after giving myself quite the heart attack last week when my hard drive experienced some crazy issues and we thought for a few days there that all of our photos and videos from the last year (australia included) might be gone forever, we are back in action! close call, and big lesson learned. i think i may be done with hard drives. i need to find another system (any suggestions?).
BUT, good news is that i get to share some of our favorite photos and some videos from our trip to australia with you this week! i’m going to work backwards and begin with melbourne, which was our last stop in australia. we rented a little apartment in southbank which ended up being really convenient in terms of location and also having a little extra space to cook a few meals in our place. the biggest highlight of melbourne was the australian open tennis tournament, and i’ll give that its own post soon, since there are a lot of pictures and videos from just that alone.
a good friend of mine, victoria, from way back in the juilliard days grew up in melbourne (although she and her husband currently live elsewhere) and were there the same time we were for a wedding! so it was so nice to have a trusted tour guide one day show us the ins and outs of beautiful melbourne!
pausing every 30 feet or so while walking to look and wave at the boats!
the handsomest trio of boys i could ever ask for! this was right after we ate the most incredible meal at top paddock!
eleanor’s oatmeal had flowers on top and that kind of made her day!
and i had already dug into my meal so it doesn’t look too appetizing, but you guys! poached eggs on toast with heirloom baby carrots, pistachios, fennel, mint, feta and serrano. UNREAL. so good.
now i’m not so sure pancakes in other forms will ever compare to this one. it was kind of like a giant blueberry muffin pancake.
with vic and amit! best melbourne tour guides ever.
exploring all the cool little alleys around hosier lane!
i love this photo of E and vic. reminds me of this cute photo of the two of them in LA when E was just 18 months old…
josh studying the graffiti while eleanor practices her jumping with vic…
excited to take a photo in one of the famous melbourne graffiti alleys!
vic and amit took us to an incredible brunch spot called st. ali! the hash was amazing but the avocado toast was unreal. i need to experiment with putting feta into more of my food. i never would have thought to mash a bit into my avacado. it was so good.
probably one of josh’s favorite things ever… when i’m all, hey josh! and he looks over and i’m all going nutso with the camera trying to snap his photo as we walk. ;)
several people pointed us to grilld to try their “chips” (or fries) since a lot of people believe they are the best. they were really really good!
they are out of focus here, but i love this shot anyway.
church in melbourne on sunday! and eleanor is wearing one of josh’s t-shirt’s as a super hero cape since we didn’t bring hers with us to australia. ;)
exploring chapel street and south yarra! (ps. eleanor’s watermelon purse is back in stock! i know a lot of you have asked about in the past! i just bought the pizza slice one for myself. because IT’S FREAKING ADORABLE.)
and happening upon the COOLEST home decor store that sadly does not ship to the US but i want everything inside there. it’s called matt blatt.
next up is the australia open! excited to share some photos and also a video from that day. truly the highlight of melbourne for us! such a good day and incredible experience.
ON ME: cream lace top and pink linen skirt (on sale!), black birkenstock sandals and this fedora hat. also wearing decorative shirt (old) from & other stories and highwaisted black denim jeans with yellow sandals (super comfy) with kat von d lipstick. JOSH: white sweatshirt, blue blazer from jcrew (old). ELEANOR: white dress from gap (old), purple glitter sneakers (on sale!) and watermelon purse (finally back in stock!) SAMSON: orange shorts, white tennis shoes.
for those who have been asking camera q’s, all photos were taken with our canon 6D and 24-70mm lens.