Lark in Dayelsford

One place I always recommend (sometimes even insist!) our visitors to Melbourne see is the picturesque town of Dayelsford. Dayelsford is a village in rural Victoria in the heart of the Wombat Forest; so pretty, so quaint, peaceful & dignified, just as a spar town should be, but with the hippest cafes, shops and restaurants you can imagine! There are several things you must do when visiting this adorable town — have  your tarot read, take in the local markets, stroll through the forest, visit the mineral spas (the Shire boasts the highest concentration of mineral springs in the country together with an equally large array of therapists) AND stop by Lark to indulge in some retail therapy!

Lark is an emporium of everything gorgeous. Not only do they carry their own range of hand-knitted baby toys and vintage accessories but they also carry goods from around the globe. There is jewellery, homewares, stationery, beautiful art prints by London’s Belle & Boo, Cath Kidston (finally in Melbourne!), Japanese zakka and books, picnic sets from the ethical Danish label Rice, Sparrowkids from England (so divine, my favourite!) handmade children’s clothing, craft kits, zines and a host of handcrafted products from Melbourne designers including Beci Orpin, Victoria Mason, Cuckoo Nest, Little Shop Of and Twiglet. Whew! Yes, this shop is chock full of cuteness!  And all this sweetness isn’t without substance, Lark’s ethical policies show a real concern for environmental and social responsibility…

So, if you are venturing out, anywhere near Melbourne that is,  Lark is at:

4a Duke Street, Daylesford (behind the Op Shop) and only an hour’s scenic drive out of Melbourne.

And if you’re not in the area, you must visit Lark’s gorgeous online store here. Plenty of eye candy to drool over!

– Sara


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