Friday, 31 July 2015

Melbourne Travel Diary - Day 2

We started off our second day in Melbourne by heading to the train station (stopping for coffee in Hosier Lane) to make our way to a cute little breakfast place called Little Big Sugar Salt. I'll admit the only reason I picked this place was because of their Instagram photos, and luckily we weren't disappointed! 

The food was delicious - Tom's croque monsieur was the best, but my pancakes were pretty good too, and that blueberry (plus a tonne of other ingredients that I can't remember now) smoothie was so yum :)
After breakfast we walked around exploring the area and then of course had to do a little shopping!

We ended the night with dinner and a long walk (a lot of walking was done on this trip!) along the Southbank. A pretty awesome second day and a great way to spend my birthday!

Saturday, 18 July 2015

My Style Diary - A Walk Through the Botanic Gardens

Hello :)

Happy Saturday!
I've just got back from work and finally have a chance to sit down and share another set of photos from our trip to Melbourne. Yay! :)

These were taken towards the end of rather tiring (but fun) day, as we were strolling through the Botanic Gardens on our way back to the hotel. 
Earlier in the day we had accidentally hopped off the tram at the wrong spot and ended up walking pretty much the whole length of Chapel Street (which is a bloody long road!)
We could have easily caught another tram, but we were having fun just wandering along and exploring... although it did leave me a little grumpy and with very sore feet by the end of it!

As we made our way back though, we decided to walk through the Botanic Gardens, and all traces of my earlier grumpiness disappeared. The gardens were just lovely, with brightly coloured flowers and beautiful trees with their leaves all yellow and orange and red. Such beautiful autumn colours. 
We were also treated to a stunning sunset with the sky and clouds over the city turning a gorgeous orangey-pinky-purple shade that the photos just don't do justice to! 

For my outfit I was wearing a new pair of jeans that I'd just purchased the day before. I'd been looking for a pair of comfy boyfriend-style jeans for ages and these ones are perfect. Paired with this quilted white jumper, a scarf and parka, it was a very comfy, relaxed outfit for a long day of walking and exploring. 

That's it for today
I hope you're having a fab weekend :)

Lots of Love

Jumper - Dotti
Jeans - 7 For All Mankind
Scarf - Market in Cambridge
Parka - Forever New
Shoes - Converse
Bag - Jigsaw

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

My Style Diary - Hosier Lane

On our second day in Melbourne (which also happened to be my birthday!) we headed out to breakfast, and on our way to the train station stumbled upon Hosier Lane. Famous for its ever changing street art, this little lane had been on my list of things to see, so to stumble upon it without even looking was a bonus and set the day off to a great (and very colourful) start.

After wandering up and down admiring the awesome art, we grabbed coffee from Good 2 Go - a little cafe in the middle of the lane where folk that have fallen on hard times are turned into trained baristas. It's a great program and the coffee was fab too :)  ...well it is Melbourne... of course the coffee is gonna be good!

Outfit-wise I was just wearing my standard black jeans and jacket, throwing in some colour with this bright scarf. Not particularly groundbreaking, but luckily we had a fun backdrop to keep things interesting!

Anyway, that's it for tonight.
I definitely recommend a quick trip to Hosier Lane if you're visiting Melbourne. 

 Lots of Love

Jacket - Forever 21
Jeans - Country Road
Scarf - Sportsgirl
Shoes - Converse

Monday, 6 July 2015

Melbourne Travel Diary - Day 1

Helloo :)

So I've finally found a bit of time to sit down and put together the photos from our trip to Melbourne. I can't believe a whole month has passed since we were there - time really has been flying by so crazy quickly this year... 

We arrived in Melbourne super early on Thursday morning, and after dropping our bags off at the hotel we started exploring. We were both in a slightly zombie-like state, thanks to night of very little sleep, but it was fun strolling around as the city was slowly waking up and coming to life. 

We found a cozy little cafe to sit down in and enjoyed a lovely breakfast and a cup of coffee that Melbourne is so famous for. 

After breakfast we decided to have a wander over to the Queen Victoria Market. The stalls were still being set up as we arrived and it was great just strolling around as all the fresh fruit and vegetable stalls were being set up. 

How cute are these cat face bags... my favourite is the grumpy cat!

Tom stopping for more coffee... 

There were so many cute cacti for sale! Unfortunately I couldn't buy one as we wouldn't have been able to bring it back to Perth, but a cactus or two is definitely on my list of things to get for the apartment!

After spending a good few hours walking around the Markets, we then headed to have a look at the shops.

I hadn't been to Melbourne since I was about 10 years old so it was lovely just being able to walk around and take it all in. It's such a pretty city with a mix of beautiful old and new buildings. I love that there are trees around in the middle of the city, and for some reason the fact that the taxi's are all yellow makes me very happy! :)

By this point Tom and I were both feeling pretty exhausted so we headed back to our hotel.

The view from our room was pretty awesome!

After a quick nap (we pretty much hadn't slept all night so it was necessary) we were ready to head out for dinner. 
We went to Mamasita, a mexican restaurant that just happened to be up the road from our hotel. The food was delicious and I definitely recommend it if you're visiting Melbourne and love Mexican food!

So that was our first day :) 
More photos to come!

Have you been to Melbourne? What are your favourite things to do there?

Lots of Love

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