Toko Melbourne is the newest addition to the Toko Group whose other outposts include Toko Sydney and Tokonoma by Toko. Nestled in the heart of Prahran’s bustling Greville street Toko Melbourne offers diners the chance to experience the informal style of Japanese “izakaya” dining. Combined with Australia’s world renowned fresh produce and complimented by stunning contemporary design, the Toko dining experience lasts long after diners have left the restaurant. Jiawa Liu and I stayed at The Cullen Hotel while we were in Melbourne, which is only 3 minutes walking from TOKO Melbourne.
If you worried what to wear to traditionally feminine Oaks Day, here is advice from Calibre: Take a masculine twist with appreciation for the finer details.
Embrace lighter hues and adopt a tasteful pastel palette. Bring out your adventurous side with splashes of bold patterns and prints and you’ll be in for the win.
Pair a gorgeous natural linen suit with a slim fit European cotton shirt and finish the look with pastel accessories and polished tan leather shoes for a fool-proof ensemble.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It helps to set the mood of your day. Imagine you are finally in Sydney for a night or two and get to meet your date or whatever, where to bring her/him to that very first impressive breakfast spot though? You gonna have to write me a Thank-you-letter or a big cheque if you really think below is a great idea. (Email me for my bank details for easy direct deposit, wink wink)
When midweek ticks over, don’t let the “Club Members Only” sign stop you when you hit on level 31 at InterContinental Sydney. Yes, the private InterContinental Club floor and Business Lounge on level 31 and 32 are opening their doors to the public every Thursday to Saturday
The new venture from brothers Phillip and Anthony Arnold collaborated with currently all female design and architecture studio AJCD, with adventurous head chef Maya Hope, the menu here at Stable Hands are for the open minded ones. Jiawa and I tried a few new things for the first time:
- black rice pudding with infused rhubarb, quandong compote and boab yoghurt
- pork belly hot cakes with compressed melon, smoked ricotta and yuzu caramel
- house smoked chicken, with white anchovy, chard lettuce, lemon aspen, lardo, parmesan, garlic ash
- caramelised grapefruit, with bush dukka crushed avocado, ancient grain granola
Jiawa and I had a great time at Elements of Byron Resort, starting from their restaurant at our checking-in. A seasonal, organic, local styled and healthy oriented breakfast menu plus you can choose to enjoy your meal from either sitting at their newly designed restaurant, looking out their stunning infinity pool, warming up next to their fire pit or checking out closely to the fire oven. When you are enjoying your meals here, dont forget to really check out and feel this place: Every aspect of the resort has been informed by the location and landscape. The main pavilion follows an organic and feminine form – low impact, single story, blurring the lines between interior and exterior spaces. In this way, it mimics the forces of nature; there are no harsh lines, every built form feels responsive to the elements – hugging a central space, or leading to new discoveries.
One of the best cafes in Fremantle you must visit is Hush Café. Want to know why?
Melbourne Day 1 with Jiawa, we visited Macha Mylkbar in St.Kilda, which is only minutes walk from famous Luna Park and St.Kilda beach. Matcha Mylkbar is a cafe with ingredients all plant based, even their coffee is made with almond milk. Make sure you go check it out.
With the booming food and hospitality industry and the amount of cafés to indulge in Melbourne, we don’t blame you if you feel overwhelmed or confused with where to dine in. Here are the best 10 Melbourne cafés chosen for their uniqueness in their style and flair whilst inhabiting their quality and taste with the menu selection they have to offer. [Related Post:Top 6 Most Elegant Melbourne Cafes ]
Melbourne is indeed synopsis with coffees and cafes as some would argue it is your one-stop destination for the best cafes in the world. With the weather being unpredictable and as cold as it is, from the craziest gushing winds to hailing rain dripping down, cafes are the go-to comforters as they endure the city and food lifestyle with delicious treats and tastes to captivate the hearts of people who visit Melbourne as well as the locals.
Yet, while food is evidently a high priority of the café culture, many are compelled to set their eyes on aesthetically beautiful décor so let’s take this moment to appreciate the most elegant cafés in Melbourne! [Related Post: Top cafes in Central Melbourne]