Bohemian Soul Beehive -new store!

The team at Seddwell have just opened their new lifestyle store ‘Bohemian Soul Beehive‘ and it’s beautiful inside! A lovingly curated selection of new & used clothing, accessories, household items and their famous gin. Plus items from local artists and artisans, as well as internationally sourced fairtrade. They have stylists on hand to help you […]

Unique independent shops in Graz

Graz has some wonderful small independent shops. Here are some interesting ones you may not yet have come across that have been in Graz for over 40 to 250 years! Run by experts in their field, you will receive good advice and products & services not available in the bigger chains. Plus many have a […]

Cake decoration supplies Graz

My kids birthday cake requests are getting more elaborate with each year. (This year’s themes were Football and Nifflers from Fantastical Beasts!). This has led me to search around Graz for cake decorating supplies. You will find some of the basics at the regular supermarkets (Interspar, Eurospar and Merkur have the best supplies) but they […]

Second hand ski equipment

The snow season is almost upon us again, so time to dust off the skis. Skiing is an expensive sport so one way to keep the prices down is to buy second hand. The charity Carla store in Andritz usually has a selection of skis, boots and helmets. (I also get all our ski jackets […]

Christmas crackers and pudding at Silvia’s Corner Shop

If you enjoy celebrating Christmas with English Christmas crackers and christmas pudding and are wondering where to find them in Graz. You will be happy to hear Silvia’s Corner Shop at Schillerplatz has just received their christmas delivery. She also has a good selection of English foods year around with sweets, baking items, biscuits, chutneys […]

Where to buy gifts in Graz

Here is my gift guide for Graz (I like to shop locally when possible). Suggestions for Graz souvenirs, art & design, kids, culinary delights and more. Austrian themed These are good places to find local Styrian gifts to impress friends & family abroad. Styrian Food Pumpkin seed oil / Kürbisöl is a great gift to […]

Sustainability in Graz

Here are some of my favourite resources and places to shop for sustainable living in Graz. Nachhaltig in Graz is a great source of information (mostly in German but you can use a web translator). They have lists of events, recommendations on where to shop & eat, and a huge number of tips on sustainability […]


I love reading! In addition to visiting Graz’s public libraries, I often stop at one of the many ‘little free library’ shelves dotted around Graz. You have probably already seen a few but here is a map showing them all (almost 80!). It’s a world wide movement encouraging people to share their books. You’ll find […]

Second Hand

Here are my favourite second hand shops. Great for buying kids clothes, ski equipment, books and games. I’ve also included online places for buying and selling second hand items. Carla are the charity shops for Caritas and are all over Graz. One of the biggest I visit is in Andritz (Lindengasse) where they have a […]