March 14, 2018

A Weekend in Melbourne

A very short but sweet AND cheap weekend away to Melbourne with Jetstar Australia… and my little sis.

We left after work Friday, ran into a friend at the airport (always fun) so stopped for a wine before being on our way!

I usually stay in the city in Melbourne and had always found it hard to get around (most places I wanted to visit were AGES from the city), so we booked a place in Glen Iris (doesn’t really have the same ring to it), BUT the place we booked was sick and about $200 each for the weekend (2 nights).

It was down a quiet little laneway (like real little, uber drivers were like, how do I get outta here), it’s owned by a couple who did a reno using mostly recycled goods. It’s warehouse/loft/townhouse with Scandinavian eco vibe, but feels very expensive. I mean, there’s Aesop in the bathroom #GOALS. I can’t afford that shiet at home, who ya kidding.PLUS they had a coffee machine with pods, a cute outdoor courtyard AND NETFLIX.  You can check it out here (and below).

We knew Ubers were going to be our downfall in $$$ this weekend, so we did brekky on a budget. $1.40 6 pack of hot cross buns for the win plus the Air BnB coffee. Two days of brekky done for 70c each. Winning.

We pretty much spent most of Saturday at the NGV, which was well worth it! Free entry (YEW) and so much to see. It took us HOURS. We also had a bite there to keep us going. We walked through the four levels of the NGV Triennial, it is pretty amazing it is free. Lots of great artworks and interactive pieces which I love. I almost dropped a bucket load on “coffee table books” at the gift shop, so steer clear if your self control is questionable… like mine.

After the NGV we headed back to good ol’ Glen Iris for an arvo nap, because we are on holidays then headed to Mr Miyagi for dinner. The tacos and the frose are an absolute must. We went at about 6pm and didn’t have to wait for a table (which is epic for Melbourne on Saturday night). Note they do have a 1.5 hour table turnaround. After dinner we did a little crawl down Chapel Street and stopped by a few random bars (not hard to find) and headed home for a lil Netflix and a big snooze.

If we had more time, I think we would have done the trams to save on $$$ on Ubers. The location was great though. Heaps of cafes, some bars and you could walk to the shops on Chapel Street (maybe bring walking shoes though).

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