In October 2010, Lorraine Lee’s life was irrevocably changed when her father, Shen, had a heart attack.
Melbourne’s City Centre breathes life into historic architecture.
Melbourne’s Central Business District is the heart of the city. Melbournites and tourists mill through the area’s popular streets, including Burke, Elizabeth and Flinders, while trams shuttle more pedestrian hordes from one end of the CBD to the other. The urban centre pulses with an excited energy, with winding lanes decorated wall-to-wall with graffiti are home to popular restaurants, cafes and bars, and buskers lining nearly every street corner.
“I watch this YouTuber called Alexa Poleti, she is a bit more out there about it than me. And I have always had a love for socks — and I always try to base my style around socks. I actually don’t live in Melbourne, I live in Townsville where it is hot, so I can’t wear socks very often. I just came down for the weekend, so I thought it would be cool to try out and play around with some different styles.”
These three cafes couldn’t be more different, so be sure to stop by and savour each distinct coffee and vibe.
Coffee culture reaches new heights in Australia. With cafes spotted roughly every city block, narrowing down a list of three shops in Melbourne’s St. Kilda area was no easy task. Aussies take their coffee seriously — with trained baristas adding their own spin on classic caffeinated beverages such as the latte or cappuccino and perfecting Down Under specialties like the flat white or magic. Not to mention, each café possesses its own distinct vibe. From cool to cosy, nostalgic to modern, these three businesses bring both excellent coffee and memorable café culture.
Bangkok: a melting pot of human activity, where shanty town shacks rest in the shadows of towering high rises, and luxury malls coexist alongside traditional Thai houses — which rest on stilts erected out of snaking canals. The city pulses with a tangible energy, with over eight million people living and working within the metropolis’ expansive buildings and winding streets.