Back in the day when I was child free and working long hours in film, Supa Centa at Moore Park was a handy go-to shopping centre located really close to Fox Studios, making it perfect for last minute purchases needed on set, and needed fast.
I was recently contacted by the team to take a visit and have a little shop with a focus on the outdoor ranges. How could I refuse? I love entertaining outdoors, especially as the weather is warming up, and boy – do I love to shop!
I killed two birds with one stone on the day and had my car detailed downstairs at Unique Car Wash (and it was a really good job too). I loaded myself up with a trolley at the beginning of my expedition and hit up Anaconda (which you can enter directly from the carpark). If you’re planning a camping trip this Summer, don’t bother with any other store. I promise you this mega shop has EVERYTHING you need – from outdoor furniture to sleeping bags to teapots, you’ll be completely sorted! I ended up with the blow up baseball which I found in the extensive swim section.
I then headed upstairs to where it’s all happening, if you’ve never visited before, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised – there is a great mix of stores to suit all budgets, and a couple of good cafes to stop for a re-fuel. I spent a little longer than expected in Toys R Us (seems the magic of roaming around a toy store hasn’t left the kid in me), and I picked up the Little Tikes Cart for Rafferty, which will be perfect for when those chunky little legs of his start walking over Summer. I then strolled around the eclectic Orson + Blake, and I found Shack also had a great range of furniture. The mega store, Harvey Norman had a really impressive range of outdoor furniture and accessories, as did the always reliable Freedom – where I found the tone was set with the great black and white striped outdoor rug I found (perfect for kids as you can hose it down at the end of the day). I then added pops of colour with fun accessories I found along the way. I also picked up the plastic party cups, the metal ice bucket to keep those refreshing drinks cool, and the very handy electric air pump for the blow up pool accessories at Freedom – because, let’s face it – who wants to be blowing up a toy on a hot Summer’s day!
Mr + Mrs Jones is a really cute accessories store, perfect for some Christmas shopping (for young and old), and this is where I bought the Sunnylife Stereo (such a cute gift idea) and the gorgeous pool accessories. I also loved walking around the large Adairs where I was inspired by lots of outdoor options. I picked up two of the Rebecca Judd Loves Outdoor Cushions, which are really nice quality and couldn’t resist the fun little flamingo. Melamine plates and bowls are your friend when entertaining outside and Adairs certainly have a lovely range, I loved the fun graphics on the plates I purchased, as well as the quality white and timber tray – perfect for a stable lunch surface when eating on the lawn. I was also really pleased with the set of cute kids outdoor chairs I bought at Adairs – I’m sure Sunny is going to get lots of use out of them over Summer in our new garden. Bed Bath ‘N’ Table was another store I walked around, and I ended up choosing the handy oversize striped towel – on a different note, I also loved their range of Christmas decorations this year. I was sidetracked again back in to the land of renovating by walking around Howard’s Storage World – I’ll be revisiting that store when we move in, that’s for sure.
I ended up spending three hours shopping at Supa Centa, and with a fully loaded trolley at the end of it I found myself really happy with the selection of products I piled in to my (clean) car to take home.
Now, someone pass me a glass of wine in a handy plastic cup – I’m ready for some time in the sun!