Monday, February 27, 2012

Tarlo & Graham

Surely you know about them? If not, you really should. Dare I say it, a Melbourne retail institution, these days. Always interesting, quirky, kitsch, wonderful. Beautifully curated. Always packed to the brim. And they do it their way. I love this place. If you can, drop by and see it, then you really should.

Off my pedestal now!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Let Your Love Flag Fly, People!

image; galerie montmartre - casino de cabourg, villemot 1986

Happy St. Valentine's Day to you all; hope you are having a great week. xxx

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Rockin' it at GalMont!

Just check out this beauty! This little guy went off to join a very, very excited couple as their first ever original vintage poster purchase this week. I wasn't there to say goodbye, but I am assured that he was going to a good home who adored him as much as I did.
You see, every now & again, you have a special feeling for particular pieces & I had that with this one.

He came as part of our ever -expanding rare 50's & 60's collection late last year. I fell instantly in love. The colours, the happiness, the uniqueness - the bloke rocking in front of his Gianola oil heater had it all for me...but as Galerie Montmartre is my business, as well as my passion, I had to release him to the public. I'm so happy he has found enthusiastic people to live with.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Grub Food Van

photo; via the age

We have been enjoying watching the developments that Tim and Mark have been making with the block (make that, very big block) next-door to Galmont. They are lovely boys, the type to invite me every single year to their annual Christmas Eve party - complete with material to make personal decoration to hang on their tree - despite the fact that every single year, I've been unable to attend due to the Petits and their own Christmas festivities. And believe me, I'd looovvveee to go to that shin-dig for the interior decorating peek alone, because what they've created next door is so wonderful.

So, when I walked by a couple of months back and spotted the 1965 Airstream caravan sitting out the front, my heart skipped a beat. It's so.damn.beautiful. And I get to see it at least five times a week!

And as of this weekend, I believe....if you are in the Fitzroy area, you too, get to have a look. In fact, you can actually buy food from said caravan goodness as the 'Grub Food Van' opens to the public. Another wonderful experience in our rocking little neighbourhood. Then, of course, once your appetite is satisfied, you pop next door and check out all the vintage poster goodness...don't you??!!!??

Welcome to the neighbourhood, Grub Food Van!

Grub Food Van
Moor St. (west off Brunswick to Galerie Montmartre)
Fitzroy, Vic 3065

Monday, February 6, 2012

Loving The Attention!

image; the always inspiring blog, Advanced Style

Oh yes, the month of February is all about giving and getting love, don't you think?! And I'm not just talking of the 'coupledom' kind, in fact, that's the last thing I was thinking of (although, if you've got it, it can be a bit of I believe!!) No, I'm talking the things that money can't buy that make us feel real good - maybe for you that's walking your pet, or that first sip of your morning cuppa, or the sight of a glowing moon on a very dark evening, or that lovely 'connected' smile with a stranger on public transport.

Well, the Inaugural Galerie Montmartre Pop-Up Window is now installed down on Brunswick St alerting people to our 'loveliness' and I gotta tell you, the love that's been heaped on Galmont over the past few days has been quite overwhelming. It's been a collaboration with the lovely Pip Lincolne who has already blogged about it over at Meet Me At Mike's.
I'll be taking photos of my own this week and give you updates to the little tweaks we'll be making during the wonderful month of February. J'taime!!

PS. Hello and thank you to all those who have stopped by over the past 72 hours or so, it's been lovely having you here x

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

And Hello February!

yes, i realise it's summer down-under, but i really love this photo

Well, it's here. The month of February has, in fact. And so it's time for me to stop pretending to be on holiday and get back to the blogosphere and my sporadic blogging life. I've been lurking around for the past month, really enjoying reading what everyone else is up to; I've even had an opportunity to leave a comment or three. Now I figure it's time to have my ten cent's worth and throw it out into the ether. Really looking forward to it. x