This weekend, I was a guest of The Cullen in Prahran for the weekend to celebrate the opening of their newest hotel in The Art Series Hotel Group and I have never stayed in a hotel quite like it- I felt like I was staying at the home of a very stylish friend!
The basic premise is that each hotel is based uniquely on the work of an established Australian artist.
There is The Blackman, The Olsen which are yet to open, and The Cullen. Each room is individual, and there is artwork by the artist(in this case Adam Cullen) on virtually every surface, of every room.
Anyhow, I decided to try and pack everything I needed into my Oroton bag above because it is technically a 'weekender' but it proved a little more difficult than I thought because I stupidly didn't factor in all the shopping I would do!
I managed it by taking things that would mix and match easily and can you believe it- I only took two pairs of shoes with me. It's true.
I managed to fit all my cosmetics in my brand new Borne Naked pouch which is now coming everywhere with me. I've emptied it of my makeup but replaced the contents of my bag so when I am rumaging through I no longer have to wonder why I fish out the TV remote or a tube of toothpaste as I did last week. VERY EMBARRASSING. My coffee date who is no doubt reading this will be laughing their pants off, I looked quite mad.
I had the most wonderful weekend and I'm really pleased to show you a piece of Melbourne that you might not otherwise find if you are travelling to this great city of ours. I'm often asked by people coming to Melbourne where the best places are to shop and stay, and The Cullen gets a big thumbs up from me.