Floral design is an innate and acquired skill, and Leanne from Bodhi and Me - an adorable florist in Mount Martha - has turned it into an art form. Leanne's extensive interior design experience allows her to craft extraordinary seasonal bouquets - it's impossible not to feel soothed by the beauty of her arrangements.
Since opening in 2008 - in Flinders and moving to larger premises in Balnarring - The Enchanted Child (TEC) reminds you why it's great to support local stores like this.
Summer is the buzz of the alfresco scene in Red Hill or the scrumptious aromas wafting over the vines from neighbouring properties. Summer is the scent of gums on the Merricks Trail, the smell of wildflowers on surrounding farms or the summer breeze touching your face whilst your bathing in the glow of afternoons sunlight.
Upon stepping through the doors of Antipodes Bookshop & Gallery you will feel the cosy calm wash over you. A sanctuary for book lovers, Antipodes’ purpose is to find and champion stories – those that enrich our lives, those that surprise and those that delight. There are other treasures to discover at Antipodes, too: beautiful Australian craft, art and jewellery and carefully curated exhibitions. We love Antipodes because of its serendipitous nature; it’s a place to experience wonderful encounters and a refuge from the outside world. As Picasso once said ‘some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun’ - it doesn’t matter which one you are, you’ll find the right spot at Antipodes.
Spring is in the air and whilst we may encounter many sunny and warm days on the Pen the late afternoon and evenings are still cool. The Italians would say ‘primavera non ti scoprire’, meaning in Spring, don’t get undressed, yet, as you may still encounter cool days and if you’re looking for a beautiful cashmere wrap or light merino jumper to keep your warmth then head to Red Hill House (RHH).
Quality over quantity - a simple concept that is becoming increasingly difficult to associate with in todays fast digital retail environment but is something that Josie Achermann at Red Hill House (RHH) is boun...
Antipodes prides itself on the very special (and increasingly rare) opportunity to browse, imagine and discover the tactile world of books and the community is always at the heart of the store. It is this complete experience that makes Antipodes our favourite literary destination on the Pen – and one that is so precious in this digital age.