I’m home! It’s good to be back but it was so good to be away for a few days too. I thought I’d share some of our favourite finds while it’s still fresh in my mind.
We stayed at Hotel Lindrum. I found it through Wotif and they had a special deal going. It was still a bit of a splurge but after getting the flights with frequent flyer points I thought we deserved it. It was lovely. It’s a smallish hotel with only four floors. We had a room with two single beds. Two very comfortable single beds. It also had a lovely bathroom, bathrobes and slippers, two televisions, stereo, DVD player (and DVD menu), pillow menu, very friendly staff, and good food which we tried via room service. I’d quite happily return!
On our first day we stumbled upon Manchester Press and had coffee and a sweet treat. It’s down a little side alley and we were not sure if it was even open walking down to it but inside it was full. Good coffee, and yummy food. We went back for breakfast this morning and it was just as good as the first time.
On Brunswick St we discovered Slowpoke Espresso and ate breakfast there Tuesday morning. I had a smashed egg turkish bread toastie and it was delicious. We sat in a cosy little courtyard out the back and enjoyed the spring weather.
Now for the shopping. Our favourite place has to be the Nicholas Building in the city. We visited and bought at:
l’uccello – vintage haberdashery
Kimono House – Japanese fabrics
Maria’s Beads and Trims – um, kind of self explanatory.
We also walked the length of Brunswick St and Gertrude St and part of Smith St. We bought chocolate at Monsieur Truffe and some vintage treasures at Lost and Found Market. We saw lots of lovely furniture here and lamented our luggage restrictions!
Melbourne, let’s do it again sometime, shall we?
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On (some) Wednesdays, for a bit of mid-week escapism, I go on a Humpday Holiday. Guest posters are always welcome! Where would YOU like to escape to?