10 Days in Pictures – Ciao Melbourne!

Our last week in Melbourne – I cruised down to the Southern Hemisphere for one last hurrah with my fiance before we flew back today and he finished the immigration process in Los Angeles! A hugely busy week getting the final stuff packed, sold, donated, and cleaned up, along with wandering favorite streets, visiting favorite haunts, and spending time with our favorite people. It was a great week – and even greater to be done with the long distance and onto a regular life together here in Portland. Great to be home and while recovering from our jet lag, here are some of the many memories from the past two weeks…

the street art in Melbourne will never cease to blow me away...one thing that Portland, while we have some good stuff, still can't compare to...
the street art in Melbourne will never cease to blow me away…one thing that Portland, while we have some good stuff, still can’t compare to…
the selfie my sweetie and I took of us before our engagement party at Graze on Grey
my sweetie took this selfie of he & I before our engagement party at Graze on Grey
Way cool getting to spend time with Dan's uncle and of course, more time with his wonderful sister who I adore :)
Way cool getting to spend time with Dan’s uncle and of course, more time with his wonderful sister who I adore 🙂
Escaped to the Yarra Valley for our final weekend in Australia with Dan's sister and family, with time spent getting my arse kicked by Dan & Paolo
Escaped to the Yarra Valley for our final weekend in Australia with Dan’s sister and family, including getting my arse kicked by Dan & Paolo at the Yarra Glen Grand Hotel where we stayed (an engagement present from them). So nice to get some extra time with family before taking off!
we Americans are easily amused by these birds :)
we Americans are easily awed by these fellas 🙂
at a favorite wall on the phone company building, painted in collaboration with a bunch of local artists. Love the note on one brick here :)
at a favorite wall on the phone company building, painted in collaboration with a bunch of local artists. Love the note on one brick here 🙂
spent a lot of time just wandering the streets saying goodbye to the town that my sweetheart in many ways came of age in...again, gorgeous street art...
spent a lot of time just wandering the streets saying goodbye to the town that my sweetheart in many ways came of age in…again, gorgeous street art…
Spent our last evening in the country with friends Elizabeth & Will, just gabbing and eating a lovely last meal at Ichi Ni Izakaya on the St Kilda waterfront.
Spent our last evening in the country with friends Elizabeth & Will, just gabbing and eating a lovely last meal at Ichi Ni Izakaya on the St Kilda waterfront. Good food, good peeps 🙂
Fattening my honey up over at Iddy Biddy. Damn that Aussie bacon is fantastic!
Fattening my honey up over at Iddy Biddy. Damn that Aussie bacon is fantastic!
Our original Mark Fitz piece from his show - "Girl Looking Up" made on reclaimed wood with newspaper collage background. It is going to look fantastic here in our home in Portland!
Our original Mark Fitz piece from his St Kilda opening night – “Girl Looking Up” is made on reclaimed wood. It is going to look fantastic here in our home in Portland!
Walking through Fitzroy...
Walking through Fitzroy…
The most gorgeous vegan/GF food evah - apple pancakes with vanilla bean whipped cream, strawberries, and cinnamon apple chips. First order of business whenever I'm in Melbourne and probably what I'll miss the most!
The most gorgeous vegan/GF food evah – Monk Bodhi Dharma‘s apple pancakes with vanilla bean whipped cream, strawberries, and cinnamon apple chips. First order of business whenever I’m in Melbourne and probably what I’ll miss the most!
All the pepper trees around town...smell so delish!
All the pepper trees around town…smell so delish!
Awesome playground art!
Awesome playground art!
Signage that makes you look twice...
Signage that makes you look twice…
St Kilda Botanic Garden community garden's art kinda rocks :)
St Kilda Botanic Garden community garden’s art kinda rocks 🙂
Happy selfie :)
Happy selfie 🙂
One of Mark Fitz's many works on the streets of St Kilda
One of Mark Fitz‘s many works on the streets of St Kilda – love!
St
St Kilda Primary School – great wall!!!
nighttime in St Kilda
nighttime in St Kilda
Miss Jackson, one of our favorite brekkie haunts
Miss Jackson, one of our favorite brekkie haunts
More rad street art.
More rad street art.
Loveliness
Loveliness
Great times spent with Dan's sister and her lovely family - miss them already!
Great time in the country with Dan’s sister and family – big love!
Spent part of our last day wandering through Luna Park in St Kilda - great design and cool cool place for kiddos
Spent part of our last day wandering through Luna Park  – cool cool place for kiddos
How awesome. Women's football in the park - gotta love it!
How awesome. Stumbling upon a women’s football game in the park.
Sunset over Port Phillip Bay - Dan's last request to see before leaving town.
Sunset over Port Phillip Bay – Dan’s last request to see before leaving town.
my fella taking his last look at the sea
my fella taking his last look at the sea
Ciao Melbourne!  A long flight home but so worth it to be back at home and done with the crazy travel that has taken over so much of the past few years. Home sweet home :)
Ciao Melbourne! So glad to be done with the crazy travel that has taken over so much of the past few years. Home sweet home 🙂
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2 thoughts on “10 Days in Pictures – Ciao Melbourne!

  1. I knew street art was popular and fantastic compared to here in the states but I am shocked to see it even on a school. Your man must love you a lot to give up his home country, you are very lucky.

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