Chinti Goes to Melbourne | Our Top 5 Spots
As our Spring Summer '16 collection launches around the globe, we look to the new arrivals at Manon Bis, located in Melbourne, one of our favourite cities. Situated in the area of Hawksburn, Manon Bis is a luxurious boutique with a beautiful range of vintage home decor, frangrances and designer textiles. We are thrilled to be among very good company, including French ceramics brand Astier De Villate and Aussie skincare cult-brand, Aesop.
To commemorate the launch, we give you the best places in Melbourne to grab a bite, catch some zen, and eat 'Canto-stralian'.
1. Humming Puppy Yoga Studio
2/22 Cecil Place, Prahran VIC 3181, Australia
This yoga centre in the Prahran area is the undsiputed Ritz of yoga studios (and we've seen a lot of yoga studios). It features an Arup audio engineer-designed sound system that delivers a hypnotic hum soundtrack around the studio, and facilities are top-notch.
2. Wood Frog Bakery
108 Barkly St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
With linseed bagels, loaves, croissants, and hazelnut biscuits, Wood Frog bakery is a kind of carb heaven, and the perfect anti-dote to jet-lag.
3. Market Lane Coffee
Shop 13, Prahran Market 163 Commercial Road, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia
Although Melbourne is a haven of life-changing coffee shops, Market Lane is among one of the best. Coffee will be important after all - did we mention jet lag? Unless you live down under, coffee will be de rigueur.
4. The Ian Potter Centre (National Gallery of Victoria)
Ground, Federation Sqaure, Flinders St & Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is the world’s first major gallery dedicated exclusively to Australian art. On now until July 2016 is the 200 Years of Australian Fashion exhibition (one below), the first exhibition to celebrate over 200 years of Australian fashion through the work of over 90 designers.
5. Flower Drum
17 Market Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
One of Melbourne's most lauded restaurants, Flower Drum fuses Cantonese and Australian in what Conde Nast Traveler has coined as 'Canto-stralian'. "Dumplings are stuffed with the sweet, delicate flesh of Queensland mud crabs, according to the magazine", according to the magazine. Melbourne = yum-town.