esme and the laneway

About me

Location Melbourne, Australia
Introduction Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Marianne and I live in Melbourne with my husband and our very fluffy cat, Babycat. (Who, at 7 years old, is hardly a kitten anymore but she will always be our baby!) I grew up in London and moved to Melbourne aged 22 for adventure and for love, which turned out to be a great idea as we are now happily married. I love vintage, especially the 1930s to the 1950s, and can skip happily over some of the 1960s to enjoy lots of that beautiful and otherworldly 1970s stuff. Here I write about my life in Melbourne and the things that interest me: clothes (especially of the vintage kind), beauty, makeup, food, interiors, travel, books, films (old ones please), going out, staying home, cocktails in bars, dinners in restaurants, breakfasts in cafes, walking in parks, biking down backstreets, taking photographs in conspicuous places, drinking coffee in bed, my endless love of platform shoes, and sometimes cats, too.