Part two of my Melbourne sojourn reflects a couple of days of gastronomy and a healthy dose of shopping. I absolutely love all of the little laneways in Melbourne, where you can find art such as the print above, cobblestone paving, lots of beautiful architecture …
As well as awesome (and filling!) breakfasts…
The breakfast highlight for me was a visit to iconic Melbourne cafe, Hardware Societe, which is located a little bit off the beaten track in Hardware Street – as opposed to the Lane and I had the best bircher muesli ever..
Lychees, pistachios, raspberries, sunflower seeds… I was definitely in love…I even had my tea served up with a proper tea cosy ..
and milk served up in this teeny tiny jug..
I spent most of the day walking around Melbourne after this – no need for lunch – my mission – to do a bit of shopping at the Lululemon Athletica outlet in Collingwood. It was a bit of a trip getting there, but I took the time to admire the cobblestone paving, architecture and my final destination, whilst also celebrating the news that my friend Karen, had just completed her first marathon, with flying colours just a few kilometres away at the MCG.
Here begins the pimping of my shoes – I cannot believe that all of those fashion bloggers out there wanted to take pictures of them
I walked away from Lulu with two cute running skirts, running tights and bootcut pants for pilates – I’ll be set up for awhile, thanks to Mr Lucy’s Mother’s Day gift card!
It was then a walk back to the CBD via Richmond and some more shopping – I picked up some shorts from The Gap and outfits for the little Lucys.
By this time it was getting close to early evening and time to head home – but not before devouring a Vietnamese salad for nine bucks – you cannot go wrong for price in Chinatown.
The final highlight of my time away was a complimentary visit to the Qantas Club. Mr Lucy, due to all of his travel is a bona fide (I always wanted to throw that in somewhere) member, and gave me one of his complimentary passes to use. Compared to slumming it in cattle class, it was an amazingly chilled experience and gave me one more opportunity to show off THOSE shoes! They’re only Nike tennis shoes, but I love them because they’re just a tad quirky. Bit like me really
It was a wonderful experience to get away by myself for four days. I love my family, but I also love my down time! There was no formal exercise done whilst I was away so coming straight back onto a tough RPM class yesterday was a baptism of fire. I expect criterium training this week is really going to hurt as well!
Have you got a favourite pair of shoes?