A quick trip to Melbourne: Day 4

Today some shopping on Brunswick Street was in order. I really wanted to get a pair of shoes from Duck Feet, but after trying on almost every pair in the store I realised it wasn’t to be. They just didn’t fit me properly – one size was too big and the other too small. Story of my life when it comes to shoes. After the disappointment of that, we had a bit of wander along Brunswick Street before it was time for lunch. As this, for some reason seems to be the trip of Spanish tapas, we decided to go to Naked For Satan an ultra cool tapas place that sells pinxtos. I’ve never been to Spain (one day soon I hope) but this is close to what I imagine places in Spain to be like. The pinxtos are all up on the counter ready for you to choose. When you have finished eating, you take your toothpicks up to the counter and they get counted up and you pay. Awesome. Today we were lucky as all pinxtos were a mere 50 cents each! Bargain. We pretty much had one of everything. And a coffee.

After lunch, it was time to go to Clear It – the clothing outlet store where I always go to stock up on Dangerfield, Revival and Princess Highway clothes. I probably spent about an hour in the there, but in the end I didn’t buy that much. Still, I got a couple off cardigans and dresses at bargain basement prices.

For dinner tonight we really wanted to try Supernormal, but had heard that it gets super busy. So we decided to get there early – which worked for us because we had to be at Hamer Hall by 6:30 or so anyway. We got to Supernormal around 5pm and it was relatively quiet so we got a table straight away. We decided to sit up at the bar. We ordered a bunch of food and some sake. Everything was fantastic. The staff were great too – very friendly and knowledgeable which is always nice.

I think the squid was my favourite dish. Although, it was pretty hard to choose. Would definitely return.

Bellies full, we headed over to Hamer Hall where we were going to see The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra with Studio Ghibli’s Musical director Joe Hisaishi conducting and playing music from Studio Ghibli films. It was really hard to get tickets for this – they sold out in like 3 minutes! This is the first time they have ever done anything like this outside of Tokyo, so I can understand why it was so popular. I mean, we flew over from Perth!

Our seats were quite far up the back, but Hamer Hall is really cool, so there’s not any bad seats really. Last time we were here we saw David Byrne & St Vincent. That was a great show. Tonight’s concert was really awesome. We got a selection of music from films such as Princess Mononoke, Porco Rosso, Kiki’s Delivery Service and My Neighbour Totoro. The highlight for me was the My Neighbour Totoro songs. I love them 😊😊😊

Afterwards, we decided that the only sensible thing to do was to go to Brunetti’s for cake and a hot chocolate. Yum!

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