Oh how we love escaping to Bangalow! The sometimes sleepy, sometimes bustling town in the hinterland of Byron Bay, is the perfect weekend escape for a Saturday morning breakfast date, or Sunday morning stroll through the monthly markets. After spending our weekdays in the world of nail polish, we love exploring the Shire for new inspirations on the weekend.
We made our way to Bangalow this past Saturday, to take a look through a vintage fashion market. Her Wardrobe is a fashion market held in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Bangalow multiple times throughout the year. Vintage fashion lovers, girls trying to de-clutter their wardrobes and the like, all come together to sell vintage, pre-loved and quirky items. The Bangalow market, held in the beautiful A and I hall, was packed full of vintage denim, pre-loved designer clothes and bright prints for sale. You have to be quick at these events though! A pair of vintage cowboy boots we were eyeing off from afar were quickly snapped up, you can’t be slow when searching for hidden gems.
After the markets it was time for an obligatory Saturday wind-down. We couldn’t help but stop for breakfast at our Bangalow favourite Woods, sister café to our Byron go-to Folk. Of course, avocado on toast was the winner, with a turmeric latte on nut milk. Woods is hidden away behind a big wooden gate, and down a gravel path that opens out into a shady courtyard. Just like Folk, it is humming with energy, a favourite of locals and visitors alike.
The main street of Bangalow is well-worth taking your time and meandering down, taking a look in the Corner Store, Auguste and the recently opened Rowie store. The monthly markets are just off the main street, and host many local brands (including us!), food vendors and entertainment. As the days start to cool off and we head into autumn/winter, it’s the perfect way to bask in the sun while strolling through town.