Beautiful wall by Tom Civil at Crisalida, Thornbury. His characters share flowering gum branches with caterpillars, cocoons and orange butterflies.
I liked Lowlands. A lot. Sadly I missed the chance to have one last coffee and say goodbye. Damn landlords is all I can say really…The good news is that Oliver Mackay and Chrissie Trabucco have relocated to Assembly, their brand new espresso bar. Find them at 60 Pelham St Carlton.
If you love cars and the northside, you must check out ‘Suburban Autos’ at Warburton’s Upper Yarra Art Centre. Suzanne Phoenix has taken some swell photos around Northcote, Thornbury, Coburg, Fitzroy, Pascoe Vale and Brunswick for this great show. Driveways, streetscapes, and sweet, sweet cars. Find it at 3409 Warburton Hwy, Warburton until March 3. Take a look at the image gallery on Suzanne’s website – the light in the gallery was not ideal when I visited, so all my photos turned out rubbish.
Today I had breakfast at Sookie La La. Love the 30s diner atmosphere, music and the classic American style menu options – will definitely be back. If you have a sweet tooth, check out the sundaes on the blackboard. Find Sookie La La on facebook, and at 593 High St, Thornbury. They don’t have an eftpos machine yet, so bring cash.
Lost your cat or dog? Check out Darebin Lost AnimalsDarebin Lost Animals on Facebook. Each post contains a photo, the reference number, and where the animal is being cared for (usually the Lost Dog’s Home). Great idea from Darebin Council…
Northside on Thursdays? Drop by the Open Gate Markets at Sprout Community GardensSprout Community Gardens. Organic produce, plants, preserves, seeds and more. 1-4pm, on the corner of Watt and Clapham Streets, Thornbury. All profits reinvested into Sprout’s programs for people at risk of homelessness and/or living with mental illness.
It was unusually dark in Northcote (and Thornbury and Preston and some of Brunswick) last night. We had a power blackout AKA #hipstergeddon from 6:30ish to 12:20ish this morning. A fault at the West Melbourne Terminal Station knocked out substations at West Brunswick and Northcote. Cause is still unknown. A good excuse for candles and blankets and wine with pals, but 6 hours is a touch too long – especially when the power company has no idea what actually happened…