Posts Tagged ‘melbourne’
Hope you’ve all had a great week and hope you have an amazing weekend. Much love. Juliet x
Who doesn’t love selfies? I sure do :p
(all these photos were taken by me using my iphone and i edited them using instagram.)
Today was my last day at my corporate job. I have three weeks off until I start my new course. I’m a bit scared but I’m a lot excited.
Pellegrini’s Espresso Bar
66 Bourke Street
This is me on the left and my friend darling friend Emma next to me. This is us here at Pellegrini’s. Emma was raving about their lasagne so I told her she had to take me. It’s obviously Italian but what I didn’t realise was that it was actually old school Italian. It’s so old school, i loved it. It’s quite small. There really isn’t much room to move around. There’s basically a long bar and then there’s a bench and seats along the wall directly opposite the bar. Which is where we sat. It’s nothing fancy but when you walk in you feel like you’ve known this place all your life. Like you’re transported back to another time and place, and not at all in Melbourne’s busy CBD.
I don’t think they have any menu’s, I didn’t see any displayed and we weren’t given one. We were greeted by an older Italian man, he had an Italian accent that made him seem so interesting, who basically told us the menu. He said that we could choose lasagne or cannelloni. And he offered us a granita.
First came a chunk of buttered bread. Then the delicious lasagne and then the granita. We didn’t really have to wait much at all. It was so good. I felt like I was at my nonno and nonna’s house.
No I’m not Italian, I’m just dreaming. It’s just what I imagine being at your Italian grandparents house would be like. It was great. It’s always so busy, you’re lucky if you can get a seat. We finished it all, I forgot to take a photo of my empty plate to show you.
It’s also cool because it’s located right next to Hill of Content and The Paperback Bookstore. What more could you want. Italian food and books. Perfect.
T H E B I G D E S I G N M A R K E T 2 0 1 2
i went to the design market on 8th December. here are some of the things i saw that i liked. if you like you can click HERE and check out the site and all the designers that were there.
- Juliet x
$ 2 0 C O F F E E A D V E N T U R E
I’d just hopped into the shower after an intense PT ( Personal Training) session and was thinking about what to do with the rest of my day as it was only about 11am.
I remembered the $20 note that I had in my wallet that I took out incase I wanted to go to one of the cafes in The Cafe Guide. Then the coolest idea popped into my head.
I wondered how many coffees could I actually buy with the $20? Then, normally, what would happen is that I’d just write the idea off as ridiculous. However, I promised myself the other day after watching the documentary on Diana Vreeland that I’d try to be more like her. ( Someone in the documentary said that if they told Diana to go to the moon for a shoot that she’d hop into the space shuttle without even giving it a second thought.) So this is where my coffee adventure began.
1. Olie & Ari – 133-135 Were Street, BRIGHTON
This was my first stop. Such a cool cafe.The food
in the cabinets was very tempting. I didn’t have anything
because I needed to leave space for more coffee
Balmains was the second stop. I think I should have
probably stopped drinking coffee after the second one.
But I didn’t because that would be weak. I loved the coffee
cups at Balmains. They were so fancy with the nice gold
3. Pantry – 1 Church Street, BRIGHTON
This place was so busy it was awesome. I only had a coffee
but I felt like I should have really had something to eat. All
the food that I saw being served around me looked delicious.
The cool thing about Pantry was that on each table there
were black artist crayons. I didn’t ask anyone but I’m pretty
sure you would use them to write on the brown paper that
they had put on the tables. Awesome idea. I imagined diners
playing hangman, playing naughts and crosses or drawing
maps to show their friend how to get around etc etc.
4. Tuccibrown – 268 Bay Street, BRIGHTON
This was my favourite cafe for the day. I can’t believe I
didn’t know about Tuccibrown. It’s a stationery store/cafe.
That’s everything I love all in one place. I bought a vintage
camera stamp (so cool) and looked through some cool arty
books while sipping my coffee. (I was kind of forcing the
coffee down at this point. I had definitely reached my coffee
drinking limit but I still had money left!! GAH!!
5. The Little Ox – 452 New Street, BRIGHTON
I was dying by the time I reached this place. (I’d had way
too much coffee.) It was so lovely though. And the staff
were so friendly and smily. I would have loved to try one of
the pretty sweets, but it definitely had to be another time.
I fell in love with the butterfly art on the wall, it was so
pretty and I loved how the sunlight shone through the
Yep, this is the end of the $20 coffee adventure. I made it to 5 cafes and had $1.30 left. Thank goodness that wasn’t enough for another coffee because that would have been it. I don’t think I would have made it. It was an excellent
experience and all the cafes were really good. I’d never actually been to Brighton so it was a good experience. In case you were interested all my coffees were skinny lattes and I never take any sugar.
- Juliet x
O U T I N F I T Z R O Y
These photos are from Tuesday when it was nice and sunny in Melbourne. The last few days have been miserable, cold and rainy and I can’t find my umbrella!!!
Arcadia Cafe in Fitzroy. One more cafe to tick of for my Cafe Mission.
- Juliet x