pop to the shop (some of mamma's fave shops in melbourne's west)
Fifth Element have some amazing treatments that will leave you feeling amazing - their therapists are lovely and the tranquillity room for your pre and post treatment relaxation is divine….oh and you must try their Hammam Steam Room, just fantastic.
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?!
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.
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
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 Christmas Kingdom. This is one of Melbourne's largest Christmas Shops - 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!