Bayside gelato lovers will be excited to hear that Piccolina Gelateria is opening their 3 rd store – this one located in Acland Street St Kilda, the heart of Melbourne’s summer playground. Piccolina owner and gelato guru, Sandra Foti, says “The lead up to summer is the perfect time to throw open the doors of another beautifully designed Piccolina store! St Kilda is one of Melbourne’s most popular beaches and so it just made perfect sense for us to open there! We love Acland Street for its village feel and it’s always buzzing with positive energy” No two Piccolina stores can ever be the same. Our new store responds to the street scape and the beachside vibe of Acland street with the facade opening up completely to the street where customers can stand at the bar and bask in the sun while enjoying a sweet treat. Once again, we’ve worked with the award-winning team at Hecker Guthrie to deisgn the new space. Like our other stores, it echoes 1950s Southern Italy – from the colourways through to the theatre of gelato and the fun packaging, designed by Projects of Imagination.

This store will feature a beautiful servery bench clad in square-cut Italian tiles where deep “pozzetti” hold 20 of our famous gelato flavours & 4 granita flavours. All our gelato is made fresh daily instore from 100% natural ingredients like fresh fruit and freshly roasted nuts. That’s why it tastes so good!! And Nutella lovers rejoice!! A liquid chocolate fountain with Piccolina’s own home-made
nutella sauce will be on tap and running 24/7!!

Piccolina Gelateria St Kilda – serving scoops of summer fun from Friday 12 October
137 Acland Street St Kilda
7 days 12pm – 11.00pm



Iconic Melbourne pub, Garden State Hotel will collaborate with South Melbourne coffee roasters, ST. ALi and Byron Bay-based
Kombucha brewers, Bucha of Byron to create a three-week breakfast and lunch pop up. The Flinders Lane-facing floor to ceiling windows will open to reveal a café-style setting, featuring a health-conscious grab-and- go style menu, ST. ALi coffee cart, freshly pressed juices, smoothies and Bucha of Byron kombucha.

Available from 8am throughout the working week, the breakfast menu will feature gluten free carrot cake, gluten free spiced
banana bread and potted yoghurt and granola with industry-leading baristas from ST. ALi serving up coffee to give
Melburnians their morning caffeine fix. The lunch menu will feature four bowls, including the lemon pepper chicken bowl with roasted Nichols chicken breast, forbidden black rice, shredded greens, pepitas, broken tomatoes and tahini and a green machine bowl with super grains, broccoli, shredded spinach and kale, egg, tahini dressing and super dukkah, as well as a range of wraps and sandwiches made in house daily with organic produce.

All meals will be presented pre-packaged in open-style fridges, giving patrons the option to take away or enjoy inside the
venue’s multi-tiered beer garden. Cold drinks will include fresh pressed juice using seasonal fruit, smoothies and Bucha of Byron kombucha, both bottled and on tap which is a Melbourne first. Brewed in Byron Bay using the finest locally sourced ingredients, their kombucha is a sparkling, fermented drink that promotes gut health, aids digestion and liver function.

Created with sustainability in mind, the entire menu will be served in biodegradable takeaway containers and a discount will be
offered to those who bring a reusable coffee cup.

The collaboration pop-up will run from Monday 8th – Friday 26th October and trade Monday to Friday, from 8am.
Garden State Hotel – 101 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
For more information visit  http://gardenstatehotel.com.au/popup/

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Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: kath@couturing.com Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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