Carlton North


Chalk Paint(TM) at French and Co

Annie Sloan’s Chalk PaintTM colour, Provence, has rejuvenated this old French shutter and made it into a striking feature.   Don’t you love these colours?  It was the colours all displayed on wooden spoons that drew my attention to this paint.  The first time I walked into French and Co I saw these  tins…

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French and Co in Carlton North

Recently I have been indulging in French food, La  Parisienne Pates  and Noir you can flick back to them to catch up.   This has been a very very satisfying and pleasurable trip and it has given me a new  type of entertainment.  I can keep indulging by inviting friends over for wine and…

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Gewurzhaus – scoop your own salt and spices

I have been meaning to write about this fascinating shop in Lygon Street for some time.  It wasn’t until an overseas friend joined me in Lygon Street for coffee and we browsed the strip that I remembered it.  She loved it and it was hard to drag her out of the place. She kept…

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Shakahari – fine vegetarian dining in Carlton.

My first visit to Shakarhari, the vegetarian restaurant at 201/203 Faraday Street  in Carlton, was a few years ago. I was with a vegetarian  friend who was visiting  from overseas and I  wanted to give her a experience of fine dining –something more than the  average vegetarian fare which often seems to include beans…

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Motorbikes at La Porchetta Carlton North

It’s in your face Motorbikes. The décor at La Porchetta in Charlton North is stunning – gob-smacking if you are seeing it for the first time. Full sized motorbikes hang from the ceiling that is already covered with motorbike posters. It’s worth a trip to Carlton North to experience it. The pizzas are at…

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