|^ The Shady Fig where I was obsessed over these hanging lights by Lightly.|
|^ The Goldfish Toy Shop - truly the best toy shop I have ever seen in Australia!|
|^^^ Gorgeous clothes at Mimi and The Bear|
|^ Roots & Wings Design|
|^^ Little Rae General Store and Cafe|
|^^ Nortje by Geraldine|
|^ Portugese pots I bought from Geraldine!|
|^ The Old Creamery Lane, home of The Treat Factory|
|^ My favourite piece at the Berry Museum|
|^^ Macadamia picking and cracking at Mountain Ridge Wines|
|^ Giant knitting supplies from Sew & Tell|
|^^ The Famous Berry Donut Van|
|^ Wollongong Beach|
|^ Two hungry monkeys at The Hungry Monkey Cafe, Kiama.|
Mural by Luke Okay
|^ Sometimes we need a break from our holiday.|
|^ On the beach at Vincentia|
We spent about a week in Berry, NSW recently just relaxing, shopping, eating and taking day trips to other towns in the area.
Berry is really taking off. While we were there a property that was up for rent ended up selling to a a very forward house hunter! Locals tell me it has a lot to do with tourism and the good returns on short-stay accommodation.
Berry is not just a little country town. Apart from being the perfect mix of dairy farm charm combined with beach cool, it has established itself as a shopping and eating destination.
In Nortje you can chat to South African born designer and maker Geraldine who makes the most beautiful clothes and sources some really stunning accessories and homewares from overseas. I bought the best Portugese pots from Geraldine and was very tempted by the beautiful colourful clutches.
Roots & Wings Design is a gorgeous store inside and out. Vines cover the heritage exterior and inside you can find all the best designers including Camilla & Marc, Josh Goot and Hansel & Gretel.
Sew & Tell is a huge craft supply store where I bought some giant knitted needles and Italian yarn for my mum for her birthday - the woman who has everything!
I loved eating at Little Rae and was really lusting over their furniture, a lot of which appeared to me made out of recycled Oregon. You can see and order pieces via Hardwood by Hand.
The Shady Fig is a florist and giftware store that had the best hanging lights by Lightly. I loved their tangled black and white table cords. They tied in the the flowers and foliage really well and provided a sculptural interest. So great.
The Goldfish Toy Shop really is the best toy shop I have ever seen. It is like a big luxe barn with high ceilings and only the best quality toys. Take an hour to marvel in this shop.
Mimi and The Bear is a kids clothing and accessories shop with an excellent selection of Tutu Du Monde dresses. They had the cutest kids cowboy boots and I was really tempted!
More about food...
- We had a great meal the Berry Hotel in their cosy family dining room with open fireplace. I loved gazing at the exposed brick walls with its hand-made 1800s bricks.
- The Treat Factory is located in Old Creamery Lane and comes complete with a vista of gorgeous dairy cows.
- And you really can't go past the Famous Berry Donut Van because hot donuts.
And everyone in Berry is SO FRIENDLY.
Some of the places we visited and enjoyed around Berry:
- The Hungry Monkey Cafe in Kiama
- Lunch, wine and macadamia picking and cracking at Mountain Ridge Wines - the best fries I have ever had!
- Vincentia Beach with ice creams
- Lunch on Wollongong beach
- Eating and shopping in Bowral
Keep an eye out for my next post all about the famous Berry Markets!