Melbourne City Guide

Coming from Canada, Melbourne felt like a warm slice of home; a perfect blend of Toronto’s sophistication and Montreal’s creative arts scene. The food and wine is supremely world class and the mix of street art and old world architecture makes for a distinctly European vibe. I visited Melbourne in August of 2017 to attend Dior’s 70th Anniversary Gala, in honor of the exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, and was immediately enchanted with the city. Here’s what not to miss:

What to Pack:

  • I visited Melbourne during Australia’s winter season and definitely required layers and an umbrella. The city is very walkable so do make sure to have a warm wrap coat, scarf, and some leather booties for your day adventures. Melbourne is a cosmopolitan city with a relaxed after-work vibe, and Australian fashion is inspiring and playful, so do not be afraid to embrace some color or playful accessories in your outfits.

Where to Stay:

  • Hotel QT is charming and boutique feeling with an impeccable location and rooftop bar.

What to Eat:

  • Vue de Monde
  • Supernormal
  • Cumulus Inc

What to See:

  • National Gallery of Victoria
  • Hosier Lane Street Art
  • Lune Croissant
  • Rose St Market

Where to Shop:

  • Fitzroy Vintage Shopping
  • Nobody Denim

Where to Play:

  • Drinks at Om Nom

What to See Outside the City:

  • Healesville Sanctuary
  • Jackalope Hotel Mornington Peninsula
  • Peninsula Hot Springs
  • Houses at Mount Martha

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