Sunday, March 29, 2015

Weekend Recap

We are just wrapping up a fun and relaxing weekend. Actually, I'M wrapping up a fun and relaxing weekend. Peter has unfortunately been working pretty much the entire weekend, so I'm not sure he would call it particularly fun or relaxing. 

On Friday night, I met my blogger friend (now real life friend) Courtney from Alkeks Abroad. She and her husband Travis moved from Texas to Brisbane around the same time Peter and I moved to Melbourne last year. We connected online through blogging and have been keeping up with each other's adventures ever since. Courtney and Travis were in Melbourne for the evening on their way to the Great Ocean Road, so we finally met up in person and got some drinks! Sadly we didn't get any pictures, though.

On Saturday I met Katie for brunch at Rustica Sourdough in Fitzroy and had an awesome avo toast with tomato, feta, and ham.
We spent the afternoon walking around Fitzroy and doing a bit of shopping. We passed this window display, which I thoroughly agree with:
This Minnesota Wild jersey was displayed in a thrift shop. So random that it's there and even more random that they decided to put it on a mannequin. 

Since it's basically a crime to pass up Gelato Messina when in Fitzroy, we stopped for some ice cream. 
My white chocolate raspberry concoction. It was sooo good. This place is the real deal. 

Today I met a few friends for drinks on Ponyfish Island, which is a bar under the pedestrian bridge linking Southbank to Flinders Street Station and the CBD. It was a beautiful 73 degree day, perfect for an afternoon drink. 

Now we (mainly just me) are just catching up on the Real Housewives of Melbourne. This is a short week, as Good Friday is a public holiday in Australia. Next Monday is also a holiday and Peter will work from home all next week. We were considering a quick getaway, but flights were approximately 4 times the usual price because of the long weekend, so we are leaning toward staying around Melbourne and maybe taking a day trip instead. We'll see what happens!


  1. So glad we get to get together (and for $5 wines no less).

    1. So fun! And such a good happy hour deal. Definitely going back!



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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