How To Make The Most
Of Summer In Melbourne

Published 13 February 2020 by Collins234

Summer in the City

Our resident model Emily Nash describes herself as a creative, beachy, nature-loving girl. So, it’s no wonder she counts Melbourne as one of her very favourite cities (despite an enviable travel log!) Here, Emily gives us her tips on making the most of summer in her home town.

What do you love most about summer in Melbourne? Definitely the events! From the Polo, to the Australian Open,  pop ups and festivals. There’s always so many fun things to do and always something on.

How do your summers now compare to those you had as a kid? I now live in the city, however I grew up down the Mornington Peninsula – summers down the coast were THE best! I feel very lucky to have grown up in such a beautiful area.

How should we escape the heat when we need to? Beach. Always. Whether I’m down the coast (Mount Martha beach is my favourite) or in the City (Middle Park beach!).

Any favourite spots to eat? Melbourne has an absolute abundance of culinary delights! My favourites are – Pizza: Italian Artisans in Albert Park (formerly DOC), Breakfast: Bentwood Cafe in Fitzroy. Chill, healthy lunch: Fonda in Windsor. Everything delicious: South Melbourne Market!

Any shopping hints for the central city? Leaving the car at home is a must when shopping the city! Melbourne is best explored by foot or hopping on the tram. I love wandering around the little laneways, finding cute gift shops and boutiques. The huge Dymocks in Collins234 is a must! You’ll find me over in the travel section adding spots to my bucket list.

What are your wardrobe must-haves for this time of year? A typical Melbourne summer is one extreme to the other. It could be 40 degrees and scorching or 15 and rain – classic Melbourne! I find a floral wrap dress is best – can wear with sandals on a hot day, or rug up with a denim jacket over the top and some boots or sneakers when it’s chilly.

If people are visiting our city during summer what do you recommend they do? I recommend they attend the Australian Open (perhaps I’m on a high from it just being on!) they have so many cool activations, bars and music attached to the event. I’d also recommend drinks at a rooftop bar, like Johnny’s Green Room. Then a trip down the coast to Portsea or a winery hop around Red Hill! Oh and an outdoor cinema night in the Royal Botanical Gardens!  BYO Wine!

What do you miss most when you’re travelling? The food. Melbourne has the best brunch spots and the best coffee ever! Every time I go travelling, I am always excited for a big old smashed avocado and coffee.

For more of Emily’s adventures here and abroad follow her @emilyannenash. And don’t forget! Just two of the events happening near us in the city in February are The Melbourne Cocktail Festival, and The Night Market. Follow us @shopcollins234 for more!