We’re both born and bred in the west. Our family, friends, work, business and favourite places to eat and hang out are all in the west. For a few years, Ryan travelled to the east-side for uni, and Jon moved to Ballarat for a couple of years to finish his musical theatre degree.
When we were outside of the west, we had a sense that things were different; the people, culture and lifestyle were so different to what we grew up with. We became much more grateful to call the west our home. It’s no secret; we love the west. She’s a beauty… and here’s why.
For as long as we’ve been alive, the west has been seen as the underdog. The side of town everyone else looks at as a little less. Admittedly, we are a little rough around the edges, but that’s what makes us who we are.
We always love a good fight and any chance we can prove ourselves to be better than what people think of us. Growing up, we’ve come to learn that being confident in who we are is far more wonderful than being perfect in formation.
Even as we write this post at a cafe in Braybrook, all you need to do is to look around the room and you’ll see an ocean of colours! People from all around the world call this side of town their home. All you need to do, is to take a walk down the street and see all this for yourself.
With different nationalities, comes different food! Take a drive down Hampshire Road in Sunshine and on either side of the road you’ll see Vietnamese, Chinese and Afghani. Then drive a couple more minutes, and you’ll find Turkish, Indian, Thai, Italian, African and cafes with an American and British flair. To our knowledge, there is no other place in Melbourne that can offer its people a range of cuisine like ours. We never run out of ideas for what to eat, in fact more often than not we’re spoiled for choice! The list is seriously endless and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Melbourne is seriously such an amazing place to live. There’s nothing like it, and we wouldn’t change it for the world. This is why we love the West, and we hope you love it too.