Tips from a Victoria Harbour resident
If you want to discover the hidden gems of any neighbourhood, it’s best to ask a local. With that in mind, we asked Victoria Harbour resident and local business owner, Leah Shepherd, to share her top winter indulgences. During her time living and working in the area, she’s tried and tested many of the precinct’s retailers and facilities, so it’s fair to say that she’s a bit of a Victoria Harbour expert.
Leah is a life coach and author who has lived here for two years. She loves all the facilities that have been created to support the community and the precinct’s convenience, thanks to the free tram that runs direct to the CBD. In fact, when she launched her business, Honour Your Breakup
, she knew that Victoria Harbour was the perfect place to base it.
We asked her to share her three favourite winter indulgences to warm you up on a cold afternoon:
Massages at Mi Thai
848 Bourke St, Victoria Harbour
A cold winter’s day calls for a relaxing massage at Mi Thai Massage
. “Escaping the chill outside to be surrounded by warmth and beautiful smells while all your stress is massaged away just feels so luxurious to me.” The fact that Leah can simply cross the street to head home when she’s finished being pampered just sweetens the deal.
Lunch at Saluministi
892 Bourke St, Victoria Harbour
This local hotspot is a firm favourite among residents and workers alike. For Leah, she loves that Saluministi
is so much more than just a sandwich shop – “it feels like a wonderful fine dining experience that doesn’t break the budget.” She can’t stop in without getting one of their famous Italian-style porchetta rolls.
Coffee and cake at Code Black
Karlsruhe Lane, Victoria Harbour
Picking just one coffee shop to call out was too tough for Leah, who regularly frequents over five local cafes depending on her mood. But when she wants to indulge her sweet tooth with a decadent cake, she heads straight to Code Black
. “I love the friendly atmosphere from the second you walk through the door, and their cakes are amazing. They’re so different to the desserts offered everywhere else.”