Melburnians love bars that are tucked away in the city’s backstreets, and Eau de Vie
is one of my favorites. The bartenders are exceptional, and you’ll feel as though you’ve stumbled across a hidden gem that takes you back to the Roaring Twenties.
Brint It Home:
To most Victorians, the AFL [Australian Football League] is a religion, and that’s certainly true for my family. For me, the perfect souvenir is a red Sherrin football, as it symbolizes the history of sport in Melbourne and our love for the AFL.
You’ll be in awe at the Royal Botanic Gardens
, which are surrounded by a 2.5-mile running track affectionately known as The Tan. Rain, hail, or shine, you’ll always find runners, joggers, and walkers enjoying the heart of Melbourne.
I always take out-of-towners to St Kilda, a distinctively Melbourne neighborhood with a little bit of everything: Take a walk along the foreshore, ride the roller coaster at Luna Park, visit the arts and crafts market on a Sunday morning, and finish up with a drink at the Hotel Esplanade
bar, better known to locals as the Espy.
From the Crown Towers Minibar:
You must try Koko Black chocolate. Handcrafted in Melbourne, the line is filled with unique and delicious flavors.
Our Recovering Traveller is an ideal treatment for beating jet lag. It’s tailored to every guest, so it can energize or help achieve a restful night’s sleep.
Located in Melbourne’s Central Business District, the 481-room Crown Towers Melbourne
is a lavish, art-deco-inspired retreat on the Yarra River. Virtuoso travelers receive upgrade (if available) at time of booking, a welcome bottle of Australian wine, breakfast daily, and complimentary access for two to the Crystal Club lounge and the Aqua Retreat at the Crown Spa.