04 August, 2011

Parting is such sweet sorrow

After 2 EPIC days we allowed ourselves a little sleep in on Sunday morning before getting up, packing all our stuff and checking out of the hotel ready for a day of shopping. Grabbing a light brekky from Pie Face (man, they are EVERYWHERE down there!) we caught a tram to Fitzroy. The main shop I wanted to check out there wasn’t quite open when we got there so we strolled down the road to De Clieu, a charming hole-in-the-wall café that strikes the perfect balance between lazy Sunday catchups but still has that slightly swanky atmosphere, making you feel like you’re about to get something special. The coffee was amazing and we had the most delicious honey and walnut bread soft, gooey lightly spiced and slightly sweetened butter. Heaven!

After finshing up at De Clieu we headed back to Faster Pussycat where I browsed the store for ages, pretty much wanting to buy one of everything. I finally settled on this super cool yet gloriously comfy skirt which will be making an appearance this weekend at Greazefest. Seriously, what could be better than sexy style AND comfort!?

After that we jumped back on a tram and headed to Bridge Rd in Richmond. Oh. My. Gawd! I didn’t have nearly enough time to see all the shops and I still ended up buying lots! First we went to Gasoline Queen as I was determined to get there! The lovely Tash battled a hangover just so that I could shop my little heart out. There was SO much I wanted to buy there! Everything from clothes, accessories, homewares – you name it! However knowing what limited room I had left in my suitcase I settled for this beautiful dress. This picture just doesn’t do it justice and it’s such a lovely cut when it’s on. I can’t wait to crack this beauty out! Later in the day I also picked up the gorgeous Betts shoes to match at the bargain price of $20!! Oh Bridge Rd how I love thee!

By this time we’d done A LOT of walking around so we stopped at the Mt View Hotel for lunch. This was already on the list of ‘things to do in Melbourne’ as they are famous for their larger than life and very delicious Chicken Parmigiana. I thought their reputation may have been slightly ‘embellished’ but when that plate came out – HOLY COW! I don’t know what chickens they use but those things are HUGE! And we’re not just talking crappy schnitzel here this was thick, tender and juicy chicken. Served with fries and salad, it’s lucky we ordered one to share between us! However I did forget to take a photo, I was pretty excited to eat it.

After filling up on parma we were ready to tackle Bridge Rd again walking up and down and in and out of shops. There is just SO much I could have bought but alas, I am not a millionaire and had limited room in my suitcase. Although one purchase I am rather excited about is this rare Cramps vinyl from Title. I could have spent HOURS in this place but unfortunately we had to keep moving. So glad this precious baby is mine!

Sadly it was at this point that we had to start heading back into town to pick up our bags and head to the airport. Every step I took closer to heading home my heart grew heavier. I did not want to leave Melbourne. After grabbing a tram back into the city, we were crossing the road heading towards our hotel when suddenly we heard this amazing sound coming from a pub on the corner. We sprinted across the road and burst through the doors of the Young & Jackson to the sweet sounds of Matt Dwyer and the Little Big Band! A bit of rockabilly, a bit of surf these guys were going off at a lazy Sunday session. Well that was it, we looked at each other and knew we just HAD to stay for the end of their set! Downing a quick beer and with a tear in our eye, we hooted and hollered our appreciation of their talent before looking at our watches and knowing we didn’t have a moment more to spare.

Parting was such sweet sorrow but what a way to end such an AMAZING weekend! Thank you Melbourne for putting on lovely weather and for making me feel so welcome! I promise I will be back to love you all over again as soon as I can.

2 comments (+add yours?)

<----- MZ VICKI said...

wow What a great trip. Loved reading about it. oxoxo

Sheri Bomb said...

Thanks Mz Vicki, you and the big man have GOT to come next time! Lots of people seem interested so we're thinking of doing a bit of a group trip which would be super fun! Melbourne won't know what hit it! ;)

See you this weekend sugar xx

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