nothing better than coming back from holidaying overseas with
something different to the standard chain store purchase. Melbourne
doesn't disappoint, in fact it's retail heaven.
homeware and, for the sanity of my husband, motorbike shops all in
the CBD - everyone's happy. In fact I could actually open a shoe
shop, short of not wanting to part with any of the pairs I've
We're in Melbourne
for the Australian Tennis Open but we decided to extend the visit
to make the most of this multi-cultural, sports-mad
My mum has joined us
with a friend of hers,Cea.
My friends and I
think my husband is so lovely putting up with three females, two of
them over 70! Others think he's just bloody nuts!
a channel to the tennis 24/7 and the whole city gets behind it with
creative displays in windows, making it feel festive and all the
more exciting that we're here for the first Grand Slam of
Locals tell us tales
of air conditioning breaking down and frying eggs outside under the
baking sun. Thankfully the heat is back to normal
Calder & Lawson
House of Travel advised us on accommodation and we're perfectly
located at the Mercure On Swanston - walking distance to the tennis
and in the same block as David Jones.
Hardware Lane is a
two minute walk away, pulsating with live music and cuisine options
the United Nations would be proud of.
We seem to have
packed so much into just 24 hours.