Local Artist – Tamzin

As part of my local shopping guide, I would like to introduce you to some of my favourite artists & shops in Graz. Today I would like you to meet the delightful pattern designer Tamzin Merivale! Originally from Ireland, Tamzin recently moved from Florence to settle in Graz. Her love of doodling led to the […]

Local Artist – Sarah Löcker

As part of my local shopping guide, I would like to introduce you to some of my favourite artists & shops in Graz. Today is the American artist Sarah Löcker and her wonderful Christmas gift ideas. Personalized mini house paintings – a great gift idea for people that are impossible to buy for! Just send […]

Local Shop – Fabeltisch

As part of my local shopping guide, I would like to introduce you to some of my favourite artists & shops in Graz. Today is Fabeltisch! Fabeltisch is a new store near Lendplatz (Mariahilferstraße 23, opposite the die Haarschneiderei). They opened this year and have a beautiful range of ceramics manufactured in Portugal in the prettiest […]

Local Artist -Samburu Beads

As part of my local shopping guide, I would like to introduce you to some of my favourite artists in Graz. First up is Samburu Beads! These stunning colourful necklaces, earrings and bracelets are made by the wonderful artist Peninah Lesorogol and the women from her Samburu tribe in Kenya. They are made from real glass […]

Package free filling stations at Interspar

Two Interspar supermarkets (at CityPark and Murpark shopping centers) are now offering package free filling stations for over 40 organic products. Including pasta, rice, mueslis, nuts as well as pulses and dried fruits. You can bring your own containers or use the paper bags provided by Spar. The filling stations are next to the fresh […]

Shopping guide for fashion, art & design in Graz

I recently picked up this great little shopping guide – Guided* Graz . It lists independent small businesses which specialise in fashion, furniture and jewellery. As well as food & drink, cultural tips and places to stay. The focus is on the city center as well the Gries / Lend area, so very easy to […]

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 good selection of skis, boots and helmets. (I also get all our ski […]