Sunday, December 30, 2012

Melbourne Observations 2


Hope you're all enjoying the last weekend of 2012! Can't believe this year is a wrap. It seemed to fly.

Speaking of flying, we just returned from Australia and I wanted to share just a few more bits of Melbourne with you....








St. Kilda is home to Luna Park (top pic) which just celebrated it's 100th birthday. A beautifully festooned horse was hanging out, grazing, on Ackland Street. The third image is a view of St. Kilda Beach. The last two collages are of Stokehouse restaurant. They've just reopened after a 5 month closure for renovations. It's a fantastic transformation. Sorry I don't have any "befores" but believe me, it needed a lift. The re-design was created by the team at Projects of Imagination




On our last day in Melbourne, we ran into this tiny place. Chuckle Park, on Little Collins Street, is tucked into another tiny laneway. It was the perfect place to stop for a quick beer. Loved the strings of hanging terrariums and plants under the retractable red and white striped awning. 

Thanks so much for all your support, comments and emails this past year! I'm looking forward to seeing what you all get up to in 2013. Have a safe and happy new years eve! 

Until next year,
jx












8 comments:

Birch + Bird said...

Welcome Home, Janis! At least we have some sunshine for you, albeit very chilly sunshine :) Melbourne looks beeeaauuutiful! My brother-in-law and his family will be spending next week there before heading off to Tasmania...supremely jealous! Happy New Year!

Jan Halvarson said...

Yay - welcome home! Love all the picks - looks so warm and lovely! Chuckle Park especially! Happy New Year - hope to see you soon!

Tan said...

Melbourne would be so fantastic to visit this time of year! *sigh* I will go one day!
Welcome back to rain and sunshine!

Sofia - As We Travel said...

I've never been to Melbourne but I've heard so many great things about it, especially the cafes which are apparently really good. Would love to go there some day.

homeboundtheheartoflife said...

Happy New Year Janis. Looks like you had a great time in Australia. Love all your pics... have a lovely weekend, xx.

Le said...

loved that last image of the caravan bar ... how fab! best for 2013 le xox

Vintage Home said...

....oh so many beautiful images!

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

i so need to get myself back to melbourne!! xx