Collective Haus, Yandina

The beach in winter is a treat for a Melburnian but sooner or later a shopping day will be necessary. I wasn't able to find a vintage warehouse like Ballarat's The Mill or the Waverley Antique Bazaar (let me know in the comments if there is one for my next trip) but I did come across Yandina's Collective Haus. Set in an old chapel, I was there to praise the gods of style and marvel I did at the gorgeous collection of vintage designer clothes, antique notions, curios and jewellery. While I didn't purchase, my weakness is for retro kitchenware, I did indulge in a latte from the cafe set up in the vestibule.

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Peregian Beach

I declare Peregian Beach to be my new home away from home, this is a village that you can fall in love with. Situated on a small stretch of coastline between Maroochydore and Noosa, Peregian is close enough to all the major tourist spots but entirely self-sufficient, you need not go anywhere else during your stay. The town centre is built up around a garden square filled with huge trees, perfect for children to climb in and amuse themselves throughout dinner. There are no high street shops, instead boutique after boutique of local designers and artisans that offer a mix of their own wares and goods from around Australia. Shameless plug, my parents have a house five minutes from the square and are offering it on Airbnb, it's all yours if I haven't booked it already...

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