I'm a huge fan of vintage decor. I love that a piece has lived a life and has a story to tell. I had been eyeing off Reclaim Newtown for some time for this very reason. Not only is it filled to the brim with homewares, fashion and stationery that I have seen nowhere else, but it also has the added bonus of being owned and operated by the glorious Monica Trapaga - jazz singer and Play School alumni! The store is a collection of her favourite things (and now some of mine, too!).
Jayde Leeder is one busy gal. Not only is she a mother to two little ones (six-year-old Iggy and 14-month-old Minty - who Jayde tells me suffers from FOMO and thinks she’s 27), but she co-owns my fave store for all things stationery, Little Paper Lane, in the Sydney suburb of Mona Vale. I sat down with the former makeup artist and learnt a few things about stationery, running a family business and her hatred of tomatoes!
Sometimes you stumble across a creative who truly epitomises the concept of making it big and living the dream. Case in point - Melbourne-based Jenna Spence from Mister Moss - who took her genius creation and turned it into a fully-fledged business, producing a product that I'm currently going gaga over. I took five with this creative to get the lowdown on these glorious hanging plants and how it all came together.
There's a homewares store I've been going to for years now, every time a birthday rolls around and I want to present a gift to someone that oozes heart and warmth; it's called Humble Beginnings and it's quite possibly my favourite homeswares store (and ok - you got me - sometimes I go there when there are no upcoming birthdays and I just want a wow moment!).