• Mel Watts

#youbymelwatts Melbourne

Updated: Aug 12, 2019


I was expecting cold rainy weather but instead we actually got some really beautiful days. Nolan and I really managed to get some decent sleep and eat some of the amazing foods Melbourne has to offer whilst coming home completly full from the days before food. It was an amazing time and really looking forward to returning again.

We stayed at the Novotel on Collins street which we found was really in the hustle of it all and made transporting around really easy. I normally stay at the crown metropol when I go to Melbourne which found me using a lot of Ubers to get somewhere. I feel like this hotel was in an amazing location.

We held the event in Collingwood The Commons, in a shared workspace warehouse style place which really allowed what I firstly envisioned to come together. Open spaces and a lot of mingling with everyone.

The Friday night consisted of us all working together to make the space work and pack and fill goodie bags. Whilst wondering what we were going inhale from Uber eats.

Then Louisa Curtis the stylist came and took over the styling and all the florals. Making a workspace into greenery heaven! Whilst using our Radikal Neon sign.

Saturday morning Nolan and Brad went to the event early to help Elizabeth from Born Bred Talent to set up the rest whilst I had my face painted by my beautiful friend Nadine.

We arrived and seen a number of people already lining up (insert nerves here).

Before we knew it the doors were opened and we had people turning up by the dozen. People drove from Adelaide and others from the country side. I was beyond grateful that so many came especially ones with huge drives. I knew that they wanted to be there, you could see how hard they made it work.

Guests were catered with food and drinks from Remedy Drinks SOFI spritz

Abby Gilmore was the MC of the event and we worked together wonderfully she helped me share my stories really well. We heard from the panellists of Lorinska, Jules Coffey, Sarah Kearns and Annie Nolan.

The panellist were given a treat which was created by

The sweet kitchen co made of delicious cakes, slices and lollies.

Everyone was treated to a goodie bag which had gifts from

Beauty Food collagen bites 


Cookies- @asprinkleontop_

Chocolate bars- @heytigerco

Pretty Pod collagen - @pretty.pod 

Cookie stamps - @spotlightstores 

BOON Nursh Bottles -  @tomyaustralia

Candles - @themiddletreeco

Coconut Baby Shampoo- @Chamonixrainorganics

Eye Masks - @neptuneblanket

Vouchers - Franki and Co

Hyland Comms – beauty products.

Beauty bars - @krumbledfoods

Collagen sachets- @Proplenish

Parenting books - from Shannons Kitchen

After another successful event which sold out I can definitely say that I’m learning a lot and taking in everything that surrounds me. I really just want to extend my thanks you to everyone who has helped me and has come to visit.

I can't wait until the next one!

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