I booked my tickets to Paramore last Friday night, and my best friend Barb will be accompanying me which will be really great - I've been spouting love lust for this city to her for months, and now I can show her what all my fuss is about. So have a look at the wonderful things Lonely Planet has to say about my Melbs:
"Sophisticated and slick, edgy and rough, Melbourne’s physical and cultural landscape is shaped by a dynamic population, ever-ravenous for a bite of global culture. The result is Australia’s most accessible multiculturalism. Ornate Victorian-era architecture and leafy, established boulevards reflect the city’s history, and cutting-edge developments such as Federation Sq exemplify its enigmatic contemporary style. But, Melburnians still keep their urban frenzy to a deliciously sedate pace. Trams lumber back and forth on routes radiating out like spokes from central Melbourne, and cycling is a common way to get from A to Z."
"Character-filled neighbourhoods, such as Fitzroy, St Kilda and Carlton, hum with life and the city produces some of the best art, music, cuisine, fashion, performance, design and ideas in the world. Melbournians are also devoted to their sport and they go ballistic around the Australian Football League (AFL; ‘footy’ to the locals) finals and during Spring Racing Carnival. They love to shop, eat and attend the myriad festivals that the city offers. You’ll even find them defending the city’s temperamental weather, and if you’ve ever experienced Melbourne’s inclination to plummet from searing heat to drizzling rain in the space of an hour, you’ll understand that this must be the true definition of unconditional love."
Some places I want to try out this time include:
The Bell Jar, 656 Smith St, Collingwood +61 410 336 019
My boyfriend got an iPhone yesterday, jolly menace he is. I still have to wait a month and a half til my old contract runs out, and he sneaks in before me just to make sure he is always just a little bit cooler. I will have one in my hot little hands soon enough. He bought me shoes last week, mind you, they were $20.00, and it was only because he accidentally spewed on my face the night before. But that's another story for another time.