Friday, November 30, 2012

Markets a plenty

Tomorrow is the first day of summer and also traditionally the day when you can start putting your Christmas trees up.  The markets have already started.  The Eaglemont Village Twilight Market and the Made n' Thornbury Christmas Market are both on this evening from 4 - 8 pm while tomorrow the Merry Monty Christmas at Montmorency Shopping Village and Fair@ Square at Federation Square are both being held.  Sip and Shop at Heide is also being held tomorrow where there is free gift wrapping for all purchases, Yering Station wine tastings and live music plus PLANK building for the kids.  I've already bought a couple of small presents there as well.
Origen image via Glimpse of Style blog
The Summer at BAAG exhibition (Bulleen Art and Garden) in Bulleen also starts from tomorrow and I have to say BAAG is a great place to do some Christmas shopping if you're after things with more of a bohemian vibe about them - Indian glass lanterns, Moroccan lotus dishes, Frida Kahlo-inspired Mexican homewares and Asian ceramics.  One of my other favourite shops to visit if I'm ever in the city is Origen which also does beautiful homewares, fashion, jewellery and accessories of a similar nature, and which supports fair trade ventures overseas.
Image via www.putumayo.com
Locally, Fair Trade shop Only Just in Montmorency is now online in time for Christmas.  I've also bought some world music CDs for kids from Wendy's Music - the Putumayo range is all half price at the moment.  Enjoy your weekend!

Nb. Miss Rosanna is Wendy's Music freelance PR consultant

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