We have come to Melbourne for some good old-fashioned, heart-warming fiesta time and being winter, creature comforts are a non-negotiable necessity to brave the city's icy winds.
The best place to stay if you're searching for a mixture of luxury and effortless chic is undoubtedly the Art Series Olsen Hotel right in the heart of South Yarra. The Olsen Hotel brings a new level of luxury to the area, specialising in 'creature comforts' (yes please!).
I'm here to adventure for The Paradise Road whilst also spending time with good girlfriends and taking a moment to explore my hometown of Melbourne. Rediscovering all the delights that lie just beneath the surface of this chic city. After checking in, I already feel inspired to fill myself up with culture and good vibes.
If you care to leave your warm, arty little nook of paradise - there's an array of dining and cocktails at your fingertips a short stroll away (just down iconic Chapel Street which is at your doorstep!), or at one of the two delicious restaurants downstairs. As you head down, at every turn you'll be visually serenaded with an array of magnificent artworks by John Olsen, famous Aussie landscape artist.
Soft sheets and uber comfy beds looking out onto sweeping cityscapes are just the beginning. This boutique South Yarra accommodation is brilliantly complimented by a day spa, full kitchenettes in every room, iPod rentals with pre-selected playlists, wireless, car parking and even a hair salon to tame those wild locks.
For those with more of an adventurous streak - get out and about with one The Olsen Smart cars and cruise the city. An added bonus which is the cherry on top. Or perhaps more fittingly - the salted caramel chocolate frog on top (which was left on my pillow in perfect timing for a sweet midnight bite).
This is the place to go for a romantic little getaway when your soul needs more than just luxury... When you crave a bit of vibe. This arty mecca is filled with super-sweet staff, deliciously appointed guest rooms and stunning views
From the ambient music to the carefully selected colour schemes, this place is filled with soul. Kick back with room service, don a comfy gown and watch the sun go down over Chapel Street - I've just found my new home away from home!
Stay at The Olsen Hotel