This is a Guest Post from Melbourne Watch Company
Australians are known for jet setting around the world at any chance we get – to experience foreign cities, interesting cultures and new people. Sometimes so much so that we forget to take a look at what’s sitting on our doorstep!
Melbourne has once again been voted the world’s most livable city, so instead of heading off for an overseas adventure we’re celebrating iconic Melbourne experiences that are a must for both local folk and international guests!
Melbournians love food. Over the years the city has developed a reputation for its café culture, with great coffee on every corner and gastronomic delights in abundance. The restaurant and café scene has us indulging in cultural delights – from trendy bars to Melbourne institutions – so the city’s position as a global leader on the food front is no mistake.
Visit Pellegrini’s for an honest Italian coffee or roam the CBD laneways and discover a hidden café gem.
New York, London, Paris and Milan are leading cities when it comes to fashion, however Melbourne is fast becoming a fashion destination with strip shopping such as Chapel Street and Brunswick Street, and new state of the art retail precinct, The Emporium.
Melbourne is often recognised for its local, classic and quirky style, mirroring the underground feel of the city. Also boasting international brands, with stores opening for H&M and Uniqlo recently, the shopping spread is almost as diverse as the coffee offering.
Celebrating iconic Melbourne landmarks and suburbs, Melbourne Watch Company crafts watches for Melbourne enthusiasts. The ‘Flinders’ style named after the CBD station is the perfect shopping item for those keen to take a little piece of Melbourne home… and perhaps a subtle excuse for a little bit of retail therapy!
For those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, a weekend escape is a classic Melbourne experience. From road tripping down the iconic Great Ocean Road, climbing the Dandenong Ranges’ 1000 steps, soaking up the sunshine on the beautiful beaches in Portsea or enjoying a facial and massage in the tranquility of Daylesford, a mini getaway is only a short drive from the city and a great way to explore some of the states best kept secrets.
Get busy with the rest of the state! Melbourne is home to a number of regular and annual events that keep locals and visitors occupied during leisure time. Whether this for you is checking out an AFL game, heading to the weekend markets, or getting dolled up for the Spring Racing Carnival, there’s plenty to get involved with.
Hosting world-class events year round, such as the Grand Prix and Fashion Week, there’s never a dull moment in the world’s most livable city.
This celebration of our city is brought to you by Melbourne-based timepiece label Melbourne Watch Company. To discover more visit www.melbournewatch.com.au