Last month, Diane over at Oui in France wrote a piece about shopping carts, or trolleys, as they’re called in Australia. It occurred to me that this has become part of normal living here in Melbourne, but it’s something I never did until I came here. Read More →
I’ve written before about some great shopping spots in Melbourne, but there’s a difference between shopping like a tourist and shopping like someone who has just moved to a new city.
Once you’ve got your souvenirs and gifts out of the way, you might be wondering where to buy shampoo, a new mobile phone, new camping gear, or what kind of store Bunnings is. It takes time to learn, but here’s what I’ve worked out so far. Read More →
There are markets galore in Melbourne. In Miami, a farmer’s market is something of a novelty. In Melbourne, markets are just life. Read More →
You may have heard me complain about how expensive life in Australia is compared to life in the United States. It’s tough to get a break on shopping down under and one little savings joy that is common in America is noticeably missing in Australia – the coupon. Read More →
When people think of Walt Disney World, they tend to think of the parks especially the Magic Kingdom. There’s much more to it than the parks. Read More →
I’m either a brilliant shopper or a terrible one. I’m a minimalist and spend most of my shopping budget (I use the word “budget” loosely) on books and music, both of which are mostly digital and take up no physical room in my space. I see many things that I like, but always end up asking myself, “What am I going to do with this?” Back on the display it goes. But if you’re a shopaholic, you’re in luck because there is some fantastic shopping to be had in Melbourne. Read More →