Last week I read an article in the Herald Sun about Hosier Lane; Melbourne's popular street art pocket, which attracts tourists from around the world and also cops its fair share of criticism.Needless to say, it stirred up some feelings
You know I’m all about supporting local creative types, so when I discovered that new online homewares store Urban Cave was based out of Sydney’s inner west (my local hood), I was on creators Greg and Lauren like white on
This week gone by I have to admit that I got out and about a fair bit. From Newtown to Bondi Junction and beyond, I took in many a Sydney Homewares piece - and added a dash of fashion for good measure. Let me know which find is your fave, Creatives!1 | My friend Kevin popped over this week gone by to check out the new digs and brought with him this glorious present from Pentimento in Newtown - a glorious Kobo Candle. The Vetiver and Shaved Vanilla scent is absolute nirvana for the nostrils and I can't put it down. If you're yet to experience Kobo, you don't know what you're missing!
The recent revamp of Marly Bar in Newtown has made it the suburb’s new go-to destination. While the frontage of the bar seems to have retained its traditional look and feel, the side and back of the bar has been transformed into a delightful oasis that I had to start snapping the moment I walked in. Shall we take a little tour of this wondrous watering hole? I think we shall!
Graffiti, or street art as it is now being termed, is a truly polarising subject; people tend to love it or loathe it and there’s often no middle ground. For me, I tend to sit on the fence because I
I'm in the process of moving to Newtown this week, so it was only fitting that I hit the main strip, King Street, in search of a new watering hole. What I discovered upstairs at The Newtown Hotel was more than I had bargained for in the best way possible. Let's take a look at Animal Bar, shall we?
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!).