Melbourne is definitely the design, crafts and cafe hub of Australia! Reknowned for it’s “bohemian” cultural scene, the city centre is crowded with tight alleyways filled with food outlets, streets lined with inspiring design stores and art installations.
I got a lot of ideas for craft projects during my week in Melbourne, ranging from clever hand-made jewellery to candle holders and paper crafts. I also created a long mental shopping list of lots of lovely goodies for the home!
I wished Becky had been with me many times, with so many delicious cakes, she would have been in heaven! Acland street is home to cake shops where the window displays are full to the brim with baked goodies, and a short drive away is Sorrento, the home of the vanilla slice.
Melbourne also has it’s fair share of street art – in the hip St Kilda district, the allotments were creatively decorated with all sorts of household items (bread bins for post boxes), and more knitting!