Westie Shout Out – Candied Bakery

This little gem on Hudson Road is always a go-to. Whether it’s a mid-morning treat or a much-needed lunch break Candied Bakery in Spotswood have you covered.

When that yellow neon sign out the front is blazing, it’s time to get your yum on. Firstly, at a basic level, you can get the most to die for organic bread. We are massive fans of their sourdough – but you can also pick up free range eggs and fresh milk. Want lunch? The cheeseburger sausage rolls or mushroom melts will get you through. Or you could even try some quiche or a kimchi hotdog.

Then there is the sweet stuff. Where do you even begin? The crusty brownie pie, the doughnuts (special shout out to the vanilla slice doughnuts), the danishes, soft serve… seriously we could go on!

The Candied Team are always friendly, even when pumping out baked goods to a queue of customers. We are ever so grateful to have such amazingly delicious treats in our hood. Surely you already follow them… but just in case here’s the Candied Bakery Instagram.

 

Picturing Footscray Prize 2018

This is the very last week you can get your entries into the Victoria University annual Picturing Footscray Prize. Picturing Footscray is an open-entry photography prize that focuses on Melbourne’s unique inner-west suburb of Footscray. There is $5,000 worth of prizes up for grabs and entries will be judged by Street Photographer Jesse Marlow.
The theme for 2018 is set around Old and New Footscray. We can’t wait to see what amazing work is submitted this year. There is sure to be some cracking images come to light.
 
Way back in 2016, our very own Jaye, scored third place with this depiction of the Heavenly Queen, Mazu on the banks of the Maribyrnong River. Jaye shot this image using a toy camera called a Holga. It uses medium square style film.  She used a special type of film that gave the sky its gorgeous bluey-purple hue. So, even though it looks like an Instagram shot with a filter… it really isn’t! 
 
Are you planning on entering this year? It really is a competition for the people! Get on board! Entries close Friday 27th April, check it out.