HOT Chat: Chanie Stock of Genki

Melbourne loves its fashion and one of the most beloved labels of the city is Genki. I first visited Genki‘s Cathedral Arcade shop when I arrived in Melbourne way back in 2003. I immediately fell in love with the tiny colourful shop and the adorable aesthetic of their clothing and accessories, especially their ‘I love….’ […]

Portabello Bride Boutique Wedding Market giveaway

Happy Monday! What did you get up to on the weekend? My weekend was full of weddings. On Sunday it was my one year wedding anniversary and RM and I had our first baby-free evening out, although we still had dinner at the parent-friendly hour of 6:30pm. Thank you Kat’s Cakes for our unexpectedly large one year […]

HOT: Smith Street Bazaar, 305-307 Smith St, Fitzroy

Smith Street, along with the perpendicular Gertrude Street, is fast becoming Melbourne’s main destination for good quality vintage clothing and furniture. Starting from Victoria Parade, your first stop is Lost and Found Market, then keep heading north to check out 84 Smith Street, Angelucci, with your final destination being Smith Street Bazaar. Not to mention […]

HOT Chat: Steve Chambers of CMUK Shoes

Happy Chinese New Year! At first glance today’s HOT Chat may not seem relevant for celebrating the Year of the Rabbit but traditional customs include getting new clothes, paying off all debts, cleaning the house, feasting with family and friends, giving out red envelopes…and getting new shoes. This is where new Melbourne-based shoe store CMUK […]

HOT: Thread Den, 422 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Ages ago I enrolled into two beginners sewing classes at Thread Den (you can read about my experiences here and here). With each sewing class comes 2 free hours of machine use in the sewing lounge, but until now I’ve not had a reason to use them. Now that Thread Den have decamped from North […]

HOT: Little Salon, 71 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

Little Salon is a cute shop in Fitzroy (and the CBD) which stocks a curated a selection of lovely designer things for you and your house. There’s a little range of sweet, muted and draped womens clothing, a little bit handmade jewellery, a little table filled with pretty stationery and a little sprinkle of quirky […]

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