Archive for the ‘Melbourne’ Category

NEW SPOT: OUTPOST CAFE MELBOURNE

May 3, 2011

3 reasons to go there:

  1. To have breakfast or lunch
  2. If you’re in the South Yarra area
  3. To drink a good cup of coffee

Check out: www.outpostcafe.com.au

NEW SPOT: CAPITAL KITCHEN MELBOURNE

April 16, 2011

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you like breakfast or lunch.
  2. If you need a place to rest after exploring the huge shopping mall where Capital Kitchen is located.
  3. If you’re in Chadstone.

Check out: www.capitalkitchen.com.au

(Via ApartmentTherapy.com – a site you must be following when you’re in need of some interior advice)

TRUE OR FALSE?

April 10, 2011

When I visited Australia ten years ago I was definitely a Sydney fan. I lived in Bondi Beach, celebrated New Year’s Eve in some hot club near the harbour and loved the skyscrapers (yes, I’m a skyscraper girl otherwise I would be living in Amsterdam right now). Melbourne was more like Amsterdam I thought: with all the cozy terraces in St Kilda. But while I’m still making wishlists for both cities for my next trip Melbourne is quickly becoming full of cool hotspots. Hmm… what do you think? Which city in Australia is better?

Cushion from Make Me Iconic (also available: Melbourne is better than Sydney – just in case). Price: 62 euro.

NEW SPOT: TINY CAFE MELBOURNE

March 30, 2011

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you’re petite – but have a big appetite.
  2. If you’re looking for a place to have lunch.
  3. If you’re in the area called Collingwood.

Check out: www.somethingtiny.com.au

NEW SPOT: THE LITTLE MULE MELBOURNE

January 18, 2011

3 reasons to go there:

  1. For a cup of coffee.
  2. For a sandwich.
  3. To buy a super slick design bike.

Check out: www.thelittlemule.com

NEW SPOT: DE CLIEU MELBOURNE

December 1, 2010

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you’re shopping on Gertrude Street.
  2. If you want to drink a cup of coffee or buy a pack of beans.
  3. If you want a good lunch after that – or sit in their cool Federal Cafe like outdoor/indoor seating.

No website, address: 187 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Images from Designfiles: a blog worth following.


NEW SPOT: LOST & FOUND MELBOURNE

November 1, 2010

3 reasons to stay here:

  1. It’s free – like a homestay at a friend’s house – in exchange for some shout outs on social media platforms.
  2. It’s decorated like it fits into a decoration magazine. Modern furniture with funny details.
  3. If you like Aesop beauty goodies.

Check out: www.wearelostandfound.com.au

NEW SPOT: CAFE VUE MELBOURNE

September 5, 2010


3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you like a French bistro turned painted with happy colors.
  2. If you like macarons (I do!!).
  3. If you’re looking for a place that’s open from breakfast┬átill late night drink.

Check out: http://www.vuedemonde.com.au

NEW SPOT: PANDORA’S BOX MELBOURNE

July 26, 2010

3 reasons to dine here:

  1. If you like wine. The winelist is based on Victorian and old world wines.
  2. If this sounds good: ‘salad with walnuts, Verjuice poached pear and Blue de Basque.
  3. If you like the lovely tiles (see image) where the bar is made of.

Check out: www.pandorasboxmelbourne.com

LIKE TO HAVE: BODYLOTION Aesop

July 24, 2010

When I stayed in le Studio 22 in Paris the bathroom was filled with Aesop goodies. I was afraid to use it, because I didn’t want to. It looks so stunning that you only want to keep it in your bathroom on a special shelf. That’s exactly what the owners think based on the beautiful Aesop stores around the world. In september there is a new one opening in Paris, but you can find Aesop stores in London, Zurich, Tokyo, Basel, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and ofcourse in Australia (the home of Aesop).

This bodylotion is perfect as an after shower treatment for your skin. Price: 75 euro.

Check out: www.aesop.net.au

Images from the Cool Hunter and taken in the Aesop store in Melbourne.