One of my darling blogging friends and I have been talking for a little while now. And I am sure you have seen her name all over my blog as it is! But when she agreed to do a quest post for me, I was ECSTATIC! She writes really well and I have never had a guest writer yet!
She decided that she wanted to write about her home town and it actually inspired me to do a series with other people who want to be guest writers as well. I don’t know how often I will get people to write for my blog, but this is a REALLY great start! Here’s what Miss Rosie had to say!!
When Abigail asked me to write up a guest post for her blog I was ecstatic and happy to do so but I drew a big, fat blank. I get pretty overwhelmed when I can write about anything. You’d think it’d be liberating, but alas I have a million and one ideas and then NONE at all! I listed down what I wanted readers of Hey Darling Love to know about me, essentially an Aussie gal who’s obsessed with fashion and beauty – and that’s when it hit me; I’m an Aussie, what better topic to write about than my home town of Melbourne.
I can give you all the Wikipedia spiel about Melbourne and how it’s the second largest city in Australia, with a population of more than four million people yadda yadda yadda – you can look that shit up yourself. I want you to know MY Melbourne. Things I love to do and see around the city that I would recommend to you if you were to come and visit – AND YOU SHOULD VISIT!
First and foremost the weather here is erratic to say the least. Every true Melburnian will pack an umbrella AND a pair of sunglasses. It’s known to have four seasons in one day – an aspect that’s lovely yet totally annoying if you’ve planned an outdoor event. At the races this year we got rained on one day and then 3 days later we got sunburnt, WTF?!
Now I love to shop and lucky for me the shopping here is OFF THE HOOK! People from all around Australia will come to Melbourne to shop. There’s everything from high end boutiques to funky little stores to huge malls. We are very spoilt for choice. If you have a spare day in the city I would highly recommend just wandering around all the little streets and laneways and get lost looking at all the amazing stores.
Melbourne’s known for its amazing coffee culture (not to mention outstanding food and wine – that’s a whole other blog post!). There are so many coffee shops and cafés and pop up coffee labs that you don’t have to travel too far to get a fabulous latte (or whatever floats your boat). It can be quite funny how people can get very pretentious over their “blend” but it’s well worth it! It’s a time honored tradition to go to brunch on the weekend and find the best cup of coffee in town. Don’t even mention Starbucks here – that shit’s pure sacrilege!
Last, but definitely not least, the art and theatre scene is pure heaven for a self-proclaimed culture nut like me! You can catch award winning musicals on all the time (Les Miserables and Once are on at the moment) as well as amazing exhibitions on at the National Gallery of Victoria – right in the heart of the city.
If you do decide to come and visit make sure to give me a shout out – I’d be more than happy to play tour guide…I just ask that you buy me a decent cup of coffee!
Thanks SO MUCH Rosie for writing and being my first guest post. Also, thank you for inspiring me! You’re so amazing and I am glad we became blogging friends. Someday, I would LOVE to come to Australia and maybe I will be able to visit you! Who knows?!
Make sure you all show Rosie some love over at her blog as well!!