All images by Creative Flair Photography
I recently took a trip to Melbourne with my husband, my Mum & Dad, and my sister & her boyfriend. We had such a great 5 day break as a fam in this gorgeous city. Now I've been to Melbourne plenty of times but it's been quite a few years since my last visit and this time round we had a fantastic location on Flinders Lane at the Grand Mercure Apartments, and managed to do quite a lot in a few short days.
This is by no means a sponsored post, I just really wanted to share with you some of our highlights and favourite locations, restaurants, events etc. The main details I noticed this time round in Melbourne were the gorgeous, old buildings, the high standard of restaurants & abundance of fantastic little wine bars, the slew of great bars tucked away in the city's laneways, and the friendliness of all the staff we met in the shops and restaurants.
My husband and I arrive to our hotel early in the afternoon - the rest of the family not arriving until the evening due to all of our flights being cancelled (not naming any airline names...) and us all being moved onto random, different flights. Anyway... we were pleasantly surprised by our modern, stylishly appointed 2 bedroom apartment at the Grand Mercure on Flinders Lane. May I just say, I loved these apartments! They were so stylish & spacious, and the staff were so friendly and helpful. It was such a great location too. After dropping off our bags, we walked a few blocks up to the Queen Victoria Market to stock our little fridge up with cheeses, olives, prosciutto, feta stuffed peppers, marscapone stuffed figs, quince paste, dips, hand made chocolates, fruit & wine. Delicious! When my parents arrived we indulged in a few of these goodies before heading up Flinders Lane to a cosy wine bar, Virginia Plain, for a delicious dinner - recommended to us by a random gentleman on he street. We picked up some fresh churros on the way back to the apartment to welcome my sister & her man.