After a major visa issue (I realised after entering Hong Kong from Thailand that my visa expired the next day!) I made it to Melbourne for a fleeting visit!
The purpose of my quick trip down under was to attend my Life Coaching Graduation and the added bonus was my family flew down from Sydney to see me!
Below I share a number of photos from this super fun four days!
For the last 6 months I’ve been busy studying and completing my Life Coaching qualification.
I have done a lot of study over the years (an honours degree in Psychology and a Masters of Marketing) but this qualification means so much to me.
I loved every minute of the Beautiful You course and I’m so appreciative of the connections I’ve made as a result.
Julie Parker is the CEO and Founder of Beautiful You and I’ve known Julie ‘online’ since I did B-School in 2012. It was so awesome to finally meet her in person after chats on Facebook and catching up on our live calls.
Julie is the epitome of beautiful, inside and out, and I’m so grateful that she created this amazing course for heart-centred coaches and entrepreneurs.
It’s what I’m all about!
As a part of our Inspiration Day we also got to hear some amazing entrepreneurs and speakers present, including the always inspiring Lisa Messenger, CEO of The Collective Hub and Editor of the Renegade Collective magazine.
I have met Lisa a few times and heard a speak multiple times and somehow, (I shouldn’t be surprised!), she just keeps getting better and better!
This lady can seriously do it all and I love the fact that she is so humble and real.
I also had the absolute pleasure of meeting my gorgeous coaching buddy Kate Caddle in Melbourne. Kate and I have been non-stop skyping, emailing and whats’apping each other since we started our coaching course and I’m so grateful of her friendship.
We immediately hit it off and we both agree it’s like we’ve known each other forever.
I also got to catch up with my friend and Lead Trainer, Jade McKenzie of Event Head Event Management. Jade and I have also ‘known’ each other online for sometime now and we finally met up in Hong Kong earlier this year.
Jade is also the Editor of the awesome EH Magazine which I’m now a feature writer for! (You should check it out!).
In this online world it’s so important to have genuine and strong connections and I’m lucky to have this with Kate as well as many of my fellow Beautiful You coaches.
A big thank you to Fi Mims Photography for taking all the amazing photos on the day!
I used to travel to Melbourne a lot for business and I would often go to Brunswick Street in Fitzroy for dinner.
This time around I was keen to see it in daylight and do a bit of exploring!
Brunswick Street is a hipsters dream and this colourful precinct is full of charm and character.
Lined with restaurant after restaurant plus a number of cafes, eclectic boutiques, record and book shops, this buzzing street is a must visit when in Melbourne.
Continuing with the hipster vibe, Hosier Lane in Melbourne’s CBD (off Flinders Lane) is also worth a wander.
This blue cobbled laneway is a popular landmark for tourists thanks to its ever changing Urban artwork (aka graffiti).
We enjoyed taking photos of graffiti artists in action as well as playing with my selfie stick!
Hosier Lane is a great backdrop for photoshoots and is also known for the upmarket cocktail lounges of Misty and MoVida.
(Unfortunately it was a bit too early in the day for a cocktail!).
Melbourne is a Foodie’s Heaven and we did A LOT of eating.
But thankfully we also did a lot of walking which balanced out the calorie intake nicely!
I think we pretty much circumnavigated Melbourne’s city streets and lanes by foot.
It was great to take in the vibe of South Yarra and the popular bars and restaurants during Melbourne Cup week, wander the streets and pass by the famous Flinders Street Station, Federation Square and hear the ding ding of the trams (it reminded me of Kennedy Town!).
We also did a fair bit of shopping and by chance we walked into the The Block Arcade on Collins Street and decided to line up for afternoon tea at the famous Hopetoun Tea Room.
It was definitely worth the wait!
My time in Melbourne went waaayyyy too fast and I wish I could have it over.
It was so fun, loving and rewarding and it’s definitely a highlight of 2015!
Have you got any Melbourne must-see’s? Let me know in the comments below!
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