As the new year dawns we are introducing a new series for the blog where the team at S-kin Studio shows you the best picks in lifestyle, entertainment & all things slow and conscious living. This week we are diving into Melbourne, the city we all know and love. Here's some of Melbourne's top places from our Creative Director, Chi.
In this instalment I'll guide you through some of my favourite spots including places to go in Melbourne & where to hang out on the weekends.
My favourite thing to do in summer on the weekend is head to the beach with my doggos & camp myself on the sand for the day. On an especially hot day we love lounging under our umbrella and go for a dip and play with the doggos in the water. Then we always end up at Jack Slim's in Port Melbourne Bay St for a good feast afterwards. Try Ice Venezia Cafe's spaghetti ice cream - it won't disappoint.
On the weekend I love to go out into nature and Melbourne is definitely blessed with many walking trails. One I've been to and loved is the walking trail from Smiths Gully to St Andrew. A sourdough bakery with the best coffee & sweets await you at the end of the trail, as well as a farmer's market every Saturday.
Melbourne has so many amazing food spots! Two of my favourites for casual dining are Zanini Pizzeria in St Kilda for the best pizza (they are also an Italian grocer, you can get fresh pizza dough here), and Vegie Mum in Doncaster for the best vegetarian & vegan food inspired by Asian cuisine.
Shopping is unbeatable in Melbourne but my favourite things to do on the weekend is to go to a local arts market! I love Heide Market in Bulleen (every second Saturday of the month) as they have a variety of local artist - plus you can stop by our S-kin Studio showroom right nearby after you've browsed & shopped the stalls!
Want more suggestions on where to go in Melbourne for your next outing? Stay tuned for part 2 and 3 for Eloise and Nicole's top picks!