Stylish Kitchen Essentials

Gone are the days of having separate living, cooking and dining spaces. In this busy 21st century life, it has become a natural progression to combine two important and time consuming parts of our day (eating and relaxing) into one. With these changes, it’s important to adorn your space with STYLISH KITCHEN ESSENTIALS - appliances, decor and furniture. All the rage are decorative hooks, floating wall shelves, hanging planters, overhead feature lighting and extendable tables. Perhaps it’s time you show the heart of your home - the kitchen - a little love.

Open-Concept Kitchen | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

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Hana Japanese Wooden Pendant Lamp | Born In Colour | Stylish Kitchen Essentials | Travelshopa

Born in Colour

Hana Japanese Wooden Pendant Lamp

Laundry Bag Holder | Elements Concept | Stylish Kitchen Essentials | Travelshopa

Elements Concept

Beach Tray

Optima Cutting Board | Homlab SG | Stylish Kitchen Essentials | Travelshopa

Homlab

Optima Cutting Board

Plant Hanger Brown Leather | Maissone | Stylish Kitchen Essentials | Travelshopa

Maissone

Plant Hanger Brown Leather

Come As You Are Bar Cart | Vanilla Home | Stylish Kitchen Essentials | Travelshopa

Vanilla Home

Come As You Are Bar Cart

Dining Table Teak | Mobler | Stylish Kitchen Essentials | Travelshopa

Mobler

Dining Table, Teak

6 Hooks Circle Rack | Stylodeco | Stylish Kitchen Essentials | Travelshopa

Stylodeco

6 Hooks Circles Rack

District Eight Briggs Dining Chair | Journey East | Stylish Kitchen Essentials | Travelshopa

Journey East

District Eight Briggs Dining Chair

Office Cool

With the hot and sticky summer heat at its peak, the last thing you want to reach for is a blazer - unless you have office aircon that’d even make eskimos shiver. The new OFFICE COOL is a classic lightweight white shirt paired with straight legged (or slightly flared) trousers in black or bone. Score extra style points with an oversized bag - in one of the three colours. Don’t forget a slight heel is also a must.

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Ba&sh Fanja Top | Rosalie Pompon | Office Cool | What to Wear | Travelshopa

Rosalie Pompon

Ba&sh Fanja Top

Cropped Pant Camel | Moss & Spy | Office Cool | What to Wear | Travelshopa

Moss & Spy

Cropped Pant, Camel

Black Leather Shopper Bag | Desti Saint | Office Cool | What to Wear | Travelshopa

Desti Saint

Black Leather Shopper Bag

Dawn Trousers | Ginlee Studio | Office Cool | What to Wear | Travelshopa

Ginlee Studio

Dawn Trousers

Asymmetric V Neckline Cotton Stretch Top | Salient Label | Office Cool| What to Wear | Travelshopa

Salient Label

Asymmetrical V-Neckline Cotton Stretch Top

Nicholas Kirkwood 85mm Penelope Pearl Slingback Pump Ecru | Quincy | Office Cool | What to Wear | Travelshopa

Quincy

Nicholas Kirkwood Penelope Pearl Slingback Pump, Ecru

Luxe for Less Boutique Hotels in Melbourne

Melbourne has a reputation for rewarding its travellers with its scenic skyline, dynamic arts scene, award-winning eateries and unique local boutiques. So it’s no surprise that this thriving city holds many boutique hotels to rest your head in. We put the spotlight on three LUXE FOR LESS BOUTIQUE HOTELS in Melbourne that sit high on our list of top boutique hotels in Australia.

Hotel Lindrum | Luxurious Boutique Hotels in Melbourne | Travelshopa

Image: Hotel Lindrum

Hotel Lindrum

An iconic boutique hotel with modern design

What used to be the Lindrum Billiard Centre has now transformed into a handsome hotel packed with distinct character and charm. Inside Hotel Lindrum lie 59 rooms with high ceilings and sleek contemporary interiors. Enjoy elegant dining at Felt Restaurant, a cocktail by the fireplace in the back bar or simply relax with a drink while enjoying a game of billiards with one of the historic building’s original billiard tables.

26 Flinders St, VIC 3000

Hotel Lindrum | Luxurious Boutique Hotels in Melbourne | Travelshopa
Hotel Lindrum | Luxurious Boutique Hotels in Melbourne | Travelshopa

The Larwill Studio

Sleep among an art series

Being part of Art Series Hotel Group it’s no wonder why The Larwill Studio resembles a modern art gallery rather than Tripadvisor’s current top rated hotel in Melbourne. Dedicated to renowned Australian artist David Larwill, the boutique hotel draws inspiration from his studio with bright, playful Larwill artworks complementing the hotel’s contemporary design. All 96 aesthetically pleasing rooms have incredible parkland views, plush beds with signature white bedding and unique slogan pillows as well as free yoga mats.

49 Flemington Road, Parkville VIC 3052

The Larwill Studio | Luxe for Less Boutique Hotels in Melbourne | Travelshopa

What To Pack

Nicholas Kirkwood Beya Loafer Grey | Quincy | Luxurious Boutique Hotels in Melbourne | Travelshopa

Quincy

Nicholas Kirkwood Beya Loafer, Grey

Viktoria & Woods Departure Knit Kale Marl | Juan & Me | Luxurious Boutique Hotels in Melbourne | Travelshopa

Juan & Me

Viktoria & Woods Departure Knit – Kale Marl

Sunglasses Vanvan Dark Tortoi Shell | Paris Mode | Luxurious Boutique Hotels in Melbourne | Travelshopa

Paris Mode

Sunglasses Vanvan Dark Tortoi Shell

Quest Grand Hotel Melbourne

A blend of Victorian and contemporary styles

This heritage-listed hotel stands out because of its majestic façade – the hotel has been beautifully restored to retain the style of the 1880s. Sophisticated furnishings, opulent fabrics and plush, feather top beds with classic designs and colour palettes sit prettily in all 95 spacious boutique studios, and one and two-bedroom apartments.

33 Spencer St, VIC 3000

Quest Grand Hotel Melbourne | Luxurious Boutique Hotels in Melbourne | Travelshopa

Loving Leather

Leather may seem like a difficult material to use in interiors, but get it right like at Hong Kong’s two-storey restaurant and bar LILY & BLOOM and the reward is high. Furniture designers like Timothy Oulton will also beg to differ. To achieve this look, think about adding elements of leather in cushions, mirrors and small storage cases – or go big with a plush leather sofa or a classic armchair.

Loving Leather | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Images: Lily and Bloom, Hong Kong

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Vintage Leather Round Collar Case | The Godown | Loving Leather | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

The GoDown

Vintage Leather Round Collar Case

Poltrona Frau Chester One | Proof Living | Loving Leather | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Proof Living

Poltrona Frau Chester One

Leather Cushion Blush Leather | Norsu Interiors | Loving Leather | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Norsu Interiors

Leather Cushion in Blush Leather

Round Leather Mirror | Maissone | Loving Leather | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Maissone

Round Leather Mirror

Pineapple Cup Black with Saucer | Decoriia | Loving Leather | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Decoriia

Pineapple Cup Black with Saucer

Personalised Small Jewellery Box | Gifts Less Ordinary | Loving Leather | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Gifts Less Ordinary

Personalised Small Jewellery Box

Hector Sofa | Danish Design | Loving Leather | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Danish Design Co

Hector Sofa

Black Faux Croc | Fiona Paton Design | Loving Leather | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Fiona Paton Design

Black Faux Croc

Retro Ceiling Lamp Orrefors | Mobler Singapore | Loving Leather | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Mobler

Retro Ceiling Lamp, Orrefors

Loving Leather | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa
Loving Leather | Dream Spaces | Travelshopa

Bags in Sydney

From authentic leather to sustainable materials, personalised monograms and vibrant colour palettes these statement bags prove that one bag is never enough. These are the brands to know when shopping for bags in Sydney.

Convict | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa

Image: Convict

2 Duck Trading Company

Authentic French market baskets

2 Duck Trading Company is dedicated to bringing authentic French market baskets to Australia. Made in Morocco from the fibre of date palm leaves, these basket bags are stylish and durable. Making a handy accessory, they are a must for your next beach day, picnic or weekend getaway.

Available online

2 Duck Trading Co. | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa
2 Duck Trading Co. | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa

Convict

Bags inspired by the raw landscapes of Australia

Inspired by the raw beauty of Australia, each bag from Convict tells a unique Australian story. Coming in a variety of crossbody, bowler, bucket bags and satchels, each has a design aesthetic that is influenced by the various landscapes of Australian – and a special connection to Dorothea Mackellar’s iconic poem My Country (1908).

Available online and at various stockists 

Convict | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa
Convict | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa

Hunt Leather

Purveyors of fine luggage and luxury leathergoods

Leather has always been in Hunt CEO, Sophie Hunt’s blood. Her grandparents and parents have been in the industry since 1852. Today, Hunt has become the destination for fine luggage and leathergoods with the finest bags, wallets, luggage and accessories for both men and women. Showcasing a selection of iconic brands like Longchamp, Il Bisonte, Rimowa, and Sophie Hulme, Hunt Leather also curates emerging brands as well as creates its own range for its stores across Australia.

The Strand Arcade, Balmain and various other locations

Gorman | Shopping in Mosman | Travelshopa
Hunt Leather | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa

KARMME

Simple and elegant leather clutches for all occasions

Founder and designer Imby Langenbach’s light bulb moment came about when she could not find a go-to clutch to hold all her belongings. Thus, Karmme was born. Made with premium Italian leather and lined in 100% cotton using the shibori technique, each Karmme clutch is truly a unique piece. Rich tan colours to classic black, midnight navy, red and pink clutches are some standout pieces from her collection.

Available online

Karmme | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa

Louenhide

Classic designs with vibrant colour palettes

From humble beginnings nine years ago, Louenhide is emerging as one of Australia’s favourite accessories brands helping shape the style of modern day women of all ages and budgets. Co-founders Lou and Heidi’s designs are easily recognised by their range of signature handbags in classic designs coupled with vibrant colour palettes. Shop a classic range of handbags, clutches and cross body bags to cosmetic bags, travel bags, beach bags and even men’s bags.

Available online 

Louenhide | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa

Mon Purse

Leather handbags and accessories crafted by European artisans

Mon Purse was born from the belief that every woman should own a bag that she truly loves. This propelled founder Lana Hopkins to travel the world to find the best tanneries and atelier, hand select quality leathers and raw materials, and work with generational craftsmen. Now, you can buy off the shelf, or make-to-order to your own specifications (with monogram should you like). A customised bag happens in six simple steps. Sounds like our idea of handbag heaven.

37 William St, Paddington NSW 2021 | Myer Sydney City, 436 George Street, Sydney 2000 | Also available online

Mon Purse | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa
Mon Purse | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa

Pessoa

Unique but practical bag for special occasions, or everyday

Artisanal products, particularly the textures and colours of leathers and textiles, have always fascinated Brazil-born founder Flavia Pessao. Small details can have a big impact on the finished product so she strives to craft products that have their own unique personal story. The result is a range of alluring totes, handbags, and clutches made from leather. Clearly inspired by colour and texture, Flavia has even worked with the Japanese process of Shibori to create an eye catching collection of blue and white bags.

Available online

Pessoa | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa

Pratten

Timeless versatile designs with unexpected twists of colours

Pratten is no newbie to the bag industry; they have been honing their craft of attainable luxury for more than ten years. This veteran partnership proves that sisters can really do it for themselves. Having initially set out to create a collection of crisp colours and brightness to the inside of every woman’s handbag, Monique and Justine have taken things further than unexpected twists of colour by not missing any detail such as the all important hidden pocket in their wallets, purses, clutches, totes and now a men’s range. We plan to expect the unexpected with this dynamic duo.

Available at various stockists | Also available online

Pratten | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa

The Daily Edited

A brand that embraces the notion of personal style

Celebrate your individuality and personal style at The Daily Edited. Also known as TDE, this accessory brand embraces the notion of personal style, and because of this, you won’t see scores of other people with the same thing. Their range of bags has something for everyone — from the easy Mini Cross Body Bag to the carry all Square Tote, to a luxe Baby Bag and the best ever Overnight Bag.

David Jones, Elizabeth St NSW 2000 | David Jones Westfield Bondi Junction 500 Oxford St NSW 2022 | Also Available online

The Daily Edited | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa
The Daily Edited | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa

Uashmama

Washable paper bags from Tuscany

Uashmama combines beauty, functionality, tradition and design through their washable paper bags. These bags are soft yet resilient, where the manufacturing process is similar to leather making it durable to withstand washing and daily use. The basic paper bags are hand sewn in a cottage in Tuscany while the sophisticated designs are produced in Florence.

Available at various stockists

Uashmama | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa
Uashmama | Bags in Sydney | Travelshopa

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