I'm a childrens's book author and illustrator who visits Gorgeous Town (Melbourne) once a year for a week of school visits and book tours. I couldn't imagine finding a more comfortable and arty nest than The Brooklyn Arts. I usually stay in one of the very quiet back rooms which open onto the rear gardens ~ perfect after a day in noisy schools! Maggie is the perfect host, making sure her guests ~ often the most interesting characters ~ have the opportunity to get to know each other. Over the last couple of visits, Maggie (and her pooches) have become dear friends ~ in years of travel I have never found a place quite like this one. The showers are hot, the book shelves are groaning with great books, and George Street is close to everything, from yoga studios to pubs. Love it!