Yep, we know how to do fly-in, fly-out. Last weekend, we descended on Melbourne, partly for the Victorian Hot Rod Show (which Paul has covered – very well covered – here), but any visit to Melbourne is also a chance for design inspiration, shopping destinations and savings elimination. And a chance Power Rangers sighting.
We stayed at the funky new Blackman Hotel. I’d recommend it if you prefer to shun big-hotel-blandness. Tucked off leafy St Kilda Rd, it’s a stone’s throw (or a couple of tram stops) from the city, but very accessible to St Kilda, Chapel St, High St, etc. Great views from our 16th floor balcony.
A slash-and-burn trip thru Gertrude/Smith/Brunswick Sts precinct yielded a cool addition to my mid-century ceramics collection from Twenty21, and visits to Angelucci, Cerca, 3rd Drawer Down, Little Creatures for lunch, and other points in between.
St Kilda for breakfast Sunday morning, then home. Pass the Berocca, please.