Welcome to edition number five of Friday Five. This week it’s a Melbourne themed list of things.
- La Trobe Reading Room at the State Library of Victoria. An architectural/structural marvel that was built in 1913. Walking through the space is like being transported back in time. I imagine the space was just as inspiring when it was first built as it is today.
- Bangpop. Thai restaurant located at Southwarf Melbourne. I went here to fuel up on delicious Thai food and to quench my thirst with refreshing mocktails after shopping up a storm. If you visit in summer, ask for an outdoor table – the view of the Yarra River is very relaxing.
- St. Collins Lane. A newly opened high-end shopping destination with a good variety of eateries also. The interior decoration and architecture is very flash – the green glass chandelier throughout makes for excellent instagram photos.
- Chin Chin. Southeast Asian cuisine with options to suit every palette. This restaurant has gained a bit of a cult following over time and it’s not hard to understand why. The array of menu choices covers the classic favourites as well as more inventive dishes. At peak times it’s a 2 hour wait for a table here, but the food is well worth it.
- Dopamine jewellery. Founded by Mary Wrong, the brand concept is to turn trash into treasure. The ultra delicate pieces are made from recycled paper and coated in water resistant coating to strengthen and preserve. Each piece tells a unique story and I just love the sustainable philosophy behind the designs. On the website, there is an option for custom-made creations: what a great gift idea!
Thanks for reading!
- La Trobe Reading Room at State Library of Victoria: https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/search-discover/our-magnificent-spaces
- Bangpop: http://www.bangpop.com.au/gallery
- St. Collins Lane: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BMN78Sqg7_5/?taken-by=stcollinslane
- Chin Chin: Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BQEURD-lA0A/?taken-by=chinchin
- Dopamine: http://www.dpmine.com/personalized-jewellery.html