Melbourne has two different sides to itself--one is the urban core that gets recognized as being one of the world's most livable cities, while the other is a low-scale, urban sprawl that planners and urban designers are still grappling with.
Where the cool kids hang out.
An old-fashioned ice cream parlor, right here in Queens.
A billboard devoted to urban art that rotates every two weeks!
This place is called Sesame on Canal Saint Martin and is where you will find me on most afternoons working on my laptop, sipping a freshly squeezed juice and munching on a New York style bagel. It serves up one of the best brunches in Paris I have seen thus far, and has a New York-style inspired menu with toasted bagels and all the healthy fillings from cream cheese and salmon to roast beef and mustard.
Rue de Belleville is teeming with Tunisian, Algerian, and Moroccan restaurants, interspersed with Vietnamese, Chinese and Ethopian cuisines. Its certainly feels like the heart of Paris’ melting pot.
If you are looking for great local and organic produce, mouthwatering baked goods, pastries and salads — look no further than the Rose Bakery in the Marais.
Hammams are usually always divided in female only and male only days, with women generally topless, so if you aren’t used to getting up close and personal with hundreds of nude Parisians, don’t go!
This bookstore has a fairy tale history; the original shop was owned and run by an American but was closed down by the Nazis during the war and became the meeting point for Hemingway’s "Lost Generation."
Paris has some of the best street art in the world and whilst walking around the city you can get a pretty good introduction into its unique artistic style.