So it appears that i’ve reached the first stage of my TWENTIES. WHAT, NO. But yes, it’s true..
I stayed at Novotel St. Kilda for 4 nights with my nearest & dearest, spending the majority of time exploring new Cafes, Restaurants & things to do in Melbourne. It was nice staying in a different part of the city and gave us a chance to explore more of what Melbourne has to offer. Although it’s the start of Winter, we were super lucky with the weather. We had no rain, a little wind but the sun was out making our staycation more enjoyable.
From Wednesday to Sunday we spent way to much money and ate too much food but hey that’s all part of the celebrations right? My two best friends, Cayla & Stevie stayed for the first two nights, and to celebrate our 4 year friendship, we got matching tattoos. And lets just say, it has taken a very long time for us to get this done… We went to Vic Market Tattoo in North Melbourne. I would 100% recommend this place if you are having your first tattoo done. It is a super quirky place and definitely reflects the style of the artists.
For our first dinner, we stopped at Rococo in St. Kilda. A modern Italian Restaurant with a stunning Dinner menu. They also accommodate for a number of allergies and dietary requirements. Stevie has been vegan for 2 years and struggles to find a decent meal when eating out. Lucky, Rococo offers a full vegan menu. This is a restaurant that I would love to visit for breakfast!!
On the Friday, I swapped my friends for my family. My mum & I went for Afternoon Tea at Hopetoun Tea Rooms on Collins Street before buying way to many clothes… This is also were my Mum brought my Birthday cake. Red Velvet with a cream cheese filling and fresh berries.
San Antone was our first family dinner location and it was pretty good. If you’re a meat lover then you’ll love this place. It’s a touch more expensive but would recommend going in groups and getting the share platters.
The day I officially turned 20, We missed the hotel buffet breakfast so we went to Phamish and they offer a pretty good Smashed Avo. We were in a bit of a hurry as we woke up late and planned to play mini golf at 12. The service was quick and good prices for the amount of food is served.
Holey Moley is a mini golf / bar situated in the CBD. My parents had made plans for the Food & Wine Festival so the rest of us went mini golfing.
For the final birthday dinner, We went to Little Blue Restaurant which is located at the end of St. Kilda Pier, it was a very chilly walk but the food was definitely worth it! They offer a stunning dinner menu and would love to go back and have breakfast at the Cafe. After having Entrees & Mains, we were gifted a complimentary Dessert board which included a number of homemade chocolate desserts.
Before heading home on the Sunday, we surprisingly made it to the Hotel buffet breakfast before spent the morning at the St. Kilda Market.