Sunday, December 30, 2012

Zombie shuffle

This past october we participated in the Melbourne Zombie shuffle for the 2nd time! Hundreds of people dress up and march through the city. And we had an even bigger group with us this year! It was such a fun event and I couldn't pass up the chance before the year is over to post some photos from it! For information on the 2013 shuffle follow the Facebook page!!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Cheer

Our christmas this year was wonderful! We went to a few events with family and friends, saw a gingerbread village in the city, and ate some very yummy food! I feel really blessed. Hope everyone had a wonderful day.

Trunk Diner

Sunny day, blue skies, great company and a damn good burger, that was or experience at Trunk DINERTrunk Bar and restaurant and Trunk Diner share the same building but the Diner is located in the courtyard area. No frills and affordable prices. We invited some friends of ours, everyone ordered a burger and we shared some fries. Just writing this post is making my mouth water.
You can sit outside under the red and white stripped umbrellas on a good day, and they have breakfast until 11:30am. DO IT!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Taco Truck-Melbourne

The other day my friend Kana and I had a little lunch date with a truck. Not just any truck, a TACO TRUCK! These guys drive around to certain areas of Melbourne and post where they will be on Twitter and Facebook, and people show up. Simple as that!
For all of you jaded people in LA and NY with food trucks on every corner, there are only a small amount of food trucks in Melbourne so these guys are extra special! Plus they really do have the BEST fish tacos, and they even serve them Baja style with the white sauce and cabbage! Just the way I like it! Recently they have built another truck so they might be in two places at once! Follow them HERE. Your welcome.

P.S. How cute is the truck??

Friday, December 7, 2012

St Kilda Favorites

The first time I came to Melbourne, my boyfriend took me on a date to a nice restaurant on the beach. It was love, not only between him and I, but the location where the restaurant was, St Kilda.
St Kilda is my absolute favorite area of Melbourne. It is a small suburb along Port Phillip Bay, if you didn't know Melbourne is located next to a Bay. Yup, no waves here. I'll admit, St Kilda is one of the more trendy areas, so it is expensive to live in, and because of the action surrounding, it is full of tourist and backpackers. But St Kilda is a short tram ride (trams 16 or 96) from the CBD (Melbourne's central business district), has some of the yummiest food, best bars, attractions and it is right along the beach. What is not to love?

St Kilda Faves
Luna Park(top)- This amusement park, has been open and running for 100 years and was actually styled from the original Luna park on Coney island. The main entrance face is a Melbourne Icon. 

The Esplanade Hotel or The ESPY- Dating back to 1878, The Espy was first a private home to a wealthy Philanthropist, then it was turned into a "Hotel" and entertainment venue after his death. There are many bars or pubs here in Melbourne called Hotels, and the reason is because in the early days, bars were only allowed licenses if they had rooms for their customers to sleep in. Even though most are just bars now with no rooms available they have kept Hotel in the name. Kinda confusing. All in all its a bar, music venue, and restaurant on the beach. 

Radio Mexico-The mexican food craze has FINALLY hit Australia! woooo! When I moved here there were hardly any Mexican food restaurants, and the ones that were around so mexican. And since I am from California and Mexican food is everywhere I totally missed it. Radio Mexico just opened up this year, and has Tacos, ceviche, and so much more! They even have $5 cans of (enter Spanish accent) "Tecate Cerveza". Oh yeah.