Views from my office June 2018

Having an online business from home means that my ‘office’ is anywhere I want it to be. In fact, you can work from anywhere in the world online. As someone who loves to be out and about, making money from home gives me the freedom to explore, visit new cafes, and visit different parts of the city.

Being the middle of winter, I’m still getting out but find that I prefer to work indoors. My favourite places to work, other than at home, are new cafes. I’m spoiled for choice where I live. Melbourne knows coffee, and there are an abundance of cafes that I know will never disappoint. Chapel Street and Fitzroy Street are my consistent favourites.


Chapel Street Cafes

I have loved going to Chapel Street since I was a teenager, and I still love Chapel Street. It is always evolving, and new cafes and restaurants seem to spring up all the time. I’ll often walk down Chapel Street and find something new. If I have my laptop and it’s not too loud I’ll often stop for a coffee and get some work done.


Chapel Street Cafe - the view from my office June 2018

Chapel Street Cafe - the view from my office


City Cafes

I don’t explore city cafes as much as I should. There are some AMAZING cafes in Melbourne. Some real hidden gems. One of my favourites is Toby’s Estate on Flinders Lane. Always great coffee and a good atmosphere.


City Cafe - Toby's Estate


Exploring Melbourne’s Southbank

I took advantage of a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon to explore Melbourne’s Southbank. It had been a while since I’d been there so I took the time to walk around, watch some buskers and enjoy some food. I had my laptop so I found a space and worked as I watched what was happening around me.

Thousands of others were taking advantage of the beautiful day, and travellers from all around the world were looking at Melbourne in awe. It reminded me that we often take our home cities for granted. We forget how special they are. We walk past the sculptures, the outdoor art, the open spaces, the river banks. We often don’t take the time to stop, reflect and enjoy what’s around us.

So my day at Southbank felt like a gift. I reconnected with a part of the city that I love.


Southbank - the view from my office


Southbank - the view from my office

Southbank - the view from my office


Southbank - views from my office


Southbank - the view from office


After spending several fabulous hours at Southbank, I decided I’d visit the Melbourne Aquarium. I hadnt been there for ages and forgot how much I loved it.

I’ve also spent countless hours working at my children’s favourite indoor skatepark, next to a heater with a blanket! They want to stay for hours, and when I’m not watching them and taking videos I do research and writing. It’s the best of both worlds.

Why work anywhere else, other than where you choose?

You too can enjoy a home office from wherever you want, whenever you want. It might be from the comfort of your own study, bedroom, lounge room or kitchen table. It might be outside in your backyard or on your balcony. It might be at your local library, favourite cafe,  your local park, or at your child’s sporting activity. It might even be in another part of the world, on the bank of a river, at the beach or on a ferry. The fact is, it’s up to you – work from home or anywhere in the world!


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10 thoughts on “Views from my office June 2018”

  1. If I didn’t already have a successful online business, your office views and post would certainly inspire me to start dreaming of my very own at home office.

    I love your pictures! Happy Winning!

  2. That is the beauty of having your own business, pure freedom. You have some really great views of your surroundings, and some great photos. I am also reaping the benefits of being my own boss, feels really great.

    • Hi Andrew, thanks for your comment. There’s so many people who are turning to the online world to be their own boss now and it’s great to hear that you’re one of them too! All the very best to you and being your own boss.

  3. Hi Melissa,

    You’re speaking my language! I was in Melbourne last week. I used to live there, down from Coolangatta on the the sunny Gold Coast.

    I love chapel Street, Brunswick St and definitely Southbank.

    My partner had a surprise birthday for me at Boatbuilder’s restaurant on South Wharf a week ago. It was brilliant. I do love Melbourne. Great post. keep them coming : )


    • Hi Kevin, I love the Gold Coast! We’ve visited many times and always enjoy the warmth. What an excellent surprise birthday present from your partner : )
      Great to hear from you Kevin and all the very best to you.

  4. Well, my favourite location is….. my home hahahhaha.
    I guess no place is more comfortable than my own home.

    I like your ‘office’, but I do not think I’m the kind of person who can work for long hours in a cafe. I did it once but there was too much distraction, and I decided to leave. I prefer to work with my desktop at home, rather than laptop because I like the bigger monitor! ahhahaa

    I really love the idea of being able to work at anywhere I want and I’m envy of ya!
    Looking forward for more post on this site =)

    • Hi Frosteer, there’s no place like home! I love working from home too. In fact I spend much of my time there, particularly in winter. But I do love to get out and about every now and then. And I can see why you like to work on your bigger monitor at home!
      Thanks Frosteer and I wish you all the very best.


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