Word of mouth recommendations of wonderful things, FROM WONDERFUL PEOPLE.
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Hot, cold, salty, sweet, sticky, clean, crunchy, silky ... fried. Always fried.
"This recipe kept me going through some hard sugar-lows. The bub liked it, too, which I guess is a bonus!"
"One of my favourite things about Omars is what they don’t do.
"Hello Coffee is the local's favourite!"
"This coffee liqueur is the best thing for dinner parties.
"Genuinely one of the best meals I've ever had. Go, and take me with you."
"Now, listen. I don't like mug cakes - they taste of scrambled egg and desperation. But this recipe is THE. BEST."
"This no-spud spud salad is really good, not just diet good. Perfect with a long lunch, allowing you to feel less guilty about the four helpings of pav you follow it up with."
"Coffee is outstanding, menu is small but original, and the guys running it are super chill and super lovely."
"Authentic, cash only, small menu, Formica tables. Trust me. It’s the goods."
As the days (eventually) cool down, a long lunch by the vines seems all-the-more tempting. But ... what about WITH KIDS?
See All in Gifts + Bits
Go here for someone else, leave with a little something for yo'self.
"Christmas became ✨CHRISTMAS✨ again, once I was buying for kids.
"Aw, men. They really cop it at Christmas. "
"Blood, water, whatever - get jolly with your clan, and stay that way"
"Funny, yes - but in this post-Harvey era, it might be a good idea to put the sex toy down.
"The ladies in your life often get the rubbish end of the gift stick. Don’t be part of the problem."
If you’d like to try them out, I’m more than happy to be your delivery guinea pig …”
"There's always something here that you just need"
"Take all of the scary souvenir shops on Swanston St, feed them into your big Opposites Machine - and hey presto! Melbournalia."
"Bring a compass and a cut lunch."
"These are temporary tattoos from another realm. Some are metallic, some hail from the Old Masters and some are even scented."
We all know the place. You leave feeling better than when you arrived. It's that simple, isn't it?
Many hands make light work. Unless they're mine and my husband's - in which case, those hands break things and hammer in hooks upside down. Which is why we outsource.
Children. Can't live with them, can't live without sitting watching them sleep feeling like you might cry with love and gratitude.
"Face painting is face painting, right? Uh - no!"
"I am proud, without a hint of sarcasm, to tell you I won ‘Best Mum on the Dancefloor'."
"It backs onto a lovely playground that also has a pretty farmers garden and chooks.
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Sometimes you need to go somewhere where someone else washes the dishes. Or, at the very least, you wash dishes to a better view.
Just because Netflix asks if you're still watching, doesn't mean you have to stop.
"One of the best non-parenting books I ever read about parenting. ALSO - super, wee-your-pants funny.”
"This episode is an absolute joy. I listened to it with a grin on my face."
"I can confirm that some films deserve checking-out before you whack on Netflix and pop off for a nap."
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There are magical people out there who can help. Really.
"These dog groomers do it all with minimal fuss and for not too much cash."
"Uber does cleaners. That's all you really need to know."
"Taken up, let out, nipped in ... if only we'd listened in Home Ec at school ...
"Everyone asks: can you recommend a good mechanic who won't rip you off?
"Winston makes your stuff look a million bucks."
"Lovely, honest plumber."
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When in doubt, wear black.
"I have a, frankly, infantile obsession with sparkly things."
"Clothing and accessory recommendations for women who give a shit, but don't give a shit."
"These assistants know their lycra."
"The product is super stylish, yes. But that's not all. The quality is ace AND totally affordable."
"Made right here in Melbourne, you'll get great quality denim with good stretch."