Checking In

Checking In Week 2: House Of Dior at the NGV

This week I’ve been making the most of Melbourne’s museums and markets and making a tit of myself on public transport. #stillanewbie

Checking Out

As I’m the boss and can do what I want, I gave myself Thursday afternoon off to go check out The House of Dior at the NGV. I was expecting just a few pretty dresses but was genuinely blown away by the whole experience. Featuring gowns that changed fashion by Dior, Galliano, YSL & Raf Simons, there are not many times in a girl’s life she gets to be so close to this kind of craftsmanship and beauty. I gasped, I felt giddy, but most of all I want a time machine & lots of money so I can attend soirées in these kind of dresses.

The exhibition is on until 6th November 2017 and costs $26 for tickets. You can book in advance here.

House of Dior at NGV

J’adore Dior at the NGV

Stuffing My Face With

Because it was impossible to taste everything I fancied on our first visit, Justin and I gathered some mates and went back to the Queen Victoria Winter Night Market. There’s a staggering amount of good grub on offer here – from whole pigs on a spit to Sri Lankan curries, Brazilian bbq and great big woks of paella. After enjoying BBQ ribs on the last visit I opted for a Philly Steak Sandwich on this visit which was good but totally overshadowed by the divine Creme Brûlée I followed it with. Dessert options I also want to road-test are the apple crumble, ice cream sundaes and churro doughnut thingys. Great news is there will be a few more opportunities to do so as they’ve decided to extend the Winter Night Market until 4th October 2017.

Little tip: If you plan on going don’t wear anything that’s dry clean only – you come home smelling like smoked meats!

Winter Night Market Melbourne

A shed full of meat, music & some handy heaters at Winter Night Market


I’ve recently discovered Disasters Of A Thirty Something on Instagram and absolutely love her hilarious, no-holds-barred approach to travel. She’s got some hilarious blog posts on her life before travelling (check out Email Marketing For Dummies) and does a regular Peak and Pit of the day which you can join in on using #thepeakandpitcollective. It’s so refreshing to see both the good and bad sides of travel, especially woven into funny little stories. Reminds me of the olden days on social media. (Yes, I know I sound pathetic.)


That brings me to my awkward moment of the week, which cropped up when I decided to take the train to the NGV. Up until now I’ve only been on trams in Melbourne so I had no idea that the train doors here don’t open automatically. I was *that girl* who stood there looking at a closed door until the train was just about to leave and I realised everyone else had boarded successfully. I lunged forward manically at the last minute and heaved the doors open, just before the dude waiting behind me got really angry. Phew.

House of Dior at NGV

More pretties from The House of Dior at NGV

Work Bits

Work-wise I’ve been doing a bit of a blog audit and have set myself the mammoth task of optimising a lot of my old content. The travel projects I hinted at last week are almost fully confirmed so I should be able to spill all the juicy details next week. Hopefully…

Home Lyfe

We’re slowing furnishing our new joint in Melbourne. It’s about 3 times the size of our last place in Sydney so there are lots more rooms and walls to fill with things. One of my favourite spaces is the bedroom, mainly because we wake up to an Indian sunrise every morning after I found this print in the Freedom sale. I’ve also had some of the scenery photos from our wedding blown up, the pictures above the bed feature the Thai sand we got married on.

Indian sunrise print from Freedom

The Indian sunrise print in our bedroom is my new favourite thing

I want to feature YOU

My recent interiors obsession has got me thinking about how items we find on our travels inspire our homes so if you’re up for it I’d love to share a post featuring YOUR homes and the travel souvenirs that decorate it. Send a pic of your travel inspired interiors to with a little note on what part of the world inspired the room and I’ll put together a round up.

Until next week x

About Author

I'm a full time blogger with a passion for travel and interiors. A travel blogger for 12+ years, I took a course on interior styling during the pandemic when travel was not an option. I now run 2 Instagram accounts - @jayneytravels, which covers authentic, affordable luxury escapes and @ourtravelhome which is all about decorating our new build home with a modern rustic style.


  • Joanne
    September 1, 2017 at 4:42 am

    I had a similar train moment to yours. It was night and pitch black. I heard ‘Stand clear. Doors closing’ and realised my mistake. Stuck on the train and my return train only hours later a very kind elderly gentleman drove me home – an hour out of his way such is where I live.

    • Jayne Gorman
      September 1, 2017 at 6:37 am

      Oh my goodness! I’m glad I’m not the only one to make this mistake but how terrible to be stuck on a train at night! How kind of that gentleman to drive you home though, nice to know kind strangers are out there.


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