Explore chic-street Melbourne with a taster of the latest openings and local haunts to hit our app: from Fitzroy to Toorak and the glitzy city centre, here are the places you’ll want to add to your blackbook, stat.
Explore: Fashion by Foot Tours
Stillies not sneakers for a walk around town with gorgey-garb gurus Donna Cameron and Briar Jasper-Batson. Custom tours and their edit of the ethical and home-grown boutiques worth a browse. Ready, set, runway!
Fashion by Foot Tours, Melbourne, +614 1810 1235, fashionbyfoot.com
Eat: Frederic and Fred’s Bar
Two-parter fraternal French fare in upscale Cremorne. Enjoy Fred’s euro-styler for your croissant and coffee fix or late afternoon spritz before heading to the real show stopper Federic for older brother sophistication. Settle into the bentwood chairs, bare brick, and globe lights for all manner of mod French-Oz creations. Walk-ins only, so go before the dinner rush to nab a booth as it’ll be elbow-to-nip all night.
Tip: Frederic offers a steal weekday lunch set and wine pair.
Frederic and Fred’s Bar, 9-11 Cremorne St, Cremorne, Melbourne, +61 03 9089 7224, frederic.com.au
Drink: Nick and Nora’s
Want a drink, sugar? Melbourne’s own hat tip to the Golden Age at this shakin’ cocktail and champagne bar. From the mad champions behind hush-hush bar Eau de Vie and whisky wonder Boilermaker House, and perched aloft Collins Street, the three-balcony bar brings art deco opulence to CBD sip spots. Peepers peeled for their late March opening.
Tip: Aficionados book in for their Martini masterclasses.
Nick and Nora’s, 80 Collins St, CBD, Melbourne, +61 03 8393 9367, nickandnoras.com.au/melbourne
Shop: White Story
Crisp edit of alabaster statement staples, plus a smattering of monochrome/neutral garms housed in a paper-pale Armadale shopfront. Originally an online collection of white shirts, White Story has expanded to effortless essentials expertly cut from the finest Italian and Japanese fabrics. Perf for the trend-transcending minimalist maven.
White Story, 1022 High Street, Armadale, Melbourne, +61 03 8578 6928, whitestory.com.au
Shop: Saint Francis Place
Boho-chic Fitzroy serves femme fatales their pick of cult organic and artisanal beauty brands for top-to-toe clean living. A retailvista sporting unfinished walls, mirrored display tops and splashes of marble and brass. Au naturel.
Saint Francis Place, 63 Smith St, Fitzroy, Melbourne, +61 03 9416 0265, saintfrancisplace.com.au
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