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Romance

Friday night

Check in to a luxury suite at the Crown Metropol for a weekend of pure indulgence. With spa suites and stunning city views, it's perfect for a weekend getaway.

Once you've settled in to your luxe surrounds, doll up and head downstairs for dinner. Enjoy la dolce vita at Neil Perry's two-hatted Rosetta Ristorante, or turn up the temperature with his take on contemporary Chinese at Spice Temple. 

Follow dinner with a riverside promenade along Southbank or take in a show at The Arts Centre, Recital Centre or Malthouse Theatre – you're at the centre of it all on Southbank.

Saturday morning

After a lazy breakfast in bed, wander up to St Kilda Road to explore the NGV: International. Run your fingers through the waterwall, catch reflections beneath the world's largest stained glass ceiling and browse impressive collections of European, Asian, Oceanic and American art.

Saturday afternoon

Take a stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens, opposite the NGV, and laze on the lawns. Make a picnic afternoon of it, or cross over the river and head up to Spring Street for lunch at The European. Pop in to the City Wine Shop to pick up some fizz for the hotel room before strolling among the designer stores along Collins Street.  

If you're looking for a little something for your someone, browse exquisite jewellery from Australian designer Jan Logan and detour to Flinders Lane and Russell Place for stunning contemporary works at Pieces of Eight, e.g. etal and Lord Coconut.

While away the rest of the afternoon with a movie and wine at Kino Cinemas or the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). If you only have eyes for your amour, see out the afternoon at elegant libation den Eau de Vie or woo with cocktails at Romeo Lane.

Saturday night

Treat your taste buds and your loved one to dinner at one of Melbourne's finest restaurants. Take romance to great heights at Vue de Monde, go for old-school sophistication at Attica, or make the most of every course with the Press Club's famous degustation menu. Take in a nightcap at upstairs bars Siglo, The Melbourne Supper Club or Bar Lui, but try not to stay out too late…

Sunday morning

Rise early for a magical dawn ballooning tour over Melbourne. Float above the city's architectural icons and magnificent parks and gardens, and back on land, enjoy a post-flight champagne breakfast.

Continue the morning's indulgence back at the Crown Metropol: make your way to the 27th floor to the luxury retreat Isika Day Spa. Float in the pool while taking in city views and relax in the steam room before indulging in a holistic Isika Intuitive massage in a treatment room for two.

Sunday afternoon

Take a leisurely tram ride down to St Kilda for a beachside sundowner. The St Kilda Sea Baths complex on the foreshore is an ideal spot. Try a cheeky cocktail with beachy views from the deck of Captain Baxter.

Just after the sun does down, head over to the breakwater and feel the love as the bay's favourite families, the St Kilda penguins, come ashore.

Sunday night

Bring a wistful end to your weekend of romance with seaside culinary excellence. Savour classic Italian at Cafe di Stasio, share plates of contemporary European cuisine at Luxembourg or go all out at Circa, the Prince.

Alternative: if you'd prefer to stay in the CBD, make your way to Curtin House on Swanston Street. Start with a tipple at Rooftop Bar, stay for dinner at Cookie or Mesa Verde, and top off your weekend with a film at Rooftop Cinema (season permitting) or a gig at The Toff in Town.

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Bars

Eau de Vie

When your bartender has to don gloves and goggles to prepare your cocktail of choice, you know that this is something they take very seriously.

Bars

Romeo Lane

Find love in the form of cocktails seductive enough to woo tastebuds from any side of the family divide at this laneway newcomer (formerly Von Haus).

Bars

Mesa Verde

Play your part in this ode to the Latin American cantina and sample a blistering array of tequilas and Mesoamerican-inspired cocktails and bar fare.

Art & design

Pieces of Eight

Get a piece of contemporary gorgeousness at this urban gallery showcasing artisinal jewellery and objects made by established and emerging artists.

Restaurants

Vue de monde

Climb to level 55 of Melbourne's Rialto tower and find out why Vue de monde consistently scores three hats from The Age Good Food Guide.

Bars

Lui Bar, Vue de monde

It makes sense that Melbourne's most sophisticated cocktail bar is also one of the city's highest, looming over the city from the Rialto's 55th floor.

Bars

The Melbourne Supper Club

You just know a place is good when waiters go there for knock-off drinks. This favourite combines the city's longest wine list with a rooftop bar.

Fashion

e.g.etal: Contemporary Jewellery and Objects

e. g. etal: Contemporary Jewellery and Objects is a Melbourne gallery that represents and supports Australia's thriving contemporary jewellery design...

Bars

Captain Baxter

Captain Baxter is St Kilda's beachside cocktail and lounge bar with Melbourne's best outdoor deck. Enjoy the salty air, the flurry of cocktail...

Hotels

Crown Metropol Melbourne

Crown Metropol Melbourne is a modern gateway in one of the world's most liveable cities. Redefine style at Melbourne's most striking and...

Restaurants

The Press Club

Treat yourself to head chef Luke Croston's elegant degustation menu or go all out with the experimental Press Club Projects private dining experience.

Performing arts

Arts Centre Melbourne

See local and international performances and exhibitions at Melbourne's home of performing arts. Take a tour and browse the Sunday arts and craft market.

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