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.
Meet Monty…once a regular with his owner.
Outlandish, outrageous and outstanding…statement shoes for men and women! The Noticed Woman is right!
Is that a unicorn? Window dressing for UrsaLady Creations, owned by the lovely Ursala. For rockabilly, retro and vintage wear.
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.
Already one of my favourite places, Green Door Cafe.
Shady Palms, a top spot for brunch.