We’re thrilled that next year we’ll be moving back to the captivating city of Melbourne! It’s our adopted home and we’re so privileged to be citizens of Australia after living there for around 7 years. There’s so much we’ve missed about this fantastic place, and we can’t wait to immerse ourselves in its culture, cuisine, and lifestyle once again. Here’s a list of the top things we’re most looking forward to upon our return:

Exploring Collingwood and Fitzroy

We’ve always loved the buzzing neighbourhoods of Collingwood and Fitzroy. With their vibrant street art, eclectic shops, and trendy bars, we can’t wait to rediscover our favourite spots and find new gems in these lively areas. A special shout-out to Molly Rose Brewery, where we’re looking forward to enjoying their unique craft beers in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Strolling through Fitzroy Gardens

Fitzroy Gardens is a beautiful green oasis in the heart of Melbourne. We’re looking forward to leisurely strolls amidst the lush foliage, admiring the elegant fountains, and simply enjoying the serene atmosphere of this enchanting park. Picnics in the park are a great Aussie tradition and Fitzroy Gardens is the perfect spot for it. 

Fitzroy Gardens in Autumn, Melbourne, Australia
Fitzroy Gardens in Autumn

Walking along the Yarra River Bend

The Yarra River Bend walk is a picturesque journey that showcases the beauty of Melbourne’s iconic river. We can’t wait to meander along the riverbanks, take in the stunning views, and maybe even spot some local wildlife along the way.

Melbourne’s Brunch Scene

Melbourne is known for its incredible brunch culture, and we’ve been dreaming of the day we can revisit our favourite spots. Sonido is one of our top choices and we’re counting down the days until we can indulge in their delicious South American-inspired dishes and perfectly brewed coffee, not to mention the delicious Columbian hot chocolate.

Stagger Lees, Melbourne

Wine and Gin Experiences

Melbourne’s wine and gin scene has always impressed us, and we’re eager to dive back in. With a heaps of amazing wineries and gin bars to choose from, we’re excited to sample the best of what the city has to offer. We can’t wait to visit Smithward on Smith Street, a cozy and intimate wine bar that has always been one of our favourites.

Cheering on the Melbourne Demons

One of the things we’re most excited about is getting back into the local sports scene. We’re new fans of the Melbourne Demons, but we’re already looking forward to attending games and cheering on our team alongside fellow supporters. If AFL isn’t your thing, Melbourne hosts world class tennis, rugby, soccer, cricket, Formula 1…the list goes on. 

MCG, Melbourne. Boxing Day Test Match

As we prepare for our move back to Melbourne, we’re filled with excitement and anticipation for all the amazing experiences that await us. From the vibrant neighbourhoods and beautiful parks to the incredible food, drinks, and sports culture, we can’t wait to embrace everything our city has to offer. See you soon, Melbourne, we’ve missed you!