Earlier this year (yeah, all the way back in March -.- ) I found myself returning to Melbourne after 5 years of living overseas. Realistically I had been back for quick visits – but after 5 years you more or less lose touch with what’s what in the place you once called home. In an effort to connect with the city I love dearly (and miss every day :-*****) I asked a handful of friends to give me the skinny on their Melbourne.
This is Client Liaison. Do you know them? You should. If you follow the blog even just a little bit you would have seen an a ray of videos, a handful of humble brags and any/ all other big noting of myself – because I once went to school with these kids and I’m fucking happy about that. Apart from the fact they make catchy pop-electornic infused music, they are clever as fuck and generally hilarious.
Hailing from the great city that is Melbourne, when they aren’t doing all of the below recommend tourist activities they are probably forming petitions for local retails to more readily accept Diners Club (my dad would campaign with you guys), hunting for the perfect party shirt with the right amount of of floral vs. manly accents and blow drying their hair – because really, have you seen their hair?
This next week the boys are in Berlin supporting Flight Facilities. We will give away tickets (or you can buy them here), we will go, it will be grand. But until then – get around their top 5 tips for getting to know Melbourne and their perfectly Australiana video for End of the Earth. It is a touch business-casual, but business-casual is what Melbourne does best.
DRIVE ALONG THE GREAT VICTORIAN COASTLINE
From the beaches of Sorrento to the 14 apostles. There is something magical about driving along these awe inspiring cliffs while looking out to the icy ocean beyond, knowing that nothing lies between us and Antarctica. Victoria’s coastline has been the source of inspiration for many great Australian songs including One Summer by Daryl Braithwaite and Sweet Sorrento Moon by Tina Arena, songs which we have a great affinity with.
A DAY ON THE MIGHTY YARRA RIVER
There are so many activities to explore here; water skiing, snorkeling, a river cruise with cocktails or simply a refreshing swim on a summer’s day. Enjoy a fantastic chicken mango salad on Southbank Promenade or BYO and hit up the 20 cent gas barbecues further upstream, an activity we like to call “getting para on the Yarra!”
OBSERVATION DECK AT THE RIALTO TOWERS
At 251 metres high, the Railto offers unparallelled views of Melbourne and it’s dynamic surroundings. A place to prove that Melbourne is a provincial backwater no more.
SPRING SKIING AT MT. BULLER
Offering some of the most exclusive skiing in the World, Mt Buller during spring is a sight to behold. Slushy snow, heavy drinking, beautiful ladies in one piece ski suits and lots of sunshine.
SHOPPING IN MELBOURNS’S HEART – DAIMARU
Hidden within one of our favourite pieces of Melbourne architecture, Melbourne Central, one finds the key to the outside world of designer fashion and home wares. Daimaru is a high end department store with the luxury fittings to match, from lingerie to marmalade we love stocking up at Daimaru.