Melbourne is a city of sophistication, culture and style!
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Melbourne is a beautiful cosmopolitan city for lovers of, amongst other things, good food, art and theatre.
Venture out to Southbank of a night time, by the Yarra River, and have fun deciding which of the many restaurant's to dine in, before going to see a ballet at the Victorian Art's Centre, or a play at one of the famous theatres.
In the daytime after visiting the Sunday market at Southbank, take a Melbourne tram south along Australia's most prestigious tree-lined boulevard, St Kilda Road and watch for the Shrine of Remembrance. Stop a while at the Royal Botanical Gardens for tea and scones before heading back for some wonderful shopping in Bourke Street Mall. Oh and don't forget in March to head to Albert Park Lake for the Grand Prix!
Melbourne offers diverse living options with ever changing streetscapes catering for both first home buyers right through to luxurious, up-market apartment living. For a review of selected Melbourne city apartment buildings click here.
With great night life, classy bars, restaurants, trendy cafes and great transport, Melbourne is one of the world's most livable cities!
Docklands is now coming to life with fabulous restaurants, cafes and shopping!
One of Melbourne's newest waterfront suburbs, Docklands, is coming to life with a fabulous selection of cafes, bars and restaurants for locals and visitors to feast upon!
Located by the water, only minutes walk from the Melbourne CBD, it is the home of Etihad Stadium and comes alive of a Saturday evening as AFL fans flock to see their favourite team under lights.
With many major financial services and other companies such as NAB, ANZ, MYER, The Age and National Foods all making it their preferred head office location, and with easy access to the CBD, Docklands is fast becoming a business centre of choice.
With some amazing, architect-designed residential apartment buildings, some with extraordinary water views and views of the Melbourne city lights, Docklands is also is a preferred residential address for many!
Source: New York Times
TRAVEL SURFACING The Potts Point District of Sydney Becomes Sharper
Tony Sernack for The New York TimesSydney's Potts Point district is drawing a younger crowd with its handsome buildings and new shops and cafes.
By JULIE EARLE-LEVINE Published: December 20, 2009
FOR decades, Potts Point has enjoyed a reputation as Sydney's bohemian center. Over the last few years, a new wave of openings has re-established the neighborhood as a destination for the young and beautiful, despite - or maybe because of - its proximity to Kings Cross, an area best known for its prostitutes, strip clubs and tattoo parlors.
On Macleay Street, the main artery of Potts Point, gorgeous Art Deco apartment buildings and Victorian terrace houses sit amid new restaurants and cafes where hipsters and celebrities mingle."When I first came to Potts Point 15 years ago, there wasn't anywhere to even have lunch or breakfast," said Christopher Becker, an owner of Becker Minty, a furnishings and clothing store with two outlets in Potts Point.
Mothers sip espresso while their toddlers enjoy "babyccinos" (steamed milk without the coffee). Another brand that has a strong presence in the neighborhood is Fratelli, which offers a retail store, Fratelli Fresh (www.fratellifresh.com.au), and Café Sopra, a casual restaurant. Diners choose from a daily blackboard menu, with offerings like linguine with lemon, chili and pangrattato.
Later, you can shop for everything from fresh passion fruit to two dozen types of house-made pasta.
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