Melbourne

Melbourne Photo Diary

. May 02, 2019 .


Hello my darlings. It's been a whirlwind month since I left the UK and I've not had a lot of time to myself, let alone write. But I'm itching to share some of my recent travels here with you. Starting out in Bali, I spent a week traveling around the Island with my babe Kavita and then plonked my self in Canggu to relentlessly work on my new business venture, Ophelia the agency, followed by 10 days in Australia for the first time visiting my best friends. Back in Bali land now, I felt such an urge to post so I'm in my favourite Canggu café and writing this Melbourne diary.

My two best friends are currently living and working in the Aussie city of Melbourne, I'd last seen them on Boxing day the day before they left the UK – so I'm sure you can imagine how much I was dying to see my girls! I flew over the night before Easter bank holiday when they had a few days off, and we spend the long weekend having an amazing time road-tripping the Great Ocean Road. More on that in a later post, but for now I wanted to share with you some of my favourite images I captured in Melbourne.

I totally loved this city. It's strange being so far from home yet being in a place so westernised. Melbourne to me was like a fusion of a few places, the city reminded me a bit of New York, but with 80% less people, the cute trams reminded me of European cities like Milan and the cleanliness reminded me of Singapore. Then you have the suuuuper cool neighbourhoods like South Melbourne and St. Kilda, full of cute insta spots, cafés and even a sweet little beach. Melbs is an eclecticly diverse place and I could totally imagine living there for a little while at some point!

I captured a lot of imagery and video on the GOR, but as I had some time to myself in Melbourne, it was so nice to focus on shooting bits of the city – without me in it. Ive fallen into this trap of getting the perfect 'gram shot of myself, I don't record everything else around me. So it was so nice to fall back in love with photography a bit here, capturing the city through my eyes and enjoying not staring at my own face for once. And, of course, it was a pretty beautiful city to capture at that.

Though this is more of a photo diary than travel guide, there's a few must-see's I wanted to share if you're visiting Melbourne.

SEE:
South Melbourne Market
Head there on a Saturday for an abundance of incredible fresh produce, flowers and delicatessen stalls, and pick up a bunch of $10 blooms and a sample of truffled parmesan on your way through.

Botanical Gardens
Free to walk around and full of gorgeous tropical and wonderful smelling flora and fauna. You can take a charming gondola ride around the reservoir here too. Nestled in the middle of the city, central park vibes with an aussie twist.

Op shops
Random, but the charity shops here are insane. I swung buy the Sacred Heart on Clarendon St, South Melb and it was a treasure trove of goodies equal to a trendy vintage shop you'd find in Shoreditch, if not better. Yet it's SO cheap, I picked up a gorgeous silk cami top for ony $8 (£4).

St. Kilda
I adored this trendy part of town. About half an hour on the tram from the central city, St. Kilda is home to a charming little beach and pier and lots of restaurants and bars.

EAT + DRINK: (clearly I did a lot of this)
St. Ali
Famous for its in-house roasted coffee, this super cool little spot is tucked away in a ware-house vibe type building in south Melb. Maybe the best coffee I had in Australia and a brunch menu to blow your socks off.

Archie's All Day
Here I had the most amazing brekky. 'Crispy eggs' consisting of kim-chi, edemame and enoki mushrooms on sourdough, absolutely divine. The coconut flat whites were so good too I ordered 3! Find it in Fitzory and enjoy a stroll around the artsy neighbourhood after.

Mr Miyagi
Located on Melbournes famous Chapel St not far from St. Kilda, Mr Miyagi is a super trendy Japanese restaurant and bar. And hands down, I had the best sushi of my life here in the form of their tuna roll special. Orgasm for the mouth type food, our faves were the rice paper rolls, tempura broccolli and nori salmon tacos accompanied by G&T slushies and frosé. Book ahead and thank me later.

Tiamo
Find this Italain eatery in Carlton, downtown Melbourne. There's a lot of pasta and pizza places in the vicinity, but my friends said we just had to go to this place and it didn't disappoint. BYOB and they leave the pot parmesan on the table.. need I say more? The seafood pasta was thebomb.com.

Lui Bar
Sky high with epic panoramic views all over Melbourne, this one is a great place to get dressed up for. A little pricey, but the views are oh so worth it even if you just head up for and the cocktails are delish – get there early and head up for sunset.

Have you been to Melbourne? Would love to hear your thoughts and any more must-see's below!



Hello my darlings. It's been a whirlwind month since I left the UK and I've not had a lot of time to myself, let alone write. But I'm itching to share some of my recent travels here with you. Starting out in Bali, I spent a week traveling around the Island with my babe Kavita and then plonked my self in Canggu to relentlessly work on my new business venture, Ophelia the agency, followed by 10 days in Australia for the first time visiting my best friends. Back in Bali land now, I felt such an urge to post so I'm in my favourite Canggu café and writing this Melbourne diary.

My two best friends are currently living and working in the Aussie city of Melbourne, I'd last seen them on Boxing day the day before they left the UK – so I'm sure you can imagine how much I was dying to see my girls! I flew over the night before Easter bank holiday when they had a few days off, and we spend the long weekend having an amazing time road-tripping the Great Ocean Road. More on that in a later post, but for now I wanted to share with you some of my favourite images I captured in Melbourne.

I totally loved this city. It's strange being so far from home yet being in a place so westernised. Melbourne to me was like a fusion of a few places, the city reminded me a bit of New York, but with 80% less people, the cute trams reminded me of European cities like Milan and the cleanliness reminded me of Singapore. Then you have the suuuuper cool neighbourhoods like South Melbourne and St. Kilda, full of cute insta spots, cafés and even a sweet little beach. Melbs is an eclecticly diverse place and I could totally imagine living there for a little while at some point!

I captured a lot of imagery and video on the GOR, but as I had some time to myself in Melbourne, it was so nice to focus on shooting bits of the city – without me in it. Ive fallen into this trap of getting the perfect 'gram shot of myself, I don't record everything else around me. So it was so nice to fall back in love with photography a bit here, capturing the city through my eyes and enjoying not staring at my own face for once. And, of course, it was a pretty beautiful city to capture at that.

Though this is more of a photo diary than travel guide, there's a few must-see's I wanted to share if you're visiting Melbourne.

SEE:
South Melbourne Market
Head there on a Saturday for an abundance of incredible fresh produce, flowers and delicatessen stalls, and pick up a bunch of $10 blooms and a sample of truffled parmesan on your way through.

Botanical Gardens
Free to walk around and full of gorgeous tropical and wonderful smelling flora and fauna. You can take a charming gondola ride around the reservoir here too. Nestled in the middle of the city, central park vibes with an aussie twist.

Op shops
Random, but the charity shops here are insane. I swung buy the Sacred Heart on Clarendon St, South Melb and it was a treasure trove of goodies equal to a trendy vintage shop you'd find in Shoreditch, if not better. Yet it's SO cheap, I picked up a gorgeous silk cami top for ony $8 (£4).

St. Kilda
I adored this trendy part of town. About half an hour on the tram from the central city, St. Kilda is home to a charming little beach and pier and lots of restaurants and bars.

EAT + DRINK: (clearly I did a lot of this)
St. Ali
Famous for its in-house roasted coffee, this super cool little spot is tucked away in a ware-house vibe type building in south Melb. Maybe the best coffee I had in Australia and a brunch menu to blow your socks off.

Archie's All Day
Here I had the most amazing brekky. 'Crispy eggs' consisting of kim-chi, edemame and enoki mushrooms on sourdough, absolutely divine. The coconut flat whites were so good too I ordered 3! Find it in Fitzory and enjoy a stroll around the artsy neighbourhood after.

Mr Miyagi
Located on Melbournes famous Chapel St not far from St. Kilda, Mr Miyagi is a super trendy Japanese restaurant and bar. And hands down, I had the best sushi of my life here in the form of their tuna roll special. Orgasm for the mouth type food, our faves were the rice paper rolls, tempura broccolli and nori salmon tacos accompanied by G&T slushies and frosé. Book ahead and thank me later.

Tiamo
Find this Italain eatery in Carlton, downtown Melbourne. There's a lot of pasta and pizza places in the vicinity, but my friends said we just had to go to this place and it didn't disappoint. BYOB and they leave the pot parmesan on the table.. need I say more? The seafood pasta was thebomb.com.

Lui Bar
Sky high with epic panoramic views all over Melbourne, this one is a great place to get dressed up for. A little pricey, but the views are oh so worth it even if you just head up for and the cocktails are delish – get there early and head up for sunset.

Have you been to Melbourne? Would love to hear your thoughts and any more must-see's below!

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