Backstreet Christmas Day 7: A Really Good Cuppa – Local Tea & Coffee

When I was growing up, the kettle was always boiling, especially in the holiday season – people dropped in for a cup of tea, friends came over for playdates, and I assume mum and dad drank their fair share of coffee to deal with our school holiday enthusiasm. Cups of tea and mugs of coffee... Continue Reading →

Backstreet Christmas Day 6: For the chocoholics

Eating chocolate on Christmas morning has become one of those accidental traditions in our household - check out these locally made chocolate treats for your sweet tooth! Noosa Chocolate Factory My favourite CBD chocolate fix! They have vegan and gluten free options (although sadly the rocky road is no longer vegan) and their products are... Continue Reading →

Backstreet Christmas Day 4: Plants & Green Things

Celebrate an evergreen Aussie Christmas with living gifts that will keep on giving for years to come, for the green thumbs and plant mums in your life. The Succy Bunch A boutique, family-run online succulent store, The Succy Bunch provide next-day gift delivery of cactus and succulent arrangements to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. They... Continue Reading →

Backstreet Christmas Day 3: Jewellery

‘Tis the season where everything sparkles! Check out these local creators of lovely jewellery: Shibuya Moon If you’ve been following me in the past year, you’ll know I’ve amassed quite a collection of beautiful Shibuya Moon creations! Designed and made in Brisbane by designer and illustrator Tiffany Atkin, Shibuya Moon pieces are “inspired by vintage... Continue Reading →

Backstreet Christmas Day 1: Buying Secondhand

In a world where many aspects of our lives, and especially the holiday season, are increasingly commercialised, focused on consumption and the importance of buying rather than the importance of giving, I think it is more important than ever to consider what, where, and how we are buying things for the people that we love... Continue Reading →

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