Sharing shopping spots and brands that I love 😀 Here are my picks.

Chemist warehouse

This MEGA drug store is INSANE!!! Below is a short clip.

Any supplement that you can think of is here. It can be for happiness, pre-pregnancy, attitude balancing (?!?!) etc. Has anyone seen that much drugs / supplements in their life? The prices are low too. Tons of Aussie skin care (and international brand). O, and they sell sunscreen by liters!! LOL That says a lot about Australia 😉


Stashy, I thought of you when I visited this place 😉




It claims to be the largest shopping in the Southern Hemisphere LOL Sao Paulo has a way bigger one (leasable space alone is 247k sqm). Honestly, marketing people cracks me up. No matter, this is a massive shopping space housing TONS of local and foreign brands. Any sizable Aussie brand will be found under this roof. Lifestyle, food, stationary, fashion, massage, restaurants etc EVERYTHING. Clean toilets 😀 Important stuff for a full day of shopping action.

Chapel street

Boutique style shopping? If the weather is good, this is a fab street to do fashion shopping.


Queen Victoria Market

Fresh seafood combo with thrift shopping. What else can I ask for? All souvenirs can be found here 😉

Aussie brands that I love

Tiger Lily swimwear – I LOVE their mix of Oceanic / Bohemian prints. Lots of attention to details too. Totally in love with this brand. Bikini is not something that I buy every year, but their swimwear is just too amazing to miss out on. The first time that I came across this brand was by reading Ellen’s blog.Sharing some of my OCD~~

Country Road – got that high quality feeling without being outrageously expensive? Aussie version of Marks & Spencer

Sports girl – happy clothing? Fun prints and the shops are very cheerful somehow. Price point is similar to Zara. Love to buy stuff everytime… but never found my size 🙁


Cotton on – has FAB beach goodies and affordable casual items. Sort of Primark-ish but more cheerful? My top last minute needed clothing choice.



O and my FAVOURITE chips & Australian Afternoon tea LOL


Arnott’s Tim Tam is a MUST for any person visiting Australia. This cheap, evil delight is just… so good LOL



Where was I?

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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Just one more pic~~ I love them soooo much

Hi, I am Joyce Belfort, 30+ living in Paris, an eternal immigrant. I write about travel, struggles in Paris, beauty and food. Blogging is a loving hobby. I tend to have a mostly rational, but intense opinion about things...


  1. The first picture is awesome with humongous creepy crawly moving right infant of the camera and those bikni set is so cute and I could really see the actual quality of those stunning gloves and those road long store is fabulous and I think it could fit as a day trip to stroll around it – haha!

  2. OMG, that chemist WAREHOUSE!!! *dies* *cries* Yes, I would just live there.
    How cute is that bikini from Tiger Lily?!! <3
    I've tried Tim Tams before – YUMMY.

    • Yup, I can picture that you never leaving and beg the staff to lock you in over night *LOL*

      Those Tim Tams~~ yum yum yum and so cheap too :9

  3. Love to read your interpretations of my home town Joyce.
    We have those chemist warehouses all over the suburbs, there are 2 within 5 minutes drive of my home. Very cheap.
    I used to pop over to Chadstone while Charlie was being groomed, just poke around but probably not in the stores you checked out/ Hugo Boss was my first stop.
    Chapel st is a bit dead these days, it was much more lively about 5 years ago. High st Armadale is interesting now
    Did you drink a coffee through a Tim Tam like the Aussies do?

    • *LOL* Really? Is my interpretation weird? haha 😀

      I eat Tim Tam with my black tea haha I don’t drink coffee at all. Do you like Tim Tam too? The original flavour is the best. All those crazy ones that they came up with just isn’t as great.

      I am bias on Chapel street 😛 It’s the nostalgic touch. I use to stay near there for business trips. It was super convenient for me.

      Well, I live in Paris, luxury shopping overseas isn’t my thing 😛

  4. You’ve got all my favourites listed here!
    Stashy would love Chemist Warehouse hahaha.
    I love Sportsgirl especially as they often lean towards a bohemian style..but I find Zara much more affordable and better quality 🙂

  5. I WISH we had a drug store like that. We only get pharmacies, small/modest-sized shops that almost always never have what I need and needs to be ordered (for pick-up later).

    • Or perhaps it is better that you don’t have such a magic store near you? Can you imagine the mass destruction to your bank account? 😛

      • Thankfully for medications it’s no problem as they’re deducted (even prescriptions for our dogs!) when filing taxes! My husband makes me save every receipt (even for aspirin) 😆

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