Life and travel with Lee Mylne

I ♥ Stones Corner

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Discovering a new neighbourhood is a daily exercise in looking out for the new and unusual, the nooks and crannies, and characters that make up a place. Whether you’re travelling or at home, each day presents the chance to see and discover something new.

As a newcomer to the Brisbane suburb of Stones Corner, I’ve spent the last few weeks exploring my new ‘hood. And what a treasure trove of the unexpected it is. In fact, Stones Corner’s not even really a suburb in its own right any more; it’s more a locality. The shopping strip is only about a kilometre long, but it’s crammed with interesting little shops and cafes. It’s the kind of place where people just start chatting to you for no real reason; they’re as likely to tell you about their latest surgery as they are to show you where the bank is. There’s a big old pub on the corner (the Stones Corner Hotel) that’s been done up and serves great grub.

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Meet Monty…once a regular with his owner.

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DSC_0567DSC_0505DSC_0594A threshold paved with…gems?

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Outlandish, outrageous and outstanding…statement shoes for men and women! The Noticed Woman is right!

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DSC_0563Is that a unicorn? Window dressing for UrsaLady Creations, owned by the lovely Ursala. For rockabilly, retro and vintage wear.

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The Stones Corner Hotel, under the shade of some jacarandas and a magnificent old tree (a fig, perhaps?), dates back to 1888 and makes its own craft beer.

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Already one of my favourite places, Green Door Cafe.

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Shady Palms, a top spot for brunch.

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18 Responses to “I ♥ Stones Corner”

  1. Anonymous

    Love the pics. I’m seeing Stones Corner in a whole new light. Must catch up for coffee or something.

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  2. Mark Bolton

    I lived around the area between 2001 and 2004. Loved the variety of things one can do…naturally the Stones Corner Hotel where I would go with Dianne (my then ‘friend’ of the time) and hang out and make plenty of noise. You brought back some very good memories of her.

    Another great memory was in the late 70’s – the old cinema over the road from the pub. Watched a double feature of band films. The Doors and Cream.

    Going to get together with you before the end of the year even if I have to come and kidnap you :-)

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  3. Richard Tommy Campion

    Stones Corner – the most wonderful, cute and crazy people live there. Shops galore and amazing houses. I will be back. More photos please. Well done, Lee.

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    • A Glass Half Full

      Are you calling me cute? Or crazy? Maybe I’m both. There’s plenty more where these came from. Can’t wait for a Christmas at Stones Corner photo opp.

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