Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Melbourne-town

I spent my 28th annual day of birth down in Melbourne this year.  It was great.  Except for the hotel pillow which was a piece of sht.  I hate hotel pillows.  I would bring my own pillow everywhere with me if I could.  And no I'm not rich enough to stay in a hotel that has a pillow menu haha, although I'm sure that would solve a lot of my problems.

We had breakfast at Operator25 BOTH mornings because the coffee was just amazing.  So I had 2 bowls of it.  And then I ate some food.  That was also amazing.


We visited the National Gallery of Victoria which had a great exhibition called Melbourne Now.





Ok please hold your judgement, but the first time I ate laksa was 2 years ago in Melbourne.  We happened across this random Laksa Bar and every time I visit Melbourne I have to make a trip to Laksa Bar.  I'm told it's not authentic laksa but rather a bastardised Westernised version.  Maybe that's why I like it!


Aaand of course, no trip to Melbourne is complete without a morning at DFO.  Sometimes I walk struggle out of there with too many bags but this time I actually didn't buy much.  The stock is so much better than the DFO in Sydney although they've done Sydney DFO up lately and I'm yet to visit.

I did, however visit the Uniqlo popup store.  I fell in love with Uniqlo a few years ago in NYC and just had to pay a visit.  Obviously I was expecting exhorbitant pricing but I was pleasantly surprised.


I picked up 2 ultra fine merino wool jumpers for $39.90 each.  More on that in another post.


Aaaand that's it.  Thanks for having me Melbourne!!




10 comments:

  1. I loveeee Uniqlo. I go there every time I'm in Japan. I hope it comes to Sydney!

    Great pics. Bowl of coffee - yum!

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    1. Me too!! My Mum's heading to HK next month, maybe I'll get her to pick me up some stuff. Love their heat tech!!

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  2. $39.90 jumpers! I want those!

    Happy birthday. xx

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    1. They are so great. Get yourself down there!!

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  3. Ooh uniqlo! I have one of those jumpers and it's sooo gorgeous to wear. I need to go see if that store's still there.

    Love this post :) Love seeing my city through visitor's eyes.

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    1. Yep the popup store is still there, although they are moving to a permanent shop front soon.

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  4. Happy Belated Bday Kay! You look like you've had a wonderful time in Melbourne. I wish I got shopping into my bday celebrations. :)

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    1. Thanks E, was a great relaxing weekend :)

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  5. You haven't changed your age in your profile/sidebar :P

    Haven't tried it myself, but my friend recommends Laska King. ;)

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    1. Ohhh I know, my sister reminded me the other day!!

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