HOT: Launch of MEL: Heat Map

For those of you who may not have noticed yet, there’s a new little button on the top menu of MEL: HOT OR NOT –¬† MEL: Heat Map. What’s that, you ask? Well, I have been spending my waking hours putting every review on MEL: HOT OR NOT onto a single map. So that means […]

HOT Chat: Leyla Acaroglu of Eco Innovators Showcase

(All photograph thanks to www.flickr.com/photos/fernando/) Just before Christmas I stumbled upon a very cool pop up shop housed in a newstand pillar – the Eco Innovators Showcase. ‘What a creative idea’, I thought ‘I’d like to know more about who’s behind it’. So today, we have a HOT Chat with Leyla Acaroglu, the brains behind […]

HOT: Eco Innovators Showcase, Cnr Little Collins and Swanston St, Melbourne

Melbourne is riding a pop up store wave and the Eco Innovators Showcase is about as ‘pop up’ as a pop up shop can get. In the morning: one unremarkable, poster-plastered news stand pillar standing innocently on Swanston Street. In the afternoon: the pillar has been transformed, Tardis-like, into a shop stocking over 25 Melbourne […]

HOT: Melbourne Op Shop Tours (Part 2), Inner West, Williamstown to Footscray

Read Part 1 of the tour here. Another quick train ride to Spotswood then St John’s Op Shop (612-614 Melbourne Rd, Spotswood). ‘Great variety of household goods’ is an accurate description, with ‘variety’ being the operative word. This is an OCD sufferer’s nightmare. The rabbit warren of a shop was full of surprises – an […]

HOT: Melbourne Op Shop Tours, Inner West, Williamstown to Footscray

Fashionistas know that the surest way to score a one-of-a-kind outfit is to scour old shops and vintage stores. Melbourne Op Shop Tours helps you take up the op shop challenge by running small group (max 10 people) tours through various areas of Melbourne. What makes it different from other op shop tours is that […]

HOT Chat: Jessica Rae of Melbourne Op Shop Tours

This week’s HOT Chat is with Jessica Rae from Melbourne Op Shop Tours. I seem to be on a ‘green’ bent lately (check out previous HOT Chats with Eco Fashionista and 321 Water) and Melbourne Op Shop Tours is another Melbourne-based business which takes the¬†approach that being green doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style […]

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