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Joined 15 March 2011   St Kilda, VIC

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  • Brighton EyeWear
    Opticians    Brighton, VIC

    The quest for the right frames can take you to many places and I was pleasantly surprised to find many quality fashion frames here. Staff is helpful and friendly and the prices are on a par with other optical services.

  • Bay Street Optical Service
    Opticians    Brighton, VIC

    Fabulous range of high end and fashionable frames with great service. If you have a complicated script or are having difficulty finding glasses you like, come here. The friendly and helpful staff will give you advice and help you choose and never pressure you.

  • OPSM Elsternwick
    Opticians    Elsternwick, VIC

    Fantastic customer service, they were willing to repair glasses in a rush for my friend visiting from overseas even though she had not bought them there. Increasing competition has driven prices down and there are some great frames to choose from.

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  • St Kilda girl Newbie  reviewed Woolworths
    Woolworths took one of the best supermarkets in Australia, and turned it into one of the worst. Although they have kept many of the staff from the previous supermarket, they have removed all of the interesting, gourmet produce by small, niche, quality producers and replaced it with Woolworths brand stuff. So in the past, there would be excellent, interesting breads from artisan bread makers, sour dough, etc. Now there is Woolworths brand 'gourmet' bread. It says 'sour dough' on it, but when you read the ingredients, there is yeast! Anyone that knows anything about sourdough bread, knows that it is made from sourdough culture and contains no yeast. Just because Woolworths says something is 'gourmet' doesn't mean it is.
    So because it is a small supermarket, with not much space, they have had to reduce the brand choice you would normally get in a Woolworths. So when you go to get jam (for example) there is just two jams and one of them is Woolworths brand.
    So it doesn't give you the choice of a normal Woolworths, it just gives you rubbish to choose from. You know, cartons of 12 ridiculous cupcakes. Or some monster box of lamingtons. Not something I would ever want to buy.
    The old supermarket before this used to actually offer breads that were on a par with Baker D Chirico across the road. Proper artisan products. Now it is filled with Woolworths brand rubbish. The only thing it is good for is picking up something like yogurt that you need for a recipe and forgot to get when you went shopping at your regular supermarket, which would never be this one.
    It is no good. I am very, very disappointed. I used to rave about the old IGA and the interesting things they had. It was a supermarket you could be proud of. I would go interstate and only occasionally see a supermarket as good, one at Surry HIlls in Sydney. Otherwise, there were none as good. Now, it is the worst of the worst. To go from the best to the worst! Such horror.
    Woolworths should have thought more about what they were doing and realised where they are. This isn't some regional town where they can force their 'Woolworths' stuff on us. This is St Kilda!!! St Kilda deserves better than this. Massive Fail.

    8 months ago - 15/08/2014

    • starwoman8 Local Star 
      This review is spot-on! You now have to try order those wonderful niche products at the online website and often they are out of stock. By the way, the organic range offers no certification that I can see of its organic provenance.

      5 months ago - 03/11/2014

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  • starwoman8 Local Star  reviewed Gado Hair and Beauty Bar
    As I had driven a long way, I thought it would be a nice way to end the day to have my hair done. The staff seemed to understand my instructions just fine. Then the staff completely ignored them. My hair was a complete mess and I had to go elsewhere to try to rectify some of it- not easy.
    • starwoman8 Local Star 
      Unless you will pay for hair extensions or a wig, you can't rectify such a dreadful cut. I will simply have to wait for it to grow.

      23/08/2013

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