Melbourne Day

Today is Melbourne's 179th birthday! I woke up feeling great and the weather was finally on my side. Alexia and I were down for a big brunch to kickstart our day of sightseeing in the city.

We decided on a cool restaurant down the road called Axil.

Again, I was incredibly impressed by the quality of the food in my area. I ordered Chocolate Waffles with peanut butter parfait, banana and candied popcorn. It was sweet, crunchy, and utterly delicious. I inhaled it all way too fast.

Alexia got toast with smashed avocado  with mint, lemon, and parsley. I was able to smell the greens from across the table!

I also tried a Mango and Passionfruit Lassi which I didn't quite like. It was too thick and grainy for my taste. But, other than that, brunch was a-ok. The decor and atmosphere made me excited to eat. Alexia and I have already talked about eating there again.

After brunch I changed out of my sweater to head into the city. There were events throughout the day at Federation Square to celebrate Melbourne Day.

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There was free cotton candy sponsored by the Royal Agriculture Show! I am going to be volunteering at the show so seeing their stand today made me eager for the date to come sooner.

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The concerts ended and we walked towards the Royal Botanical Gardens to take a peek at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. I'm going to

Hardwell

and the

Holi Festival of Colours

, so I wanted to see what the venue looked like.

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I love it! It was an open venue; nothing I've ever seen before.  I snuck on stage for some cheeky posing.

Our long walk around the gardens made me a very happy girl. It was so warm and sunny that I think I may have even gotten a slight tan!

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Today was a really wonderful day. Happy birthday Melbourne, you've been good x