Saturday, June 27, 2015

Things to do in Melbourne: State Library of Victoria

For those who know me - libraries and bookstores are my go to places. So visiting The State Library of Victoria in Melbourne was a no brainer. This amazing domed structure was designed by architect Norman Peebles - who drew inspiration from two great libraries: the British Museum Library in London and the Library of Congress in Washington.

"Peebles’ dome was one of the largest reinforced concrete spans in the world, a great technical innovation for its time. The classically ornamented interior was arranged on a radial panopticon plan, commonly used in penal establishments, with a librarian (rather than a warden) seated on a raised dais at the centre. From here an eye could survey the whole room and maintain order with stern admonitions to ‘Silence’".

Make sure you see the Dome Gallery in The State Library of Victoria next time you visit Melbourne. You'll be awe struck by this beautiful piece of architecture.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Things to do in Melbourne - Panton Hill Winery

Panton Hill Winery is a family boutique winery - owned and run by the lovely Dorothy and Teunis.

"Together our aim is to create consistently high quality wines that are eminently drinkable: meaning, wines that are soft, fruity & complex. We want our guests to feel welcome and well looked after in beautiful surroundings. Providing wine education as much or as little as you like, is also part of our philosophy. Above all, everything done here has to be fun and enjoyable for our customers and for us!"

The wine is delicious and my personal favourites are the Pinot Noir and Verdelho. We were guided by the knowledgable Dorothy on our wine tasting tour. You can feel the passion from her when she speaks, her warmth and unwavering attention is what stood out. The winery is located 45 minutes from central Melbourne on the rolling country hills at the accessable end of the Yarra Valley. Panton Hill is picturesque, the estate itself looks like a Tuscan villa with a dash of Game of Thrones interiors. You can also enjoy a meal with a glass of wine if you are feeling peckish - from anti pasta plates, cheese and a carnivore option too.

Panton Hill Winery is definitely a place to visit.

Location: 145 Manuka Road, Manuka Rd, Panton Hill VIC 3759 Tel: (03) 9719 7342
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Friday, June 12, 2015

Girls: Anna- Rica - part 1

This girl is living the travel dream! Follow her escapades via instagram anna_rf_

The sh*t thing about Anna-Rica being overseas is I no longer have a model who is down for portrait test shoots. But she is doing something bold and has packed up Sydney life in search of travel and life adventures. Which, let's face it, is better than a boring 9 to 5 routine!

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Monday, June 08, 2015

Girls: Cassie

Meet the beautiful Cassie, who was kind enough to let me photograph her. She has a lovely Victorian profile that caught my eye. 

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Saturday, June 06, 2015

Travel | Melbourne

I shall bid you all adieu as Melbourne awaits. Catch me on my instagram Raver_Ria to see what I get up to - Melbourne travel adventures here I come! Adios!

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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Art Inspiration

Wednesday inspiration vibes. These things seem to be occupying my mind lately.

(image source: Tumblr, instagram)