Saturday SnapBack – Melbourne from another angle…

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012 in Saturday Snap Back | 213 comments

Saturday SnapBack – Melbourne from another angle…
In October last year Bean and I took a Melbourne river cruise down the Yarra. It's something I had always wanted to do because I thought it would be lovely to see the city I love from a different angle. What I hadn't realized is that it would show me a whole new Melbourne I hadn't really realized was there. I am now hoping to go do another trip and head all the way to Williamstown. Perhaps I will see you onboard skipper?   The following appeared on the blog on October 1st 2011. So with ... Read More

Kenzan can you….

Posted by on Mar 29, 2012 in CBD, Dining | 0 comments

Kenzan can you….
There are some places in the Melbourne CBD that are just crazy busy every lunchtime and Kenzan at the back of the Melbourne GPO building is defiantly one of them.   This Japanes eatery has two locations in Melbourne with a more formal restaurant at Collins Place and this lanewayesque dine in and take away restaurant at the GPO. Kenzan inside has limited communal seating but the covered (and heated) lanewayesque area has plenty of seating options as does a small pace inside the GPO itself. It's ... Read More

A stroll in style to a Sunny Ave…

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012 in Beauty | 3 comments

A stroll in style to a Sunny Ave…
Yesterday I visited the best hairdresser in Melbourne - Sunny Ave with the wonderful Sunny. I first discovered Sunny (and her name suits her!) when she worked at a salon on Russell St a few years ago. Bean and I were headed to the Writers festival as volunteers and I suddenly decided I desperately needed a hair cut. Haircuts for me are often instantaneous decisions. Very instantaneous.   Anyway so day of the festival we wandered into this salon and Sunny was able to see me, little ... Read More

Melbourne gets a 24/7 Post Office…

Posted by on Mar 27, 2012 in Random | 1 comment

Melbourne gets a 24/7 Post Office…
  Yesterday, as I was flipping through the MX I was pleased to discover an article revealing that Melbourne now has a 24/7 Post Office Super Store! The SuperStore will be a 'zone' set up at the 111 Bourke St Post Office that will offer vending machines, parcel lockers (!!!!!!!!), and self service terminals. It will also have a Harvey World Travel store and an American Express Currency Exchange outlet. To oversee the 'zone' a concierge will also be available. But for me it's the parcel service ... Read More

Matchmaker Matchmaker match me some Forever New shoes…

Posted by on Mar 26, 2012 in Shopping | 0 comments

Matchmaker Matchmaker match me some Forever New shoes…
Can you think of a nicer way to start the week than looking at my new  Forever New shoes? Ok, I am sure you can - I hear terms like "sleep in", "day off" and "coffee" running through your thoughts. But still.     Let me introduce you to my new pair of shoes from Forever New. I found them as part of a long hunt for a pair of shoes that would match my new Oroton Luca bag. The fact that they came with some mega bling just made me like them more. How pretty are they?   These ... Read More

Wind your way along the Boulevard…

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in Dining | 1 comment

Wind your way along the Boulevard…
  A few weeks ago the girls and I paid a visit to The Boulevard Restaurant in Kew. Perched upon a hill overlooking the golf course this place could be on a country estate; it's only the glimpse of the city skyline a few kilometers away that confirms you are about ten minutes away. The Boulevard restaurant is primarily a stunning function centre that doubles as a restaurant. We visited using one of those coupon vouchers that gave us two courses and wine for two for $49. It was wonderful value. ... Read More