Week 19 - 52 weeks without the supermarket

Clementines, Degraves St, Melbourne CBD

In 2011, Melanie Ashe identified an imbalance between imported and local goods. This "one of a kind" store, opened it's doors just a short time ago, and houses all things strictly Melbourne and Victorian made.

This is a treasure trove full of carefully selected handmade gourmet produce, homewares and gifts. And this is not just for tourists. There are plenty of gorgeous gift items to choose from, or you may just need a little something for yourself. Apart from a visual feast, you'll be greeted with a big smile and some subtle and enticing aromas. And this is a store that certainly provides the customer with an "experience". Owner, Melanie knows every producer in her store and is passionate about all things Melbourne and Victorian. Needless to say, the customer service here is exceptional.

As a small producer, it is such a pleasure to work with a business such as "Clementines". Fortunately, there is a strong, increased and increasing appreciation, of high quality handmade goods.

You'll find a range of Made by Katherine fruit cordials available here, conveniently located in the CBD. Just look for the cute little orange vespa parked in the laneway !