Sunday, September 21, 2014

I Always Come Back to the Lack

We spent the day running errands and picking out some apartment furnishings at IKEA. Before shopping, we stopped off in Prahran for brunch. I chose ISIT Cafe based solely on its inclusion in an article awarding the 10 best avo toasts in Melbourne. Avo toast has become somewhat of an obsession of mine. The food lived up to the hype:  
It. Was. Amazing. The more stuff they pile on, the better! 
Outdoor seating at the cafe. 
Enjoying the beautiful morning! 

We picked up some produce at the South Melbourne Market and then headed to IKEA. We picked out a few pieces of furniture but failed to consider one tiny detail- we don't have a car. So, after going to the warehouse portion and testing out the weight of the items we selected, it became pretty clear that we would need IKEA to deliver them. Fine, except that we didn't have a kitchen table and that was sort of an immediate need. But never fear, the black Lack side table to the rescue! At $7.99, I have to admit that it's quite the steal and, most importantly, small enough to carry on the tram. I am convinced I hold the record for total number of black IKEA Lack side tables ever perchased. I went through at least 4 in college, and we had 2 in our apartment in Springfield. Every time I move, I ditch the Lack side table, thinking it's finally time to upgrade and swearing I'll never need it again, and every time I end up buying a new one. 

I assembled the table while Peter cooked, and we had basil pesto and chicken pasta using ingredients we got at the market. The set up was a little amateur, but hey, it's better than eating on the floor! 
So, once again, I can't shake the black Lack side table. When our actual kitchen table arrives, it will probably be demoted to the balcony. Speaking of the balcony, if you lean over the railing and effectively risk your life, or your iPhone's life in my case, we have a pretty nice view of the bay! 


  1. It's really nice to be able to see some water!

  2. Hey - great blog Laura! I'm glad you survived the madness of finding a flat in Melbourne :) I totally get the IKEA thing, we ended up buying the same TV stand we had in London when we got here, and I think this might be the first time we don't have any 'Malm' bedroom furniture!

    1. Thanks, Wendy! Come to think of it, this is the first time we don't have any MALM either!



Welcome! I started Laura and Peter Down Under in July 2014 when my husband and I moved from the States to Melbourne, Australia for his job. I blog about expat life, our travels, food, and whatever else comes to mind. Follow along on our adventures Down Under!



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