Melbourne, Australia Part 1

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Hi Everyone, πŸ™‚

Sanjeev and I are travelling through Australia this time around. It’s been a while we have gone on a trip so this was a much-awaited one. The beginning ofΒ April was real tough on me so I did not start this trip on the most exciting note. I barely shopped or planned anything this time around. But you take things one step at a time, move forward and hope for the best. πŸ™‚ So here I am in Australia living a dream life and being grateful for everything that was and is in store for me. πŸ™‚

We are staying in Langham Hotel Melbourne. They have given us a gorgeous riverside room. I wake up looking at the beautiful skies, a stunning river flowing underneath and breathtaking skyscrapers. This hotel is totally on our recommendation list.

We have been here for 4 days now and have done some of the most exciting things so far. Sharing the first part of Melbourne, Australia with you all. I’d be sharing Part 2 with must do things in Melbourne in my next post.

The first day we went to Eureka Sky Deck, the tallest building in Melbourne, where you get to see the stunning views of Melbourne from the 88th Floor. Plus there is a sliding glass box, called ‘the edge’, that takes you out of the building with nothing but glass below your feet and the ground 280 meters below. You need a tiger heart to do that. πŸ˜› The scariest and most exciting thing I have done so far.

Then some people connected me through instagram to meet up. I really did not know we had IMBB readers in Australia too. So I contacted everyone on a short note. Only Mehek and Aarthi could make it. I could meet them only for an hour but it was such a pleasure. I would have never thought that my little IMBB would take me this global. πŸ™‚

Then Sanjeev and I left for Phillip Island to watch the penguin Parade. This was something. Imagine hundreds of tiny little penguins running around cutely in front of you. I mean you’d die of their cuteness. I can’t even… πŸ˜€

The next day we started early for a balloon ride to Yarra Valley. We also had to do a winery tour and a zoo visit. But we rather skipped it and came back to the city. We spent time roaming around and shopping. It was such a gorgeous sunny day.

Btw it is slightly cold here in April. You should have light cardigan or jacket handy with you always. Hope you enjoy the pics. I’d share all the details of the trips we booked, how you can plan and more exciting-insane things we have done inΒ Melbourne so far. It is suuuuuch a beautiful place. I am more than ecstatic to see what’s more Austrlia has to offer to us during this trip. πŸ™‚

Looooodsss of love and hugs! :))Β 

first stop at the bangkok airport
first stop at the bangkok airport from Delhi airport. Then had a long connecting light from bangkok to melbourne
first view of melbourne when we arrived
first view of melbourne when we arrived
first dinner at world resturant and bar southbank
first dinner at world resturant and bar southbank
first morning at the langham hotel
first morning at the langham hotel
these guys go by my window everyday!
these guys go by my window everyday!
look above!
look above!
first view from the 88th floor
first view from the 88th floor
i can touch the tallest buildings!
i can touch the tallest buildings!
clickety click!
clickety click!
world below our feet!
world below our feet!
selfie point!
selfie point!
cannot get enough o fthe view!
cannot get enough of the view!
the sky view of the beautiful melbourne
the sky view of the beautiful melbourne
scared! : P
scared! : P
the tiny little world : D
the tiny little world : D
from where i stand
from where i stand
best views of melbourne
best views of melbourne
survived the edge
survived the edge
clouds on my eyes
clouds on my eyes
happy friends
happy friends
survived the edge! : D
survived the edge! : D
met these beauties in Melbourne. : :)
met these beauties in Melbourne. : πŸ™‚
as we drove towards the phillip island!
as we drove towards the phillip island!
let the sea set you free
let the sea set you free
take a sea. The penguins would join you shortly!
take a seat. The penguins would join you shortly!
a walk of thousand miles. one step at a time!
a walk of thousand miles. one step at a time!
waiting for the cutie penguins!
waiting for the cutie penguins!
the most precious little things I have ever seen!
the most precious little things I have ever seen!

A little video of penguin parade :))

getting our caricatures done!
getting our caricatures done!
art everywhere
art everywhere
Global Ballooning in Victoria's Yarra Valley.
Global Ballooning in Victoria’s Yarra Valley.
let's fly!
let’s fly!
you see what i see!
you see what i see!
floating among the misty clouds!
floating among the misty clouds!
literally on top of the world!
literally on top of the world!
the colors~
the colors~
hi from up above the world so high!
hi from up above the world so high!
from where i stand
from where i stand
post balloon ride at a beautiful winery at yarra valley
post balloon ride at a beautiful winery at yarra valley
cheap thrills! : P
cheap thrills! : P
early morning on our way back! This bridge is everything!
early morning on our way back! This bridge is everything!
most walked path!
most walked path!
my indian avatar in foreign land! :D
my indian avatar in foreign land! πŸ˜€
federation square
federation square
a beautiful sunny day in Melbourne
a beautiful sunny day in Melbourne
chilling as the world went by!
chilling as the world went by!
the evan walker bridge
the evan walker bridge
always stop by to take the photos1
always stop by to take the photos!
make a decision, cross a bridge
make a decision, cross a bridge
chikanari and silver jewllery!
chikankari and silver jewllery!
keep your feet on the ground while your head in the clouds
keep your feet on the ground while your head in the clouds
gazi restaurant. thanks aarthi for the reco!
gazi restaurant. thanks aarthi for the reco!
greek food- nom mom
greek food- nom mom

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coffee is insane in melbourne. no kidding!
coffee is insane in melbourne. no kidding!
grab a bite!
grab a bite!
hop on my pink car
hop on my pink car
hi there!
hi there!
did a bit of shopping, : D my backpack from acne studios
did a bit of shopping, : D my backpack from acne studios

Outfit Details :
Dress : Asos, Shoes : Cos, Bag : Chanel
Denim Shirt : Abercrombie & Fitch, jeans : Zara, Shoes : Givenchy, Bag : Gucci, Denim Jacket : Acne Studios
Chikankari Kurta & pants : Fabindia, shoes : Zara, bag : chanel, earrings, amrapali

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42 Responses to Melbourne, Australia Part 1

  1. Shiny says:

    Wow beautiful rati

  2. Sumera says:

    I never ever imagined Australia is such a wonderland. Its is beautiful ; the bridge, hotel, edge, ballon ride, helicopter and penguins…. What else to ask for. You ate truly lucky Rati and when the kife is in low phase, it is best to travel. It brings you back to the path of joys ☺

  3. Nupoor_N says:

    You guys should do a snapchat of your travels. Would be amazing to see these places as you go. Nice pics πŸ™‚

  4. Esha says:

    Aaah..How badly i waited for this post πŸ™‚
    You look so happy…n the place is beautiful.
    n I love your Indian avatar the most in this post!
    Waiting eagerly for the other installments. πŸ™‚

  5. Nashi says:

    Hey Rati Ma’am,
    You look gorgeous…We ourselves love Australia and have visited it for seven times.I would recommend you if you visit Gold Coast,Surfers Paradise do visit Carrar Markets which is a open market on weekends with 200 stalls and also visit Pacific Fair &Movie World πŸ™‚
    I love melbourne and ur pics and post has created an excitement in me to see more and more updates.If you like Duck roast,do visit the China town in Melbourne inside Target Centre πŸ™‚
    Waiting for more posts πŸ™‚

    • Rati says:

      awww!! Thank you for the recos.We would be doing gold coast. 7 times..you really love this place. Don’t you? hahah!! I am not surprised. πŸ™‚ cant wait to share more.

      PS : Sanjeev only eats chicken. πŸ˜€

      • Nashi says:

        Yes…7 times…since my mum loves this country…so we choose to hire a car and drive all the way from NSW to Queensland.If You r near Sydney I would suggest you to visit Coffs Harbour(Famous for Banana Plantations) We are New Zealand residents aswell so If you r visiting NZ would love to suggest you many exciting places there aswell!
        I m waiting for ur posts πŸ™‚ of Sydney and many more

  6. Ankita says:

    Hi Rati,

    I have been following u for a while now and I must admit that I thoroughly enjoy reading through ur blog. Let me know when you are around Sydney (I live here) and if we can meet for a coffee. Would surely want some in person advice for myself on those amazing makeups that u do !!!

    • Rati says:

      wrapping up melbourne and would be in sydney soon. :)) Will let you know. Thank you :)) You live in one gorgeous country. πŸ™‚

  7. Yamini says:

    Hey Rati,Australia is such a gorgeous country and seeing it through Sanjeev ji’s clicks is always a pleasure.Shots are amazing as usual and u r stunning as always.I really appreciate the fact that you wore Indian attire in foreign land and you really look beautiful in Indian wear too.Looking forward to your posts.Have a great time darling.Love you.

  8. Vini says:

    Such a beautiful place and you ? Totally enjoying every picture

  9. Love you, Love you, Love you so much for wearing a chikankari Kurta in Australia. πŸ™‚
    I always get such a good feeling when anyone wears ethnic when visiting abroad places and who says ethnic is not chic. Look at you, you fashionista lady! Totally adore your high fountain hairstyle. πŸ˜‰
    Now, let’s talk about Australia and pictures. It is like I am finally breathing after so many months.. Super awesome pictures. My favorites are ‘Survived the edge’ and ‘Among the misty clouds’ and ‘let the sea set you free’ and those penguins. <3 Bring one here please!
    Keep traveling you two!

    P.S. Sorry for the long comment, I am just too excited. Its you traveling and I will get to see more pics. I can't keep calm. πŸ˜›

    • Rati says:

      hahha!! thanks a ton. always love reading long comments! They come straight from the heart! :)) That is exactly what my hairstyle is – fountain. πŸ˜€ I end up doing it so much. πŸ˜›

      So happy to read your comment. Only gets me more excited to share more and more. Thanks a ton again. :-*

  10. jomol says:

    Ratiiiiiiiiiii – please bring those cute penguins home!!! Rati/Sanjeevji, you need a tiger’s heart to stand like that on the glass floor, I would never do that, it’s scary, OMG! The interiors of Gazi restaurant, just wow! Super clicks, sanjeevji πŸ™‚

    • Rati says:

      it was damn scary jomo. Like there was no earth below your feet and you are standing on a glass floor some million kilometers above the ground. O_O But now that i think of it, it was so worth doing. :Dthankoooo. I miss you. :-*

  11. Pooja says:

    You are awesome and you are blessed to have such an awesome life and awesome husband. Stay blessed:)

  12. Amrutaa says:

    Like always awesome pics Rati… Hav a grt tym and take care… Luv ya diva….

  13. Tanya Gupta says:

    Wow! These pictures are just fab and are looking stunning as always! Love the post. Waiting for more πŸ™‚

  14. Neetu says:

    Beautiful Rati πŸ™‚ you look so gorgeous and charming in every dresses and outfits :hatsoff and I am amazed that travelling jet lag doesnot seem affecting your ever glowing fresh personality πŸ™‚ I havent been to this place but I am glad now I know a lot about this place thru your ebautiful eyes and sanjeev sir’s cam πŸ™‚ It will be on my must visit places now.
    And do make plan to visit states this year or anytime soon, you will be overwhlemed to meet ppl eagerly waiting for you guys to tell you how you n IMBB tranfromed their life personality for good forever πŸ™‚ I wud be one proud gal to welcome you here anytime πŸ™‚

    • Rati says:

      awww thanks a ton neetu. NYC is def on the list and would love to meet you again, especially. :)) I really did not expect australia to be this stunning. It is worth every bit of hype. Loving it so much. cant wait to share more with you. :-*

      • Neetu says:

        yay I would love to explore Ausie more thru your lens and faux pas πŸ™‚
        It wud be fun to meet you in NYC though its farther from where I live but hopefully there will be a way out πŸ™‚ Just a samll req do keep San Francisco, California in your list too, πŸ™‚

  15. Roshni Gokani says:

    Hi Rati mam,
    I was eagerly waiting for your Australia trip pictures. Totally loved all of them. And that nailpaint ?!! Which one is it?

  16. Mansi says:

    Nice pictures and I loved the bohemian feel of your Indy outfit .
    How strange it is . I haven’t met you ever but with your travel posts ( of the places I have been to -90% of your travel) I feel that I know you .
    These dwarf penguins are to die for , you need a month to cover Australia completely . Don’t forget Tasmania , Brisbane , cairns and Sydney . Perth and Adelaide and central Australia if you have some more time in your hand .
    I really don’t rem’ber the restaurant and shopping places , it’s been time – but David jones will give you some nice shopping options. Try independent oz brands than international ones . There was scooter I remember for nice shoes .
    When will I bump into you ?
    Cheers to travel !
    P:s I can’t wait for my holiday coming up soon .

  17. Khushi says:

    Stunning pics. Ir trip pics are dreamy, colorful and everything desirable. The glass floor is such a thrill. Khatro k khiladi πŸ˜›
    U look stunning in the close up shot. The chikankari is gorgeous. M sure u must hv been an eye candy der in ur indian avatar. Awaiting part 2.enjoy to the fullest.

  18. Fasna says:

    Hi Rati,
    Im a fan of you and everything you write make up, fashion, travel ,shopping. I’m really happy to see that you are in Melbourne. I live in Melbourne n my husband used to be a pastry chef in Langham hotel .n presently I’m in Kerala with family but I really wish I was there right now so that I could be lucky enough to meet you. My bad. I’m only returning at the end of May . Anyways enjoy rest of the trip . Eagerly waiting for your next post
    With loads of love

  19. Monika says:

    Wowww!! I never knew Melbourne was so beautiful. Seriously, I mean Australia has never been on that dream travel list, but after looking at pictures, I so badly want to go there. And the sketch pic…you both look so cuuuute πŸ™‚
    Are we going to see more Indian outfits on this trip? Feel so proud of you! Sorry thoda zyada hogaya πŸ˜›

    Love you loads

  20. Rashmi says:

    I was waiting eagerly just to admire all the pix & your dressess πŸ˜‰ Enjoy. Waiting for Part 2. BTW, ur new harido is soooo cute, I wish I had straight hair lol

    If you ever visit Toronto, do let me know plz. Would love to meet you and maybe show u around πŸ™‚

  21. SHWETA says:

    Hey Rati….loved your post…made me nostalgic…visited Australia last year…I denied going home after penguin parade…I wanted one of m own…they are such a lovely creature…N yes donn miss skydiving ..its just awesome..You can try at Great Ocean Road . Even in Sydney there are many places offering skydiving.

    And loved that ethnic wala pic… <3

  22. Manaswini says:

    Wow Rati!! Any place you visit starts to look magical.. :).. And those penguins…such cute creatures.. Enjoy your trip!! And do plan to visit US sometime.. would looooovvvve to meet you..

  23. Divya says:

    Gurllllllll…….You look gorgeous in each and every shot!!!! wowwwwwwwwwww… mesmerized!!! :):)

    Melbourne is beautiful too………Awesome pics..!!!!!

  24. Sheetal says:

    Rati di all the pictures are beautiful .. I love the way how you always write a beautiful photo caption. They are always fun to read πŸ™‚ Enjoyed each and every photo πŸ™‚ I wonder how beautifully you adorn yourself with minimum accessories! This is something which I can not able to do :'( ….. You both are the best couple enjoy di !! Lots of love πŸ™‚ :*

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