Episode 30: 23 September
Spring is well and truly with us and with this year's Spring Racing Carnival underway, if you are into fashion, or want to find out what's hot to be seen in this year, then read on as Rebecca Judd gives viewers the inside tips from Myer's spring collection. Glen heads out of town to Fairhaven for fabulous seaside accommodation and pub grub, Shane spends a day with Julia Morris to see how she's spent her spare time in Melbourne whilst filming the Channel 9 hit show House Husbands, and Brodie ventures to Queenscliff for a little rest and relaxation.
Fairhaven Accommodation and Aireys Pub
The drive from Melbourne to Aireys Inlet will take you approximately an hour and a half. You'll find beautiful beaches and accommodation with views to die for along the Great Ocean Road. Perched on the cliffs overlooking Fairhaven beach, a fabulous four bedroom, three bathroom beach house not only boasts one of the best locations on the Great Ocean Road, it also plays the perfect host for families or groups looking for a home away from home.
Just a few kilometres up the road you'll find the Aireys Pub, one of the most iconic hotels on the coast. Besides keeping the beer flowing and creating delicious pub favourites, they're also doing great things for the local community like the live music, literary and film nights and hosting the international comedy festival.
Great Ocean Retreats
75 Great Ocean Road, Aireys Inlet
Ph 03 5220 0500
45 Great Ocean Road, Aireys Inlet
Ph 03 5289 6804
Myer – Spring fashion
Each year preparations for the annual spring parade start early with stylists working behind the scenes to theme the show. Their job is to select just the right designer outfit with up-to-the-minute accessories. Front of house, the tables in the Atrium room are set with the latest spring blooms before it's show time on the catwalk. This year's fashion theme is tribal. Patterns feature heavily along with bright pops of colour. Plus there are plenty of ideas on hand for that all important Spring Racing Carnival outfit.
One place in particular to find the latest style trends and to help with your styling preparations is Myer. The Yves St Laurent counter is perfect for divine make up and you can also head over to the Australian designer section at Myer where all of the latest fashion trends can be found.
Queenscliff – Springhill House, Ashby House Interiors, McKenzie Ebbles Foodstore
Springhill House is just a five minute drive from the centre of Queenscliff, which is only an hour and a half from Melbourne. Offering boutique accommodation, there are four luxurious suites to choose from. Providing comfort and class, all the rooms are of generous proportions, meticulously styled and most have private ensuites.
For the perfect lunch wander down to McKenzie Ebbles Foodstore. Here they have been providing locals and visitors alike with the best regional produce and imported goodies you can find in town.
Queenscliff's Hesse Street has to be one of Victoria's grandest heritage streetscapes. Strolling up and down the strip, you'll find everything from food, to fashion, to furniture at the likes of Ashby House Interiors, who specialise in French antiques, homes wares, and accessories.
13 Pardalote Close, Queenscliff
McKenzie Ebbles Foodstore
4/44 Hesse St, Queenscliff
Ph 03 5258 4829
Ashby House Interiors
45 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
Ph 03 5258 1907
Shane and Julia Morris – Melbourne Town Hall and Fitzrovia
Julia Morris takes viewers on a tour of the places she loves to visit when she's in Melbourne. First stop is the Melbourne Town Hall, where Julia has spent many an evening entertaining audiences with her stand-up comedy.
Next is Julia's favourite cafe, Fitzrovia, where the focus is on locally produced, fair trade and organic food. They open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, which is great for Julia's hectic schedule, whether she's dropping in for a muffin in the morning or enjoying a more substantial meal after work.
Melbourne Town Hall
90-120 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Ph 03 9658 9658
2/155 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
Ph 03 9537 0001
Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival
To make the most of our beautiful spring weather, make sure to grab your running shoes and be part of the 2012 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival held on Sunday 14th October.
When: Sunday 14 October
75th Annual Grampians Wildflower Show
If you're visiting the spectacular Grampians region in the next few weeks head along to the 75th Annual Grampians Wildflower show, a fun day out for all the family to enjoy.
Where: Halls Gap
When: 4-7 October
A Spring Feast at Chrismont
'A Spring Feast at Chrismont' will be on show on Saturday 13th October, over a six course long-table lunch. So come along for a fun day of food and wine tasting.
Where: Chrismont Winery, 251 Upper King River Road, Cheshunt
When: Saturday 13 October
More: Ph 03 5729 8220