Another month down! March was a busy one for me: I went to VAMFF, discovered more of Melbourne, got on board the brunch scene (favourite suburbs for brunching so far are Prahran and Coburg) and stocked up on some winter clothing much more Melbourne appropriate. But most importantly, I finally landed a job! After what feels like a year of non-stop applying for jobs (in reality, it was two months – one in Adelaide, and one in Melbourne) I am officially employed as well as being a freelancer. I was really keen to find something that combines all my strengths: journalism, copywriting, editing, social media marketing and photography, and I found it (more details to come)! I’ve also taken on a few more partnerships with my blog recently as I discover the amazing range of Melbourne brands and start-ups on offer – so stay tuned.
PLACES I’VE VISITED
SOUTH MELBOURNE MARKET – Coventry St & Cecil Street, South Melbourne VIC
Markets in Melbourne are a huge deal, and the South Melbourne Market is a popular choice. Here, I decided to stock up on some flowers and treat myself to a coffee date. I picked up a bunch of cotton and a stem of wild grass, which is now displayed beautifully on my home desk.
IDENTITY RUNWAY – Como House & Garden, Williams Rd & Lechlade Ave, South Yarra VIC
My first event for VAMFF this year was a sustainable and ethical runway by The Fashion Advocate – as someone who’s very interested in slow fashion, I think it’s so important to support these types of events. It was such a good day, with flowing G&Ts and a beautiful runway in the gardens, there were also quite a few pieces from the runway that I wish I could take home with me.
GALA RUNWAY 2 – Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC
Last year, I flew over from Adelaide for the second weekend of VAMFF (documented here) and missed out on the opening Gala Runway, so this year I was definitely going! I think it’s safe to say this is the runway not to miss, it was my favourite VAMFF runway I’ve been to. From the live music and atmosphere, to the unbelievable range of fashion – I’ll be going next year for sure!
THE KETTLE BLACK – 50 Albert Rd, South Melbourne VIC
If you’re going to trek down to South Melbourne, then you have to try The Kettle Black’s Hotcake with Ricotta, Blueberries, Maple, Double Cream, Seeds and Nuts. This cafe is a popular spot, so I would recommend going on a week day, otherwise be prepared to line up!
DIPTYQUE NOISETIER CANDLE
I’ve wanted a Diptyque Candle for a long time, but have never been able to justify the price… until now. This candle has such a stunning scent – a sophisticated blend of hazelnut and woody green notes. It’s the perfect fit for my monochromatic bathroom.
ACNE STUDIOS LOGO SCARF
I’ve always known that Melbourne is cold, but it’s not until you live here that you realise just how cold it is. I’ve been eyeing off this beauty for a while now, and I decided to take the leap. I got it in Toronto Grey, a classic colour scheme that will go with my whole wardrobe.
NEXT MONTH’S GOALS
Now that I have a job, I am starting to settle into a proper routine – no more waking up at 11:30am! I’m currently on the lookout for a pilates or yoga studio to join, so I also hope to do that soon.
Living in a different city has definitely taken some adjusting, but I’m starting to feel more comfortable here. I’m definitely looking forward to more brunches and Melbourne discoveries.
How was your March? X