So I went to the Leura Markets in Blue Mountains a few weeks back and just realised I forgot to post about it. How on earth did that happen?! Well anyway, it was freezing the morning we went down to the Blue Mountains, so luckily I had invested in bringing along my snow boots and a ski jacket just in case. Over prepared much?
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so first stop – breakfast! This is the view from the adorable Leura Gourmet Cafe. There is something that happens when you take some time out to truly appreciate and take in the beauty and tranquility that nature provides.
This cafe is hot property and on a Sunday morning, it has folks lining up all the way out the door to get some of their hands on their amazing breakfast. Yum! With fresh (real) fruit juices, handmade chocolates, organic sweets, drool-worthy bacon and eggs, sugar covered almonds and to die for chocolate dipping pops, I can’t wait to come all the way back here just for this place!
Just around the corner of the main street near the parking lot, there is a wonderful 19th century workman’s cottage called Renommee Recycled Designers and Vintage which specialises in vintage clothing, Silk blouses, satin robes, Silk Japanese Kimonos and beautiful recreation pieces. You can’t miss it, there should be a gorgeous Kimono hanging in the front window. If you love textiles as much as I do, it’s definitely worth the visit.
When in the Blue Mountains, I’ve been told it’s a must to visit the local Leura Markets that are on the first Sunday every a month. There is nothing like the thrill of finding an old book you love, or a handmade gift and snacking on some delish homemade goodies. It’s great to see the community members out and about and even better to support them by buying some goodies from them.
Did you know that the Leura Sunday Markets are a major fundraiser for Leura Public School & have been operating for almost 18 years. They are held on the first Sunday of each month (including January) and are located in the picturesque grounds of Leura Public School, just a short stroll from Leura Mall.
Featuring a wide variety of stalls, there is something for everyone including locally produced art & crafts, photography, jewellery, clothing, music, books, vintage & collectables, fresh produce, hot food, cupcakes, honey & jams, plants & flowers, crystals, soaps & candles.
Another must-do is taking a visit to the Victory Theatre Antique Centre. This place is just gorgeous. I’ve been to some antique stores in Sydney, but man oh man, this place is certainly impressive.
Until next time,
Love, Festival Girl