Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Melbourne - Chapel St

[2009- source: Scotticus]

A few of my lovely readers now have written to me and asked me to share my favourite spots in Melbourne.  Sooooooo, I thought I would start writing a post every now and again with a brief snapshot of favourite places here in my beloved Melbourne/ Victoria.  I hope you enjoy this series of posts, and if you have any requests for places you want me to write about around Melbourne please drop me a line (michellesstylefile@hotmail.com)

I have lived in some really, really beautiful places in Australia throughout my life- growing up in the Blue Mountains, Kiama on the South Coast of NSW, Canberra our National Capital, and of course Melbourne in Victoria. 

My husband and I moved to Melbourne from Canberra, virtually on a whim, 4.5 years ago and we haven't looked back since.  I quit my job that I loved, we sold our little house, we left our friends and family to embark on a bit of an adventure!  The lifestyle here is fabulous, over time we have made many wonderful friends, we think the food and coffee is amazing, and of course there is the fashion! And don't worry our families are only a short flight away : ) 


Chapel Street, South Yarra had to be my first of my My Melbourne series.  I simply love it!

SHOP:
Chapel St = Fashion!
Everything one could possible need is here on Chapel St, all the best fashion stores are here.  It has sophistication and style with many popular brand stores as well as designer labels and fashion boutiques. And the best bit- I always get good service (even if I'm in my daggy bicycle gear riding home from work and couldn't resist those seductive window displays!) 

If you love poking around bizarre bits and bobs from years past you have got to check out The Chapel St Bazaar.  It is a literal treasure trove filled with retro home wares, second hand chinaware, vintage jewellery and clothing.  Many an hour to be lost in here : )

EAT:
For brunch or coffee Kazbar is cosy, friendly and yummy.  Did I mention I LOVE COFFEE!!  I digress... for lunch my absolute favourite is Pink Ginger who make THE BEST brown rice sushi with plenty of green tea on tap (see HERE), plus I hear it is one of Danni Minouge's fav places! (Haven't spotted her yet though).  For dinner, trendy Greville St has heaps of great options.

DRINK:
There’s no better place to spend a lazy afternoon people watching than at The Imperial.  If you can make it there on a weekday, their lunch specials are brilliant too.

Have you ever been to Chapel St?

p.p.s. Back to outfits next post!


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77 comments:

  1. I haven't been Chapel Street. Hope I have the chance to go to.It seem a great city.
    That's great sharing about you. :)

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  2. Globe for coffee, St Edmonds for a chili crab omelette brunch, Borscht Vodka & Tears for drinks, Lucky Coq for $4.50 pizza's and David's for dumplings. spent a lot of time eating out around there this year! also spent a lot of time shopping around there, and damn have i bought some crazy shit from the Chapel St Bazaar. also emptied my pockets a few times at Le Lourve which in turn necessitates trips to the huge Country Road and Witchery stores for a few months till my piggy bank replenishes! and Greville St has so many cool boutiques. the markets are also amazing and i have never walked out of The Essential Ingredient empty handed. last time it was egg white powder for American recipe macarons and a huge jar of truffle salt! will have to try Pink Ginger and The Imperial next time if i haven't already. can't wait for your next Melbourne destination - Collins St or Brunswick maybe?!!!
    x
    http://weardoyouthinkyouregoing.blogspot.com/

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  3. great pics! I've never been there yet!
    X

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  4. very interesting post!

    Btw you have a nice blog!
    follow each other?

    http://www.thefrecklesblog.com/

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  5. ohhh amazing pics!

    New post on my blog: I'm waiting for u!
    Have a wonderful day!

    www.thecurlylady.blogspot.com

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  6. Perfect timing we are off to Melbourne this Weekend and were planning another visit to Chapel St.

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  7. I HAVE been to Chapel Street - I lived in Toorak for about 4 months years back and I can't wait to get back to Chapel Street - the last time I asked for brown rice when I was out they said - 'I can put soy sauce in it for you, then it'll be brown?' No lie.

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  8. Hi Michelle! Thanks for your comment on my blog! Your blog is very nice... Do we follow each other?? ;)
    I start! ;)

    ♥ Ylenia ♥

    Fashion Ave


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    fashionave.blog@gmail.com

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  9. What a great place from the looks of the piccys. I've never been ,but meet you for a coffee!!

    Love from Oregon USA,

    Danielle
    xoxoxoxo

    pink and blue

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  10. Great feature on your lovely city! I didn't get the chance to visit Melbourne on my trip to Aussie last year, but it's definitely one of my top destinations when I come back :)

    Cheers,

    Wi
    A Single Girl's Musings

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  11. I came across your blog when you commented on my blog (http://designitecture-du-jour.blogspot.com/)
    and the first post I saw was about chapel street which also happens to be one of my favourite places too! and the place i call my second home since I go to uni on chapel street (swinburne)
    i'm in love with ur blog! and i'm following it for sure
    amazing style :)
    would love it if you could follow my fashion blog xx

    http://sevenautumnleaves.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love your blog!! your outfits are amazing specially your shoes!

    I follow you, thanks for visiting my blog.

    xx

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  13. Love, love, looooove the Chapel St Bazaar.
    When I introduced it to my boyfriend he fell in love with it too. We could both spend an entire day in there. Making up stories about who used to own certain items, or being amazed at just how great a certain book or poster is!

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  14. Thank you for your post on my Blog;D I am really glad because you are really popular && I am new!
    I hope a day I could be like you;D
    I LOVE your Blog and I am now a new Follower(:
    Have a Good Day!
    xx

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  15. No unfortunately I've never been the but for your the description must be amazing!

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  16. beautiful pictures, been to south Yara but don't remember Chapel street. I love Melbourne hope to revisit the place sometime

    love,mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  17. amazing pics!


    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.com/

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  18. Amazing! Definitely on my list of places to go!

    http://malloryinnewyork.blogspot.com

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  19. Great Post !
    Love S.
    Check out our Blog
    http://secretfashionlove.blogspot.com/

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  20. Great pics, I love those glasses!

    XO, Imke

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  21. wish i lived in australia, if i get to visit it would be a dream come true. i love this post and i'm excited for more to come :) xoxoxo

    stylishlynicole.blogspot.com

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  22. thanks for dropping by my blog! your posts are amazing! :)

    xx

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  23. great photos i wish i could visit Australia one day!

    http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

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  24. i love that you did a post on Chapel Street!!! It is my favourite street in Melbourne.
    I LOVE Kush, Shopping in Spring/Summer then going for a drink afterwards, I also love how people do Chap Laps in their loud cars, and occasionally seeing Ferrari's and Lambo's. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT CHAPEL.
    and when I was 18-19 I used to go clubbing at Chasers (not so much anymore lol) Love this place brings back good memories. Oh and I recently found out they will be opening TOPSHOP at the Jam Factory ahhh !!!
    You have inspired me to do a post on Chapel.
    xox

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  25. Ummm, I'm coming to visit you and we're going there!!!!! Is tomorrow too soon?? ;-) Gorgeous pictures - looks like so much fun!!!

    http://sweetandsassy-sherry.blogspot.com/

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  26. Love it! :)

    www.kingline18.blogspot.com

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  27. what a great guide!!! love the pics too. thanks for this post, will def come in handy the day i get a chance to visit Australia :D

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  28. Excellent guide - added to my travel list. Wishing you much fun;)

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  29. Girl I have just fallen in love with your style! You are so beautiful and feminine, so inspiring! I also want to thank you for your lovely comment! I am now your newest follower, I hope you will return the favour! Love and kisses, xx
    http://professor-barbie.blogspot.com/

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  30. this is great, now i HAVE to re-visit australia!=) ♥

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  31. I love the city shots! amazing pics;)

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  32. Hello ... I am returning the visit and comment, it's always good to be in contact with people from other cultures, fashion and trends from different places of Brazil! The photos of your favorite places simpliesmente are beautiful, is a way to "give a well-traveled" after all, have not had the opportunity to get out of Brazil!
    kisses

    stilopp.blogspot.com

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  33. beautiful photos!!!
    this city look so wonderful!
    you are so lucky to be there :)

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  34. If I'm ever in Melbourne I know were to go.
    Can;t wait to read the rest of them.

    NRC ♥

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  35. How cool that you guys just upped and moved!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  36. I hope you had a great time in Australia (:

    Fashion Breaker

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  37. Everything looks so perfect!



    hugs and kisses by Mani.

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  38. the place looks really neat. thanks for sharing. now i think i have one more place on my list to check out :)

    http://alexandriajz.blogspot.com

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  39. Great tips-planning on coming to Australia this year to visit my friend, will try to include Melbourne in my tour!
    Thanks for dropping by my blog, visit again soon!
    http://www.lifeisunplanned.blogspot.com

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  40. I haven´t been in Australia,I hope one day I can visit your beautiful country. Thanks for your comment in my blog. I love your blog,you have great style and your pictures are beautiful. I want to be your follower 1000. I ´ll be very happy if you follow my blog too. Thanks!! www.stylepicture.blogspot.com

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  41. It's looks like a really nice place, Melbourne!! Thanks for your comment! xx

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  42. These photots are gorgeous and thank you for your wonderfull comment on my blog i hope you will conside following it :)

    Jordan

    dancerocknfashion.blogspot.com

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  43. Looks amazing, would love to plan a trip there

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  44. J'adore ton blog!
    Très intéressant! Les photos et les looks sont superbes!
    Mélanie (pour les amoureuses de vintage : http://fripesketchup.wordpress.com/)

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  45. Your so lucky to live in such an extraordinary place! I would definitely love to visit Australia one day.

    Ashley
    The I on Fashion
    www.theionfashion.com
    www.facebook.com/theionfashion

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  46. Congrats Michelle you got 1000 followers!!! I´m so happy to be the lucky one, I hope I can get the same followers one day.Thanks for following my blog too!! www.stylepicture.blogspot.com

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  47. chapel st looks seriously AMAZING! this is making me want coffee ;) gorgeous snapshots!

    xoxo

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  48. what a great idea! i've only been to melboune a couple of times before but chapel st is definitely alway a highlight!

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  49. Hello Michelle happy day fantastic post, is so cute.
    kiss.
    http://mary1975.blogs.elle.es/

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  50. My best friend lives in Melbourne (and I live half way around the world in Norway) and I haven't really seen any photos from around the city so it's very cool to see what the city looks like. I'm following, and can't wait to see more of Melbourne:)

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  51. i really hope to visit aus one day! brown rice sushi sounds delicious! xx

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  52. Your photos take me to AUS even without bringing me there.

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  53. i think my friend is over there now!
    that looks amazing i can-not wait to go and travel and experience everything : ) those cooffees and sushi sounds delicious !!!

    xx

    fashion provocateur

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  54. I have never been there but it looks stunning!! i want to go there now^^

    great great blog!

    http://udontthinktwice.blogspot.com/

    xoxo dear! :)

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  55. thanks for comment :)
    great photos :)
    xx

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  56. lovely pics !
    waiting you on my page
    xo

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  57. Very interesting post!!! I've never been, but if one day I should go, now know how to move! Thx!!!


    Please, follow
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  58. Melbourne looks really nice! The bazaar sounds like fun. I love shopping at markets like that because you can always find a ton of great things :)

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  59. Oh wow! Looks so amazing!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and your well wishes lovely. Still sick but getting there!

    xx

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  60. I am from Sydney and have been to Melbourne twice this year and spent quite a lot of time shopping on Chapel St and eating/drinking in The Imperial, I really liked that area!

    Laura
    whitewinters.blogspot.com

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  61. The bf and I were just at Chapel St the other day. Have you tried St Edmonds on Greville St? Coffee was amaze! Looking forward the more of your Melb series!

    xx
    http://y-amour.blogspot.com

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  62. My dreams are filled with memories of Chapel St. I easily spend 2 whole days there when I visit Melbourne which is at least a couple times a year. My favourite time to visit though is during the boxing day sales when everything is cheap cheap cheap!

    So glad to find another Aussie blogger :)

    Following you with great enthusiasm.

    http://socialemissions.blogspot.com/

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  63. Beautiful work! Thanks for stopping by my page. I am definitely inspired by your work!
    x
    Alex
    http://alexandraheartsnyc.blogspot.com

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  64. having recently moved to melbourne, i am sooooo excited by this series of posts! always on the look out for new places to go and see :)
    chaperl street is one of my favourite places too, theres always such a buzz around it! cant wait to read the next post xx

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  65. HI Michelle

    Thanks for visiting my page, glad you did or I wouldn't have found yours! Love your blog and look forward to reading more. I am visiting Melbourne next week for a dinner and shop so this has got me all excited!

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  66. I LOVE melbourne and chapel street, i wish i could fly on over to melbourne EVERY time I need some new clothes! x
    also love the many markets!

    www.smalllaura.blogspot.com

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  67. *Sigh* I miss MELBOURNE! from one Melbourne gal to another, it's honestly the best city in the world and I can vouch for that after living in over 3 countries and travelling much of the world! lets share the love for Melbourne!
    thanks for stopping by my new blog Le chic world
    Monica - http://lechicworld.com
    xo

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  68. Welcome to the blogosphere! Lovely page you have. After all these gorgeous fashion blogs I've seen coming out of Australia I believe I really need to visit!

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  69. amazing blog...I follow your now...

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  70. This is perfect! We are visiting Australia in October and are actually looking at a rental house in South Yarra! So I will definitely be checking out Chapel St. for some shopping.

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  71. Love your blog looks like you have a great time :)

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  72. Absolutely love your blog and your posts! I'm moving to Melbourne from Brisbane in 3 weeks and you've given me some great ideas of places to see/shop/eat and of course, drink coffee! x

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