Melbourne, Australia
Keeley, 21
Gap Year, City Explorer
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I write, because I want my words to outlive me.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

Definitely Unsteady by the X Ambassadors, Darkness by Imagine Dragons and Craving by James Bay. If we're going Aussie, I'd definitely say anything by Didirri or Dean Lewis.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Friends, or.... No. Friends.

Name some spots in Melbourne that are good for a Tinder date.

The Botanical Gardens, the Block Arcade, the NGV.... places where the places do the talking.

Who’s your hero and where in Melbourne would you take them out for a serious hang?

Lin Manuel-Miranda! I'd take him to the National Gallery of Victoria and then proceed to freak out.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Anywhere where the clothes are a) cheap, b) pre-loved and c) AWESOME. So mostly places like Retrostar.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Probably a McDonalds - Melbourne has so many amazing culinary options you'd be whackas to go to Maccas.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

I absolutely love visiting the NGV, however I can never seem to put aside the time to visit.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Melbourne that you particularly like?

Yes! Beneath Driver Street is absolutely amazing.

Where would you take your partner in Melbourne if you wanted to really pamper them?

Probably the Rooftop bar at QT - very posh, very luxurious.

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