The Ballarat Blog

Ballarat's top three shopping destinations

BALLARAT'S retail sector is ever-evolving, with a huge range of boutique stores, independent outlets and shopping precincts sure to satisfy your urge to splurge.

Topics: Shop

Mary & Peg - Essentials for under the Christmas Tree

IF THERE'S one thing Lisa Stothers has an eye for - its beauty.

Topics: Shop

A Christmas gift with personality

For Heidi Jarvis, handkerchiefs serve more than only one purpose. In fact, they are an “essential accessory” with stories to tell.

Where to find your sweet signature fragrance

KATE Robinson is known around Ballarat as the face behind Sweet Fern fragrance boutique.

Topics: Insider

A gala dinner raising funds for cancer

A gala charity dinner is set to be held in December to raise funds for the Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC).

Topics: News

Our Golden Plate winners

Ballarat and surrounding regions has received several accolades as part of the 2017 Golden Plate awards.

Topics: Eat and Drink News

Gems and jewels to adorn you this Christmas

THERE'S a quaint little jewellery shop in the centre of Ballarat that takes the concept of adornment to a whole new level, and as soon as you open its doors, you know you've entered something special.

Topics: Insider

The top 5 Christmas gift ideas from Taylor & Stirling

Ballarat's Taylor and Stirling is not simply a curtains and blinds shop, and owner Roger Lowe will attest to this fact.

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For the love of local, cake and Christmas

When you live in a family of eight, being sustainable is quite the challenge. But for Sara Kittelty and her clan, they're up for it. In fact, they win at it.

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Retail therapy for art enthusiasts and lovers alike

WHEN Accent Framing first opened its doors in 2006, it didn't expect to expand into a local gallery.

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