Kirsty Irwin

TOURIST IN MY OWN TOWN | PT. 2 AUTUMN/WINTER EDITION

Kirsty Irwin
TOURIST IN MY OWN TOWN | PT. 2 AUTUMN/WINTER EDITION

AS AUTUMN FALLS UPON US (SEE WHAT I DID THERE?) WE HAVE SO MANY FANTASTIC PLACES TO EXPLORE IN MELBOURNE. SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADUE, LET'S GO OUT & ENJOY BEING A TOURIST IN OUR OWN TOWN.

IF YOU FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM, YOU WOULD HAVE NOTICED MY OBSESSION WITH THE ABBOTSFORD CONVENT. I GO FOR A MORNING WALK HERE, ALONG THE RIVER, ALMOST EVERY DAY. THERE IS A CHILDREN'S FARM FOR THE KIDS, A MONTHLY ORGANIC FOOD MARKET, A JAPANESE RESTAURANT, A DROOL-WORTHY BAKERY & A HIDDEN GEM, LENTIL AS ANYTHING, WHICH IS A GREAT VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT WHERE YOU PAY WHAT YOU THINK THE FOOD IS WORTH. BUT THE BEST WAY TO UTILISE THIS SPACE IS TO PACK A PICNIC & ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL SCENERY.

ANOTHER AUTUMN DELIGHT IS TESSELAAR IN SILVAN. FOR SOME SERIOUS FLOWER POWER, YOU MUST VISIT THIS BEAUTIFUL LOCATION FOR THE KABLOOM FLOWER FESTIVAL (CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR DATES); ENJOY MUSIC, FOOD & OF COURSE, FLOWERS.

ADVENTURE TIME! I LOVE GRABBING A COUPLE FRIENDS & DRIVING OUT TO A DIFFERENT SPOT IN VICTORIA TO CHECK OUT ALL THE LOCAL GOODIES. THIS TIME WE TRAVELLED TO RED HILL. IT IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY AFTERNOON DRIVE, THROUGH THE TREE LINED ROADS. FIRST STOP WAS THE SUNNY RIDGE STRAWBERRY FARM TO PICK OUR OWN RUBY RED DELIGHTS TO TAKE HOME. 

 WEARING  MAJE KNIT  (PREVIOUS SEASON),  R  IDERS BY LEE OVERALLS  &  PALMA BAG  

WEARING MAJE KNIT (PREVIOUS SEASON), RIDERS BY LEE OVERALLS & PALMA BAG 

 WEARING  MAJE KNIT  (PREVIOUS SEASON),  R  IDERS BY LEE OVERALLS  &  PALMA BAG  

WEARING MAJE KNIT (PREVIOUS SEASON), RIDERS BY LEE OVERALLS & PALMA BAG 

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WHILE IN REDHILL, WE CRUISED OVER TO THE EPICUREAN FOR AN ITALIAN LUNCH BY THE ROARING FIREPLACE & A GLASS (OR TWO) OF LOCAL RED WINE. ANOTHER GREAT SPOT I WOULD RECOMMEND STOPPING AT IS THE RED HILL ESTATE WINERY... TRUELY MAGIC! 

ONCE WINTER SETS IN, MY FAVOURITE ACTIVITY (WHICH DOESN'T REQUIRE MUCH MOVEMENT WHAT-SO-EVER) IS TO VISIT THE ABUNDANCE OF BEAUTIFUL MELBOURNE PUBS. YOU JUST CAN'T GO WRONG WITH A GOOD OLD FASHION PUB MEAL & A HEARTY SHIRAZ. NORTH-SIDERS MY PICK IS THE ROCHEY; WITH OLD LEATHER COUCHES, OPEN FIRE PLACES & AN OUTSTANDING MENU THAT KEEPS YOU COMING BACK FOR MORE. 

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SO MY POINT IS, AS NICE AS IT IS TO STAY COZIED UP AT HOME WITH THE HEATER ON, SOMETIMES YOU NEED TO GET OUT THERE AN EXPLORE WHAT WE HAVE IN OUR OWN BACKYARD.