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Notes from a Winter Weekend in Melbourne

My boyfriend and I almost spent the weekend in Sydney, but I’m so glad we decided to stay in Melbourne instead. It’s been a few weeks since we’ve both been in town on the weekend and given that we don’t see much of each other during the week, I was really excited to have a relaxing weekend wandering around Melbourne. Eating: Deluxe Jaffles at Bad … Continue reading Notes from a Winter Weekend in Melbourne

Heathcote Goldfields Victoria

A Day in the Goldfields for Heathcote on Show

I strongly advise against staying out till the early hours of the morning the night before you go wine tasting. Poor life choices and dusty heads aside, my friend Liv and I still had a great day driving around the Goldfields on Saturday. Our plan was to visit wineries in Heathcote, for the Heathcote on Show festival, have lunch at Mason’s in nearby Bendigo and … Continue reading A Day in the Goldfields for Heathcote on Show

Autumn leaves South Melbourne

Notes from a Winter Weekend in Melbourne

I had a particularly busy weekend this weekend, and despite feeling a bit like I just burned through money all weekend long it was nice to bounce from one activity to another, giving me plenty of excuses to get out of the house. One of the biggest challenges of living in Melbourne (apart from the brutal winter winds) is that there is always so much to do! … Continue reading Notes from a Winter Weekend in Melbourne

Vegan Brunch in Melbourne: Matcha Mylk Bar, St Kilda

If you’d told me a year ago that I’d wait 30+ minutes for brunch at a vegan cafe, I would have choked on my poached eggs. I’m pretty dependent on a classic flat white + poached eggs + avocado combo on a Saturday morning, but I was rewarded when we branched out for a super healthy brunch in St Kilda at Matcha Mylk Cafe on … Continue reading Vegan Brunch in Melbourne: Matcha Mylk Bar, St Kilda

Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens in Autumn

A Visit to Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens (in Autumn)

Melbourne’s enjoying a long, crisp Autumn this year, which is a relief as I’ve been dreading winter since last spring. I’ve been making the most of the milder weather, spending as much time outdoors as possible on the weekends. The Royal Botanic Gardens stretch from Southbank to South Yarra, along the Yarra River. A couple of weekends ago, we went for a big walk through the … Continue reading A Visit to Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens (in Autumn)

Domaine Chandon Yarra Valley

An Autumn Day Trip to the Yarra Valley

One of the best things about moving cities is having new regions to explore on weekends. Autumn is a great time of year in Victoria. Forty-degree heat waves and raging bushfires are a thing of the past but it is still warm enough to enjoy the outdoors. We took advantage of the beautiful weather and made a day trip to the Yarra Valley, one of Australia’s … Continue reading An Autumn Day Trip to the Yarra Valley