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MELBSTYLE MEDIA - REVIEWS


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


COOL HUNTING IN NEW YORK!


"Dedicated to showcasing an array of Melburniana, founders Maree Coote and Lex Ridgeway offer a well-edited collection of products for the native and tourist alike. Spanning beautifully-packaged Melbourne map soaps and charming kangaroo chopstick rests to fashionable silk scarves and beaded baubles, the assortment represents some of the city's finest artists and designers."- Coolhunting.com
"There is a time and place for a good souvenir. These really are the most interesting and well-designed souvenir-style gifts I have come across." - THE DESIGN FILES

The Design Files (the webs' most gorgeous collection of information objects and style) has just featured Melbournestyle. We know once you taste The Design Files you'll be addicted!

"A great big love letter to Melbourne!"
In October 2010 interview with the Breakfasters on Melbourne's funkiest RRR FM radio Melbourne, author Maree Coote enjoyed 15 minutes chatting about the book with DJs Fee-B, Ben and Jess who declared The Melbourne Book 'a great big love letter to Melbourne!'
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"IT'S AN ORIGINAL, WITH A STRONG SENSE OF PLACE AND ABOVE ALL, IT'S A STYLISH MOUTHPIECE FOR MELBOURNE."

RED MAGAZINE NOV 2010


OMG! OPRAH! According to The Age, (Sat.18/9/10 P.7 news) Melbournestyle's own Melbourne Scarves are the pefect gift for Oprah. And we agree of course.


"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 creativity, 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


"IF YOU LOVE THIS FABULOUS CITY OR ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT SOUVENIR....."
- HOMESPUN 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.
"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.


INSIDE MELBOURNESTYLE...
This is what you're missing.... Come in soon!

Melbournestyle is proud to be:
2010 FINALIST, Creative Industries
PORT PHILLIP BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS

2008 BEST Specialty Retailer Category
Port Phillip Glen Eira Leader Business Acheiver Awards 2008

2008 FINALIST The Melbourne Awards


2008 FINALIST Port Phillip Business Excellence Awards

2007 WINNER Best New Business Specialty Retailer Category, Leader Business Acheiver Awards

2007 WINNER Best Business Under 50 Employees Category, Leader Business Acheiver Awards.


The PORT PHILLIP LEADER features 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.


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THE MELBOURNE SCARF FOR OPRAH? OSSUM!
Melbournestyle was proud to be 'doing the Block' on Friday last. Tourism Victoria dressed Melbourne's legendary Block Arcade up like it was Christmas, and each stunning little boutique store within put on its best face. The winner for me was the Hopetoun Tearooms, whose window display would put Willy Wonka to shame.

For the feast, one long, L-shaped table stretched the length of the Arcade and Guy Grossi turned out a scrumptious spread for three hundred of Oprah's happy wanderers. They have nicknamed themsleves 'The Awesome Possums' (it rhymes if you're from Chicago - pron.: Ossom Possums), and ossum they were. Melbournestyle feels extremely priviledged to have been a part of the evening and to meet the lucky 300. From USA, Canada and Jamaica, they were great to talk with and are delighted with everything they have encountered, if a little tired from a whirlwind schedule! (Special Hi to Sarah, Paula, Terri & Larry, Jan & Mona).

A bonus of the evening was meeting our very own local boy Mark Olive, aka 'the black olive' - a warm, generous and fascinating character and jumpin' jive dancer to boot. And finally, we got the chance to deliver The Melbourne Book and The Melbourne Scarf to Oprah's peeps. Congratulations and thanks to Tourism Vic for a brilliant night!



BREATH - stunning exhibition of photographs by LIAM LYNCH. Coming soon to Melbournestyle. Opening in January 2011, this amazing series of photographs will overwhelm you with their deep-sea serenity and monumental scale. Not to be missed. More here


CRIKEY. It's Christmas already!! We've collected up some gorgeous present ideas for you, basically things WE LOVE. Starting with these bunnies. Why should Easter have all the fun? Picture these bunnies hopping all over the Christmas table, making everyone feel spesh and festive. Or HE could drape a sparkling gift for HER across a bunny under the tree? Only $12.50.

A VERY MELBOURNE CHRISTMAS? Why not give a little Melbourne? Like this delicious soap. Two scent varieties in wraps that feature illustrations by Maree Coote of Melbourne's iconic architecture: St Paul's Cathedral, The Shrine, Immigration Museum, State Library, Le Louvre on Collins, GPO, Manchester Unity Building, Magistrates Court....in glorious colour. Black for him, White for her. More Savon D'Antipodes.


A VERY MELBOURNE CHRISTMAS II? Why not give a little MORE Melbourne? Like this papercut framed artwork of Melbourne's Town Hall building. Also available: St Paul's Cathedral, The Shrine, Immigration Museum, State Library, Le Louvre on Collins, GPO, Manchester Unity Building, Magistrates Court.... look HERE


HANGING CHRISTMAS TREE - PERFECT for avoiding Christmas mishaps with pets under the tree, toddlers who can't wait. Also great for small apartments or large dinner tables, this Chandelier style Christmas tree keeps the mistletoe overhead. Only one left now, so be quick.

MOUSEOVER THIS! VERY SPESH is this Iittala Maribowl by Marimekko. These will make the best Christmas feasting table in aaaaalllll of Melbourne! Magical colours, Pink, green, yellow, mauve, red, cobalt blue, plum, black....priced by colour pigment.

ACRYLIC CANDLEABRA
handmade in Melbourne, looks fantastic on a Christmas table. The sun shines through it, and if you place it right, you can get beautiful red shadows up the wall.


NOT JUST DESSERTS, ALSO CHRISTMAS NUTS, sweets, chocs, aromatics... these are super inexpensive bowls to lift any table setting. Black: set of 6 $150, or $28.50 each.Crystal Clear: set of 6 $140 or $25 each. HERE

GET ARTY THIS CHRISTMAS. Melbourne ceramicist Bern Emmerichs creates original masterpieces - each one a real, true Melbourne Story.


KOALA EGGCUP FOR CHRISTMAS BREKKY.
handmade in Melbourne, just for Melbournestyle by Skoko - sooo cuuute.


SAY G'DAY FOR CHRISTMAS.
The G'Day Series is a whimsical collection of bold graphic prints featuring Emu & Roo, designed an made in Melbourne. Each one framed in a box fframe - they look great solo or in groups. See here? Also available Postcard 10-Packs of various designs - great for gifts or for you to stay in touch. See more here... $12.50 for a pack of 10.

The perfct Chgristmas pressie! The ALL NEW 2010 edition of The MELBOURNE BOOK, A History of Now. Just $55

NEW tales from Melbourne's short but amazing history. NEW photographs of this ever-changing city. NEW CELEBRITIES include Adam ELLIOT, Eddie PERFECT, Molly MELDRUM. NEW CHAPTERS include the story of pub rock and Countdown, of artist and expeditionist Ellis ROWAN, and a full biography of fashion designer Jenny BANNISTER. UPDATED CHAPTERS on the latest in Laneways,Trams, Flinders Street Station, Melb v Sydney, Melbourne Cup, Fashion, Vegemite, Weather, Le Louvre and more. It's the must-have Melburnian's manual; it's STILL THE WORLD'S MOST LIVEABLE BOOK
THE MELBOURNE BOOK - LATEST EDITION
Still the best book there is on Melbourne Town.
OUT NOW $55 at all good bookstores and at Melbournestyle of course.
SEE the glittering BOOK LAUNCH ..............
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