Melbourne Visit

Saturday, September 11, 2010 2 Comments A+ a-

If your wondering where I have been for the past few days, the answer is Melbourne! I went for a much needed break as well as to do some quality retail therapy. On my short trip I took along my journal to record my visit and stay in illustration (see above) and photographic form, along with a written shopping guide. I might make this into a zine when I'm done! Let me know if you would be interested in buying this too!

As well as shop all over Melbourne's CDB, China Town and Brunswick & Gertrude Streets in the Fitzroy area I went to four Exhibitions! Tim Burton & Screen Worlds at ACMI, Melbourne Museum Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and The State Library Melbourne Shopping history exhibit; Til you Drop! I will be posting a review of each in the future.

Melbourne really is the shopping capital of Australia....sorry Sydney. They just seem to go all out on their visual merchandising and store window displays, here are some of my faves;

I was in awe of Sportsgirl Melbourne's Bourke Street Store! Loving these rainbow raindrops that were hanging from the front. Inside was also a dream with vintage tea cups hanging from the wall, a hot dog stand filled with accessories and a big postbox at the back for you to send a Sportsgirl postcard FREE to anywhere in the world!

 Lindt Cafe on Collins Street, obviously after seeing this macaron tree and creative macaron paint palette...I just had to have some!

Now for some great Fitzroy Stores!

It was the bunting flags that caught my eye with this Gertrude Street Cottage Industry store that sells, threads and other vintage items. It was also a location for a scene in the Aussie Melbourne Drama Offspring!

Little Salon also on Gertrude Street was my fave Fitzroy store that sells a lot of handmade wares, MT Tape, cards and prints from Frankie magazine fave Bell and Boo as well as Bec Orpin notebooks..I bought this one in the picture!

Babushka Dolls in Brunswick Park

Liked the confetti in this Fitzroy, Johnston Street window display

This is the BEST window display I have ever seen! A shop called Harem on Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Being a big fan of Disney I just loved it's Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs inspired display- how cute are the owls?

After hearing so much about this wonderful art/design gift and novelty homewares store, Third Draw Down was a must visit on my list. Check out the back room for the colourful streamer and confetti art display.
You can't go to Brunswick Street, Fitzroy without visiting the Queen of craft and all things handmade, Pip Lincolne's Meet me at Mikes! Loved her scrapbook wall display and vintage Golden book pages with newspaper that covered the entry doors.

Zakkaya is a Japanese good and homeware store on Johnston Street, Fitzroy.

Melbourne's known for all it's wonderful cafe and graffiti art culture, so I spent heaps of time discovering all these wonderful laneways.

Jenna loves her FREE street press!

All images (c) Jenna Templeton


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September 16, 2010 at 10:34 AM delete

whoa whoa whoa macaron easels!!!!!! ahhh!!!!

September 20, 2010 at 8:34 PM delete

Thank you for this!! A total wish-list of things to do next time I'm down there visiting my parents! x