Monday, January 31, 2011
8:59 am Waiting eagerly at the post office to pick up a parcel sent to me by my grandparents. "They never open a minute early" the old man standing a little to close remarked!
9:15 am Mail worth waiting (uncomfortably) for!!
I previously believed Miss Golightly and I had the above thinking in common, but after receiving this precious family jewel I'll happily call myself Melbournian from this day forward...
Sunday, January 30, 2011
You never know what you may stumble across as you wander the stalls and with a bit of digging I am certain that you will not leave empty handed. I was lucky enough to start my winter wardrobe (ironically as the temperature swelled to 40 degrees) scooping up an animal knit $ 5, an ash red cord dress $ 5, a camel vintage belt $ 3 and a floral print shift $ 10.
Fear not sleepyheads it may be true that 'the early bird gets the worm' but to your advantage stallholders generally reduce their prices towards the later half of the morning, just in time for a Sunday brunch!
Friday, January 28, 2011
As the other half of my 'Sister Act' has relocated to another 'Abbey', we decided to feast on a last supper at Lentil As Anything! A non for profit organisation, Lentil As dishes up a moral lesson with every vegetarian plate served. Not only can I guarantee a good feed for a pay as you feel price, but attend on the 'fifth day' and you are sure to enjoy a whole lot more than just a delicious dinner.
Playing host to the Supper Markets each Friday, 'the sound of music' fills the twilight air, whilst stalls of everything allow you to browse art and craft or rummage rags and riches. For the foodies, cuisine hawker stands showcase bites from around the world - the perfect doggy bag for tomorrows lunch and for thou wanting to celebrate the weekend with a beverage, make your way upstairs to Handsome Steve's Bar.
Tip: if lost seek directions from the (handsome) bookstore attendant, Handsome Steve's nephew! One visit and you'll be a regular!
Have no doubt, you will be adding Friday night mass to the list of your 'favourite things'!!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Earth Choice detergent - a simple squeeze and scrub and your secret is safe! "Is that not for clothing??" perhaps you ask? Intentionally yes! But for the price of $1.93 the 'multi-purpose' liquid will soon become a shopping basket staple and your pm priority! Xx
Monday, January 24, 2011
Brimming with fun and frivolity, nothing tops strolling the stalls of treasures, trinkets and take-away treats as the band bangs the bongo drums and boys and girls bop to the rhythm of the beat. Style stalkers be prepared to snap the fashionable folk who attend with the hope of rummaging a bargain or two! (I managed to pick up a vintage patchwork bucket bag for a mere $15).
Bring a hearty appetite! With a plethora of edibles for all members of the food chain, carnivores, omnivores and herbivores alike will find themselves in a food coma after indulging in an array of honey dumplings, paella, souvlaki and noodles (I'd suggest the organic curry). Note: save room for dessert - if your anything like my gal pals ensure enough space for crepes AND gelati!!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
A road trip to Savers proved a rather successful expedition even if I do say so myself. Not only did my gal pal and I manage to overload a trolley with potential treasures, we were able to sort these goodies holding the "yes's" for dear life, retrying the "questionable" in fear that someone else may be spotted in them, when they were meant to look ah-mazing on us, and culling the "no's", declaring them free to wandering eyes and lingering baskets. All for less then the cost of a visit to the green grocer.
Here's a peek at the cheap finds I thought to be as good as gold...
Clockwise From Top Left: Camel Nightgown $ 5.99, Chambray Striped Dress $ 4.99, Cropped Fur Jacket $ 59.99, Middle Hued Denim Shirt $ 4.99, Basket Sling $ 3.99