I am appropriately attired for the fast warming weather in this summery number by Lois Hazel – a piece from her latest collection ‘Fold.’ Lois makes her designs using sustainable deadstock fabrics sourced in Melbourne, and every piece is ethically made in Brunswick. My beautiful dress is 100% silk, and like every other Lois Hazel piece I own, fits beautifully, is flattering on my curves and I’m wearing it to death. I’ve paired with this Everlane Knit, Ancient Greek Sandals, and Wicker Wings straw bag.
First up breakfast at Marie Anita’s Organic Bakery
Marie Anita’s is truly a local gem, you walk inside and drool at the entire menu is organic, locally sourced, gluten and refined-sugar free. Coeliacs rejoice, there is no chance of contamination here, you can eat everything on the menu safely. The all-day menu offers everything from pancakes to breaky wraps and the favourite avocado on your choice of gluten-free sourdough and side if pickled veg.
The menu is not strictly vegan, you can add on eggs or bacon to most dishes, but you will find the majority of the food is vegan-friendly. They also offer a variety of nut and plant milk for your coffee. My pick, the almond milk mocha. Make sure you grab a loaf of sourdough for at home avo on toast and a few of the vegan sausage rolls, they’re better than the real thing.