Looking for something a little ritzy this Chrissie? Look no further than a few days traipsing the lavish streets of the Chapel Street Precinct. With fine dining around every corner, top-shelf wines in every bar, classy cocktails on every menu and a thick layer of culture, beauty and fashion on top, there are countless ways you can class-up your hola-stay on Chapel Street.
That pool! You may know the one. Glass-bottomed and usually filled with smug holidaymakers floating on their superiority. Well, guess what. YOU can be that smug sucker floating around without a care in the world. The Olsen is a little more than just that pool. Arty, creative and may we say, sophisticated? Staying at the Olsen is a little treat for the soul, a stay that is filled with space, world class art and complete luxury.
Atlas knows no boundaries. Chef and owner Charlie Carrington changes the menu to this fine establishment every four months to explore the cuisine of a new country. Starting in Vietnam, then through to the Middle East. Now, Atlas has landed in India – but it won’t be there for long.
Ines Wine Bar (Windsor)
This one’s a keeper for when it’s time to impress a first date. Like your Mama once said, the way to the heart is through their…. stomach. Ines is the name of a beautiful little lady who lives in Asti, Northern Italy. She is the inspiration behind Ines Wine Bar, whose focus is high quality ingredients and exceptional service.
MARS Gallery (Windsor)
[MARS] (Melbourne Art Rooms) is a contemporary gallery dedicated to exhibiting and promoting contemporary Australian artists. Established in 2004 by director Andy Dinan. [MARS] specialises in building the careers of our talented contemporary artists. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay on Chapel Street, [MARS] has three art apartments above it’s gallery, each dedicated to a contemporary Australian artist. Click here for more info.
Dior Perfume & Beauty Boutique (Capitol Grand South Yarra)
A piece of Paris in Melbourne, here you will be greeted by friendly staff whose service and knowledge of fragrance is unparalleled. Dubbed Luxe heaven, this is the only place for some Dior self-love. If you are looking for a special gift or you just want to spoil yourself we promise you there isn’t a better place in Melbourne.
Visit Paris without having to leave the country. Enjoy Parisian pastries, delicate tea and coffee options or perhaps a resplendent wine for a French-inspired experience at this gem in the heart of Greville Street. While Chez Mademoiselle is a simpler edition of its older sibling, Chez Olivier, it retains the French charm and an ambience that’s entrancing, cosy and feminine.
Le Louvre is the destination for the most exclusive edit of international brands sourced from around the globe. It’s the only boutique retailer that you’ll ever want to visit if you’re a fashionista in search of the very best of high-end fashion. Balmain. Stella McCartney. Gucci. Marchesa. Valentino. Vivienne Westwood. All curated by Le Louvre.