Second home

A couple of weekends ago I took advantage of an RDO Monday and headed to Melbourne for the weekend to catch up with my cousins.

Melbourne always feels like home and a weekend there is never enough! It’s got me questioning why the move to Brisbane, when I love Melbourne so much more.

The weekend had a bit of brunching, wine, shopping and family catch ups.

I went to brunch at St Ali with my cousin and her boyfriend in South Melbourne. Set amongst the street art of Yarra Place, St Ali has a range of filtered coffee specials, although I stuck to the usual skinny latte. I ate the My Mexican Cousin dish which had the most delicious corn fritters I’ve eaten, poached eggs and haloumi!

Yarra Place

St Ali’s Mexican Cousin brekkie

We went for a wander along Brunswick Street in Fitzroy which has a good mix of alternate stores, cafes, restaurants and bars, and enjoyed a rooftop Tempranillo at Naked for Satan overlooking the Melbourne city skyline.

Brunswick Street

Wine time at Naked for Satan

And the day wasn’t over yet, it ended with a mouth watering almond croissant from Lune Croissanterie!

Lune Croissanterie

Croissant time!

To the other side of town, I brunched in Prahran at Tall Timber with other cousins. I went real healthy here and ate the Super Green Salad breakfast with poached egg, avocado and feta, a fresh Prahran refresher juice and coffee of course.

Brekkie salad at Tall Timber

Always good to catch up with this guy on every trip

Thanks for having me Bella x

It was such a nice weekend getting a dose of family time, and hopefully it won’t be too long til I’m back for some more.

LWL xxx