Digital Bites of City Life From Melbourne’s Best Blogs

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DIGITAL BITES OF CITY LIFE FROM MELBOURNE’S BEST BLOGS. GET INSIDER TIPS FROM THE CITY’S MOST INFLUENTIAL BLOGS.

Planning a trip to Melbourne and in need of a guide to the city’s best-kept secrets?  Whether you’re looking for recommendations for the best bars, romantic restaurants, splurge-worthy shops or family friendly fun-day activities, you can rest assured Melbourne’s best blogs have got you covered.

Introducing my favourite go-to resources for just-about-everything Melbourne; their musings and suggestions on where to find the best of everything make it a piece of cake for everyone to make the most of the most livable city in the world. Know exactly what’s on, what to do, and where to go while you’re in town. Together the influential bloggers and online influencers that make the list map out the city more thoroughly than any street directory. Leave no stone unturned. May the force be with you.

1. BROADSHEET

WHY I LOVE IT: 

Melbourne is exploding with exciting things to do. The city is buzzing with energy and this blog turned leading online magazine manages to capture its essence perfectly. The ultimate guide to the world’s most livable city, for people who love to go out and get amongst it, Broadsheet will keep you in the know about the best Melbourne has to offer.

You’ll find sections for food and drink, nightlife, fashion, art, design and entertainment, as well as a comprehensive directory. The “things to do” section is always filled to the brim, just make sure you click on “out of towner” for some very cool side-trip, day-tripping inspiration. You name it, the team of die hard Melburnians at Broadsheet Melbourne have got it covered. Trendy, sassy, easy on the eye and always crammed with damn good content, I really like Broadsheet, a lot.

BROADSHEET IS AN INCREDIBLE RESOURCE TO DISCOVER AND UNCOVER WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE FINE CITY OF MELBOURNE.
VERDICT: 5/5

2. THE URBAN LIST

WHY I LOVE IT:

Delivering daily inspiration direct to more than a few of Melbourne’s culture vultures and activity junkies, The Urban List is a go-to guide for everything worth tasting, trying, booking and buying in Melbourne. Packaged in bite size chunks of quality writing and complimented by excellent photography, you’ll find the website’s design and structure very appealing: Modern, social, light and easy on the eye. 

Forget five page essays too, the fact there’s not one bit of excess drivel being dished up to their devoted readers is madly refreshing. Promising trusted recommendations that connect readers with the best businesses and brands Melbourne has to offer, The Urban List is a curated guide to life in the city; one that has amassed a pretty huge following of both Melbournians and visitors, who share a passion for food, fashion, travel, design, beauty, fitness and epic experiences.  

THE URBAN LIST IS YOUR DAILY DOSE OF WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO EAT, WHAT’S HOT AND WHAT’S DEFINITELY NOT. IF YOU NEED HELP BEING “HIP”, HERE’S YOUR ANSWER.
VERDICT: 4/5

3. THE WORLD LOVES MELBOURNE

WHY I LOVE IT:

Since 2011, The World Loves Melbourne has been covering all that’s great about Melbourne: its lifestyle, its food, its getaways, its people and its secrets. Self-described as a “bald headed man, with a penchant for finery, convivial dining, festive culture”, David Hagger is the blogger extraordinaire behind The World Loves Melbourne; his passion, as you might have guessed, is to celebrate the best of the world’s most liveable city with his wife, his two children and the tonne of avid readers who frequent his award-winning blog.

Helping Melbournians from all walks of life make the most of their city, The World Loves Melbourne is also the perfect insider guide for visitors keen to find out what to see, eat, drink and do while they’re in town. Leading Melbourne food, travel, and lifestyle blog guide celebrating the best of Melbourne including cafes, bars, restaurants, shops and things.

THE WORLD LOVES MELBOURNE IS ONE OF THE CITY’S LEADING BLOGS, WHETHER YOU CALL MELBOURNE HOME OR FIND YOURSELF VISITING FROM AFAR, JOIN DAVID & CELEBRATE EVERYTHING THAT’S GREAT ABOUT MARVELOUS MELBOURNE.
VERDICT: 4/5

4. REBECCA JUDD LOVES

WHY I LOVE IT:

Style queen and lifestyle blogger, Rebecca Judd, knows what’s hot when it comes to fashion and lifestyle. Arguably one of Australia’s busiest and best-known personalities, Judd has worked as a television presenter and brand ambassador for some of the country’s biggest companies. Since launching in 2012, Judd’s fashion and lifestyle blog, Rebecca Judd Loves, has quickly developed a loyal following of fashion, lifestyle and interior lovers.

With an Instagram army of over 421,000, this Melbourne-based beauty has no shortage of fans.  Married to the now retired Carlton football star, Chris Judd and mum to two adorable children, Rebecca Judd is Melbourne’s queen of swoon-worthy style advice and trending design tips.

REBECCA JUDD LOVES IS A MECCA FOR MELBOURNE’S FASHION & STYLE LIFESTYLE LOVERS. GET ALL THE LATEST TRENDS AND TIPS CURATED BY ONE OF THE CITY’S MOST RECOGNISABLE PERSONALITIES.
VERDICT: 4/5

5. THE CITY LANE

WHY I LOVE IT:

The City Lane is an online food and culture blog dedicated to providing readers with all the latest travel, food & culture news and gossip. Based in Melbourne, the blog dishes up a global snapshot of what’s going on in the world, keeping readers enthralled with its quality writing and stunning photography. The City Lane is a great one for foodies with food reviews and stories about the people behind the food often stealing the show. 

Paul Kristoff founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane has changed a lot since those days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture.

THE CITY LANE IS A PLACE FOR PEOPLE WITH A PASSION FOR FOOD, TRAVEL AND CULTURE TO GET THEIR FIX. FULL OF REVIEWS AND PREVIEWS, GUIDES AND RECIPES, GET INTERESTING ARTICLES ON ATYPICAL TRAVEL EXPERIENCES YOU WON’T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE.
VERDICT: 4/5

6. REALLY MELBOURNE

WHY I LOVE IT:

Adventures in all things Melbourne; Really Melbourne is a city guide by the people, for the people. Read what locals have to say about dining, architecture, design, events, shopping, technology, society, places to go & things to see. It’s all about really seeing, really doing and really being in Melbourne.

Created by The Really Networks, the Really Melbourne brand quickly exploded across Instagram, facebook and twitter. Its quirky, off beat photography style attracting more than a few admirers.  Opening the doors for Melbourne based bloggers to contribute their local stories about life in their city in 2014; if you’re from around these parts, Really Melbourne is perfect for bloggers or writers looking to get published. Just check out the website for more details on contributing.

DEDICATED TO SHOWCASING THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF MELBOURNE, REALLY MELBOURNE IS FOR MELBOURNE, BY MELBOURNE. AND IT SHOWS. GET IN THE KNOW ON THE BEST ADVENTURES AND EVENTS, THE TOURIST HOT SPOTS YOU CAN’T MISS AND THE FOODIE EXPERIENCES WELL WORTH TRAVELLING FOR.
VERDICT: 4/5

OVER TO YOU!
WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN BLOGGER?

Heading to Melbourne? You’re going to love it! Everyone does! Here are a few helpful resources to get you started so you don’t miss a thing while you’re in town. Check out this post on the Best Homewares Stores in Melbourne and this one on my favourite Melbourne based jewellery brand, Nicole Fendel.

For a one-of-a-kind night in the city St Jeromes – The Hotel is for you. For luxury like no other head to Crown Melbourne. See the best Melbourne has to offer here and if you have time consider a day trip to one of these cool destinations not too far from the city: Werribee Mansion, Airey’s Inlet and the Peninsula Hot Springs.

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