St Kilda Twilight Market

St Kilda Twilight Market O’Donnell Gardens 2016/2017

December arrives and the fabulous and fun St Kilda Twilight Market is up and running again.  It’s on again this Thursday, the 8th of December and goes right through summer until March next year. Every year during summer the St Kilda Twilight Market brings the local community and visitors together on Thursday evenings with…

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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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Melbournalia – Melbourne souveniers, showcasing local art and craft work

Visiting Melbourne or just browsing the CBD. How about finding a piece of Melbourne to take home, or a piece of Melbourne for a present or something essentially Melbourne to have in your own home, to remind you of what an interesting and creative place Melbourne is – not that you probably need reminding…

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Op Shopping at Sacred Heart, Chapel Street, Windsor

January and February are great times for Op-shopping.  An item in our local newspaper quoted Kate Dear, General Manager of Red Cross in Victoria as saying, “Instead of throwing away your dud presents, why not re-gift them?” I believe people are doing that and some businesses are also ‘gifting’ some of their excess stock…

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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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Kay Craddock – Antiquarian Book Seller

Books – old, new, first editions, read once and passed to another reader – there is a charm in these old books. As a student I wandered the corridors of the University Library, stroking and gazing at all the books.  I loved being amongst them.   Many were old and had worn covers suggesting a…

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