Right Up Our Alley

by cecylia on May 3, 2013

Happy Friday lovelies! I hope you’ve had a fun-filled week, if you happen to be going down to the Mornington Peninsula this weekend, I want to introduce you to The Alley, which a group of us fashion bloggers discovered 2 weekends ago. No this is not a sponsored post, I was simply so smitten with this vintage store/café that I’ve got to share it with you. Imagine you’ve just enjoyed a deluxe bathing session at the Peninsula Hot Springs. Being marinated in warm thermal water has serious appetite-inducing effects. You arrive at The Alley, hunger-stricken, just a few more steps until you reach the café door. You stagger past the quirky and colourful wall-art. A pair of love-stricken flamingos and cheerful herb pots greet you warmly, “Welcome to The Alley!” they chime. Well, at least that was how it was played in my famished mind. Once I’m in, my eyes are already feasting. Why settle for one moist brownie when you can also sample the lemon drizzle cake, the freshly creamed scone, the berry friand and the polenta nectarine cake? One of each please! And so I found it. The perfect cure for post-bath-hunger: sugar by the plate. Vintage English China plates of course.

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When my sweet-tooth was satisfied and thirst quenched by the unexpected concoctions of herbal teas, I had the energy to explore Felix, the vintage store at the front of the café. No wonder I felt so at home, all around me are vintage tables, chairs, couches, clothes, décor pieces, books and jewellery. There was something waiting to be discovered at every corner. The store has a similar slogan to that of my previous store, “Unique, Antique, Boutique”, mine was ‘Chic, Unique, Boutique”. Vintage homewares and exlusive fashion labels have been hand-picked by owner Max for our visual enjoyment. I found Candice a pair of rosegold-plated horseshoes here, on our Bloggers Retreat. When you come to visit, make sure you order a up of tea and allocate some quality time for treasure-hunting. It’s the perfect place to spend a Saturday.

Felix & The Alley 167 Point Nepean Road, Dromana, Victoria, Australia 3936(03) 5981 4624

中文版
星期五快乐!我希望你正过着一个充满乐趣的一周。如果你碰巧这个周末要去Mornington半岛玩,请允许我向你介绍一个超可爱的咖啡馆。它是两个周末前我们几位时尚博客小姐们所发现的。我不得不与你分享这家老式商店和咖啡厅。试想你刚刚在半岛温泉享中受了豪华的洗浴,谁知浸泡在暖和的温泉水有食欲的效果。您到达The Alley,饥饿到极点,只需要几个步伐,你就到达咖啡厅门口。你走过丰富多彩的墙上艺术,一对火烈鸟和欢快的药草盆热情地跟你打招呼,“欢迎你来到The Alley!”他们磬。至少我饥饿的心灵听到了他们的欢笑声。一旦我进入了咖啡厅,一系列的美味蛋糕和新鲜奶油的烤饼等待着我的品尝。因此我在The Alley发现了浴后饥饿最美满的饱足方法:甜蜜的蛋糕与健康的草药茶!

当我甜蜜的牙齿得到满足后,我才有精力去探索在咖啡厅前面的Felix古董店。难怪我差点以为我在家里,周围的一切都是老式的桌子,椅子,沙发,衣服,装饰件,书籍和古色古香的珠宝。每一个角落都有需要被发现的精品。我以前的店与Felix有类似的口号,“独特,古董,精品店”,我的是 独特,别致,精品店。复古家居用品和时尚的作品都是由店主Max亲自挑选的。我帮助朋友Candice发现了一对的镀玫瑰金的 马蹄。当你来参观Felix 和The Alley时,你必须品尝美味的茶,并花一些质量时间探宝。它是个精彩过周末的地方。

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Cristina May 3, 2013 at 10:00 pm

This place and this pictures are really nice¡¡¡ I love plats¡

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cecylia May 4, 2013 at 10:01 am

I knw they’re all vintage China from England!

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Denisa May 3, 2013 at 11:06 pm

Really so nice pics and that place looks interesting. Have a great day.

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Beauty Follower May 4, 2013 at 4:47 am

Nice pictures, lovely place!

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Veselina May 4, 2013 at 5:49 am

This post is so cute and lovely:)
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Ania May 4, 2013 at 8:22 am

wow, the place looks interesting :) Thanks for sharing :)

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cecylia May 4, 2013 at 10:02 am

indeed a great place to visit! Not just for amazing food but for unique gifts ;)

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Mica May 4, 2013 at 8:34 am

What a lovely place! The store in the cafe is such a nice idea, looks like it has a lovely atmosphere to enjoy some food in. The food looks delicious too! :)

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Alba - Petit Sweet Couture May 4, 2013 at 10:17 am

cute pics!!

xoxo

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Yuli May 4, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Ohhhh its so pretty! I would love to have some of that treat.
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Viola May 4, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Beautiful pics!! :)

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Jeans Please May 4, 2013 at 11:11 pm

So many lovely things!

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Amie May 5, 2013 at 10:23 am

What a neat find! Those pot plants on the ladder look so rustic! and those feather and owl sketches up on the wall, and the way they are arranged really tickle my fancy! When I eventually head back over the ditch I will definitely make a trip here!
xoxo Amie @ Spoonful of Vintage

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Kirsty May 6, 2013 at 12:27 pm

What a great find and somewhere I am going to have to try. Love hearing about great places!
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