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If you're ever planning a trip to Australia, please be prepared for some amazing shopping. I mean, REALLY prepare. Trust me, you'll thank me later.
A few shops and eateries that I passed by, visited, and loved:
Card & Caboodle in Melbourne and Paper Couture and Paper2 (both in Sydney) for beautiful paper goods, accessories, and gifts. (Sadly, Paper Couture was closed on the day I visited, but Jo Neville's work is wonderful so her shop is nothing short of extraordinary.)
Lemon Twist Cafe in Sydney for some delicious breakfast served by a friendly staff with stick-on staches.
Bay Hong in Sydney for great Vietnamese food. All the waiters wear male ao dais.
Chee Soon & Fitzgerald in Sydney for international housewares, fabrics, and accessories.
And a big thanks to Justine of Upon A Fold for recommending some of these places. (Her shop is amazing, too, btw.)