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Joined 15 March 2011   St Kilda, VIC

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  • St Kilda Superclinic
    Medical Centres    St Kilda, VIC

    I've only had good experiences here and highly recommend Dr Mirmilstein and Dr Rose. I found the doctors to be caring and careful! Wait times are long but not out of league with other practices except for walk-ins. Be prepared to wait as it's a busy clinic in a busy area. Best to make an appointment although they take walk-ins and emergencies. I thought the reception staff were quite good considering they don't really know me.

  • Medical Health And Vitality
    Medical Centres    Brighton, VIC

    Truly amazing to find such a wonderful doctor who integrates different modalities to give you the best health outcomes. I had some complex issues that needed attention and am happy to say they are all resolved. The emphasis is on maintaining health and fitness and avoiding disease in the first place.

  • La Porchetta
    Restaurants    Elwood, VIC

    I returned to La Porchetta for a meal on a lovely summer's evening. There was a lot of media attention regarding the new menu. We both ordered pasta dishes, both of which were just plain awful. Service has declined too and we had to ask for everything- our drinks which were left at the front and forgotten, extra parmesan was not offered and we had to ask twice for it. We didn't even bother with dessert. The location is the only thing going for this La Porchetta. The interior of the restaurant looked neglected and the windows were very dirty. It's a shame that it's been allowed to decline so much. We left before the parking time we had paid for expired. It's a pity people now associate La Porchetta with junk food.

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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.

    5 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.

      2 months ago - 03/11/2014

  • 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.



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