image via Broadsheet
I had the loveliest of weekends.
I kicked it off on Friday evening with a visit to the National Gallery of Victoria’s Vienna: Art and Design Exhibition. Part of the Winter Masterpiece’s series.
image via NGV
I always feel inspired by a gallery/exhibition visit. Exposing myself to a dose of culture and surrounding myself with like-minded people. Note to self: do it more often.
For those who are not familiar with it’s location, the National Gallery is situated in a lovely part of Melbourne. On this particular balmy spring evening, St Kilda Road is sparkling and the city is buzzing. It was so nice and familiar to be amongst the office workers, one again, as they raced off home after a busy week. I was reminded of why I worked in the CBD for more than 20 years. I do love and appreciate our city’s beauty and electrifying energy.
image via Broadsheet
Post exhibition refreshments were had at Cookie. A great little bar/eatery in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. (Don’t be put off by the dodgy looking exterior at the building’s entrance) You can eat in the restaurant (Thai) or do as we did and have a nibble at the bar. On this occasion I was particularly impressed by the bars choice of daggy (my vintage) music. It can be a challenge to find places that cater (musically) for my mature taste.
Given the weather was so lovely on Sunday, I was keen to get out of the apartment and into the sunshine. I had brunch at The Social Roasting Company – a cute little cafe in Flemington. The decor, coffee and food (bruchetta with advocado, tomatoes and goats cheese) were all good, though I thought at $14 (for one piece of bread) it was a tad exxy.
After brunch I headed off to my sisters place to celebrate my gorgeous nephews second birthday. Of course, being a stylist, I love to buy my nieces and nephew lovely clothes. I adore Ralph Lauren polo’s and chinos for little boys.
It was a gorgeous afternoon, spent with family, sitting in the sun eating and drinking. ….& it’s all over now til next weekend….
How was your weekend? Did you do, see, visit or eat anywhere you recommend I check out?