ROYAL ARCADE IN THE MELBOURNE CBD

I had decided that it was time for a trip to Melbourne. I know that one day in the not so immediate future I would like to take a design tour there and so was on the hunt for design and architecture and places that I know women would love to visit. So I hit the streets and this is what I found. Little did I know I would fall in love…..

What’s not to love about Melbourne except the weather. I fell in love with the buildings, the amazingly diverse range of food, my cup of tea and fresh cake in the arcades, my scrumptious organic breakfast in the grungy alleyways. I was in love with it all. In just one day I covered some territory by foot and tram.

The stunning glass ceiling of the Royal Arcade. I bent down low to shoot up and capture this image.

Total symmetry. Ceilings, Lighting and Store Fronts all in Perfect Harmony.

You Can’t go Wrong with a Checkerboard Floor Which is Always a Design Winner

A Spice Merchant called Gewurzhaus One of the Many Beautiful Stores in this Arcade.

Capturing my boots on the Mosaic Floor.

OLD TREASURY BUILDING IN EAST MELBOURNE

                             WINDOWS WITH WOW FACTOR

Chanel Store Front by Night. Clever!

THE BACK ALLEYWAYS OF MELBOURNE CBD

Alleyways Melbourne CBD

My Friend Jazz Just Trying to Blend in

                                 ST PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL

St Patricks Cathedral as She Reaches Towards the Clear Melbourne Sky.

THE QUEEN VICTORIA MARKETS

I feel like I’m Back in Italy. Love the Delicatessens in the Queen Victoria Markets.

Fresh Mussels in Garlic and Tomato from The Mussel Pot Van…..Best I’ve Ever Had!

FITZROY GARDENS

The Quaint Little Cooks’ Cottage in the Fitzroy Gardens

Which Path to Take… All Roads Lead to Beauty

THE GARDEN STATE HOTEL

No day of sightseeing would be complete without a drink at the end of a long day on my feet. I covered some huge territory today and I needed to be rewarded for all of that hard work. I take a fancy to The Garden State Hotel where the inside has been recently transformed into a stylish food and drink kind of heaven. The decor is funky and interesting but above all it makes you feel good.

This is just the tip of what I did in one day. Take your own trip to Melbourne and be inspired.

Until next time,

Love your home and those within it,

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