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THIS IS MY CITY | Adriana's Melbourne

We love the guide that Adriana Giuffrida, the creative brains behind jewellery label Poms, put together for Melbourne. When we asked her to do one she admitted that sometimes she misses living in Sydney... Adriana, sometimes we dream of moving to Melbourne! Korean BBQ, watermelon granita and the best art in Australia. What more could you possibly want? This is Melbourne, by Adriana.

Melbourne CBD

one. Best thing about Melbourne? I think the best thing about Melbourne is being able to head into the CBD and wander around aimlessly and be able to eat amazing food, check out some wonderful galleries, and shop to your hearts content.

two. Worst thing about Melbourne? Battling the ever changing weather conditions when trying to do the above!

three. Favourite secret spot? My new favourite secret spot is Kobo in the CBD in Hardware Lane. Its an amazing KBBQ (Korean BBQ place) that has Korean BBQ tacos! Sounds crazy, tastes amazing! 


four. Favourite everyone-knows-it-but-it's-still-good spot? COOKIE! In Curtain House on Swanston Street. It is a Melbourne Institution, and it never fails. Best food, best drinks, best building. Its just the best.

five. What is your newest discovery in Melbourne? Supernormal Canteen on Flinders Lane.


six. Where is the best place for.... morning coffee? meal with friends? romantic rendez-vous? late night drink? even later-night boogie? For a morning coffee, I keep it local and head to Oli & Ari in Brighton, or Pantry. Don’t judge, but I think the best new meal spot is the food court at Emporium. The European at the top of Spring Street is also amazing, and then you can get a mouth watering ice cream from the Grocer next door for a sweet treat. Cumulus is also great, and Supernormal which has just opened on Flinders Lane, for some more Andrew McConnell amazingness. Also Pelligrinis for a watermelon granita on a hot day, or Cellar Bar for a killer cotoletta and tiramisu! For a late night drink, you can’t beat Toff in Town's bubble cup cocktails.

Pellegrini's Bar

seven. Where are Melbourne's style spots? Where is the best shopping? Curtain House on Swanston street houses my two fave spots, Pet Shop Girls and Someday. These guys have the best in local and international fashion going on and its not your run of the mill stuff. Marais is also good for your higher end wares. I also love going to Savers on Sydney road, which is an amazing supermarket sized op shop. Also Camberwell Market on a Sunday morning is great, get there early though, cause the bargains get snapped up, its not as secret as it used to be.

eight. What is something you can get/read/experience/eat that you can only do in your Melbourne? Heide Museum of Modern Art Gallery in Heidelberg is really quite special. John and Sunday Reed purchased the block in 1935, and opened their home to like minded individuals such a Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker and Joy Hester among others, and the Heide Circle was born. Now the old homestead houses exhibitions of incredible modern art, and the gardens and grounds are also spectacular, and they also have a Cafe Vue, for a yummy mid gallery feast.

Heide Museum of Art

nine. You can tell a lot about a city from their airport. Describe yours. Hmm… I can’t say our airport speaks as highly as it could of our incredible city, but enjoying a lil treat from another Cafe Vue situated at the International gate is pretty good!

ten. How would you describe Melbourne to someone who has never been there before? yum yum!

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