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Candy assortment by The Red Balloon Candy Artisans
Children Melbourne

The Red Balloon Candy Artisans

I recently came across this awesome little store The Red Balloon Candy Artisans in Prahran.  I was on Instagram searching for inspiration for a wedding I was working on and I came across their profile.  I was so excited to find this store in Australia…let…

April 8, 2014
K is for Kani floral headpieces
Flowers Melbourne

Floral Headpieces by K is for Kani

Connie Cao is a Melbourne designer who creates one-of-a-kind floral headpieces under her brand,  K is for Kani.  Connie has a range of unique styles and designs of floral headpieces from hair bands to flower clips.  I’ve purchased a few of her floral headpieces and…

March 18, 2014
Earth Sea Fire Dinner | MFWF

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Event

Last month I attended a fun Melbourne Food and Wine Festivalevent.  It was an Earth Sea and Fire dinner hosted by Gary Mehigan (Masterchef TV Host) and prepared by Executive Chef, Dan Javier Szwarc.  I was invited to join some friends at Fenix for this festival event.…

April 1, 2013
orldsLongestLunch-1 | Madame_Bonbon

World’s Longest Lunch

Last Friday I had the pleasure of joining my husband and friends at the World’s Longest Lunch. The lunch is the first of many events held during the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. The festival is held annually and takes place all over Melbourne (and…

March 6, 2013
Australian Open with Jacob's Creek

Australian Open 2013 with Jacob’s Creek

I love when the Australian Open tennis tournament comes to town. Our city is filled with tennis fans from all over Australia and the world. This year almost 700,000* people visited the Australian Open. I was thrilled to be invited to this year’s Australian…

January 29, 2013

A Night at the Regent Theatre

Last Friday night I attended a gala ball at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre. The event was held in their grand Plaza Ballroom. I was particularly excited about this event, as I did a site visit of the ballroom about five years ago and thought it was…

July 23, 2012

A few of my favourite things…

Most weekends you will find me at my local market in South Melbourne visiting my greengrocer, butcher and gourmet delicatessens. Last weekend as I was meandering the aisles with my Padre coffee, I came across a selection of Robert Gordon’s Parisian market bags. I…

July 9, 2012
Birthday Melbourne

My Month on Instagram (May)

Here are some of my favourite Instagram happy snaps from the month of May.  You can follow me  on Instagram at @madame_bonbon. Image: My favourite images from Instagram.  Click on the image to visit my feed on Followgram Left to right, top to bottom:…

May 31, 2012
Birthday Children Melbourne

Finders Keeper Markets

I had a wonderful trip to the Autumn/Winter Finders Keepers market last weekend. As I turned up to the market on Saturday I saw a queue outside the Royal Exhibition Building and smiled with relief as I saw it was the queue for the…

April 23, 2012