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 […]

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 […]