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Tag: vintage

Mount Majura Vineyard absolutely kills it in 2016 Wine Companion

by The Editor

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Canberra’s wine scene continues to go from strength-to-strength with one of our personal favourites, Mount Majura Vineyard, recently being recognised for an amazing vintage. They’ve got some delicious news about their recent efforts.
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Is Cabernet King in Canberra?

by The Vinsiders

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Cabernet Sauvignon: King of the Grapes. Most noble of them all. Incomparable: that’s what they say, anyway, those die-hard, tea-like tannin-addicted Bordeaux admirers. Let’s jump in to a bottle or two, shall we?

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Hipsley Lane gets Hipper

by The Editor

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Since opening last September, Hipsley Lane has moved quickly to entrench itself as the go-to retail outlet for vintage fashion. However, not satisfied with a successful first eight months, the doors are briefly closing to improve on the model.
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Designer Op Shop Braddon – Opening

by The Editor

“There’s a new little shop in Braddon”

We’ve all heard this statement over the past couple of weeks, with the opening of new micro stalls in the Lonsdale St. Traders precinct (what was formerly a tyre shop and fitters).

The gallery-style BOX shop has transitioned to the new venue, and in it’s place is a dainty little boutique filled with pre-loved items.  Designer Op Shop, run by Daniella Morr (who we last recall was vying for Miss World Australia and in a Dress Circle feature) and her family, can be divided into two categories: fashion and glassware.

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Me & Mrs Jones

by The Editor

Updated Monday 19 November: Me & Mrs Jones is now open. Trading is 7 days a week from 7.30am.  We’ll have a review on the experience up soon

The hoardings have been up for months as the corner of Giles and Kennedy Streets in Kingston was gutted and almost entirely rebuilt. A week ago they were removed, leaving a burgundy facade with large black-framed windows blacked out with plastic to deter curious passers-by.

So what exactly is Me & Mrs Jones?

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Hipsley Lane – Strictly Limited Sale

by The Editor

Today a little email fluttered into our inbox fresh from the vintage gods and goddesses of Hipsley Lane in Braddon.  The little retro store is certainly setting a cracking pace.  It appears they are holding their first event since the opening party a couple of weeks ago – a special sale where not just the clothes are limited.

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Hipsley Lane…throwing a fashion lifeline (and a party!)

by The Editor

UPDATED:  Check below for some photos from Hipsley’s Opening Night.

It’s simple, it’s uncomplicated, and it’s all coming together rather quickly.  Braddon’s latest boutique, Hipsley Lane threw its doors open last Friday, well ahead of the official opening this week.  But what is Hipsley Lane, and why should we be excited about this little dress shop?  Well, the answer is pretty simple…

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Dress Circle – Daniella

by The Editor

Daniella was running a busy stall at the Kingston fashion markets when we approached her. With the right timing, we were able to pull her away from a potential sale to talk wardrobe.

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Dress Circle – Sam

by The Editor

Sam is a perfect example of youngsters doing it for themselves. Originally from Port Macquarie, he’s moved to CBR to study Human Relations at University of Canberra.  Sam has started a vintage sunnies store and he knows how to sell them!

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Dress Circle – Nathan

by The Editor

We  found Nathan outside the Vintage Love Show having a quick ciggie and break from his clothing stall. Nathan was travelling with the show. From afar we saw the green hair… then the tropical jacket… then the black suede shoes… and, as we got closer realised that every single item he wore was striking and seemed full of character.

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