New Guest Blog – Treasure Hunting in Mudgee with Briar Stanley!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 7th March 2011

Some shots from Briar Stanley’s Guest Blog this week – Treasure Hunting in Mudgee!

Briar Stanley and I have never met, but I get the distinct impression that we have quite a lot in common.  In fact, we have a mutual friend in super-stylist Megan Morton, who was once chatting to me about Briar, and affectionately described her as the ‘Sydney version’ of me… :)  WOW I’ll take that as a compliment!

Briar and I both have a background in props buying / set dressing for film and TV, and interiors styling for a handful of  lovely local design mags.  Briar also has a gorgeous little blog called Sunday Collector!  Here she documents the fruits of her prop-hunting and thrift-shopping adventures… she is a master of uncovering hidden treasure, and that is exactly what she’ll be sharing with us this week on the Guest Blog!

Briar’s FAVOURITE place for treasure hunting and general adventuring is Mudgee, just four hours North of Sydney.  This week Briar will share with us her favourite spots to visit, stay and fossick in this beautiful wine region of NSW.  Briar has also arranged for a very grown-up giveaway… her sister Hannah and brother-in-law Peter live in Mudgee, where they own and run Logan Wines. They’ve generously offered a mixed dozen of their lovely local wines for one lucky TDF reader!

Briar says I wouldn’t mind learning something from your comments, so please let me know your favourite shop of all time. It doesn’t matter what city you are in, or what it is the shop sells.” SO there you go! Leave a comment on any of Briar’s Guest Blog posts between now and Thursday, letting us know your favourite shop in the whole world, and you will be in running to win the case of Logan’s wine, delivered straight to your door, anywhere in Australia!  Giveaway only open to Australian residents, winner will be selected at random and notified on Friday this week.  Comment over here to be in the running.

HUGE thanks to Briar for sharing her Mudgee secrets with us all week on the Guest Blog, and to Logan Wines for their generous giveaway!  Don’t forget to leave your comment between now and Thursday to be in the running!

Huge thanks to Hannah and Peter at Logan Wines for the lovely Guest Blog giveaway !

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 7th March 2011


  • TJ 5 years ago

    Third Drawer Down in Fitzroy, Melbourne

  • Vanessa 5 years ago

    URA on Johnston Street in Fitzroy, Japanese fighting robots, tabi shoes and socks, and striped basics = love.

  • Kate 5 years ago

    Manon bis, Malvern Road, Hawksburn Melbourne. I have some simple sandshoes and a plain linen bag from there which people follow me into to cafes to ask about. Also all the scents in there are amazing. I used to think “who would pay $60 for a candle?” then I was given one and was let into the world of difference that pure wax and essential perfumes make…let alone how long they last. Heaven.

    Close second is the glove shop in the galleria ni Milan,Accessory heaven.

  • ms 5 years ago

    Avida portugesa in Lisbon,
    Planet in Surry Hills Sydney

  • Michelle 5 years ago

    I like Obus in Flinders Lane (or Gertrude Street or High Street Northcote) – Melbourne designed, owned and made

  • Olga 5 years ago

    There is nothing that comes close to landing in ” DOUG UP” on Bourke – Bourke St, Surry Hills Sydney. It is a maze of reclaimed treasures. Look also in the direction of “Junctique” on Glebe Point Road. Glebe. SYDNEY.. they have an enviable warehouse stocked right up and a brilliant appartment on show ….they also hire it out fully serviced. It is a real treat!!

  • Lisa 5 years ago

    My favourite place is CIBI in Collingwood. They have combined art with coffee, brunch and a warm, friendly atmosphere which I think is a winning combination. The couple with a small child in tow are welcoming hosts; the gallery is stocked with wonderful ceramics and other glorious arty objects; and the cafe produces a delicious Japanese breakfast. Perfect for when you have spent money in the gallery and are feeling peckish. I wish there were more places in Melbourne as unassumingly filled with lovely design, fine coffee and great service.

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