The convoy of Range Rovers descended in what's arguably Hawthorn's most prestigious street. Set in an impressive 100 seat marquee on prime real estate, was the biennale fundraiser for the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Attracting several generations of Melbourne's elite, guests were welcomed by Ambassador Sarah Murdoch and treated to a scrumptious, four course, gourmet dinner. Entertained by musical performances from Christie Whelan and The Australian Children's Choir. Make no mistake, whilst a glamorous invite- only event, the fact was to raise much needed funds for the continued research into infant, child and adolescent health. Since it's inception by Dame Elisabeth in 1986, The Murdoch Children's is the largest child health research in Australia. With over 1500 researchers working around the clock alongside doctors and nurses on anything from genetic disorders to chronic illness, support is needed to understand the causes and manage the condition to improve quality of life. To learn more or to make a donation visit Murdoch Children's Institute.
Photography - Jim Lee
Melbourne takes it's café culture and coffee very seriously, so without missing out on weekend brunch with friends, is it possible to have excellent coffee at home? With the price of raw green coffee beans at an unprecedented high, the price of coffee is set to skyrocket, so it pays to invest in a good quality machine for your home and good quality coffee pods.
The Breville machine isn't something you'll want to tuck away in the corner, it's sleek, stylish and easy to use, not to mention portable. These tradies cart their machine to different work sites each morning and plan their day over a short full -bodied, rich ristretto and wake up to the sweet aroma. Nespresso coffee is not only a delight, it's a lifestyle and has come a long way from being milky, hot and drank on the go. With an array of different flavours to suit every palette Nespresso is up there on quality and value for money.
Lidia Misev is a Melbourne based freelance fashion and lifestyle writer. She has a keen eye for fashion and styling.