Friday, August 27, 2010

Just Plain Gorgeous

I was lucky enough to get a small amount of shopping time in the other day - so I headed straight for the newest addition to our little precinct.
With a store name like 'just plain gorgeous' I've got to admit my expectations were high as I entered the brand new store owned by Simone, from Beach Vintage, and her two sisters. Let me tell you it did not disappoint! The store is filled with beautiful finds from local and overseas artisans and truly reflects the girls fantastic eye for home decor, design and clothing.

The store, which is located in Bulimba's Oxford Street, has something for everyone - from cushions to lamps, clothing to jewellry, and tea cups to soaps. One of the features I really admired was that the girls have placed plaques next to a lot of the wares explaining a little about the designer and their products, giving a real personal element to the shopping experience. This store will definitely be a regular on my shopping trip list! If you live in the Brisbane area, make sure you pop in and say hi to the girls - I'm certain you will find something to brighten your home or wardrobe!

And, if you are not familiar with Simone's beautiful blog Beach Vintage - knock on her door and say hi - I've heard she's really friendly!

Hope you all have a great weekend. Mine can only be better than my week, which has been filled with sick children and a sick husband :( ! Michelle

all images from Beach Vintage


  1. Oh Michelle you are so lucky to be a local!! I wish I could pop into Simone's gorgeous store!! I hope you have a lovely weekend! I have had sick children and a sick husband too.. Here's to better health next week (and not getting sick ourselves)!!
    Christine xx

  2. Looks like a great shop! Hope you get to have a relaxing weekend and recharge for next week. Hope everyone is well soon xx

  3. Hi Michelle, thanks for popping by, sorry i missed you. maybe next time?? Thanks again - Simone xx

  4. Sorry to hear everyone is poorly!! Now make sure you recharge your batteries. This look like just the place to do it followed by a nice sit down somewhere posh and relaxing with a cup of tea...

  5. I was at Riverbend on Monday and I meant to have a squizz at Simone's shop. It looks like a fun place to browse...but maybe not with little children. xx

  6. What a great looking store filled with colours that pop! Shame I'm not in Brizzie! Jane @ the girl in the brick house.

  7. Hope your family are feeling better soon. I love Simone's blog and read it often. Thanks for the peek, only wish her store was closer.
    Stay healthy...
    Rebecca x

  8. beautiful shop!
    sending get well wishes, hugs and sunshine your way! :)

  9. Hi michelle, wow, I wish I was in Brisbane! The store looks gorgeous! Hope you are all feeling a lot better soon!
    hugs to you, Laura xxxx

  10. Hi Michelle hope your family recovers quickly, sounds like a girlie shopping experience is just what you needed. Have a lovely weekend!!

  11. i am very glad thata week of poorly kiddos and jusband finished with a visit to all things simone....she is one lovely talented lady...and i am VERY jealous that i am not in oz for this store opening!! will have to wait till we return! hope all are feeling a little better at *yours* for the weekend...
    melissa x

  12. Hiiii,
    Thank you for stopping in to visit Northern Light!
    I look forward to "getting to know you", I can already see, I'm gonna need more time to read through your blog :)

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Northern Light

  13. Oh how wonderful you've been able to visit, I can't wait next time I'm in Brisbane.

    Hope your family starts to feel better soon Michelle!

  14. hope the family is feeling better.......and the shop just looks delightful, have a great tuesday lisa xox


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