January 18, 2016

Travel Diaries - Melbourne: Day 03

Home sweet home! I'm now writing this post from the comfort of my extremely missed bed. I don't know whether it's just me or not but I always have such an awful sleep when I go to apartment buildings. I've had a few questions on my ask.fm about where I stayed whilst I was in Melbourne so I thought I'd do up a quick little post for those who were interested with some extra information on our flights as well.

Originally Alice and I decided to book a room at an actual apartment building because Alice was a bit skeptical of Airbnb but in the time we were waiting to meet each other (about a day) all the rooms went up $200 SOOO I found a bunch of rooms with amazing reviews to give her a little bit more comfort. We decided on this room here: [click to see airbnb] and had absolutely no regrets. The host was available 100% of the time for questions, the location was A+ along Lonsdale Street, the views were beautiful all day long and it was cheaper than the remaining apartments on booking.com we were having a look at. 

We ended up paying $453 for a two bedroom one bathroom apartment over two nights. For those of you wondering about the price of flights, we paid $243 each with Jetstar. 

Makeup I brought down to Melbourne with me. Some comments on the things that I brought: 

1. Started using the Kat Von D eyeliner about a week ago and was actually surprised by how much I liked it. 

2. I started using the Too Faced Primed and Poreless loose powder again after taking a break from it for about six months and have no idea why I left it in the back of my drawer for so long

3. 100% recommend the Benefit Gimme Brow

4. I love the Colourpop gel liner crayons in terms of their colour and how long they last but their packaging is pretty shotty in my opinion. Three of mine are still usable but snapped within the first week of owning them. 

Went to Manchester Press for our last brunch in Melbourne.

So glad that the wait time was no where as long as Top Paddock *phew* 

The other three spent their days in Melbourne wearing sneakers while I wandered around in girly boots and lace up flats.

How cute is this bunny on my Nutella hot chocolate!?

 Alice and David's coffees.

I didn't know whether I wanted something sweet or savory so I got a bagel that had super sweet syrup and bacon on the same dish.

After brunch we made a short trip over to La Belle Miette which is freaking AMAZING btw. It had such amazing ratings on Zomato for the amount of ratings that it received and I can say with absolute confidence that their salted caramel macarons were the best I ever had. 

I bought 18 for about $47 and ate 8 of them before I got home woops :)))) 

This is what happiness in a box looks like.

We spent the rest of our afternoon in DFO so I don't have any photos to show you apart from this light display from Mad Mex that Alice took!

Bye bye Melbourne :'( 

As glad as I am to be home, I can absolutely say that travelling to Melbourne with these lovely people was one of the best trips I've ever had! I can't wait to go back and see Phillip Island and Great Ocean Road. Simon and I had really upsetting moments on the way home because Alice reminded me that we didn't make it to Hash for their hot choclate and Simon didn't know that Pepper Lunch existed in Melbourne HAHAHA. I hope you guys enjoyed the temporary frequent posting and I can't wait to share my future Sydney travel diaries at the end of the month when I go with Alice and Annah. S. 

1 comment :

Ice Pandora said...

Traveling and meeting up with friends is the best ^_^
I'd love to go to Australia, Melbourne and other
cities someday!
Love the bunny foam art too c: Xx
Ice Pandora