Surprise surprise . . . I found myself back in Melbourne a few weeks ago, on another quick “fact-finding mission”.
En route to a meeting in Fitzroy, I decided to abandon my tram travel plans, opting for a walk from the fringe of the city centre. En route, I discovered Gertrude Street, just a few hundred metres from the heart of Brunswick Street. I love it when that happens. And it only happens when you decide to walk around a new city.
Gertrude Street boasts a really fabulous, eclectic collection of shops, cafes and boutiques and I’ll definitely be spending more time in this area when I return to Melbourne.
This post features one particular Gertrude Street gem, which I randomly discovered on a quest for some mineral water. As it happens, Casa Ciuccio is the newest kid on the block. It’s a mediterranean-inspired eatery from the talented team behind tapas restaurant Bar Lourinha. The owners worked with local architect Brett Tuer to achieve an eclectic space that looks like it has always been there. Suffice to say, a quick pit stop turned out to be a mini photo shoot. I recently covered the space for Habitus Living, where you can read more about the concept and design.
No doubt, this is another Melbourne hot spot in the making.