The Royal Exhibition Building was built in 18 months for the purpose of hosting Melbourne’s 1880 International Exhibition, and it then held a subsequent Centennial Exhibition in 1888. Both the building and the surrounding gardens were designed by architect Joseph Reed, and they were inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2004. The building is constructed in the shape of a cross with a majestic central dome, and large archway entrances with fanlight windows on each side. When it was built it was the largest building in Australia and the tallest building in Melbourne.
Every now and then, my husband and I treat ourselves to a meal at a “nice” restaurant. You know, the type of restaurant where the rich and famous probably eat without blinking an eyelid, but where the everyday person reserves for special occasions. Like birthdays, anniversaries, and so forth. I call these types of restaurants an “event” restaurant because the experience stands out in the memory. Continue reading Donovans – St Kilda, Melbourne
I visited St Kilda with my husband earlier this year for a short 3 day stay. The beachside suburb boasts an eclectic collection of entertainment, relaxation, and dining choices. Conveniently located just a short tram ride from the CBD in Melbourne, coming via the 96 from Bourke St. (Nothing says “you are in Melbourne” better than tapping on with your Myki card for a ride on the tram network.) Continue reading St Kilda, Melbourne – A Short Stay
I love going out for a yum cha feast. It’s been a family favourite outing for as long as I can remember. Then, a couple of years ago my doctor told me to stop eating gluten as it was affecting my health. Homemade meals are no problem, as you are in control. Eating out can be a little harder. You are faced with limited options.