An art escape
Delay the end of your South Yarra dream with a night or two in the arty surrounds of The Olsen Hotel.
Gain a glimpse into the lifestyle of 1850s Melbourne aristocracy at Como House and Garden. Covet one of Melbourne's finest gardens, tour the historic mansion, and linger in the cafe until it's time to admit it's not your house.
Eschew the large shopping centres for local villages. In the quaint, contained mock-Tudor Toorak Village on Toorak Road you'll find boutiques bursting with exclusive designer fashions. Hawksburn Village on Malvern Road has a sprinkling of forward-looking fashion, smart restaurants, friendly cafes and gourmet retailers.