List: Best Burgers in Melbourne

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So I finally took the time to compile the best list of all time. The Best Burgers in Melbourne List.

The list is a compilation of Place’s nominated by a Herald Sun article, The Burger Adventure Website, TimeOut and Broadsheet. I’ll add the links at the bottom for you. A few of the places appeared a few times such as; The Merrywell, Belle’s Diner, Fat Bob’s, Nshry and some others so I’m assuming those are the best of the best.

I’m going to try and tick them all off. I don’t know how long that will take because there are so many but I plan to document my progress through the list here on The Juliet Report. If you find any that aren’t on the list please share, and if you go to or have been to any on the list please share that too.

I also made THIS, it’s a Google Map where I’ve marked almost all the places on the list, this will make it easier to navigate myself through all these burgers. Haha.

Wish me luck!

 

Jx

 

Links

- Herald Sun – Melbourne’s top 10 Best Burgers

- The Burger Adventure – Melbourne’s Top 10 – 2013

- TimeOut – Melbourne’s Best Burgers

- Broadsheet – Burgers in Melbourne

- My Burger Treasure Map

Massive Wieners

Massive Wieners

226 Chapel Street Prahran
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If your a vegan/vegetarian don’t read this paragraph *but read the rest because there is a vegetarian option*… I love minced meat, I don’t know why. I love anything that is made with it, like burgers i freakin’ love burgers, sausage rolls, bolognese sauce, meatballs, meatloaf and sausages. YUM. I really love sausage sizzles.

So when I was talking to my friend Alex and he mentioned his current obsession with hot dogs I got excited. Then he mentioned that he had seen a hotdog and milkshake place on Chapel Street I was totally interested. We (Alex and me) were like trying to beat each other and be the first to try it, until we decided it’d be only fair to try it together.

We went on Saturday and it was fun. As you have probably realised the place is called “Massive Wieners”. They call themselves a “Hot Dog Stand”. It’s very American and reminded me of an American 1960′s? diner. Alex wasn’t very impressed by the interior (It’s quite simple) but I thought it added to the experience. Alex did say the actual sausage was better than the ones he uses at home. So I couldn’t have the normal wiener because it was mixed with Pork and Beef I don’t eat pork so I had the vege option and it was good. I love that all the options come with “The Basics”; Mustard, Ketchup, Onion and Cheese. I also had a Vanilla and Malt Milkshake. YUM!!

If you wanna be cool and stuff you can try the challenge and get your photo taken and put on the Wall of Fame. You basically have to try beat the best time which is about 2 minutes to eat a 25 inch hot dog. DO IT!!

The staff were really nice, I had a nice conversation with the girl that worked there.

If you know of any other places that sell hot dogs in Melbourne, please share!

 

Jx

 

- Massive Wieners Website

- Massive Wieners FaceBook

 

 

- Photography by me.
Massive Wieners on Urbanspoon

Doughboys Doughnuts

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So can you imagine the best doughnut you have ever tasted? Times that by a billion and then another billion. Okay? How amazing does that imaginary doughnut taste?

Well that’s what a Doughboys Doughnut tastes like. Complete doughnut perfection.

The doughnut pictured above is one I sampled for free as part of a competition Gecko’s Adventures ran with Doughboys Donuts, which I think required people to send in entries of what flavour combinations they thought would be amazing.

The winner was: ‘The Turkish Doughlight’ ; Pommegranate-infused vanilla icing and small chunks of turkish delight.

I think some of what makes these doughnuts taste so good is that they are so big (so, so much yummy doughnut) and they are made to order, so they are still warm when you eat it.

You can add them on Instagram @doughboysdoughnuts where they update where they are selling, (usually at the Mercat Cross Hotel 456 Queen street CBD) what times they are open, what flavours they are selling and when hey are sold out (They usually close early because they always sell out).

Jx

 

 
Doughboys Doughnuts on Urbanspoon

Nose Casting – Aesop

“Do not hover always on the surface of things; but penetrate into the depth of matters.”

- Isaac Watts

 

Aesop will be occupying the Myer Windows in Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall for about three weeks in April and presenting a seven-part installation to the fortunate passers by.

The windows were revealed last night as part of Aesop’s Nasotheque campaign and I was lucky to be a part of it. Not only for the excitement of something new and also yummy sparkling wine and a thoughtful goodie bag, but because places were available to be one of about 1500 people to have my nose cast.

Yes, nose cast. In my photographs below you can see Aesop have set up a Nose Lab where you can make an appointment and have your nose hand-casted and then have the cast displayed along with other casts in the Installation Lab at the Aesop Nasotheque.

If you can’t get an appointment or don’t want to, you should still go and have a look and experience the performance and information in the windows.

Through this installation Aesop is exploring the human olfactory sense in a clever way through performance art.

 

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“It’s a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose.”

- Robert Louis Stevenson

Jx
Links:

Fiorina Golotta

Fiorina Golotta

Jewellery Designer, Fiorina Jewellery

 

On Thursday night a few of us lucky people were invited along to share the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Fiorina Jewellery.

We were entertained by Fiorina herself, her family and lovely staff. It was such a glamourous and graceful occasion, everything and everyone around me was sparkling and the event had been organically and thoughtfully hand-crafted in the exact way Fiorina hand-crafts every single piece of jewellery in her store.

Fiorina spoke about her “deep, passionate love affair with making jewellery”, and about how from a young age she was inspired by and so connected to all of her inspirations, and all the copper coins, glass beads and many other materials that she uses to make her jewellery. Fiorina was very grateful to all the people that have supported her along the way and particularly grateful for her many loyal clients that she has had over the years.

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Jx

 

Links:

- Fiorina Jewellery Website

- Fiorina Jewellery FaceBook

- Fiorina Golotta on Smart Company

 

daily essentials

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Here are a few of the products I use every day and basically can’t live without.

 

1. Chanel, Demaquillant Yeux Intense. ( Eye Makeup Remover.)

2. Aesop, Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream. ( Face Moisturiser.)

3. Chanel, Mat Lumiere. ( Foundation.)

4. Chanel, Inimitable E Intense. ( Mascara – Black.)

5. Shu uemura, Painting Liner. ( Gel eye-liner – M Black.)

6. Nars, Blush. ( Orgasm.)

 

Jx

Declaration of Human Rights

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I forget that at Uni I actually learn a whole lot of different things. I do a whole lot of research on a wide range of issues. And do a whole lot of assignments. I will try and share more of that on The Juliet Report. Y’all may find it interesting .

 

I created the poster above in my second semester of my first year. The particular task required me to create a poster to promote the first articles (1-6) of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights with found images referencing the fashion industry. My teacher was pretty impressed with the result and has printed, laminated and put it up at uni. It was kind of funny, because coincidentally she put it up just after our visit by Simone Cipriani (I briefly mentioned Cipriani in my previous post) from the UN’s Ethical Fashion Initiative,  and everyone that sees the poster thinks that he left it behind for us.

I hadn’t heard about the UN’s Declaration of Human Rights until I did this task, have you heard about it before? I’ll include some links for you at the bottom so you can go snooping around and find out more.

I’ll just quickly explain the images and how they relate to the relevant rights.

1.  Image; supply and demand image; rights and equality, free market economy; everyone has the right to express themselves.

2. Image; Models. No exclusivity, but more inclusivity.

3. Image; Sass and Bide in Africa for the Ethical Fashion Initiative. Ethical Fashion and Sustainability; making a better world, ethics in the workplace, using sustainable resources, UN Ethical Fashion Initiative, giving women in Africa the opportunity to work.

4. Image; Child slave in Uzbekistan in cotton fields.

5. Image; workers in India. Known to keep workers locked in unsafe factories until all work is complete, low pay…

6. Image; designer knockoffs. Copyright/Trademark, IP Law, Protecting Designs.

 

I don’t have time to make full explanations but I hope that you get the gist from the points listed above.

 

Jx

 

Links

http://www.humanrights.gov.au/publications/what-universal-declaration-human-rights

http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/history.shtml

http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/drafters.shtml

http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/humanrights/resources/plain.asp

http://www.ecouterre.com/hm-sourcing-child-picked-uzbek-cotton-claims-anti-slavery-group/

http://www.antislavery.org/english/campaigns/cottoncrimes/default.aspx

http://www.antislavery.org/english/slavery_today/what_is_modern_slavery.aspx

http://www.ilo.org/travail/Whatsnew/WCMS_173363/lang–en/index.htm

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2011/apr/28/sweatshops-supplying-high-street-brands

http://www.intracen.org/exporters/ethical-fashion/the-initiative/

the week that has been

Hi.

I had the best week. I hope yours was also super. I decided to share it all in one post because I can never keep up with everything. How crazy.

The best part of the week was that Zoe Foster and I have become BFFL. (it’s not really true, but I wish it was). I posted about her and emailed her and did a watercolour illustration for her of her new book “The Wrong Girl” (which I actually also read this week and thought was a very good, relevant, fun, friendly and a very present day book) (Also at this point you’re probably thinking I am a crazy stalker girl and poor Zoe, but I’m not. I just like her. And think she’s nice. And that’s all.) and guess what she posted my illustration on her Instagram and made my whole life. Haha. It was actually so nice of her to do.

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This screenshot is to prove that what I said is actually all for real. And so you can see my illustration.

At uni, I learnt how to make lace using illustrator.

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At uni, we also were lucky enough to have a lecture by Simone Cipriani and Karen Walker.

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I went to Gelato Messina with my friend Kate. This time I had the Salted Caramel with White Chocolate. Yum. It seems a visit to Messina is a weekly ritual now. Awesome.

On Thursday night I fell asleep at 5:30pm and didn’t wake up until 9:30am on Friday.

Friday I went to Zumbo and had the Dr Dot cake with my friend Maxine. We shared it. It was perfect. That was all before we went to the RiverIsland x The Iconic Fashion Show at Prahran Town Hall. Which was actually so fun. The funnest fashion show. It starred Ajak Deng. There was a massive, perfectly round pink balloon. Live singing by Kiyomi Vella. And a sparkling confetti shower at the end.

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I got super excited when I realised APC had opened at QV and decided to not ever eat again so that I could have “APC Money”, aka money to shop at APC.

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And then last night I went to the National Graduates Showcase as part of VAMFF (virginaustraliamelbournefashionfestival) and was in awe, was inspired by the talent. Being in my second year of fashion design and watching those incredible pieces being walked down the runway was a very valuable experience as it’s pretty much the benchmark and I was basically thinking that is how good I need to be.

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Super cool right, i know.

I have been paying more attention to my beauty routine and have been noticing positive changes. With both my hair and face. Thanks to Zoe’s tips. I have used the L’oreal mousse which I sketched a few posts ago, and the dry shampoo and now i always have nice clean pretty hair. And somehow it’s actually healthier and shinier and softer than usual/ever. Maybe because I haven’t had to dry the crap out of it and also not having to constantly straighten it, maybe.

And my face, it’s also softer, my pores are not as visible and my makeup goes on better and my skin isn’t as dry or flaky as usual. So do yourself a favour and go on Zoe’s blog and read it, all of it because basically she has done all the hard work of finding and trying things out for you. It’s easy and also the products she recommends aren’t as expensive as the products that I thought I would need to use to have nice skin. I hope that makes sense.

I bought rosehip oil today to try and use as a serum and anti-eye-wrinkle. I bought it from David Jones, and the lovely Suzy was working there (I used to work with Suzy, she is supercool)  and told me it is amazing and incredible and she also recommends it too.

Thanks for hanging in there. Enjoy your Sunday.

Jx

Links

Zoe Foster – Fruity Beauty Blog

Simone Cipriani

Karen Walker

Zumbo

The Iconic x River Island

APC

VAMFF National Graduates Showcase

Miu-sing

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New stationery gets me so excited. At the moment I am obsessed with Copic’s. Normally my automatic choice for rendering an illustration is watercolour but for some reason lately I have started using Copic’s and I really love them. You may have noticed the last few I posted up on the blog are actually rendered with them.

Above I have drawn the Copic’s I bought today. I want to start a sketchbook of all the things I purchase. That’d be cool. And then next to the Copic’s I’ve drawn a look from Miu Miu Fall RTW 2014. I love Miu Miu.

 

Jx

February Books

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February was great. I go to read so much.

1. American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis

2. The Vogue Factor – Kirstie Clements

3. Just Kids – Patti Smith

4. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage – Alice Munro

5. A Single Man – Christopher Isherwood

6. The Dharma Bums – Jack Kerouac

 

Jx