Melbourne’s Top Brunch Spots

Make the most of warmer days and earlier sunrises at one of these excellent brunch spots. With sunny courtyards, airy interiors and abundant greenery, it’s almost like they were tailor-made for summer.

Grub Food Van

Boasting garden greenhouse vibes your plant-loving Nanna would approve of, this delicious café is perfect for sunny summer mornings. The menu focuses on items grown on-site and throws them together into super enticing flavour combinations, like the crumpets with earl grey poached prunes, goats curd and quandong puree. Yes please.

Pillar of Salt

Big old courtyard? Check. Impeccable baked goods? Yes, siree. Adorable café dog called Henry? Also present. Need we say more?

Jardin Tan

Shannon Bennet answers all our summer day desires with his French-Vietnamese café in the middle of South Yarra’s beautiful botanic gardens. Opt for something more mainstream with the coconut porridge or go all out adventurous with the bahn xeo – a turmeric, mung bean and coconut pancake served with pork and prawn.

Top Paddock

This Richmond café is famous for two things: the chilli scrambled eggs and the impossibly fluffy blueberry and ricotta hotcakes. Take a friend, share both and soak up the Melbourne sunshine at one of the coveted outdoor tables.

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Kanteen

Ideally situated on the banks of the Yarra, this little café is the perfect pit stop on your morning walk. The menu constantly changes to make the most of seasonal ingredients so expect all sorts of combinations that you wish you’d discovered sooner, like sweet potato and pulled pork hash or wood roasted salmon with poached eggs and dill mustard sauce.

The Kettle Black

This is the terrace house café of your dreams: bright, airy and serving up food and drink that’s as pretty as it is tasty. If you’re in the mood, kick things off with a Wasabi Bloody Mary or a Gin and Green Juice before moving on to your morning’s solids.

Cowderoy’s Dairy

If you’re looking for a casual brunch spot you can roll into with the kids, dog and unruly bed hair, this is it. It’s next to Jacoby Reserve in St Kilda West, provides plenty of sunny outdoor tables and serves up good honest food all morning long.

Rustica Canteen

Tucked into an inner city laneway, this gem of a place boasts impressively tall ceilings and giant picture windows, creating excellent outdoor vibes while simultaneously plying you with air-conditioning. In other words, it’s perfect for those really hot summer days. These guys bake all their amazing breads themselves (mm nom nom) so you can rest assured the thick sourdough under your eggs is going to be delicious. They also do some incredible things with sugar, like the wholemeal waffle with chai poached apples, salted caramel mascarpone and flaked almonds.

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Outdoor Activities in Canberra

Canberra isn’t all politicians and museums, once you get past the classic ‘National Capital’ stereotype, you unmask a city full of exciting things to do. Canberra is a great place to get out and about and discover the area in a new, exciting way, be it a Segway around the Lake or run up Mount Ainslie.

Canberra isn’t all politicians and museums, once you get past the classic ‘National Capital’ stereotype, you unmask a city full of exciting things to do. Canberra is a great place to get out and about and discover the area in a new, exciting way, be it a Segway around the lake or run up Mount Ainslie.

SegGlideRide
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to ride a Segway? This is your chance. Ride around Lake Burley Griffin on your very own Segway; take your family or friends, ride in a group or alone, any way you choose, this is the way to see Canberra. Full training is provided and it really is as easy as it looks, simply lean forward to go and backwards to stop!

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Hot Air Ballooning
If you’re looking for adventure with a little peace and tranquillity built in, ballooning over the city at dawn is the way. Take off at dawn and watch as the city magically unfolds beneath you. The flight generally lasts 45-60 minutes (total time from meet is 3-4 hours) and is a beautiful way to start any morning in Canberra.  Locals advise the best time is during Floriade while you can watch as thousands of flowers bloom beneath you.

Travel Secret – If you’re after a more romantic experience, treat yourself and enjoy a champagne breakfast after your flight. 

Golf Courses
Canberra is the perfect place for a round of 9 or 18 on the green. There are many courses in and around Canberra and all are characterised by impressive, tree-lined greens and attractive lakes and ponds. There are courses available for all skill sets, with some very exclusive and some open to the public every day. One of the most picturesque courses in is Gungahlin Lakes Golf Club, in the northern suburb of Nicholls, with beautiful lakes and perfect fairways, all just 15 minutes from the CBD. The most well known in the area is Royal Canberra Golf Club, a crown jewel of Australian golf. The course winds its way through quiet, natural woodland and overlooks the western end of Lake Burley Griffin. The club is a members-only course but welcomes reciprocal club members and a limited number of interstate and international players.

Walkers along Lake Burley Griffin Walkers along Lake Burley Griffin

Running/Walking
Canberra is a mostly flat city, surrounded by a few mountains, so there is a route for any running or walking ability. For a steady, flat run where you can take in the sights and sounds of the city, jog around Lake Burley Griffin. You can go it alone or join one of many organised running groups around town. If you’re looking for more of a challenge try a run through Red Hill in Canberra Nature Park or the National Arboretum; make it up to the lookout at Dairy Farmers Hill and be well rewarded with an unmatchable 360 degree view of Canberra. If you’re really up for a challenge, run the 2.2km up Mount Ainslie, at the top you’ll be able to capture a great photo of the unobstructed view straight down Anzac Parade to Capital Hill and Parliament House. This is also a pretty pleasant walk if you’re not up for too big a challenge.

Stunning Gold Coast Views

Freeman’s Organic Farm, Currumbin Valley

An easy 45-minute drive from the Gold Coast, escape the hustle and bustle of the coast and breathe in the fresh valley air at Freeman’s Organic Farm. We highly recommend taking the scenic route along Tomewin Mountain Road – it’s absolutely stunning. When you arrive, grab a coffee from the café and have a wander around the weekend market stalls. With fresh fruit in hand, settle down for a picnic at the Arthur Freeman lookout and be sure to take a snap of the incredible view!

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Best of All Lookout, Springbrook National Park

Trust us, when you arrive at this lookout in Springbrook National Park, you’ll instantly understand the name. No lie, you’ll be able to see all the way up the coastline from Byron Bay to the Gold Coast from this magical spot. “Best of all”, there’s no need to hike to this amazing lookout, it’s right off the M1 meaning you can park your car and walk a very short distance to admire the view.

Lores Bonney Lookout, Miami

This one’s in the Gold Coast, so no need to drive far. Visit Lores Bonney Lookout on a clear day and you’ll be able to see all the way from Burleigh to the skyscrapers of Surfers. This a fantastic spot to take the kids, with a playground at the bottom of the hill and a path without steps, meaning you can take the pram all the way to the top.

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Vibe Hotel Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise

For a stunning private view of the Nerang River you can’t go past a room at Vibe Hotel Gold Coast. When booking, simply request a room with a river view and Bob’s your uncle! Don your comfy robe, pop the champers and take a seat on your balcony to watch the sun set on a beautiful day.

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A Perfect Sunday on the Gold Coast

So, you’re planning a weekend away for two on the Gold Coast. When it comes to making the most of the final day before you head home, we’ve planned the perfect Sunday for you to spend on the Gold Coast. From a delicious breakfast at Curve Cafe to a relaxing Sunday sesh at MexiCali, Nobbys Beach, this will be the cherry on top of an amazing weekend.

 

Wake up at Vibe Hotel Gold Coast

At home in the centre of Surfers, Vibe Hotel Gold Coast is the perfect place to wake up on a Sunday morning after a jam-packed weekend. Be sure to book the Deluxe Suite King Room which features a private balcony and overlooks the sea. Snuggle up under the super comfy doona while you watch the sunrise over the ocean. Don’t stay in bed for too long though, you’ve got a big day of relaxing to do!

Vibe Hotel Gold Coast Studio Room

Fuel up with Breakfast at Curve Cafe

Get out of bed, chuck on some clothes, and head downstairs to Curve Cafe to enjoy a buffet breakfast (which is free for a limited time!) you’ll be dreaming about days later. With a mosaic of dishes to choose from, you’re just going to have to try a bit of everything! From the classic bacon and egg fry up with hash browns, to delicate French pastries, you’re not going to need lunch (and possibly even dinner).

 

Relax at Endota Spa

A short walk from Vibe Hotel Gold Coast, Endota Spa is the perfect place to unwind and prepare yourself for a long week back at work. Whether it’s a facial you’re after, or a full body massage, the team at Endota will take care of you. All you need to do is close your eyes, relax, and let your mind be taken to a place far, far away.

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Enjoy a Sunday Session at MexiCali Nobbys Beach

Jump in an Uber and make your way to MexiCali, Nobbys Beach for the final leg of your perfect Sunday spent on the Gold Coast. Every Sunday these guys host live music and happy hour which means $10 margaritas for you. Grab your cocktail (and a couple of tacos, because why not?), sit back, relax, and watch the sun set on a beautiful Gold Coast day.

Weekend roadtrip: Marysville

Tucked away in the forested foothills of Victoria’s Great Dividing Range, Marysville has long been a favourite getaway destination thanks to its tranquil riverside location, culinary delights, wonderful scenery and outdoor adventures. The ideal spot for a quick weekend roadtrip!

Keppel Lookout, Marysville Keppel Lookout, Marysville

DAY ONE
A weekend roadtrip never looked so good. After a scenic 90 minute drive from Melbourne you will arrive at Vibe Hotel Marysville ready to check-in and start exploring. Start with an early lunch at Radius Bar & Grill then begin exploring with the Marysville Forest Trails. The Trails include the iconic Steav­enson Falls, Tree Fern Gully and Keppel Lookout. Take in the beautiful landscape in a half day hike or a gentle 15 minute stroll.

Travel Secret: For more trails to follow, download the FREE Visit Marysville App via iTunes or Google Play.

Pork Belly at Radius Bar & Grill Pork Belly at Radius Bar & Grill

Stop in at the Marysville & District Historical Society and take time to browse through the displays highlighting over 150 years of Marysville’s very rich history.

DAY TWO
Sleep in and enjoy breakfast at Radius Bar & Grill. Experience the locally-sourced produce cooked fresh for you. The perfect start to your day. Make your way to Buxton Trout Farm, only short drive from the hotel. A catch is guaranteed at this picturesque fish farm. All equipment is supplied. Once you’ve caught your trophy fish, cook it on the farm’s BBOs for a fresh and tasty lunch!

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On your drive back home to Melbourne, why not stop in at a winery or two? There are plenty of excellent, award winning win­eries in Yarra Glen and sur­rounding areas including Yar­rawood Estate and TarraWarra Estate.

There are many wineries along the road back to Melbourne There are many wineries along the road back to Melbourne

Top markets to visit in Melbourne

There’s no shortage of things to do in Melbourne, especially on weekends. Melbourne’s markets are the place to be and offer everything from farm-fresh produce to vintage fashion, and everything in between. Here’s a collection of some of Melbourne’s best weekend market offerings.

Queen Victoria Market

Queen St, Melbourne

Affectionately known as ‘Vic Market’ or ‘Queen Vic’, the open-air Queen Victoria Market spans two city blocks. It’s a must for those looking to buy local and imported gourmet produce, while a wide array of soft cheeses, cured meats and continental cakes can be found in the Deli Hall.

 

South Melbourne Market

Coventry St & Cecil Street, South Melbourne

A neighbourhood institution, the history of South Melbourne Market dates back to 1867. There’s an endless selection of stalls that offer fresh produce and mouth-watering culinary creations such as oyster shots, buttery croissants and the famed dim sum. Leave room for a deliciously fresh seafood-driven lunch at Claypots Evening Star, a market restaurant must.

Dandenong Market

Clow St & Cleeland St, Dandenong

Undoubtedly Melbourne’s most diverse culinary market, Dandenong Market is a melting pot of ethnicity, selling goods from over 150 nationalities under one roof. Including a wide range of exotic fruits and vegetables, specialist cut meats and a bazaar, Melbourne’s second-largest market is a haven for one and all. You can also join the hour-long Free Food Discovery Tour on Tuesdays and Fridays to learn about everything that goes on behind the scenes with select traders at this famous market.

 

Collingwood Children’s Farm Farmers Market

18 St Heliers St, Abbotsford

On the second Saturday of every month, this inner-city farm, nestled in a bend on the Yarra River, plays host to Victoria’s farmers and artisans. Bring your own basket and fill it to the brim with seasonal produce and gourmet goodies.

Travel secret: Pay the $2 entry fee (children free) and you can explore the farm’s seven hectares of paddocks and gardens while getting up close and personal with the animals.

Rose Street Artists’ Market

60 Rose Street, Fitzroy

Meet the makers on both Saturday and Sunday at the Rose Street Artists’ Market, the home of homemade wares. From photographers to emerging designers, this hip market hosts some of Melbourne’s finest art and design talent, making it a must for creative types. The market opens on weekends from 11am to 5pm, but the diner and rooftop bar opens at 8am so you can grab breakfast before your shopping spree.

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Mornington Racecourse Market

320 Racecourse Rd, Mornington

Take a day trip to one of Melbourne’s most stunning coastal towns for its racecourse market, famed for its unique mix of handmade wares and delicious foods. Held on the second Sunday of every month, enjoy a meal on the lawn after browsing the markets stalls, and soak up the festive atmosphere while buskers entertain. Trading hours are 9am to 2pm.

Four Must Try Cocktails in Bondi

Do you ever need an excuse to enjoy a delicious cocktail overlooking Bondi Beach? Of course not! From something sweet and fruity to something epically potent, we’ve rounded up the four best cocktails around Bondi that you have to try. So, what are you waiting for?

Life’s Peachy at Bucket List Bondi

Take a seat on the plush outdoor lounge and soak up the sun at this buzzing venue. No need to check out the drinks menu, go ahead and order the Life’s Peachy cocktail. Aperol, Absolut Peach, lemon and soda are shaken together and served with a paper umbrella. One sip and you’ll be instantly transported to a secluded island getaway. You’re welcome.

Vodka Martini at Bondi Icebergs

There’s nothing more satisfying than ordering a Vodka Martini (shaken, not stirred) at one of Sydney’s most iconic eateries. Take in that stunning view and enjoy a spot of people watching as you sip this classic cocktail.

This Ain’t No Latte at The Corner House

If you’re a coffee lover, you need to check out The Corner House on Bondi Road to taste a life changing cocktail. This Ain’t No Latte will keep you up all night and well into the next day, but it’s oh so worth it. Mr. Black cold drip liqueur is combined with Don Julio Blanco, Pedro Ximenez and fresh espresso. After this experience, your morning coffee just won’t do it for you anymore.

High Society Fizz at Neighbourhood Bondi

A five minute walk from Adina Apartment Hotel Bondi Beach, you could literally roll down the street back to your hotel room from Neighbourhood Bondi. The cocktail list at Neighbourhood is extensive. Luckily, we’re here to help! Go for the High Society Fizz (Tanqueray gin, Oscar 697 Bianco, lavender syrup, lemon juice & seltzer water). This fresh and bubbly cocktail is the perfect way to end a long hot day spent on Bondi’s world-famous beach.

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Family Friendly Fun in Perth

The school holidays are almost here and while it’s easy to keep the kids entertained up until Christmas, once Santa has delivered his presents and the feasting is over, boredom can quickly set in. To save you some research – we’ve got the round-up of the best family friendly things going on across Perth this summer.

Give surfing a go

For a beach adventure with a difference, slap on some sunscreen, pack some towels and get ready to hang ten at one of Big Wave Surfing School’s two day courses. The kids and parents will learn the art of this ocean sport together under the eyes of experienced instructors. You’ll be giving Kelly Slater a run for his money in no time.

Visit The Maze Water Park

For water sports of a different kind, make the drive up to The Maze and test out the exhilarating Plummet Slide, which boasts a speedy seven metre drop. Gentler slopes can be found in the Outback Splash section of the park and there’s a whole lot of fun to be had out of the water, making your way through one of the challenging mazes or getting up close and personal with cuddly koalas.

 

Discover dinosaurs at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Rainy day? Head to the Convention Centre and immerse yourself in the world of Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous. This kids will have an amazing time learning about the creatures that walked our earth 145 million years ago.

Challenge the kids to an Escape Room

If the troupe has energy to burn, Escape Hunt is your best rainy day bet. Working in teams, you’ll have 60 minutes to work your way through a series of clues and puzzles to solve a mystery and make your escape from the ship, tavern or prison. Each of the rooms has multiple scenarios, making this a place you can come back to again and again.

Watch a movie outdoors

The warmer months mark the start of outdoor cinema season and you and the kids are spoilt for choice here in Perth. Rooftop Movies in Northbridge has something most nights of the week, with films ranging from the best new releases to trusty old favourites. There’s also pizza and bean-bags. Moonlight Cinema in Kings Park focuses more on the new stuff and allows patrons to BYO, creating perfect conditions for a relaxed picnic under the stars, complete with glass of wine for mum or dad.

 

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10 Must Try Meals Next To Adina Bondi Beach

Lorraine Elliot from Not Quite Nigella fills us in on the top must try dishes in Bondi Beach Sydney.

Lorraine travels the world looking high and low for the best food and travel experiences, sharing them with her loyal following on Not Quite Nigella.

 

 

Adina’s Bondi Beach location is right in the middle of a serious foodies feast. You won’t have to leave your little enclave on Hall Street to try some of the best of Sydney’s food! Here are 10 fabulous places to eat and their must eat dishes!

Blanca

Blanca is Bondi’s hottest new fine dining restaurant. Except it’s fine dining Bondi style without tablecloths, pretension and attitude. The food served is made up of intriguing combinations with a Mediterranean bent. The two chefs are from Finland and Australia and have given the food an international feel. Their most famous dishes are the black buns made with squid ink and filled with the crunchiest soft shell crab. The bonito also rates a high mention not just for its sheer beauty but clever treatment of this fish.

Location: 1 minute’s walk from Adina Bondi Beach. Best accessed from O’Brien Street, Bondi or ground level, The Hub, 75-79 Hall St, Bondi Beach

 

Bondi’s Best

Bondi’s Best is all about seafood. Which is really fitting when you think of the location of Bondi. Located at The Hub eating and shopping complex go down the stairs and Bondi’s Best is right at the end near O’Brien Street. The sushi is fantastic (try the Snow Roll or Aburi Salmon) but if you’re looking for something more substantial try the Patagonian toothfish. This is a fish often on endangered lists but here they use sustainable Glacier51 Patagonian toothfish fished off the shores of Western Australia. Here it is marinated in miso, served with smoked potato mash, daikon and shiitake mushroom salad, tobiko roe and orange sauce.

Location: 1 minute’s walk from Adina Bondi Beach. Lower ground, The Hub, 75-79 Hall St, Bondi Beach

 

Pasticceria Papa

Diners need no longer make a trek to the inner west to partake of Pasticceria Papa’s famous ricotta cheesecake. Sure you can order a range of biscuits, pastries and meals but the fridge with the numerous cheesecakes says it all. For those unitiated into the Papa cheesecake cult, there’s a layer of pastry on the top and bottom and a creamy, light and lightly citrus scented creamy ricotta filling inside. And if you love it you can buy a whole cheesecake-the small one feeds 6-8 and is $27.

Location: 1 minute’s walk from Adina Bondi Beach. Lower Ground, The Hub, 75-79 Hall St, Bondi Beach

 

Gelato Messina

Gelato Messina is one of those brands that people absolutely love. There are queues even in the middle of winter for their gelato. Specials change every week and the hardest thing is choosing what to order. Let me help out: the three most popular flavours (available all year round) are the salted caramel with white chocolate chip, chocolate fondant and salted coconut and mango.

Location: 0 minute’s walk from Adina Bondi Beach. 61 Hall St, Bondi Beach

 

China Diner

The location couldn’t be better and a tip: China Diner loves Adina guests! If you are an Adina Bondi Beach guest you can enjoy free take away delivery to the hotel 7 nights a week! Make sure you try their Massaman beef curry, Queensland scallops with Vietnamese shallot dressing, crispy dumpling platter or Alaskan king crab legs with noodles in XO sauce.

Location: 0 minute’s walk from Adina Bondi Beach. 77-79 Hall St, Bondi Beach

 

A Tavola

A tavola means “At the table” and if you ask any regular what their favourite dish is chances are that it will probably involve their papardelle with ragu, a constant on the menu. This is most often paired with a red cabbage salad, a glass of wine and complimentary downy soft slices of focaccia bread with chilli oil. The papardelle and all of the pasta is just either just before service or during service so that it is fresh, soft and silky.

Tip: the don’t like takeaway as the whole Italian experience is best at the table (hence the name A Tavola) but you can get three dishes to take away: the papardelle, red cabbage salad and spaghetti.

Location: 0 minute’s walk from Adina Bondi Beach. 73-75 Hall St, Bondi Beach

 

Can Cava

It’s all about Spanish Pintxos, you know those bar friendly snacks that are often  served on toothpicks. But the stand out dish at Can Cava is toothpick free. It’s the tuna tartare on potato chip with slender threads of red capsicum on top. I dare you to stop at one!

Location: 2 minute’s walk from Adina Bondi Beach. 101 Hall St, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

 

Hooked on Poke

Bondi is a health conscious suburb and healthy food is always popular with the locals-there are after all bikinis to get into come summer time! Hooked on Poke is a new poke bowl bar where you can build your own poke bowl (poke meaning chopped, usually raw fish, a concept from Hawaii) starting with rice or salad, choose your fish (or chicken) and then you can choose your toppings. Can’t decide? Get one of their “HOP favourites”, a list of 5 pre selected bowls. The spicy tuna is a winner.

Location: 4 minute’s walk from Adina Bondi Beach. 149 Glenayr Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

Gertrude & Alice Bookshop

Do you need a bit of a refuge from the activity on Bondi Beach? Slip into Gertrude and Alice bookshop, named after Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. You can simply stop in to buy a new or secondhand book or you can stop for a cup of Alice’s Famous Spiced Chai, a delightful and aromatic drink paired with one of their spelt scones served warm with butter and jam. And just marvel at how fast times flies with a book and afternoon tea!

Location: 1 minute’s walk from Adina Bondi Beach. 46 Hall St, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

 

Bill’s

Bill Granger‘s cafe has become one of those must try Sydney experiences. And it isn’t just for tourists as locals queue to get into the Bondi cafe. The menu has a range of brunch goodies but the two classics are the ricotta hot cakes and the big breakfast with his famous creamy scrambled eggs. It’s simple fare that you could easily make at home (which is probably why his cookbooks sell like…well ricotta hot cakes!) but it is done well with a friendly atmosphere and service.

Location: 0 minute’s walk from Adina Bondi Beach. 79 Hall St, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
 

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A Christmas Shopping Guide to Melbourne

When it comes to getting your Christmas shopping done, there’s no better place to visit than Melbourne. If you missed the Black Friday sales (where were you? Living under a rock?), don’t worry, we’ve put together a perfect day of shopping, eating, and shopping again. What could be better?

8am: Fuel up with a hearty breakfast

It’s going to be a long day and you’ll need your energy. Start off your day with a visit to Queen Street Rescue, located right next door to Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne. The coffee here is smooth and nutty, while the breakfast menu has a large range of options to suit all tastes, from classic smashed avo to buttermilk pancakes with praline crumble. Yum!

9.30am: Wander around Queen Victoria Market

After breakfast, enjoy a short walk to Queen Victoria Market. Experience the vibrant atmosphere at this huge open-air market. With over 150 stalls of vintage fashion, homewares, gifts and activities for the kids, this is a must-see on your quest to complete your Christmas Shopping in Melbourne.

10.30am: Visit Emporium and Melbourne Central

It’s a must that you visit Emporium Melbourne and Melbourne Central for its upscale retailers. These malls have everything from Aesop to The Academy Brand, so whoever you’re shopping for, they will have you covered. While you’re in the city, be sure to check out the Flinders Street Christmas display. This display changes each year and is always a magical sight.

12pm: High End gifts on Armadale’s High Street

If it’s high end gifts you’re after, pay a visit to High Street in Armadale. One step on this street and you’ll instantly feel as though you’ve landed on Rodeo Drive. Think beautifully dressed woman who look like they’ve stepped out the pages of a glossy magazine, and you haven’t even entered a store yet.

1:30 Get to Richmond for a relaxed long lunch

We highly recommend a visit to Kong BBQ in Richmond for a relaxed long lunch after the intense morning you’ve just had. The Korean inspired menu is next level. And the best part, the open kitchen allows you to watch the chefs expertly prepare your meal with speed and finesse that is mind boggling.

3.30pm: Grab a designer bargain

While you’re in Richmond, head to Bridge Road for a designer bargain that will have you bragging for weeks after. Brands include Anthea Crawford, Zu, Witchery, Table Eight, Sportsgirl, Review and more. It’s ok to lose sight of the mission and purchase a few items for yourself. Go on, you deserve it.

4.30pm Walk down Chapel Street

This is where it’s at! You could spend all day walking down the 4km strip of shops that make up Chapel Street in Prahran. Here you’ll find everything you could possibly need, from vintage treasures to international fashion brands. And the best part? Most of the shops are open until late, so you can shop till you drop!

7pm: End a successful day at a rooftop bar

With your evidence of a successful day in tow, jump in the nearest taxi and head back to the city. Get yourself to BOMBA for dinner and a drinks at their rooftop bar. It’s the perfect way to end a perfect day of shopping in Melbourne.