TOP 5 | LEANA MARIE’S PLACES TO BE INSPIRED IN MELBOURNE
LEANA MARIE IS THE LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE BEHIND COCONUT AND LIME THAT IS HAVING A MASSIVELY POSITIVE IMPACT IN THE DIGITAL WORLD. LEANA SPECIALIZES IN SOCIAL MEDIA, PR AND MARKETING, A CAREER THAT HAS SEEN HER TRAVEL ALONG THE EAST COAST AND SPENDING PLENTY OF TIME IN HER SECOND HOME OF BYRON BAY. COCONUT AND LIME IS NOT JUST A BLOG, IT’S A RELAXING, CREATIVE SPACE DESIGNED TO INSPIRE EVERYONE WHO UNCOVERS ITS BEAUTY – AN ORGANIC COLLECTION OF CONTENT CREATED BY LEANA INFUSED WITH PIECES THAT INSPIRE HER CREATIVE JOURNEY. LEANA PERSONIFIES BLISS AND AS ONE OF THE MOST POSITIVE AND CREATIVE PEOPLE WE’VE STUMBLED UPON WE COULDN’T WAIT TO FIND OUT HER TOP 5 PLACES TO BE INSPIRED BY IN MELBOURNE …
Upon entering this place you are transported to a tropical paradise where you have just walked off the sand to a sweet little surf shack…Beach signs, baby pineapples, tropical flowers and yummy healthy sweet treats; just simply so much colour and LIFE is held in this lil beauty of a place. I feel so inspired there on so many different levels as it brings so much joy to so many senses: Incredible too good to eat kind of food to taste, acoustic soothing music to listen to, rainbow colours and inspiring quotes to see, and of course amazing smoothies, raw treats to hold and touch. This is my go to place in Melbourne for Brunch or just simply a dose of happiness.
140 Ormond Rd,
Elwood, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
THE SOURCE BULK FOODS
So remember those lolly stores when you were younger where you grabbed a bag and a spoon and filled up a paper bag with goodies for the day… Well now imagine that with incredible healthy options and organic produce. This is my go to place to get inspired to nourish myself and feed my soul. From chia seeds, goji berries, muesli mixes, snacks, chocolate and every type of organic flour or seed mixes, it has everything you will ever need!
749 Burke Rd,
Camberwell, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
(Variety of locations – this is Leana’s local!)
The ocean for me is such a powerful place in providing somewhere to be calm and get lost within the waves. I find so much inspiration in just simply being and why not use the beautiful beaches that Australia has to do this. One of my favorite’s is McCrae Beach; white sands, turquoise waters and simply elegant in all it’s manner.
McCrae Beach, Australia
DYMOCKS BOOK STORE
I love to get lost within a good book and I can easily find myself wandering from isle to isle in the big Dymock’s store in the Melbourne CBD. I love to physically own a book and love every page of it, so going to a store and flicking through books and reading blurbs is so much fun for me. I normally walk out of there with such a heavy bag haha but it is oh so worth it.
Lower Ground Floor 234,
Collins St, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
This beautiful little store has brought so much happiness to me in the form of a tiny little bottle! I have a very strong sense of smell and I have learnt over time how powerful a simple scent can be and how it can change how you feel. This lovely store has so many amazing essential oils (My favourite is their Green Goddess one) and also a whole variety of certified organic goodies from skin care to bath and body and of course aromatherapy. The perfect quick fix of inspiration!
Shop 019, Ground Floor
211 La Trobe St
237 Brunswick St,
Fitzroy, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA