A Very Etsy Agenda
Whether you’re planning to check into the unique suite for a Melbourne escape or you’re a local looking for a staycation, you’ll want to make the most of an arty adventure. We got the lowdown from our friends at Etsy Australia on their top picks for a Melbourne agenda, from first coffee to last drinks.
1. Get a Caffeine fix at Everyday Coffee @ 33 Johnston Street, Collingwood
Everyday Coffee is a Johnston Street institution. The cafe brews the best beans from Melbourne’s top roasters.
2. Pick up something special along Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Just up the road from Collingwood, Fitzroy’s Brunswick Street shopping district has all kinds of local treasures and quirky boutiques. Etsy seller Matt Broughton was so inspired by the culture and scenery along this strip he created a series of linocut prints
3. Get a history fix at Flinders Street Station, corner Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne
An arty journey to Melbourne wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Flinders Street Station. Explore the mosaic mural created by local art legend Mirka Mora and the art nouveau architecture.
1. Make and do at State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne
State Library is an incredible feature of the city; its beautiful halls, historic reading room, and art and literacy workshops are all worth a visit. Our suggestion? Etsy seller Sarah McNeil hosts a creative art workshop featuring her own beautiful zines.
2. Catch a cult flick at The Astor Theatre, 1 Chapel Street, St Kilda
A visit to the 75-year-old Astor Theatre is a grand experience indeed. The theatre is located in a beautifully preserved Art Deco palace and hosts a program as notable as its decor; think beloved cult and art house films.
1. Rock on at Cherry Bar, AC/DC Lane, Melbourne
With a street address that’s spot on, Cherry Bar is Melbourne’s self-proclaimed “best rock and roll bar in the world”. Head here for local up-and-comers, loud tunes and late nights, with all kinds of locals out for the fun.
2. Make the nightcap last longer at Magic Mountain Saloon, 62 Collins Street, Melbourne
Thai-inspired dining and global beer selection collide in this funky fitout on Little Collins Street. This is young and hip Melbourne all grown up; but they can still stay out ‘til the wee hours.
3. Dream on at The Cullen, 164 Commercial Road, Prahran
Where better to curl up after a long day of exploring than the luxurious surrounds of The Cullen? With art wherever you look and colourful design fittings, an inspired sleep is guaranteed. Of course, things are about to get even more interesting when we host Etsy at The Cullen next month, bringing creative duo Marsha Golemac and Brooke Holm to transform the room using a mix of handmade and vintage homewares by the makers ad finders of Ety’s Australian community. Find out more here.
Bookings for Etsy at The Cullen are now open. Make a booking enquiry or find out more by heading to our event page.
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