A broke girl with a bucket list

3 Girls + Melbourne (in photos)

3 Girls + Melbourne (in photos)

Photo Diary 04.12.2017-07.12.2017

What’s better than booking last minute flights to one of your favourite cities with two of your favourite people? Having dropped $150 on return flights the week before, Lyn, Jules and I headed off to Melbourne, tempted by the offer of free accommodation (a blow up mattress on the floor of Jules’ brother’s flatshare – thanks Ian!), op shops and daily brunch adventures.

What followed was three of the best days I have had this entire year. From wandering around heavily graffiti’d alleys, to dropping WAY too much in sales at op shops and main street stores alike, to eating our weight in pancakes, Melbourne absolutely delivered. Highlights of the trip included buying three kilos of fresh mussels to cook up (with some very necessary bottles of wine and fresh sourdough) as a thank you for Ian and his flatmates, touring the psychedelic and absolutely hypnotising Del Kathryn Barton exhibit ‘The Highway is a Disco’ at the NGV and rooting through the many, many, many vintage and second hand stores to find the perfect denim jacket.

As for food, it was so exceptional that I’m going to save the details for another blog post (keep an eye out!) but by far my pick of the trip was a tie between the indulgent french toast at Auction Rooms that Jules impressively managed to finish (with more than a little help from Lyn and I) and the amazing chicken bao at Hochi Mama that neither of us have stopped talking about since. Big thankyous to Ian and his flatmates for putting up with us, Melbourne for being the dreamiest city in the world, Tigerair for having such cheap flights even though they weigh your carry on and most importantly Lyn and Jules for being the loveliest travel buddies ever.

our itinerary:

Hochi Mama | The Carlton | Fandango | Queen Victoria MarketsACMI
Del Kathryn Barton at the NGV | Brunetti | Moat | Messina | Auction Rooms
Mörk | Vintage Sole | Soul Cafe | Vic Market Tattoo | The Crane
Naked for Satan | 5 Lire | RetroStar | Hunter Gatherer | Folkstore