Is it just me, or has Melbourne grown up and found it's (beautifully shod) feet? Everywhere I go, people are telling me how great Melbourne is, how much they want to move here, and declaring that this here is the creative hub of modern, urban Australia.
Preaching to the choir there.
Every week it seems there's a new rag on the streets extolling the virtues of Melbourne living, from the endless cafés to the pop-up shops to the burgeoning cycle culture. And to complement this new-found Melbourne-crush are a host of goods and services that celebrate the lovely, quirky and iconic things about my home town.
The coffee obsession:
The skipping girl:
The slightly grungy, vintage style:
The Nylex sign:
The railway stations:
Even the good old Melways:
I'm feeling the Melbourne-love right now. It's in the air like the pollen, dusting you gently every time you step out of the house.
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