Last Thursday John and I flew to Melbourne for a very pleasant few days catching up with family and friends. This was our first flight since returning from Cuba in March last year . Obviously there were a few changes , the wearing of masks on the flights and in the airport and obtaining permits for entering another state.
We stayed at The Hotel Windsor , one of Australia’s original grand hotels established in 1883. A stay here had been on my bucket list and it certainly exceeded my expectations. The hotel has hosted many famous names including former Australian Prime Ministers and stars of screen and stage .
This was taken on the rather grand staircase as I headed out to meet up with my friend Suzanne on Friday morning. I was wearing my navy Rundholz skirt , Pom Amsterdam shirt and feathery vest . Suzanne and I enjoyed a wonderful day together catching up on our news and visiting several local designers , I may have made a purchase or two .
The images below give a glimpse of the old world charm that makes the Windsor rather special.
Melbourne has always been a favourite city of mine and I so enjoyed visiting again. Yes, due to Covid there are changes , particularly small businesses in the city centre. The vibe of the city is slowly returning after being in lockdown for 102 days last year.
We spent time wandering the streets and enjoying the architecture , both old and new.
One of my favourite things to do in any city is to enjoy the parks and gardens. The Autumn weather was simply beautiful with warm, sunny days just perfect for a long walk through both the Botanical Gardens and the Fitzroy Gardens.
Melbourne is also famous for its interesting lane ways and street art. This one in normal times is filled with tourists posing with the art .
Had to include this sunrise shot taken from the hotel window .
My outfit for a spot of city wandering , old favourite Moyuru skirt, black Paula Ryan tee, leather jacket Caroline Moore, Ms Edgeley turban .
Joining Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish, Gail for Wow on Wednesday, Jacqui for Chic and Stylish and Nancy for Fancy Friday.