Home' Scoop : Scoop 52 Winter 2010 Contents must confess I d been in before, but I hadn t seen their new winter stock (hello,
leather boots). Next door is boutique Stella Rose. I had a quick peek in and
it looked like they had some beautiful stock; I ll have to remember to bring
my mum back to try on a few things. Lotus Accessories (the last of the three
fashion stores on this side of the street) was full of people trying on bangles and
necklaces, so I decided to cross the road to check out Torso and return later.
If only I wasn t saving for a holiday, I could have bought my whole winter
wardrobe from here. The staff were so nice and let me browse in there for
ages -- with my coffee still in hand (I m a slow drinker). The store was bursting
with stock and I loved the fact that you didn t see the same one dress in 10
different colours and sizes throughout the store.
OK, it was starting to get a little bit warmer now so I stopped drooling
over the clothes and decided to move on. Back down the street I saw Skatt,
busy with girls getting their makeup done (it must be school ball season) and
it s then that I noticed that the street is full of hair and beauty salons. Hair
it is, and Kaos Hair Studio were open for business, as well as Body Wisdom,
Fingers beauty and nails (over Coogee St) and Shock Waves (over Matlock St).
Note to self, if I can t get into my hairdressers, head to this street.
On the corner of Coogee Street I also discovered Lavender Blues and
Poppies Gifts, which are both full of adorable gifts from vases to bags and
a million other bits and pieces. Plus, Leaf and Bean is right next door so I
decided to stop and have coffee number two.
During my walk I discovered a few restaurants I wanted to check out, so I
returned that night with a few mates to suss out the vibe. It was packed. After
a few wines on the balcony at The Cabin Wine Bar + Bistro, we headed for a
quick bite of Italian at Divido. It is the best spot to people watch. People were
coming and going (stumbling?) from the Paddington Ale House, and there were
a few football jerseys making an appearance so there must have been a game on.
I really wanted to try some of the other restaurants in the area, especially
Tamarind which I ve heard does amazing Cambodian cuisine. But while I can
stretch to two coffees in one day, I would have felt like such a guts if I d had two
dinners in one night! I ll definitely be back with the girls another time.
"KIDS IN NETBALL UNIFORMS,
LADIES WALKING WITH PRAMS,
CYCLISTS IN LYCRA YOU KNOW
THERE MUST BE A GOOD CAFE
NEARBY IF THERE IS A CYCLIST
AROUND I FELT RIGHT AT HOME."
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