Although I live in Melbourne's east, I travel over to North Fitzroy every 6 weeks or so to have my hair cut. Long story, I started with this hairdresser when we were both in Bourke St in the City, as he moved, first to Brunswick St and later to St Georges Rd, I followed.... nearly 30 years now at the same hairdresser, I'm too old to change.
So.. after getting my hair done I thought I'd pop up to see Miss Pen Pen, and her wonderful shop in Gertrude Street, ... what a delightful shop -- and how lovely that she's made a heap of Qld Souvenir TeaTowels into cushions to sell for the Flood Relief.
On my way I popped into another favourite shop in Brunswick Street, Clara Fox Vintage and Retro. Now, I must make it clear I never wear Retro clothes, but scarves, jewellery and handbags I do, and I could not resist a couple of new scarves, and a brooch.
Clara has just got a whole new consignment of scarves.... so so so many to choose from.
Was about to pay and leave, but checked out her little jewellery cabinet, and fell in love with this silver and amber brooch... so a great day for me!
Clara Fox is at 479 Brunswick St, Fitzroy North, just north of Alexander Avenue, and well worth a trip if you are out that way.
This weekend my delightful granddaughter (LJ) arrives from Sydney for 2 weeks holiday, so we will be doing lots of shopping (she's a good Op Shopper), and lots of fun things.