Quick Picks – Melbourne delights in this first week of winter

Quick Picks

I’m trying something new with Quick Picks today, with the first of what will hopefully be a regular series of posts by guest contributors. The author of today’s post is Tess, a friend, co-conspirator, and resident of Melbourne, Australia. According to Tourism Victoria, Melbourne is a city of endless possibilities, so what better location from which to source some internet finds. As usual, good things come in threes…

It has been nearly a year since Alex and I left our home town (which we now appreciate is a warm and welcoming paradise on Earth), and stepped, shivering, into a Melbourne winter to begin a new and different life. We adore Melbourne, and as we prepare for our second Melbourne winter, I present to you some of my favourite Melbourne-related things that can be enjoyed whilst curled up indoors.

Mörk Specialty Hot Chocolate has teamed up with Melbourne dessert institutions LuxBite and Shaun Quade to create innovative hot chocolate mixes – salted caramel and chocolate, and salted honeycomb and chocolate.

Melbourne-based author, cartoonist and broadcaster Kaz Cooke is the 2014 Creative Fellow at the State Library of Victoria. Her project is called Fellow Frockery and I have been enjoying her selection of photographs of the people of Victoria and their clothes.

Every year, the Wheeler Centre presents over 200 events relating to literature, art, identity and public affairs. Happily for those of us who hibernate during the winter, they publish video and audio recordings on their website for all to enjoy. You can also subscribe to their video or audio podcasts.

P.S. We don’t receive payment or gifts to list things in Quick Picks, we link to stuff because we like it.