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HOT Chat: Anna Martino of Wet & Wendy

Anna Martino is the brains behind the stylish weatherwear label Wet & Wendy. Wet & Wendy hails (pun intended) from Melbourne and the products are perfect for Melbourne’s four seasons in one day weather. I chat with Anna in her Collingwood studio as she gets ready to launch her Spring/Summer 2011 range, some of which […]

HOT Chat: Benjamin Roberts of SKAPA BILDA

I recently visited the Portobello Bride Boutique Wedding Market with two of my about-to-be-wed friends and was  enraptured with the work of SKAPA BILDA. Who knew you could create such gorgeousness with paper! Todays’ HOT Chat is with Benjamin Roberts, one of the principals of SKAPA BILDA. Thanks Benjamin! Benjamin, tell me a bit more […]

HOT Chat: Emma Leonard, illustrator

One of the fun things about going to crafty, artisan markets is that you get to meet all sorts of interesting creative people. On my recent visit to Finders Keepers markets, I was drawn to the delicate, ethereal work of Emma Leonard under the label Belafonte. Today’s HOT Chat is with the lovely Emma – […]

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….’ […]

HOT Chat: Bhakti Talreja of Twestival Melbourne 2011

Tweeps of Melbourne, it’s time to get together to support a great cause. Twestival Melbourne 2011 is coming up next week Thursday 24 March with food, drink and entertainment for a mere $25 and this year’s charity is STREAT, a Melbourne-based social enterprise providing homeless youth with the opportunity for a long term career in the hospitality […]

HOT Chat: Braeden Lord of Aussie Farmers Direct

Bizarre as it sounds, one of my hobbies is grocery shopping. I’m not talking about trawling the fluorescent aisles of a mega-supermarket, but rather poking around farmers markets, ethnic grocery stores and fancy providores. However, given my recent lack of mobility due to pregnancy and a newborn baby, I’ve fully embraced the concept of online grocery delivery. […]

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 Chat: Anna Brockhurst from Eco Christmas Trees

It’s fitting that the last HOT Chat for the year is a Christmas-themed one. I found out about Eco Christmas Trees via Twitter and was immediately captured by the idea of  having a real live Christmas tree in my home, without the waste that goes into cutting down a tree and then disposing of it […]

HOT Chat: Alyssa Milton of Lyssy May

I recently received a wallet made from an old Melways map (it covers the area of the CBD) and I was so thrilled with it that I contacted the maker, Alyssa Milton. Alyssa runs a craft label called Lyssy May from a studio in Kensington and today’s HOT chat is with her. Thanks Alyssa! Alyssa, […]

HOT Chat: Will Cook of Harvest Box

For a foodie like me, December is definitely the silly season. The lead-up to Christmas perfect excuse to eat lots of mince pies, pudding, chocolate and canapes – which means I have to be a little bit disciplined about what I eat in between. Enter my newest discovery Harvest Box, a nifty service that delivers […]

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