Attention all shoppers! The new Monaro Mall in the Canberra Centre is revealing the second-floor Lifestyle and Homewares precinct tomorrow, Thursday 2 November.
Drawing over 17.3 million customer visits a year, the Canberra Centre has been undergoing a transformation. Attracting new local, national and international brands, it keeps reinventing itself through renovations and the addition of a new precinct, ‘Monaro Mall’, which is a nod to the original mall opened at the site in 1963.
A huge year for Canberra retail saw the opening of the Beauty and Wellness epicentre on the ground floor of Monaro Mall in July, welcoming powerhouse store Mecca Maxima, Endota Spa and even a beauty concierge.
The revamped second floor will be home to some old favourites including Arnold & Co, Bed Bath N Table, Nespresso, Pepe’s Paperie and the Tea Centre. It will also be home to some future favourites including the iconic Haigh’s Chocolates, premium French cookware brand Le Creuset, Husk, Robinson’s Bookshop, The Pen Boutique and top3 by design selling all the quirky, fun and functional homewares one could desire. To round out the selection, Gewurzhaus will be selling single-origin spices, herbs, salts, peppers, teas, and sugars from around the world and Les Nereides will be bringing their dreamy luxury French costume jewellery just in time for Christmas shopping.
The space will also house two pop-ups. The Cool Hunter, as a leading authority on creativity, will call the precinct home for six months. Marketing manager of The Cool Hunter, Mark Cunial, believes that this part-gallery-part-store is a dynamic and fitting addition to the Monaro Mall Lifestyle Precinct. “Our store will aim to showcase the very latest in design and trends, consistently ensuring our offerings are kept fresh, exclusive and ‘cool’, a creative value that is evident throughout the rest of the precinct.”
2017 DESIGN Canberra Festival will have a one month pop up, set to feature a simple but striking installation which presents four major design showcases, Home: Made, Milan Local, Six Degrees of Separation, and Everyday Beautiful, featuring the work of a number of emerging and leading Australian designers.
Kicking off celebrations on the 2nd of November will be a launch breakfast from 8.45 am with complimentary coffee, nibbles, along with entertainment and a champagne bar. The showstopper will be leading Australian food editor and best-selling cookbook author Donna Hay, hosting a sold out, highly-anticipated masterclass on her trademark food styling and cooking.
If you missed out on tickets to the masterclass with Donna Hay, there are other styling classes to follow for all aesthetics including Lucy Feagins, Editor and Founder of The Design Files, who will share her tips on design and style, ’Bedroom Styling Masterclass’ with The Style School founder Bec Judd, a ‘Festive Table Styling Masterclass’ by interior stylist Megan Morton, and a ‘Spring Champagne Masterclass’ with Kyla Kirkpatrick from The Champagne Dame.
Centre Manager of Canberra Centre Amanda Paradiso said: “There’s so much more still to come for Canberra Centre, with the hugely-anticipated new H&M opening its doors on 23 November, and an enticing range of masterclasses and events planned for the upcoming holiday season.”
To book your spot in a masterclass, visit www.canberracentre.com.au
- The first 100 customers to make a purchase of $10 or more at the new Haigh’s store which opens at 9 am tomorrow will receive a bag of Haigh’s Milk or Dark Speckles – a novelty favourite.
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