Forget this ‘new year, new me’ bs. In 2018 we’re going to be the same ol’ bad-asses we’ve always been. Perhaps even badder.

We’ve been thinking a lot about new year resolutions, and how the passing of another year on Earth somehow seeps into us the notion that we need to be thinner, stronger, wiser, more sustainable, less Instagram obsessed, more aware and overall – be better people. In 2018 we’ve decided that we’re not falling for it. You can keep your NY resolutions – we’ve got our own anti-resolutions.

Keep your diet. We’re loving ourselves the way we are

There’s something absolutely horrid about the thought of counting calories. Just thinking about adding up macros makes us want to ugly cry. And giving up Gelato Messina or dumplings? That’s enough to tip us over into full blown Amanda Bynes circa 2013.  We’re dropping the use of the word ‘diet’ all together. It’s now banned from our vocab & being replaced by sweet little musings like healthy, fulfilling, sustaining, beautiful, thankful and don’t forget delicious.

We’re learning to love our strong, capable bodies. We’re eating what makes us feel good. Be that a kale salad, or a doughnut. And ya know what, if our jeans ain’t fitting – we’re just going to get another pair.

We’re saying goodbye to guilt

There are too many things to feel bad about. The money we spend, if we’re shopping local, sustainable or cruelty free. If we’re exercising, or how we’re exercising. Are we standing up for the right causes?  We’re not where we should be in our careers. That last insta post didn’t get enough likes. Why did we buy that smashed avo? We’ll never be able to afford a house now.

This year we’re going to keep shopping, exercising, supporting, keeping at our hustles and enjoying our smashed avo – just without the guilt if we go a little astray. We sure as hell deserve it.

We’re exploring

Laneways, street art, new stores, cafes and bars. Especially the hidden kind. We’re exploring menus, new dishes and cuisines. We’re exploring new work-outs and scary looking machines at the gym. But we’re also going to allow ourselves to explore more Netflix, more daydreams and more of doing nothing. Because 2017 flew passed way too fast and we didn’t do enough of nothing with a glass of chilled rosé in our hands.

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Shake Your Bun Bun in Chapel Precinct this Easter

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Easter in Chapel Precinct has lot’s on, lot’s open and lot’s of sweet sweet goodness.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Chapel Precinct 2019

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As our favourite city plays host to hundreds of local and international artists, Chapel Precinct’s Chapel Off Chapel and The MC Showroom will help to deliver a stellar line-up of laughs.

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Street Art on Chapel – The Windsor Edition

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A guide to the best street art south of the river… Windsor edition. For simple inspiration, or the perfect Insta selfie backdrop.

Forrest Hill Precinct South Yarra – Why You Just Have to Go There

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Sometimes you’ve just gotta try something a little different. So next time you’re heading to Chapel Street, why not explore a little further and take a stroll down to Forrest Hill Precinct?

The Melbourne Magic Festival Appears in Prahran

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Melbourne’s world famous Magic Festival has expanded for 2019 to The MC Showroom. After eleven hugely successful Magic Festivals, Melbourne is now internationally acknowledged as the centre of the magical arts in Australia.

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Function Venues in Chapel Precinct

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The unassuming entrance to this space will leave you delighted once you step inside and discover a beautifully transformed, open plan warehouse. A blank canvas that can be adapted to suit your posse’s needs.

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ABBUFFATA at Tipico

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Launching Saturday, 15 March, Italian bar and restaurant, Tipico will be offering a European-style boozy lunch every Saturday and Sunday for two hours from 15 March to 7 April 2019.

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New to the Chapel Street Precinct

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A diverse array of friendly new neighbours have joined the Chapel Street quarters these last few months. From fitness, fashion, art, health, wealth and of course food & drink, these newcomers