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MELBSTYLE MEDIA - REVIEWS

"Here is much more than a store, it is a history lesson, a celebration of all that is uniquely Victorian (including Ned Kelly), somewhere to lose yourself and delight in the sheer creativity on offer (tasteful creativeity, of course, in true Melbourne style). It makes souvenir places seem very tacky in comparison. On Clarendon Street South Melbourne, it's the first and only experience of its kind. A visit to Melbournestyle is a must do." - extract from RACV's 101 Best things to do in Victoria

"THIS MELBOURNE MECCA IS BANISHING THE CULTURAL CRINGE WITH ITS BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE INTERPRETATIONS OF AUSTRALIAN ICONOGRAPHY."
- HOME BEAUTIFUL magazine


"There are no flippant inclusions.Everything has a reason for being - a connection to Melbourne or Melbourne people who are doing something special."
- MELBOURNE LIVING Magazine, August 2009
Thanks to the fabulous people at Melbourne Living magazine for their tribute to our tribute to Melbourne.

That's right - THE New York Times paid us a visit. How did they find melbournestyle? These New Yorkers... they don't miss a trick! What did they find in store? For full article on melbourne click here NYT Style Magazine Totally Aussie in Melbourne or jump direct to the article DESIGN WITHIN REACH


"E' negozio e galleria questo spot avviato con successo dall'artista Maree Coote, specializzato esattamente nel Melbourne style: arte, moda e oggettistica, tutto disegnato e realizzato in citta."
- Review :Italia Blogosfere

We also had a visit from JAPAN-VIC.TOURISM Inbound Shopping Guide. This well-researched industry handbook is the ultimate resource for inbound Japanese tour operators, and features melbournestyle as its lead store, while its cover features our legendary Melbourne Cups and Saucers. They even named it after us! Domo Arigatoo Gozaimasu! (Not available to local Aussie shoppers - but you don't need it - you already know where we are, right? )




Meanwhile, back here at home, since they first found us in Home Beautiful , the Home Beauties have visited time and again with their fab shoping tours (see below).
HOME BEAUTIFUL has listed melbournestyle in the legendary STYLE HUNTER Shopping Guide...So you can grab a copy (free with the latest issue) and visit us along with all the other top-shoppable spots in Melbourne in one go. Look forward to seeing you in your safari suits soon.
Thanks to the gorgeous gals at Home Beautiful - we are very chuffed to be included in their guide. See you soon.


melbournestyle is proud WINNER of Port Phillip Glen Eira Leader Business Acheiver Awards 2008Best Specialty Retailer Category

....and finalist in the Melbourne Awards 2008


...and finalist in Port Phillip Business Excellence Awards 2008.

...and previously - two Port Phillip Glen Eira Leader Business Acheiver Awards 2007 :
Best New Business Specialty Retailer Category
and
Best Business Under 50 Employees Category.


The PORT PHILLIP LEADER loves melbournestyle's Melbourne Cups too ...
"EVERYTHING IN THE GALLERY PLAYS ON MELBOURNE'S UNIQUE SENSE OF HUMOUR AND CULTURE THROUGH CLEVER OBJECTS."
melbournestyle's domestic sculpture was profiled here in the EMERALD HILL WEEKLY's Retail Therapy column - the tag of 'Arte-facts and fictions' being uncannily close to what we are all about!
Once more, THANKS to all who have helped bring our message of place, style, art and history to the wider world.
If you have some good news about Melbourne, email us and we'll post your news and /or links right here.






NEW AND FABULOUS IN THE CAPITAL CITY OF STYLE



"Today you are You, that is truer than true.
There is no one alive who is Youer than You
." - Dr Seuss


REDDY FOR CHRISTMAS?
Melbournestyle has once again secured these gorgeous pendant Christmas trees.
Like a fir-tree chandelier, they will lift up your Chritsmas spirits AND clear up your floorspace at the same time. That gives you more space to party, and the mistletoe something to hang from.
And they look amazing!


REDDY FOR MORE?
The Bamboo buzz continues, this time in glorious fire-engine red. Give Santa something groovy to sit on. MORE


NEW FOR YOU FOR CHRISTMAS
Hand-made in Melbourne, Lou Wong's wonderful Dumpling bags and silk scarves. Made from a treasured collection of kimono fabrics, each one is unique. The scarves lift the most classic Melbourne basic black, and the bags range from graphic daywear-dim-sum to chic little after-5-shumei. Yum, gorgeous.


HOT TABLE
You don't need to burn candles this Christmas, this candelabra needs no matches, yet it's the hottest look for your festive table. In lolly-licking red acrylic, and matching coasters too.


AUSTRALIA SERIES SMALL PRINTS
Here's a whole new collection of Australiana - bright, modern and exclusive to melbournestyle: Limited edition ragpaper prints by Maree Coote framed in a small but chic black timber box frame. They make a unique Christmas gift. See them all here



TRAMSTACK COASTERS - Commemorate the great Tramways Union strike of January/February 1990, which saw Melbourne's major CBD grid streets jammed with stationary trams parked end-to-end in protest against the elimination of tram conductors. The protest lasted for a month. Ultimately, the city saved $24m per year on conductor salaries, but now loses $50m in fare evasion. Think about that over a cool drink on a stylish coaster when you (finally) get home. Coaster sets of 6 in double sided black/white. Here's to the Connies. MORE

MORE AMAZING FURNITURE
yet another shipment of great styles - Only a few pieces of each - and some one-offs, so be quick. Black bamboo cabinets, Blonde bamboo rocking chair, Neolithic Fur Ottoman, distressed painted-slat dining chairs, ...See them all here



GO BANANAS FOR CHRISTMAS
Banana Leaf Lamps, each one unique, and all of them divine. Get a warm glow going this festive season.MORE


BAM BAM BOUDOIR
This fab fur ottoman, features 3 branches as legs. It's sturdy, sumptuous, and totally unique. Only a few in store, and only at Melbournestyle. MORE

CAMEO ME
A whole new range of goodies in store from Emma Jay. Soft furnishings, softer furnishings, even flluffy furnishings. She's just another clever Melbourne gal. See MORE.

...AND THE WORLD LAUGHS WITH YOU
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree-ee,
Merry, merry King of the bush is he-e
Laugh, Kookaburra, Laugh, Kookaburra,
Gay your life must be.
SEE MORE HERE

BOO!
Melbourne metalartist Peter Mclisky's Ghosty Bookends are here. Is it the famous ghost of the Fred Walker (aka Frederici) who haunts the Princess Theatre? Or is it Ned himself, drifted like a vapour from the Old Melbourne Gaol? Or Carolyn Armytage, wafted across from Como House? Well... doesn't matter - as long as your books are neat.


POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE?
Say G'DAY with a postcard. Why because it's cheap, easy, friendly, and fun. It's greener (no need for an envelope) and gives the Postie something to read on his rounds. (Well, would'nt you?). Remember yourself to someone you love - they need to hear from you today. Melbournestyle has created 10-Packs of various designs, for a low low price, so you have them on hand always. See more here...


THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM
We don't talk about this one.... See MORE


Everybody's loving THE WORLD'S MOST LIVEABLE BOOK
THE MELBOURNE BOOK BRAND NEW 2009 EDITION
Still the best book there is on Melbourne Town. OUT NOW $49.50, at melbournestyle, and good bookstores everywhere.

SEE the glittering BOOK LAUNCH .............. Or SEE MORE BOOK


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That's it for now.
Stay gorgeous,
Ms MELBA x

tellmelba


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