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Journal

MELBOURNE CITY GUIDE

Kate Bonnett

THERE'S NOTHING NOT TO LOVE about Melbourne.  

It’s your quick duck out of your city for the weekend, a business day trip, your home away from home or a ‘staycation’ (if you are, in fact, from Melbourne).

For any of the reasons that see you fit to frequent Melbourne, it’s a city to celebrate when it comes to eating, shopping, playing and sleeping.

Laneways filled with street art, streets filled with the hustle and bustle of city life, and amongst it all - a city adorned with culture, wonderment and warmth.

Fashion, food and events are all more than adequate reasons to take the trip. Especially in Autumn when the weather is prime for whipping out your favourite layering pieces and taking your wintery tastebuds for a test run.

You can’t quite describe Melbourne unless you have physically and mentally felt the effects. So read on and let us not have to convince you…

STAY //

Notel
A hotel on top of a carpark. Please repeat? A hotel on top of a carpark. Yes, we give you, NOTEL. A hotel that’s not a hotel. On the roof of a carpark situated on Flinders Lane, owned by James Fry and his father, you will find six Airstream Caravans from the 70’s nestled along pink and white paint splattered walls and on blood red carpeted floors. Inside, they're surprisingly spacious with smooth white and grey interiors with soft pink touches. You’ll sleep with bamboo sheets, drink Paul Louis Champagne and eat gourmet chocolates and chips from the free mini bar (yes… free), all the while enjoying them on your private deck. Later cleanse off with premium bathroom products and resign to your queen size bed. P.S. There’s free parking too (after all you are on top of a car park).
388 Flinders Ln, Melbourne Vic, 3000 | Ph: 0428 952 559

Park Hyatt Melbourne
The ever luxurious and exclusive accommodation at the Park Hyatt has so much to offer if you are up for an indulgent stay. The Hyatt is renowned for its contemporary fit out, combined with elegance and flare. Guests can enjoy an award winning dining experience at the radii restaurant & bar, relax in the decedent lounge and of course devote yourself to Melbourne’s favourite day spa - Be graced with the ‘home away from home’ feeling as the Spa is fragranced by Lumira candles, which you can purchase in their shop as well. Located 23km from the airport and in walking distance from Melbourne Museum, hotshot shopping spots, delectable cafes and bars, it’s in the perfect area for an all-round Melbourne experience.
1 Parliament Square, off Parliament Place Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3002 | Ph: 03 9224 123

SHOP //

Green With Envy
As one of the most cultivated fashion stores in Australia, Green with Envy will definitely have that specific piece you’re after – you know the one. Whether it’s the perfect Alexander Wang tee or a beautifully structured Dion Lee dress for a date night, it’s here. Most of the beauty within this store (besides the breathtaking fabrics and silhouetted pieces), comes from the relationship GWE has with the designers they stock and how they endeavour to find up and coming designers within Australia. They combine the rest of the worlds’ style with ours, which is what makes this store so unique and eye opening to be in.
268 Flinders Ln, Melbourne Vic, 300 Ph: 03 9663 8043 | 517 Chapel St, South Yarra Vic, 314Ph: 03 9006 9056

Home By Tribal
Built from a passion for collecting one of a kind pieces from around the world, Home By Tribal is a carefully curated selection of bespoke and one off homewares and furnishings. Marble cheese boards, feathered wall hangings, Moroccan brass pots and our Lumira candles are just a few of the beautiful products to be found in this eclectic store. 
54 Church Street, Hawthorn Vic, Ph: 03 9855 0447

Avoca2
Avoca2 is your must stop-off spot in South Yarra for beautiful fashion - for him and her - as well as lifestyle products that will make you want to consider restyling your home or taking a trip somewhere exotic!
2 Avoca Street, South Yarra, VIC.

The Cool Hunter
Inspired by art and culture, The Cool Hunter in Prahran is your destination for all things... cool. Whether it be beautiful fragrance, artworks or homewares, The Cool Hunter is a manifestation of all things cool and creative that have served to inspire founder, Bill Tikos. 
142 Commercial Road, Prahran, VIC.

Tiger & Peacock
Located in Fitzroy North, we can't help but vie enviably for everything you will find inside the Tiger & Peacock store. Whether it be a beautiful trinket, homeware or piece of clothing, everything here is about incredible craftsmanship, sprinkled with an air of uniqueness!
187 St Georges Road Fitzroy North

EAT //

Lune Croissant
“It is not a shop. It is not a factory. It is a space for the baker…” A visionary croissanterie, Lune Croissant is a place where bakers strive to make nothing but perfect croissants. First starting out as a ‘hole in the wall’ joint, Lune soon realised the gushing responses from the public and evolved into something bigger but also something of perfection and love. Sourcing the highest quality ingredients, they are treated with respect and dignified with the utmost attention to detail to consistently make a delicious croissant. Their croissants are like a relationship - so deep in love, with so many layers. Requiring attention, time and commitment with bursts of excitement and new discoveries that are visionary flavours and pushed boundaries.
119 Rose St, Fitzroy VIC, 3065

The Crux & Co
At Crux & Co, the team and what they create is all about balance and choices. Depending on what your eyes or taste buds seek out first - you have buttery pastries on one side and Korean inspired savoury dishes on the other. Croissants, tarts and eclairs are the culprits (house made), that’ll have your knees weak for more. Roti wraps, Green papaya salads, roasted vegetables with rib eye steak and toasted bread are but to name a few on the lunch menu. We won’t even get into the French toast with edible flowers and fairy floss. Looking delightfully Swedish, the interiors are bright and minimal making it a fresh experience, without the feeling of being cramped.
27 Little Collins St, Melbourne Vic, 3000  

PLAY //

National Gallery of Victoria
In its glory and stature, the NGV is the oldest and most visited art gallery in Australia. Situated in two buildings – International and Australia – the gallery houses exhibitions from overseas and from local artists nation wide. In the past it has held incredible exhibitions from celebrated artists and fashion visionaries Degas and Viktor & Rolf, David Hockney and John Olsen. Each of these attracting audiences from all around the world to see the works, but also how the Australian art community displays such history within its walls. This year visit Melbourne, stay a night or two and see exhibits for Van Gogh, Hokusai and The House of Dior. Enjoy the gallery and shop on your way out – there’s everything from fashion to stationery to kids’ books and treasures. Immerse yourself in another world whilst still in our own.
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Vic, Ph: 03 8662 1555

The Malthouse Theatre
At Malthouse Theatre you will find local and international artists showcasing talent that is sought out to shake our cores and to reach further into the depth of the human experience. A vividly curated season for 2017 has everything from comedy acts (some that are a little cheeky) and performances to push the boundaries and really make you think. These are the theatrical works that leave you questioning your own thoughts. Monash being one of the theatres biggest partners, audience goers will be informed with real, experienced talk from people in the business about the Season of 2017; the season in search of ‘radical compassion’.
113 Sturt St, Southbank, Vic 3006 Ph: 03 9685 5111