20 August 2010

Melbourne wrap up - and farewell for now!

John and I arrived back in Brisbane on Wednesday afternoon after spending the previous five days in Melbourne. We spent the weekend hanging out with our friends from Studio Pounce in Fitzroy, Collingwood and Northcote, and even managed to squeeze in a half-day visit to Melbourne Zoo (yay! giraffes!) before the party at Walsh Street House on Saturday night. On Sunday we enjoyed roast night, pool and ping-pong to celebrate our friend’s birthday at the Panama Dining Room.
Image: Panama Dining Room

On Monday morning I woke up with a terrible cold that it still with me, but nevertheless we made our way to the city for a couple more days of Melbourne fun. We spent a lot of time wandering through the streets and laneways, and ate many a meal in Centre Place and Degraves Street. We had MANY recommendations from locals, so it was very easy to find excellent food and coffee.

Images: The Collector's Marvellous Melbourne

We also spent quite a bit of time looking at art, and visited the Tim Burton exhibition at ACMI for most of Tuesday (our main reason for delaying our honeymoon). We also had a brief visit to the Städel exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, and, of course, we checked out the full Shag exhibition at Outré Gallery. We also popped in to check out the State Library of Victoria. Check our their reading room!
Image: Black Holes and White Walls

I also managed to fit in a little bit of shopping before heading home. I managed to find The Cat’s Meow in Cathedral Arcade, which sells really lovely locally designed clothing. I treated myself to a Berserk top, although I could have bought so much more. I also found a cute little accessories store called Little Salon where I bought myself this little Love necklace (in red). I already have a couple of Love pieces, so another one doesn’t hurt! John also bought me a brooch with a computer on it — somehow I think he might have been having a dig at me. :)
Image: Love

Now is the time for me to sign off for a week. I’ve managed to raise almost $800 for Plan Australia to help the flood victims in Pakistan, so I’m honouring my commitment and logging off for a week starting tomorrow morning. The appeal is still open for those who still wish to help out (I’ve also updated the information and included a new video from Plan about their work). Bye for now!


  1. A computer brooch? Oh man, that's a total dig. Also, something my Mister would completely do as well. Jerks.

  2. Indeed. Jerks. But, hey, at least I got a present. :)

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  4. Hi Kylie, if I'd known you were in Melbourne would of invited you out for a coffee to meet some of the Plan crew. Thanks again for raising much needed funds for Pakistan.