Flip your designer handbag so the label is most certainly on display and hit the shopping strips of Toorak and South Yarra, daring to dream at the real estate listings and peeking at the lives of privileged pioneers.
Marvel at the works of art that are the haute couture window installations on Chapel Street and Toorak Road, though even the most exclusive boutiques struggle to rival the jewels in the window of Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio patisserie.
Shopping between meals
European designers and local heroes will happily make a dent in your wallet and ensure you look the part.
Enjoy a sidewalk breakfast on Chapel Street, caffeine at The Final Step, or brunch at Coffee Darling before the shopping begins. Long lunches or deluxe dinners can be had at France Soir, Bistro Gitan, Da Noi and Entrecôte. Get sustenance from the kaleidoscopic delights at LuxBite.
An art escape
Look out for the openings of art studios adding to the area's dynamic commercial gallery scene. Make time for Station and Gould Galleries.
Delay the end of your South Yarra dream with a night or two in the arty surrounds of The Olsen Hotel.