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Now Open: Melbourne Label Elka Collective’s Resort-Esque New Flagship Store

Written for Broadsheet Elka Collective first launched online in 2015 and is by designer Courtney Price, whose pieces combine natural fibres with different textures to create beautifully constructed, timeless garments for women. In 2017, Elka was bought by Brand Collective – which also owns Mossimo, Superdry and others – and Price transitioned to a freelance … Continue reading Now Open: Melbourne Label Elka Collective’s Resort-Esque New Flagship Store

Now Open: A Brunswick Gelateria Specialising in Tartufo

Tartufo is a traditional, spherical ice-cream dessert that originated in the small seaside town of Pizzo in southern Italy. Pizzo is a 30-minute drive from Acquaro, the hometown of Gelateria Bico co-owner Domenico Gaglioti. “Whenever we go back to Italy, we like to go to Pizzo just to indulge in a tartufo,” says Gaglioti’s son … Continue reading Now Open: A Brunswick Gelateria Specialising in Tartufo

Now Open: A Neighbourhood Pizzeria Inspired by the Caves of Southern Italy

Written for Broadsheet Sunlight floods the front bar of Il Caminetto, drenching the imported Italian terrazzo-tiled bar and woodfire oven with light. But follow the trail of bentwood chairs and dark wooden tables to the dining room beyond and the contrast is dramatic. The darkened space is lit by a couple of timber-framed windows, a … Continue reading Now Open: A Neighbourhood Pizzeria Inspired by the Caves of Southern Italy

Now Open: An Eatery for the Health-Conscious Lands in Essendon

Written for Broadsheet Essendon’s newest cafe is reminiscent of an old-fashioned lolly store, with a black-and-white striped awning and an unashamedly pink interior. You won’t find raspberry drops and chocolate freckles here though. Instead it’s granola, bananas and raw dark chocolate. Bowls Baby is by Domenic and Diana Caruso, also behind St Rose, No. 19 and Pinkie. “We always … Continue reading Now Open: An Eatery for the Health-Conscious Lands in Essendon

Now Open: A South-Side Pizzeria Bringing Back Nonna’s Recipes

Written for Broadsheet Andrea De Luca started making pizza in his hometown of Milan at 17. He moved to Australia in 2011 and became pizzaiolo at Zanini in Elwood, owned by Gabriele Rossi and Maurizio Speranza. Now 29, De Luca has teamed up with Rossi and Speranza to open a second Zanini in St Kilda East. “[We … Continue reading Now Open: A South-Side Pizzeria Bringing Back Nonna’s Recipes

Mediterranean Dreaming: A Local Linen-and-Ceramics Label Collaborates With Dinosaur Designs Co-Founder Louise Olsen

It was the rugged beauty of Puglia, Italy, that drove Sydney’s Alexandra Heard and Heleena Trahanas to found fashion-and-lifestyle label Alex and Trahanas, which specialises in breezy linen and one-of-a-kind ceramics. The friends and designers use premium garza linen from one of the oldest mills in Italy for the label’s summer dresses, and artisans in Puglia … Continue reading Mediterranean Dreaming: A Local Linen-and-Ceramics Label Collaborates With Dinosaur Designs Co-Founder Louise Olsen

Augustus Gloop Is a Colourful, Wonka-Inspired Gelataria in the North-West

Written for Broadsheet It’s easy to leave reality behind for a sweet moment inside this Sunbury gelataria. The fit-out is bubbly and bright, with colourful patterns emerging from black-panelled wood on the walls, and the pink and green glow of a neon ice-cream cone on the back wall (it’s almost entrancing – but the rainbow … Continue reading Augustus Gloop Is a Colourful, Wonka-Inspired Gelataria in the North-West