Thank you all for your patience as I try to work out blogging from my new home. It’s been a tricky few days, with lots of hiccups and learning, not helped by the fact that I’ve been more interested in offline life, than online. Hence my daily post at almost 9pm at night! I’ve had a lovely few days here in Melbourne with my lovely family and even catching up with some friends as well. More of that planned tomorrow too. The girls have had THE best time playing with their cousins – I have barely seen them which has been a wonderful thing to watch (not to mention getting a good break as well).
The SHOPPING in Melbourne! I know it’s cliché, but it’s TRUE. THE SHOPPING! The wonderful strip shops – the High Street shops. The choice! The variety! The unique and different stuff! The shop fit outs! There have been many a moment over the weekend where I have been HIGH on the shopping. It’s been like NY all over again.
Thought you might like a little look-see at some of the stuff I’ve managed to shove into the back of the Hyundai for the trip home. Like these slippers! HAVE YOU EVER? Woollen felt! All snug and cosy on my feet. WITH BIRDS! I am beside myself with these pretties and am thrilled that it’s cold enough here tonight to pop them on my tootsies.
Yesterday afternoon I popped over to see the beautiful Gourmet Girlfriend for a coffee and a natter and as is often discussed in important conversations with friends, we talked of shoe size. She was in an online shopping pickle and some clog boots she had picked up were too big. Lucky for ME, we decided that even though the shoes were a little too big for me, that I HAD to have them, because REALLY. LOOK AT THEM. I trotted and strutted around her kitchen like it was nobodies business and was thrilled to depart with them on my feet. I now own clog boots! Hot, clog boots. I am walking a little strangely in them, but nothing that can’t be worked out with a little practice. Winner!
When I was in the slipper shop above, I may or may not have spotted the world’s hottest leather satchel. And now that is MY hot, leather satchel. Fits the iPad, the essentials and slings over the shoulder. It smells even better than you would expect it to as well. Buttery, leathery, thick papery goodness.
Saturday morning I trotted into THE most beautiful shop I have EVER walked into in Australia. Big call yes, but true. AMAZING. I walked in, clutched my pearls and said over and over again to Mum that it was “JUST like Anthropologie, or ABC Carpet & Home in NY. Unique, styled, quirky, beautiful stuff, styled like a proper European or American store. I chatted to the fab ladies that worked there, swapped Instagram details and walked out with a few bags under my belt. I even managed to get Mrs Woog’s 40th Birthday present there for later in the year. I picked up this throw as a hostess gift for having us this week. HAVE YOU EVER? I am so taken with it, I might just have to go back and find something else there for me too.
I stopped in at The Works today as well, a Bed, Bath & Table on STEROIDS. People, it’s been a pure delight. Some people might take the clothes and shoes for a retail high, give me soft furnishings ANY DAY.
Hot slippers & leather satchel were purchased at HOME MADE Auburn Rd Hawthorn VIC
Clogs c/o Gourmet Girlfriend who got them online somewhere from Sweden
Throw rug from world’s most BEAUTIFUL store Scarlet Jones Auburn Rd Hawthorn VIC. They have a blog and are on Facebook and Instagram as @scarletjonesmelbourne.
Where’s your favourite shops down here in Melbourne?