Mornington’s industrial area has been flourishing over the past 10 years. It’s seen the arrival of a plethora of hip new businesses, from quirky cafes such as Commonfolk to tight-knit artists’ communities. It’s a hive of activity, with the Mornington Railway running on Sundays and attracting families and tourists alike to experience a steam or heritage diesel train before adventuring through unique shops, service providers, and cafes full of character. Dive into this month’s Industrial Feature to discover more to love in Mornington.
You’re invited to peruse Obtainium Antiques and Vintage Wares, where you’ll discover one-of-a-kind items, including records, collectables, memorabilia, vintage wares, antiques and curiosities for your home.
If costal artworks are calling you, stop by Abstracts by Sabina to experience Sabina’s canvases of all sizes that boast fresh colour palettes and mixed media. The results of her style are bold, textured and colourful original works of art that feel instantly at home in any environment, without the sand.
Pop into Southern Buoy Studios to enjoy a dynamic space and artistic community that consists of a large gallery space with artists’ studios in the centre. Make a note to check out the ASRC Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes exhibition from July 14-August 3. The same team creates perfect solutions for all your picture-framing needs using locally sourced, hand-finished and sustainable timber frames at Southern Buoy. With 30 years of experience, your artwork is in safe hands.
A new edition to the area, is The Good Food Bakery. Everything is Gluten Free at this Bakery and Providore, from pies to bread, to cakes and tarts. There’s nothing better than wrapping your hands around a hot cup of tea — especially if it’s gourmet organic tea from OrganiTea. Choose from chai, functional tea blends, bulk bags, straight herbs, accessories and more to help you beat the winter blues.
Speaking of winter, you won’t be feeling the cold after visiting Bayside Comfort Solutions. This heating and cooling specialist services and repairs all brands of heating and airconditioning systems. Or revamp your home to make it warm and inviting with the help of Bay Kitchens & Interiors. Visit the showroom to get some great ideas for your kitchen, bathroom, laundry or office, as well as wall units, shop fit-outs and all of your cabinet needs.
Your Christmas in July won’t be complete without a stop by Christmas on Main. To help you celebrate they’ve launched their Christmas in July Sale which includes up to 50 per cent off their Christmas stock starting Wednesday, July 3.
Don’t let your fitness fall by the wayside over the chilly season. With Pole & Aerial Divas Mornington offering a two-week introductory offer of five classes over 14 days for only $50, we’re sure you’ll be smashing your fitness goals. Go on, it’s a fun form of fitness. For all of your dance gear needs, make a point of visiting Capezio, where you can get decked out head to toe in some stunning dance attire.
If the kids have maxed their iPad and TV time, why not book in a school holiday activity at Locked In Escape Rooms. It’s the perfect time, too, with the addition of the most exciting adventure challenge yet — the aptly named The Wizard’s Lair.
What are you waiting for? Get exploring this winter in Mornington’s hidden gem.