Sometimes, okay a lot of the time, I take Melbourne for granted. But with a night like last night, sometimes I take a moment to take her in. Her big city lights, her sunsets, and her delicious food. I took Mum out for dinner at Saké, just below Hamer Hall on the Yarra on Southbank. It was a gorgeous night to spontaneously decide to go out for dinner. The night was finished with THE. BEST. ICE. CREAM. IN. THE. ENTIRE. WORLD. Tutto Bene’s Mandarin gelato is just incredible. I don’t even have words for how much I love it. While it may not be every ones kettle of fish – it renders me speechless.
Last weekend, I went along to the Royal Melbourne Show with two of my closest friends from school, Courtney and Lai-Ling. I hadn’t been to The Show since I was about 4 or 5, which means that I barely remember it. Hence, this was the first time I’ve ever been! It was a lot of fun. We got there nice and early, which was an excellent idea, and left when the crowds got crazy. The crowds were so crazy in the afternoon the line to get into the Showbag Pavillion was probably 300 people long!
We enjoyed wandering around looking at gorgeous dogs, lambs, goat kids, Masterchef kitchens, horses, finding couches and tvs converted into pot plants, eating Dippin Dots, buying showbags, and winning toys.
It was a glorious Saturday afternoon and we decided to take a day trip down to Queenscliff. About an hour and half drive from Melbourne, it was a lovely little adventure. The last time I was in Queenscliff was for our one year anniversary, so quite awhile ago now! We ate delicious food, wandered the town (there is a second hand book store in a church!) and walked along the beach. It was so nice to take a break from routine and to feel the sand between my toes.
Quite awhile ago, I went on a day trip with my then new friend, Berlin. We had met only two weeks before this and decided to go on a day trip together! To say we are close now is an understatement! So this little daytrip was just the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
We had a gorgeous day, wandering the gardens, eating pies and checking out art galleries.
A really gorgeous café that I have wanted to go to for ages is Pint of Milk, over in Newport, and it did not disappoint! We went for breakfast to celebrate the 21st birthday of Pippa, Kit’s sister. Everyone’s food was delicious and I even branched out from eggs to have porridge, which was an excellent choice. I loved the decor, and the little details such as the wall art and sign at the front door. You should go early, because by about 10:30 there was already a queue!
Will definitely be back!
Fulton Street is a kickass band I was lucky enough to see last Friday night. A friend of mine, Andrew, is on the keyboards and but this nine-piece band features trumpets, trombones, guitars, saxophones and drums as well. Their signer also has a stunning voice and brings this band together.
At the bottom of this post is two little videos to show how awesome they are!