come to mind. Obviously good food is essential, but so is atmosphere, service, (and in typical Melbourne fashion) good java. I was pleasantly surprised that Journeyman, also known to some as Dukes Coffee Roasters, ticked all of these boxes.