The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Travel & Indulgence - COCO MARIE, HAH­N­DORF THE AN­TIQUE GAR­DEN, WOOD­SIDE MAPLE, STIR­LING

a re­tail out­let de­voted to South Aus­tralian de­sign, es­tab­lished and emerg­ing. Stock runs the gamut from folksy to funky, nanna to nou­veau. Think ce­ram­ics, chop­ping boards, hand-stitched cloth­ing, jewellery, cush­ions, laven­der fur­ni­ture pol­ish and 1960s-style tim­ber mounted clocks. Ap­par­ently, tooled leather is also mak­ing a come­back. More: stu­diod­ver­dun.com.au. The Hills are home to a bur­geon­ing nat­u­ral beauty in­dus­try, with Jurlique the re­gion’s most fa­mous ex­port. On Hah­n­dorf’s high street, Marie Mor­gan, for­mer cor­po­rate high-flyer turned beauty al­chemist, mixes from scratch a range of de­li­cious body and hair-care prod­ucts us­ing best-qual­ity botan­i­cals. Her part­ner Leigh makes the lovely goat’s milk soaps. With grow­ing Bri­tish de­mand for their prod­ucts, the cou­ple will launch a small op­er­a­tion in France later this year. And keep an eye out for Marie’s planned perfume range. More: co­co­marie.com.au. Mau­reen Goulden, chate­laine of this some­what ec­cen­tric an­tiques store, housed in a ram­bling shed on the out­skirts of Wood­side, hand­writes her busi­ness cards in a loop­ing script and seems to have the in­side run­ning on where to track down peel­ing, but em­i­nently stylish, old gar­den fur­ni­ture and other Hills flea-mar­ket trea­sures. You never know what you may find here and prices are good. 17 Main Rd, Wood­side. Open Wed­nes­day-Sun­day.

Young browsers at Matilda Book­shop in Stir­ling, above; Helen Bur­nett and Chris­tine Kennedy at Stu­dio D lo­cal art and de­sign store in Ver­dun, be­low left; Marie Mor­gan at her beauty store Coco Marie in Hah­n­dorf

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