Five things to see at Melbourne Fashion Festival (if you are not into fashion)

The runways are full of glitz and glamour, but if that's not your scene there is still plenty to enjoy in the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival
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In Melbourne's jam-packed festival calendar, the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival can be overlooked as only appealing to those who know their Guccis from their Calvins. But you don't have to be Anna Wintour to appreciate the multitude of events, talks, exhibitions and shows on during the festival. We have put together a guide for those who who might be a bit runway shy. 

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Want to grab a bite after the show?

Paccheri at Osteria Ilaria
Photograph: Graham Denholm

The 50 best restaurants in Melbourne

Unless you have the metabolism of a nine-year-old, and the finances of a Kardashian, you never stand a chance against Melbourne's ferocious dining machine. The openings just don't stop and ain't nobody got time to keep on top of what's what. Except us, that is. So behold, our eat-and-destroy list – a guide to Melbourne's 50 best restaurants.