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How fun it would be to be an urban explorer this week? Our job would be to find the best city spots & make discoveries and of course, try out all of the city’s coolest cafés. Let just imagine this adventure for a few minutes shall we. -stephanie
Via Katie Armour’s instagram feed
Market Lane Coffee
Untitled by Ace Kieffer
la cool et chic
All of the Lights by Kristen Curette
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i came across this awesome online homewares shop, form function style, and included some of their products in our melbourne goodie bags. they have a great selection of home decor and gift items, and today they are giving away some of my favorite products from every category in their store to one lucky winner! here’s all (10!) of the items you can win…
the prize package includes…
how to enter…(CLOSED)
1. check out the form function style website and pick an item you love from any category.
2. then leave a comment below letting me know why you chose it and how’d use it.
plus, they are offering DLF readers 30% off storewide, for 48 hours. just enter code DLF30 at checkout (does not include postage.)
one winner will be chosen on wednesday, january 23rd at 10am PST. this post is sponsored by form function style.
UPDATE: winner is #49 anne cuddy!
melbourne is just a cool vibe. hip shops, one hundred million restaurant choices (except i didn’t love paying $22 for a cocktail!) and a class full of eager to learn students. one thing we DO know is that we will have to find our way back to australia someday.
a whale with lipstick made it in our group photo this time, obviously.
here’s a little about our sponsors & treats…
obsessed with these form function style leather “heart you” wall flags.
this colorful and chunky necklace is by so little time and was given to a lucky winner.
angela and i enjoyed a much-appreciated spa visit to aurora in melbourne (if you live there, you HAVE to get the private steam room massage. most relaxing massage i’ve ever had), who also gave our students a grapefruit and seaweed body cleanser and body cream. love the bulky wooden tops, talk about a nice touch in product design.
the scale of the dots on these dish towels is just right. september designs gave a few to each student.
goal diaries by mi goals were a welcome gift to those of us excited to make positive changes in the new year.
with such a modern space to teach in, we thought we would keep the florals more simple this time and went with cool neutral greens. cecilia fox provided the perfect touches with asymmetrical arrangements and vessels of succulents.
form function style also sent along these adorable coasters and good apples flags for our bags, along with a holiday decal.
how sweet is that fridge (and why don’t i have one again?) seriously, rokeby studios was so rad.
i love a cheeky card, and these literally have endless occasions they could be used for. the hungry workshop makes a whole line of fill in the blank letterpress cards in different colors.
inky co supplied wooden pens and pencils topped with bright erasers so our students could capture important tips.
also from form function style came this AMAZING prize—an essential oil burner that looks super scientific in an old-school box that reminds me of a classic book.
a craft kit with stickers, washi tape and twine came from from blank goods. those are pretty much staples today, yes? and i think we were talking about boys in this photo. and how they aren’t very good at multi-tasking. ha.
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this pom sweater was not to be passed up. i found it in a shop called bleeker st. in melbourne a few hours after i arrived. and soon after that…this gorman skirt (it’s on sale here!) & dotted socks were welcomed into my wardrobe as well.
a friend of mine in melbourne, caroline from woodnote photography, snapped some photos of the outfit on the way back from an evening of wine on chapel st.
those shoes are from kate spade and they are definitely my new favorite. so comfortable but still fancy. (similar style here)
photography: woodnote photography
more style posts: right here
in case you want to check out some of our favorite times in sydney, here they are! your recommendations helped us so much, i am so grateful for you guys!
the first day we decided to walk from bondi beach to bronte. the weather wasn’t the best, but the walk was unbelievable. so calm and brisk. of course we have beaches in LA, but the beaches in sydney had wonderful paths overlooking the water. (and how insane is that olympic pool? it’s called the bondi baths and it’s been around over 100 years.)
in the distance we noticed a beautiful cemetery on some cliffs…we decided not to stop till we got there. i’ve never been to a cemetery as magical.
the winery was definitely one of our favorite spots in sydney. we could walk from our apartment and just hang out. i would recommend going in the daytime for cocktails and the crab toast. it’s less crowded, you can sit on the patio and take in all of the eclectic decorations (like their elvis shrine room - and make sure to check out upstairs too!)
we decided it would be more fun to rent an apartment in surry hills (it was much cheaper and looked lovely). while we had a great stay, we were suffering a bit without wifi. you don’t realize how hooked you are to the internet until it’s taken away from you. our new rule with apartments, it has to have wifi and an elevator (carrying heavy bags up 4 flights of stairs isn’t the best) but this little spot was very cute and a great location.
we went to the finders keepers market (even though our jetlag had us feeling like zombies at that point) and found lots of little christmas gifts from wonderful handmade artists. i picked up some new patterned sheets from fictional objects and really wish i had bought one of those cute leather lockets from jen booth!
palmer & co. was a good time. they had interesting drinks (i got one with maple syrup) and you felt kinda sneaky going down into the basement from the alleyway.
so many of you recommended bourke st. bakery…luckily it was a 5 minute walk from our apartment and we squeezed in some time to make it over there before our flight to melbourne. the quiche and ham & cheese croissants were delicious and the space is very cozy.
the zoo! we know it’s kinda cheesy, but we just really wanted to see the kangaroos & koalas. but we were pleasantly surprised that this zoo was fantastic. you take a ferry past the opera house and over to what feels like the show Lost. you take a cable car up to the zoo (looking down we saw elephants in the water!) it was very green and it wasn’t crowded because we went on a weekday. we breezed right through…saw the kangaroos hopping all around, couldn’t believe how much the koalas look like cartoon characters and even watched a seal show. i’m so happy we went.
some of my favorite memories are just hanging out, eating “chips” (french fries) and drinking wine on the cafe patios while watching the people walk by. i am sure there is so much more we could have seen and done but we still had such a lovely time. i feel so lucky that blogshop brings me to these fantastic cities.
more on melbourne once we leave – i don’t want to miss anything! but we LOVE it here so far. -bri
(photos: designlovefest instagram)