Places to shop:
This is a sizable mall so might as well experience an arcade if you need to pick up something or are
inclined to shop and explore Australian designers.
455 George St, Sydney NSW,2000 Australia
This is a smaller and more charming mall than the larger Queen Victoria Building, so if you have time for just one arcade this would be my pick.
412-414 George St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia. T: +61 2 9265 6800
Places to read:
No good exploration of a city is complete without locating the good bookstores with great literature on the country and city one is in. Readings is one of these treasure troves.
Non - profits to support:
I have a whole post on this beautiful social initiative. The secret to Lentil As Anything’s success has been catering to the community that each of the 4 restaurants serves, encouraging them to support an organization which helps to support them. Many of the local supermarkets donate food to the restaurants and you pay for meals by depositing a discretionary amount into the contribution box. It's a beautiful symbiosis that really works. I sincerely encourage you to stop by and enjoy the concept for yourself if you are near one of their 4 locations.
Address: 1-3 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, Melbourne. T: +61 03 9419 6444. (Click on the title to view all locations on their website)
This is the subject of a post coming up! So life-affirming to see these shops and be given the choice
to shop and gift humanely.
The Walk Arcade, 45/309/325 Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia. T: +61 3 9650 6060
The next post after this one is on this amazing project - an independently-accredited, ethical trading enterprise that provides employment and training in the fashion industry to people from refugee and new migrant communities in clothing production, retail, design, and marketing. Also, around 50% of their fabrics are leftover fabrics, offcuts, sample swatches and trims donated by fashion designers and saved from landfills. Simply wow! So read up all about it in two weeks 🙂