pop to the shop (some of mamma's fave shops in melbourne's west)
Mamma LOVES hunting for vintage treasure with the family - and here at Lost Ark Antiques there are so many treasures under the one roof!
They offer pregnancy massage which was amazing when Mamma was pregnant oh and the pedicures are fantastic. You really do get spoiled here and sometimes it is exactly what you need.
We just take it for granted that EVERYONE knows about Snowballs? But do they? Did you know they sell ice cream cakes? These are THE best when you run out of time to make your own!
Gill and Eriko are a dynamic duo and together they have created a great space for westie folks to shop. Hooray!
Say it sister! Located in Hall St, Mamma has been dropping in for a casual shop here for quite a while! With new stock all the time, there is always something new to try on, buy or ogle - we love it.
The Fifth Element have some fabulous treatments that will leave you feeling amazing - their therapists are lovely and the tranquillity room is well….tranquil!
Entertainers, Face painting, Games… and more!
When it comes to finding a westie hidden gem - EVERYONE needs to discover The Yarning Place.
This is the site of the old A.Bongiovanni & Son grocery store - make sure you pop in and visit The Happy Apple in Seddon have undergone a make over and have new owners!
Stefan is feeding all our French food fantasies and giving us access to the best European delicacies - the cheese, the meats, the pates, wine AND more, that we can take home and enjoy. You need to come here to stock up for those special occasions (like Christmas!) or just when you need some quality tasty deli goods…which is every other day really. Oh, AND now the cafe has been merged with the deli so you can get coffee and pastries and baguettes as well - we might just never leave now!
This bright and colourful party shop Fiesta Factory has just popped up in Newport.
Lisa and the Cool Kidz’ Mealz crew love home cooking, so that’s what they do! The meals are frozen full of fresh nutritious goodness for big and little kids aged 4-12 years old. The dishes are a good size in terms of the portion, nutritious and tasty and they can be delivered to your door (pending your location).
Their catchy slogan - Not Too Fancy but Better Than You Think - kinda sums up the store perfectly really.
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?!
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.
This has been one of Mamma’s fave places to shop over the past couple of years - not just because owner Brooke is one of the nicest business ladies around, and not because she is a fellow Westie and Mum of two - but because The Organic Place deliver delicious fresh organic produce to your door!
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.
You know what's nice when you walk into a store? Passion. The owners of this new store in Newport have it by the bucket load, and rightly so. Everything in this family run store is either made by them, adapted by them, or sourced thoughtfully by them
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