pop to the shop (some of mamma's fave shops in melbourne's west)
Court Jester in Laverton North is our one stop shop for all kinds of characters AND did you know it's the largest costume shop in Victoria! Yes, how lucky are we to have this close by?!
I'm sure Mamma isn't the only one with fond childhood memories of standing at the counter of the local milk bar, clutching a coin in her hot little hands and eagerly asking for 50c worth of mixed lollies? It was a rite of passage growing up in the 70's and 80's….
After commencing trading in Paisley Street over 100 years ago, the family-owned Paint Spot Footscray store has found a new home at 11 Geelong Street, West Footscray and to celebrate they are having a fantastic family day on Saturday March 8!
These Lost Forests were last seen around from 1987 to 1995 when they all just DISAPPEARED - only for the seeds to be replanted in 2017. Well, guess what? Mamma has FOUND one of these lost stores!
Now, you know when it comes to ideas for birthday parties Mamma brings you only the best!
This is such a genius idea for a gift for someone like FATHERS DAY for example!
Sometimes a Mamma needs a little help in the beauty department. Just a bit of upkeep every now and then, you know - it's easy to let the weeks and months pass by and we forget to look AT ourselves and look AFTER ourselves.
You want easy? You want HEALTHY? You want service? So does Mamma.
Take one step inside to find a jaw dropping treasure trove FULL of fantastic food
Where's the CHEESE? Well...it's right HERE! This is as close to fresh cheese as you'll get unless you are a dairy cow.
OK, Mamma isn't going to beat around the bushel here. This is the best supermarket we have ever been too.
This blink and you'll miss it little seafood store is one of Mamma's fave to grab some super fresh seafood. Always great quality, reasonable prices and almost always AUSTRALIAN and LOCAL.
This is a family business and farm gate store at its best. It has been around since the 80's when The Dellios family started selling their produce from a tin shed.
Mamma has had her eye on this butcher for a bit and now we have finally had a chance to visit - we wish it was much, much sooner.
Maple Leaf Meats will be hanging out next to Misc this SATURDAY from 10am! Pop by for some rib, wing or burger action and then check out this very cool store!
Westie couple Adam and Amy are clear animal fans and are knowledable and great with both the stars of the shows and the kids
If you kiddo needs a trim and absolutely hates the a trip to the salon (not mentioning any names....Miss 5!) Then this place is for you!
Gifts galore plus a a whole lot more! Post Industrial Design is part art gallery, part cafe and part gift shop - so a visit here is a great experience and Mamma just loves it. The range of gifts for kids and grown ups has quirk, from home wares to giftcards, pick-up-sticks to paint boxes they have a bit of everything
After dagging around in 'pre - baby' duds in a 'post baby bod' it's nice to to have clothes you can't wait to wear day to day. Mamma says do yourself a favour and book a FREE one hour styling session with the gals at Feather and Noise. You will love their style, fit and wonderful advice.
Christmas is COMING! And Offspring are doing new Christmas Countdown special offers EVERY WEEK!
Costumes, cups and cutlery check! They have balloons, bunting and banners plus pinatas, party hats and presents too! If you need something to help to celebrate any occasion small big or extravagant head to the Party Shack - That's where it's at!
Behold! This place is amazing. Mamma is a huge Christmas fan - 'tis the season to be jolly after all and even Scrooge himself couldn't help feeling festive at the Christmas Cave. This is Melbourne's largest Christmas Shop - They even have a full scale house front inside with a light display the envy of the Griswold Family!
We had a great hour and a half of animal fun and met, a sugar glider, crocodile, snake, lizards, frogs, a dingo and the star of the show the beautiful Milly Wombat. You are guaranteed to have a party the kids will talk about for weeks after!
Nothing says party like this amazing shop in Yarraville. They know exactly what special touches you need to make your celebration really pop. This bright and cheery store is packed full of everything you would need to put on the perfect soiree
Mamma loves a good Westie institution and Borgs Cakes is DEFINITELY that. It was opened in 1968 by Tony Borg to sell his Maltese Pastizzi, and they were so good that pretty soon people from all over Melbourne were coming to this humble shop for these amazing pastries. Now passed down from one generation to the next Borgs makes cakes as well and if you grew up in Altona I'm sure most of your b'day cakes would have been from here.
With savings of up to 50% off retail prices Feelgood's Factory Outlet in Laverton is perfect for your office Kris Kringle, Stocking fillers, teachers gifts and MORE! Open for a special pre-christmas shop this Saturday December 12 from 9am - 3pm.
Filled to the brim with gorgeous things including homewares, jewellery and clothes you are sure to find something you like. It's just such a wonderful place to shop and browse - set out in a way you'll just want to buy it ALL!
It can be really tricky to choose what clothes and which brands to pop on our Little Ones. Comfy and cool Inkibabinki are based in Newport (tick), Mamma Indri uses soft organic fabrics and her signature black and white geometric patterns are eye catching in the playground
Four years ago lifelong Westie Emma opened Tiger and Goat on busy Melbourne road, since then Mamma has whizzed past this store admiring the seasonal window display probably a hundred times or more! Well, Mamma says: STOP and drop in and have a browse of the beautiful clothes