Places and Spaces…Feast of Merit

I’ve always been fascinated with how different interior design and styling can have a huge impact on the way we experience a space. Given the chance to have a personal chef come and cook an out of this world meal in my home or eat the same meal in a restaurant, I would choose the latter 99% of the time. Not that I don’t love cooking at home, (and who wouldn’t love a personal chef to whip up your dinner every now and then), but a beautiful meal deserves an extraordinary setting. In my opinion getting the styling of a restaurant right is almost as important as the food it serves! So in a new series I’ll be sharing some of my favourite commerical places and spaces where business and design are combined with gorgeous results.

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First up is Feast of Merit, a far from average restaurant in Melbourne whose business model focuses more on social change than your usual enterprise. All profits from the restaurant go towards funding aid projects initiated and run by YGAP, a volunteer programme which aims to enhance youth education and leadership in disadvantaged areas. It’s a unique and brave approach which will hopefully bring about a lot of positive change. The exposed brick walls, industrial brass fittings and subway tiles might be everywhere at this point but they seem to work together in the space in a way that still looks fresh and full of charm. You can read about the full project here and if any of you are lucky enough to be in Melbourne soon, let me know if the food is as good as it sounds!

ciara o'halloran-stylist-travel-food-restaurants

ciara o'halloran-stylist-travel-food-restaurants

ciara o'halloran-stylist-travel-food-restaurants

ciara o'halloran-stylist-travel-food-restaurants

Image Credits: Martina Gemmola

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