BELLROY

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Bellroy introduces the Card Pocket, the little wallet that holds a lot. This little companion is ideal for those who are travelling, like to keep their pockets light, or need a secure and handy place to keep those extra cards.

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Despite its tiny size, the Card Pocket has space for up to 15 cards and cash. A high inside pouch provides secure coin storage, and there’s also a handy slot for business cards, a key, and a spare SIM card. Available in a new range of colour ways and made from Bellroy’s super-soft leather, the wallet is finished inside with the brand’s signature lining and owl motif.

The Bellroy Card Pocket retails for $69.95. To purchase, please visit bellroy.com to shop online and to find your nearest stockist.

#HASH SPECIALTY COFFEE & ROASTERS

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The #Hash Hot Chocolate may have broken the internet over winter, but let’s not forget that Hash Specialty Coffee & Roasters does, after all, specialise in coffee. Their unique Zest Composition VII blend is proving to be a new favourite amongst Melbourne coffee lovers, with this signature blend created from three types of African coffee beans. The tasting notes of Composition VII are a “berry paradise”, with a nectar-like body and sweet character that is unlike you have ever tasted before.

The blend is the product of a dynamic relationship between Zest Specialty Coffee Roasters’ Rob McDonald, and Hash co-owner and Head Barista Ben Luo. Ben says, “We are serving Composition VII every day as our house blend and have had an incredible response from our customers so far – the most common being that there is nothing like this beldn being served anywhere else in Melbourne and that Hash is providing a completely unique and exciting coffee experience.”

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Other coffee options on Hash’s extensive menu include an Ethopia Sidamo Filter, and Immersion and Drop Cold Brews: all pumped out by the newest Slayer Professional Espresso machine, which provides a natural extraction method specific to their house blend.

CLICK HERE TO READ OUR REVIEW OF #HASH

Hash Specialty Coffee & Roasters

113 Hardware Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

Open 7 days

7am – 4pm

LADY CAROLINA

Following their hugely successful launch recently, Latin American kitchen Lady Carolina has a huge November ahead, with a range of exciting events to tantalise your mouths and your minds.

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La Barra with Diego Muñoz

Lady Carolina will host renowned chef Diego Muñoz, head chef of La Barra, Casa Moreya and Astrid y Gaston, recently voted 14th in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015. Join Diego as he cooks up muy rico dishes, incorporating native Australian produce, local super foods and tropical Amazonian ingredients into his signature modern Peruvian fare.

Sunday 22nd November

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Cost: $120. Includes a seated shared dinner, paired with cocktails and wine

Venue: Lady Carolina Cevicheria, pisco bar and the paladar

www.ladycarolina.com.au

Crop Up! Peruvian Talk

As part of Good Food Month, Diego Muñoz will join Alejandro Saravia, head chef of Pastuso, in a panel discussion about the significance of seeds, grains and berries in various cultures. Diego talks about his fusion of Peruvian and Asian flavours, which will also be showcased at Lady Carolina’s pop-up stall at the Night Noodle Markets.

Sunday 15th November

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Cost: $17 adults/children free

Venue: Immigration Museum

Bookings: museumvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum/

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Night Noodle Market

Lady Carolina’s Paul Wilson will go head to head with Diego Muñoz at the Lady Carolina pop-up stall at the Night Noodle Markets. Get your taste buds fiesta-ready, Melbourne!

November 12-29

Venue: Birramung Marr, Melbourne

www.melbourne.goodfoodmonth.com/noodlemarkets

A SECRET GARDEN BY TOMMY COLLINS

Esteemed caterer Tommy Collins has partnered with the Little Veggie Patch Co. to create A Secret Garden, a unique event space that brings a touch of country gardens to the Melbourne CBD. Situated above Federation Square, the gorgeous rooftop event space launched last week, with guests taking in 360 degree views of the Melbourne city skyline and Yarra River.

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The Secret Garden venue can hold up to 250 standing and 168 seated guests, and is available for hire for a range of major events, including weddings, Christmas functions and fashion runways. Incredibly, the space not only houses a glamorous and spacious 15x15m marquee for special events, but also a rooftop garden.

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The catering service by Tommy Collins will make use of fruit, herbs and vegetables, picked directly from this garden. These fresh ingredients – combined with the exceptional culinary skills of the Tommy Collins team – will delight guests as they stand in the city skyline.

This unique space is a pop-up, with limited dates available between October 2015 – March 2016. For more information, please visit www.tommycollins.com.au

About The Author

Amanda Wong

Amanda is constantly on the trail of the next life-changing beauty product. She loves Melbourne's vibrant music scene, taking any opportunity to soak up and discover local talent. You will find her in any pocket of this great city, washing down great conversation with a strong coffee. Follow her musings on Instagram: @amungdavong

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