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Candle Making Supplies in Melbourne
We have recently extended our range of classes and supplies to include Soap Making, Lip Balm Making & Incense Making classes and supplies.
We offer the highest quality supplies, glassware and equipment you will ever need. All this can be delivered directly to your door. Live In Spirit is happy to offer you all of this and more securely, promptly, and at a competitive price point via our easy to use online shop. No minimum order required. Simply browse through our catalog of Candle, Soap, & Lip Balm products to see just how much you can save by making your own more natural candles and body products.
If you are in the Coburg North, Melbourne area, please stop by our shop and introduce yourself while you get a closer look at our fabulous selection.
Here you will find everything you need to produce many types of premium candles, beautiful mositurising soap, organic base lip balm and non smoking Incense.
We carry a large selection of:
- Starter Kits or each product range
- High Quality Fragrance Oils
- Candle Waxes
- Candle Containers
- Candle Wicks
- Candle & Soap Dyes
- Candle & Soap Molds
- Melt & Pour Soap bases
- All Natural Lip Balm Base and flavourings
- And Much Much More…..
Handcrafted Candles / Handmade Candles
For those who don’t fancy making their own candles, we have a beautiful selection of Richly Scented Soy Candles, hand poured and made from 100% soy wax!
All of our Soy Candles are handmade from beginning to end, we check the quality of every soy candle that we pour to ensure you receive only highest quality soy candles available on the market today. Our candles contain all-natural cotton wicks wrapped with a natural wax coating, 100% soy wax (no additives), and premium fragrance oils. Each of our soy candles then lovingly receives their label and finishing touches.
Our Handmade Candle Product Range:
- Soy Candle Specials
- Contemporary and Modern
- Spa Range
- Romantic Influence
- Stylish Metro
- Rustic Country Collection
- Large Bean Pots
- Smooth Palm Pillar Candles
- Clam Shell Melts
- Travel Tins
- Soy Melt/Oil Burners
If you don’t find something in our collection with your preferred combination of colour, scent and style, use our Custom Design Tool to select your own unique choices and we will make it to order.
Live In Spirit provides candle making classes in-store or in the convenience of your preferred location. Making handmade candles is a rewarding and fun skill for all abilities. Candle making classes are a great way to learn a new hobby or add to your existing candle making skills.
Taking a class on candle making is an excellent way to learn about:
- The different types of candle waxes
- The dangers of paraffin waxes
- The equipment needed
- The various techniques used to make different styles of candles
Classes in candle making are available for those that are new to the craft and for experienced candle makers who want to learn a new skill or technique. We also have special classes in candle making for children where they learn basic skills and create a finished candle to take home.
In our classes you will learn all about:
- Choosing the correct wick for the job
- How to chose the right mould for the job
- Wicking your moulds
- Finishing touches
- In-store classes provide a huge variety of fragrance options, so you can make candles which suit your mood or theme.
- Just how much money you can save by making your own soy candles
- Host a Candle Making Party!
Candle Making Supplies & Kits
Who doesn’t love candles? That diverse, multipurpose lump of wax with a wick has given us light for hundreds of years and is now a popular accessory in many homes for that and other benefits.
When Thomas Edison invented the light bulb in the late 1800’s, candles became obsolete as a method of lighting. But they remain as a trusted backup during power failures and as a chosen source of lighting for romantic occasions.
Candles have long held a recognised place in our ritualistic events such as on birthday cakes and at that widespread Christmas activity, Carols By Candlelight. Scented candles are fashionable as an aromatherapy method of fragrance diffusion and as a simple method of introducing pleasant scents to the home.
With so many uses it is no wonder people enjoy the craft of candle making as a means to relax and enjoy the practice of creating something from scratch which is beautiful, brings pleasure to the senses and has practical applications as well.
How do I begin my candle making project?
Candle making is a popular craft. An enjoyable pastime, you can save money by making your own candles or giving them as lovely handmade gifts. You may even discover a lucrative little home business!
Spotlight have all the necessary equipment for making candles yourself, such as neutral soy wax, candlewicks in different sizes, jars, candle holders, dyes, decorations, fragrant essential oils and candlewick holders.
Shop online or visit a Spotlight store to buy all the necessary equipment and your supply of wax and wicks then get started on your new candle making hobby. Experiment with different fragrances, colours, sizes and shapes. Change the atmosphere at home by burning candles with a range of different aromatherapy scents, from invigorating to relaxing. Enjoy the soothing environment outdoor candles can create and add citronella oil to keep those pesky mosquitoes at bay.
Create an assortment of red and white candles decorated with glitter and gold and give them away as Christmas gifts – there are so many uses for home-made candles!
If you need some direction to get you started look for candle making classes in your area, or do a simple Google search. Spotlight’s helpful, creative staff can provide lots of useful tips and directions too, so don’t hesitate to ask at your local Spotlight store.
Is candle making an affordable hobby?
Hobbies are an important part of our lives. They provide a meaningful mental distraction from the demands of daily life, give us an opportunity to learn a new skill and are a means of interacting with others who share the same common interest.
Hobbies can be an outlet for our creative talents and provide us with a sense of satisfaction, pride and achievement. When budgets are tight however, it is important to find a hobby which isn’t a drain on the finances.
Spotlight has the lowest prices guaranteed, so when you purchase your candle making supplies from Spotlight and make your own beautiful, scented candles, you can actually save money by using the candles you make instead of buying them. You could also start selling them as a little home business of your own or giving them away as gorgeous home-made gifts.
Where to Buy Candle Making Supplies in Australia
Thinking of Making and Selling Candles as a way to make some extra income? Great! But first, where do you buy candle making supplies in Australia at wholesale prices?
A great way to create a good income doing something you really love is to make beautiful bespoke candles. There is a huge demand for handmade candles and starting your own business making candles is a low-cost, high-profit small business.
But first – you need to purchase all the materials to make the candles at home. That’s where we would love to help you. Rather than having to do hours and hours of research – we have found the very best place on where to buy candle making supplies in Australia.
Table of Contents:
- Where to Buy Full Candle Making Kits
- Cheap Candle Making Supplies from China
- Soy Wax Wholesalers
- Where to Buy Specialist Candle Making Supplies
- Wholesale Candle Making Suppliers
- Where to Buy Wholesale Essential Oils
- Other Candle Making Ingredients
- Candle Making Courses
1. Where to Buy Full Candle Making Kits:
Full candle making kits are perfect for beginners – you can find out what you like, what you don’t. What you need and if you even like making candles at all!
Candlewick Bay is a small company that puts together full candle making kits for one low price. They are based in Australia and you can buy their candle making kits online via Etsy.
See their range
One of the Complete Candle Making Kits from Candlewick Bay
Riot Art & Craft
Riot Art & Craft not only have full candle making kits but they also sell candle wax and everything you need to make commercial quality candles at home.
See their range here >
The Urban Crafter Soy Wax Candle Making Kit (19 Pieces)
Happy Wax is a United States based Soy Melt Company. They offer delicious wax melts in many different flavours.
Check out their range here ->
Luxury Candle Making Kits
This shop ships from the United States and provides full soy candle making kits for less than $60.
Luxury Candle Making Kit by Go to Shop US
2. Cheap Candle Making Supplies from China
There is a number of cheap candle making suppliers that you can import from China. Sure they are cheap to buy – but you may have to wait up to three weeks or more for postage – so take this into account when ordering your supplies.
Aliexpress has multiple sellers of candle wicks, candle wax and candle making kits.
3. Soy Wax Wholesalers
Soy Wax is the base of most types of handmade candle. Here’s were to buy the most beautiful soy wax for the most perfect of candles!
4. Where to Buy Specialised Candle Making Supplies:
Stockist of candle making kits, soap making kits and candle making classes. They offer perhaps the largest range of candle making supplies including butters and specialty waxes, moulds, bottles and tins, fragrances and wicks.
Go to their website>
Aussie Candle Supplies.
Aussie Candle Supplies.com.au has a large range of natural soy waxes, candle waxes, wicks, fragrances, dyes and glassware.
Go to their website>
5. Wholesale Candle Making Suppliers:
The following companies sell candle making supplies wholesale. Some will require you to sign up to be a wholesaler and to provide an ABN.
Luxury Candle Supplies
Location: Sydney & Melbourne
Best Candle Supplies
Location: Burleigh Heads, Queensland
4. Aussie Candle Supplies
Location: Wangara, Perth
6. Where to Buy Wholesale Essential Oils
Essential Oils are commonly used in candle making – and as you know, they can be quite expensive. Luckily we have a list of where you can purchase wholesale essential oils, online here in Australia.
See our comprehensive list;
7. Other Candle Making Ingredients You May Want to Consider:
With new ideas starting up every day in the candle making industry – it’s good to look at new materials that you may want to incorporate into your own candles. Here are some wholesale suppliers of these other ingredients.
8. Candle Making Courses:
See Candle Making Courses in Brisbane
Luxury Candle Supplies
Candle Making.com.au offer candle making and soap making classes in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.
Check out their current courses here>
Lone Star Candle Supply | Candle Making Supplies, Kits & Guides
Lone Star Candle Supply | Candle Making Supplies, Kits & Guides
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High quality candle making supplies and fragrance oils with the largest selection
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Lone Star Candle Supply serves candle makers including DIY crafters and large candle businesses nationwide.
We specialize in large inventories of product and a library of skin safe candle and soap fragrance oils.
Moreover, a variety of candle making wax, molds, and containers keeps our happy customers coming back!
Just getting started? Check out our candle making starter kits and fragrance sample packs as the perfect place to start.
Since 1999, our family-owned business is known for excellent customer service, quick shipping and strives
to be the best supplier of candle and soap making products online.
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Have a customer service question? We’re here to help, call us at 1-800-929-9425.
Candle Making University
New to candlemaking?
With our Step-by-Step Guides and Video Tutorials you can learn all about the basics of candle making and which products may be right for you.
Candle Making Kits
Everything you need to make your first candles along with detailed, step-by-step instructions with pictures.
Try a little of everything
Fragrance Oil Sample Packs
Not sure where to start? Want to sample a little of what others are buying? Try some 1oz samples of our top-selling fragrances.
Browse Top Sellers Sample Packs
Best Selling Candle Making Supplies
Home – Little Green Workshops
Due to carrier network congestion, deliveries are taking longer than stated by our chosen carriers.
Delays have been known to be at least 2 to 3 weeks beyond estimates. We appologise for any inconvenience caused to our customers during these challenging times.
Welcome to Little Green Workshops
Our family owned business is based in Melton, part of Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. We teach simple, green living courses online and also sell kits, supplies, and equipment in our online store.
We like to feel that our customers are opening a gift, not a shipping box! Because our customers can choose options for personal selection of fragrance for soap, candle, and bath & body kits, they are beautifully custom packed for each order. We believe in attention to detail, so Little Green Workshops kits are not packed loosely into boxes. Each item is individually wrapped, as we want our customers to experience the delight of opening one of our kits, even if it is purchased for themselves or a gift for a loved one.
All shop prices are in Australian Dollars, however, there is a currency converter available for use.
No Hidden Fees
We don’t add extra fees when you use credit cards, PayPal or Afterpay.
Tracking on All Orders
We use Australia Post and various Couriers for all Shipments and send tracking information to our customers.
We offer free shipping, on orders over $125 to the following areas; ACT, NSW, SA, Vic, and Bris Metro and surrounds.
We loved our candle making kits and spent the day yesterday making them all. The luxury candle kit is especially gorgeous. The range of scents was sensational and thanks for the extra Bohemian scent, musk like. The instruction booklets are clear and easy to follow and our candles look amazing and smell delicious. Can’t wait to order more soon. Also, I appreciate the extra communication and effort with my order. Very personal and warm service. Thanks.
/ Harkness, Victoria
My experience with them is just AMAZING! They are super quick to send your order so your supplies are there before you know it!! They also went the extra mile to help me out over the phone when I was having trouble with my bath bomb making, by sending me links and advice I am extremely great full for it this business is one of a kind and WELL WORTH IT!!💜
/ Drouin, Victoria
Just wanted to thank you both for your fantastic service. I placed an order last week and a couple of days later it arrived on my doorstep just in time for me to get some more cheese into the cheese fridge. It’s great knowing I have a local business to support and it’s a great way to thank you for the brilliant YouTube videos you provide the community. All the best guys!
/ Doreen, Victoria
Just got our first candle making kit. The detailed instructions are amazing & will help any beginners. Many thanks. Can’t wait to start.
Soy Candles Inc – Melbourne
Do you love the fragment aroma of scented candles? Would like to have one in almost every room of your house, but baulk at the cost?
The candle shop.
The answer is simple; make your own. Soy Candles in Boronia is the place to go to begin in that endeavour. They can supply all you need, not only to make your own candles, but it could be the beginning of a very aromatic hobby.
The sign says it all.
A starter kit would be your introduction to candle making. The four items needed to make a soy candle are, soy flakes, a wick, fragrance and a container to hold the candle. Ingredients for starter kits are custom selected depending on how many candles you wish to make, the size of the wick and the container. Soy Candles can supply glass containers, or you can even use a jam jar.
Candle ingredients, fragrances, wicks & soy flakes.
Strawberry & Champagne, Apples & Mint, Lemon Grass and Kakadu Plum are four of numerous fragrances available. I declined the offer to count how many different ones there were, but an estimate of well over one hundred would not be wrong.
Some of the fragrances available.
Soy Candles is owned by Mike who has been dispensing candle making supplies from his Boronia shop for fifteen years.
Mike, candle making.
While I was in the shop a customer came in to buy some supplies. Much to their pleasure, Mike imparted some practical knowledge to them to assist in their candle making.
All this and more.
He also holds classes in the art of candle making, an easy way to learn the craft.
A large range of extras are available.
Soy wax is fast becoming the preferred wax used to make candles due to its many superior qualities including non-toxic, burns clean and even, strong scent and throw, biodegradable and long burn time.
Candles to go.
Once you have mastered the art of candle making, you have at your fingertips the ability to make a unique gift for family and friends. How thrilled would your favourite niece be receiving a coffee mug, with her name printed on it as an aromatic candle!
More than just candle ingredients.
Also available are all-natural goat’s milk products, including goat’s milk soap.
Goat’s milk soap.
Soy Candles is one of those rare shops these days, catering for those that want to do it themselves, rather than just buy a finished product.
On a plaque in the shop is a saying that Confucius would be proud of. “It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”
A good saying.
May the light be with you.
Why? Your nose will tell you.
When: Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Where: Shop 3/246 Dorset Road Boronia. Melways map:65. A.9.
90,000 Coronavirus in the world: complete lockdown in Melbourne due to the growth of “unexplained infections”
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Melbourne introduced a curfew
According to the Johns Hopkins Institute the total number of people infected with Covid-19 in all countries of the world is approaching 18 million, more than 685 thousand deaths have been registered. The pandemic continues to spread actively in several regions, including Australia, the United States, South Africa and India.
In the Australian state of Victoria, a disaster regime was declared against the background of an increase in infection statistics – over the past 24 hours, 671 new cases of the disease were confirmed there.
In the state capital, Melbourne, Level 4 precautions are in place to allow residents to leave their homes only to buy food within 5 km of their place of residence or to play sports.
These restrictions will be in effect for at least 6 weeks. As explained by Prime Minister Daniel Andrews, doctors were unable to trace the chain of infections in 760 people, whom they call “unexplained cases”, which partly explains the severity of the measures introduced.
According to Andrews, previously introduced quarantine measures have been insufficiently effective. “We need to act more decisively. This is the only way to get over it,” Andrews said.
Where do “unexplained cases” come from?
Experts are increasingly worried about the appearance of so-called “unexplained cases” of infection – when new cases cannot be tied to existing foci of infection or their contact with an established carrier of coronavirus cannot be confirmed.
Photo by Reuters
Hong Kong has closed all bars and restaurants and office workers are forced to eat on the go
This is what complicates the containment of the spread of infection and forces the authorities to take stricter restrictive measures, as is now happening in Melbourne. where 51% are precisely unexplained cases – or are still in the process of identifying the chain of infection.
Hong Kong, a city of 7.5 million people, managed to get by without strict quarantines throughout the spring, but in July there was an outbreak – and also, for the most part of unexplained origin.
This immediately forced the authorities to declare early summer holidays in schools, to close bars, fitness clubs and beaches; prohibit gathering in a company of more than 4 people and impose severe fines for appearing in public places without a mask.
In Japan, which has also escaped a large-scale pandemic so far, according to Bloomberg Law, cases of “infection of unknown origin” from 19% in mid-June increased over the month to 51%. But the Japanese authorities did not close shops and institutions, but only advised the population to be careful.
On Sunday, a small group of pilgrims, observing the principles of social distancing, made the final stage of the pilgrimage, circling the Muslim shrine of the Kaaba, located in the center of the Mosque in Mecca.
Photo by Reuters
All pilgrims must wear face masks and keep their distance
Due to the pandemic, only 10,000 Muslims were able to make the pilgrimage to Mecca this year, compared to 2. 5 million who arrived for a five-day hajj last year.
According to the King of Saudi Arabia Salman, the holding of this significant event for every Muslim required a double effort from the authorities. “This year, the Hajj was limited to a very small number of participants from different countries to complete this ritual, despite the current difficult circumstances,” said the 84-year-old monarch.
For example, for one of the parts of the ritual – the stoning of the shaitan – the authorities had to give out bags with sterilized stones to the believers, whereas usually the pilgrims collect the stones themselves.
This year, the authorities of Saudi Arabia paid for those who came to the Hajj for accommodation, food and medical services. Russian Muslims could not be among the arrivals due to the quarantine in force in Russia.
USA: Republican convention without press?
On Saturday, the American media, in particular the Associated Press, reported that the Republican election convention, at which Donald Trump is to be officially announced as a presidential candidate, will be held for the first time in history in a closed mode for the press due to the coronavirus.
It is to take place on August 24 in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the presence of 336 delegates.
Photo author, Reuters
White House coordinator warned that the United States has entered a new phase of the fight against infection.
press clearance has not yet been accepted.
White House Coronavirus Coordinator Deborah Birx warned over the weekend that the United States has entered a new phase in the fight against the pandemic.
In an interview with CNN, she confirmed that the infection is spreading very widely throughout the country and has become a greater threat than it was at the beginning of the pandemic. She also warned rural residents that they are also at risk of infection.
What else is happening in the world
In Russia on Sunday 5,427 new cases were registered, and in total since the beginning of the pandemic – more than 850 thousand, which puts the Russian Federation in fourth place in the world in terms of the number of infected.
90,010 More than 200 thousand people died from Covid-19 in 90,011 Latin America 90,012 and the Caribbean, most of them – about 75% – are in Brazil and Mexico.
In South Africa more than 500 thousand infected were recorded; the country is back on prohibition, which officials say is helping the health care system cope.
In India for the third day in a row, the increase in infections exceeds 50 thousand.
In Iran , 2 685 infected were detected over the past day – this is the highest increase in almost a month.Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said the situation is worrisome in 25 of the country’s 31 provinces.
Australia: Melbourne – Residential area Port Melbourne
2012.09.23 – Living in Australia: Port Melbourne – Walking along the waterfront and spring in our area
23 September 2012
Port Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Spring is definitely coming. It’s getting warmer and warmer.Slowly and surely, the warmth is felt in the apartment. And what fragrant smells of awakened and already in full blooming nature are in the air, mmmm! …
Our Timokha spends more and more time on the balcony. In the early morning, the first thing to do is to go for a walk in the fresh air. We put a couple of large flowers on the balcony, so our cat is now resting on the balcony like at a resort – settling in its soft warm cradle under the flowers and starting its now daily exercise – counting parrots on a neighboring palm tree.Until he is convinced that they are all in place, he does not leave the balcony.
This weekend the weather forecast threatened some rain in Melbourne. Maybe he was where, but “in our area” in Port Melbourne the sun shone and delighted with its warm rays. And although we had a lot of things to do at the weekend, but as they say – study by study, and jogging on schedule.
On Saturday we did a 5K “run” and on Sunday we decided to combine the run with the walk Port Melbourne . We put on sneakers, instead of a camera – an iPhone, and covered 7 kilometers, alternating running with walking and stopping to gawk.
We usually run along the waterfront of the neighboring districts Albert Park and Middle Park towards St. Kilda .
We live right on the border of two administrative districts – Port Melbourne and Albert Park and their embankments are somewhat different. Rather, houses along the embankments.
At Albert Park is mainly a private sector: 1, 2, 3-storey mansions, some new, but some “a hundred years ago”, figuratively speaking.
There are multi-storey buildings, but not as often as it is in our area.
In Port Melbourne everything is the other way around: along the embankment there are multi-storey buildings with cafes and small restaurants.
Some streets remind us of a resort area in the Israeli city of Netanya, where we rested on the Mediterranean coast for a couple of days in 2010.
From the center of Melbourne (CBD) our area is only five kilometers, which is very convenient, although we do not get to the center very often.
The first settlements in the Port Melbourne area date back to the gold rush. In 1839, a hotel, a pier and a postal service were opened here.
Initially, all this was called Liardet’s Beach (from Wilbraham Liardet – he opened the first hotel here), then the place was officially renamed Sandridge and already in 1884 – Port Melbourne .
More and more ships arrived in Melbourne and it was convenient to use the berths in Port Melbourne in the sense that goods were loaded onto small boats and then on Yarra River to the city of Melbourne.
Over time, the Port of Melbourne area grew more and more: new hotels appeared, because the number of people arriving here was constantly increasing; production sites grew – the production of sugar, soap, candles, flour mills and much, much more.
At the end of the last century, the “purpose” of this area was revised and began to re-equip it.
In Port Melbourne, multi-storey residential buildings were erected, park and beach areas were created, new shops, cafes and restaurants were opened, and old production sites were rebuilt into residential complexes, and production was either closed or moved outside the city limits.
If earlier it was a far from attractive area with a bad criminal reputation, now Port Melbourne is a “tidbit” in terms of the same real estate, because close location to the center of Melbourne, walking distance to the bay, good transport system, new and comfortable arrangement of the area itself – all this affects the pricing of housing.
For example, the two-room apartment in which we live is currently estimated at about 600 thousand, and small apartments on Bay Street go for a million.
Those who at one time were able to foresee the prospects for the development of this area, I think, made themselves a good fortune.
By the way, according to the Australians, Bay Street is very popular with lovers of cafes, they say, they come here from other districts to enjoy some of the delicacies offered on it. Tema and I are not so great gourmets to understand and appreciate all this at its true worth.
Here in Port Melbourne, at Station Pier , two liners Spirit of Tasmania dock in shifts between Melbourne and Devonport (Tasmania) , as well as Queen and huge cruise ships “Mary” ”.
We all go around and around this “Spirit of Tasmania” , I want to ride it to Tasmania, which we adore madly. But this pleasure is far from cheap.
A ticket – even a simple day “deck” ticket – for one person costs about as much as a round-trip plane ticket for two, i. e. If you fly with Jetstar and take care of your tickets in advance, you can find prices for ca. $ 45 per person one way, and on this liner only one one way ticket per person can cost from $ 150 and more.
In general, in our understanding, a trip on a liner makes sense if you go to Tasmania for a couple of weeks and take your car with you, so as not to rent it for such a long period there on the island (transporting a car on a liner also costs money – for example, ca. $ 90 per captiva or whim one way).
In this case, the total costs, taking into account the car taken with you for such a long vacation, will be much more budgetary than flying by plane and renting a car already there.
From this logic, we proceed that if we are going to Tasmania “for a long time”, then we will definitely go on this liner.
In general, there will be a day, there will be bread.
In the meantime, in the evenings, we periodically observe how it departs from the pier and slowly floats over the horizon towards Tasmania.
By the way, you can watch all this from the platform, which is located right a hundred meters from the pier, which is very convenient.
A little further behind the pier starts “The Boulevard” , there are cozy cafes, from which the fragrant smell of freshly brewed coffee and sweet rolls is carried through the air.You can walk along this promenade to the place where morning kayaking training takes place.
We took a leisurely walk until there, breathing in a fresh, slightly salty breeze with great pleasure, which was so unobtrusively diluted with the pleasant aroma of blooming greenery.
We returned to the Beach Street embankment after walking along the inner streets parallel to the Boulevard. All of them are buried in bright colors – small and large.Very nice.
These streets just reminded us of those walks in Netanya through its resort area on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. As if we have been there again.
In general, a pleasant place that we really like at this stage of our life in Australia.
I like the fact that there are only some 400 meters from the house to the embankment and running along the embankment in the fresh air cannot be replaced by any simulator in the gym.
I like that Tema literally 7-10 minutes drive to work by car, and this is a huge saving of time that can be used both for the family and for study, sports and all the most useful and much more enjoyable than long-distance transportation by car or public transport home.This was enough for us in St. Petersburg for our eyes and ears.
I like the fact that the area is not sleeping and not the city center – such a “mixture of a rhinoceros with a hippopotamus.”
Life seems to be in full swing, but so unobtrusively, i.e. you do not feel yourself either in the wilderness or in the bustle of the city.
And if you really want to, you can walk to the center in 30-40 minutes.
These are our spring affairs here. Rather, these warm sunny days would warm up our housing so that we could open the balcony doors for the whole day and not put on warm clothes.
In general, spring is definitely coming and we are insanely happy about it.
All the best! Great sunny walks!
Your restless Nata and Tyoma
P.S. Photos are posted at the end of our PHOTO section in the folder
“Melbourne, Australia – Melbourne, Australia”
P.S. Our next photo-walk “through the area” can be viewed here:
2012.10.14 – Life in Australia: Melbourne, Albert Park and Middle Park Quay
90,000 How to move to Australia and work as a cook
The second issue of the “Posters Daily” series about Russian chefs, pastry chefs and restaurateurs who have moved to other countries.
Today – the stories of the chefs Philip Teleshevsky and Leo Pkhakadze about how they settled in Sydney and Melbourne.The spoiler is so real that you want it too.
Freelance pastry chef in Sydney
From the office to Correaʼs
In Moscow, I did a bunch of different things, mainly related to sales and marketing. And then I decided to become a chef and got a job at Correaʼs on Hasek. I cooked mostly soups.Usually, young cooks always start with soups, which are the hardest to spoil. I worked there for four months and flew to Australia – it was 2010, cooks in Russia were paid very little, in fact, just like now. And living on this money did not work well, there was not much development either.
What’s going on with the Correa’s chain, which started the Moscow gastro-revolution
What happens to the Correa’s chain, which started the Moscow gastro-revolution
Study in Australia
I thought that it would be more interesting for me in Australia: there are training options – and it is clear how to stay in the country if you are a cook. All steps to obtain a residence permit, citizenship and stay in Australia are spelled out. If you have such a desire, everything is very real. I was motivated to go to study as a chef in a country where a very good base for this has been created.
When I arrived, I studied to be a cook for a year. Classes were held three times a week, starting at 7 am and ending at 5 pm. From morning to two we were engaged exclusively in kitchen practice, then there was a break for an hour, and from 3 to 5 – all kinds of different theory: food, hospitality, general sanitation, and so on.Something was interesting, something was not very good. In general, I have pleasant memories from the training, despite the fact that already at 5 in the morning I had to take a bus – it was strictly forbidden to be late.
For five of the seven years I have lived in Australia, I have been completely dependent on an employer. He worked on contracts, could not jerk either to the left or to the right. In order to take a vacation, one had to go talk, negotiate, combine schedules, and so on, choose a weekend.He worked in catering for airlines, then in another, which deals with birthdays and weddings. Upon completion of his studies, he signed a contract and worked for more than two years at the Ms.Gʼs restaurant. Australia does not have a Michelin guide, it has its own restaurant rating system. I worked in a restaurant that is one star according to the local system. In the second year, I got carried away with the confectionery business and started doing it mainly, became a pastry chef at Ms.Gʼs, despite the fact that I myself do not eat sweets at all.
The work schedule exhausted me, I worked about 65–70 hours a week without interruption.You come to work at 11 and leave at half past midnight. The next day again – and so five or six days a week. And a break, if you’re lucky, 15-20 minutes a day to eat. And on my only day off, there is not enough time and energy to do at least something. You just want to recover physically. When you are 18–20 years old, it is well tolerated, but when you are under 30, such a schedule is more difficult.
Now I am a freelance pastry chef. I work for acquaintances who have appeared with me during this time, and for several agencies.Agencies connect chefs and customers: owners of catering, restaurants, cafes, canteens – everyone who needs people. That is, if someone goes on vacation in a restaurant with large volumes and they need additional chefs, then they call me from the agency and offer a job. And then I have the right to decide for myself whether I take it or not.
I often work at ICC, the largest convention center in the Pacific Region. Recently I cooked at a woman’s birthday, she turned 90 years old. There were 40 people, simple enough food, I cooked alone.Such orders also exist. And sometimes I cook for the staff at an event for a week.
So I work less, earn more, as often happens. When you are a freelancer, you clearly know that you are working on such and such a time and this time is paid in full. You never work for free, as opposed to working on a contract and fixed salary, overworking. This mode of operation allows you to pack all the knives at any time and leave for Bali for two weeks or fly to Moscow for a month.I never need to tell anyone, “Can I go on vacation?” I don’t like all this, I am a very freedom-loving person. Therefore, I am satisfied with piecework.
The difference in mentality in Russia and Australia
I know there are places with dirty food, but I’ve always been lucky – I’ve worked in premium restaurants. It’s hard for me to compare Australian and Russian chefs, I think this is about the difference in the mentality of people in these countries, and not just cooks.I am sure that there are serious places in Moscow too, where everyone walks along the line and works well. But there are things that you won’t find in Australia for sure. For example, for the chef to take a quick sip of the wine with which he makes the sauce.
Australians are people who respect other people’s personal space. Inside, they may not like something, but outside they are tolerant. If in England it is emphatically polite, in Australia it is emphatically friendly and informal. Everything is simple, there is no special hierarchy between chefs and chefs.In those places where I worked, no one really turned up their nose. This trait – external relaxation and friendliness – is exactly the opposite of what we see in Russia. In Russia, the opposite is true. But if you go deeper, the Russians are actually much more friendly than the Australians, whose tolerant friendliness is superficial. The relationship in which you invest, what usually happens in Russia when you become friends, is completely different.
Family in Russia
I communicate with my family, but I don’t see any point in bringing them here.They have something to do in Russia and absolutely nothing in Australia. Least of all I would like to see my parents as I see here some parents of people I know from Russia and Belarus. It is very difficult for them here: neither language nor profession. I had no desire to return to Russia. And I had such thoughts to go and do a short pop-up project.
Freelance Chef at Tuck Shop Take Away in Melbourne
By one education I am a linguist-translator, by another – an advertiser.I worked for a long time in advertising agencies for large brands: Nissan, Beeline and so on. Advertising work exhausted me terribly, I went into the field of education. Since I graduated from Moscow State University, the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Regional Studies, I went there to work. For seven years I was engaged in distance educational projects, this allowed me to simultaneously develop my hobbies, music lessons, for example. I started to be released on Western labels, worked as a DJ. I had 3-4 parallel sources of income. And so Ragout culinary school happened to me.I have always loved to cook, I needed to develop my hobby somehow theoretically, practically and professionally, and I went to study.
Study and work at Ragout
In 2014, after graduating from Ragout School, I stayed there for a year and a half. He did an internship, helped with translations of foreign chefs during his studies. I still consider Ragout to be the best job in my life: I constantly learned from the best chefs – all this knowledge passed through me; taught some students himself; and they still paid me money for it.Fantastic. Because of this work, I did not leave for Australia for a long time, although I already had a residence permit.
I received a residence permit as a translator, not as a cook. By the way, Australia has a list of professions in demand. At that time, in 2008, among them was the profession of a translator. I began to punch the topic, contacted the Australian agent. He said the chances are very good, but the process will be long. In 2014, our whole family received the status of residents.We went, looked – it was necessary to activate a residence permit, cross the country, see in general whether we want to live there. Australia is, of course, very cool: warm and friendly. I liked the people immediately. But I only left in 2016, because of Ragout and all kinds of culinary practices. I went to France for an internship at La Chèvre DʼOr for 3 months, interned in different restaurants in Moscow, for example, in Delicatessen. I have never worked as a cook in Moscow.
Australia’s first restaurant – Attica
I had no intention of working as a translator in Australia, I purposefully intended to work as a cook, I was preparing for this back in Moscow: I read everything, found out, made contacts.I wanted to go to Melbourne, because this is undoubtedly the culinary capital of Australia. Before the trip, I trained for a couple of months at 15 Kitchen + Bar, where the famous Australian chef Tom Halpin came.
While participating in the Smena gastro camp, I met its organizer Natalya Mukhina-Palaos. She found out that I was going to Melbourne and suggested writing to Ben Shuri of Attica, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in Australia. It is difficult to get there for practice, let alone work.She wrote, he responded, so I got to Attica for two weeks – 150 hours of work. Before that, I already had experience working in fine dining restaurants in France for 15 hours, and I knew exactly what it was. I realized that I was no longer young. Then I was 37, now 38. Working five days a week, 15-16 hours a day, of course, is no longer for me.
There were no breaks at Attica. You start at 8-9 am, finish at 1 or 2 am – and without stopping. It’s impossible. But people, by some miracle, work there for six months and for free.And even for a year they work only for the sake of recording that they had an internship at Attica. In general, a quiet horror. I got an insight into their work from the inside, tried all the vaunted rare Australian products, learned a lot for myself. But I would not have stayed there, even if I had been offered.
About expectations and disappointments
I was disappointed with Ben Shuri’s attitude to the staff – consumerist. It was the same in France. Shuri is all “darling”, but, nevertheless, the atmosphere in the kitchen is not very friendly.Nobody cares that you work 15 hours. Do you want to leave? 15 others will take your place. But curiosity saved me: it was interesting for me to look at the high-level technique, how they work with the product here. These are very labor intensive techniques and cannot be done without a huge number of trainees who work for free. In addition, the kitchen is small. There are many guests in the restaurant, and besides, everyone enters the kitchen – as a sightseer, and you also have to follow this – additional stress.
Living legends from the world of food came to the kitchen. For example, Fergus Henderson of St. John, Mauro Colagreco from Mirazur, Ana Roche from Hiša Franko, Virgilio Martinez from Central. They all came as guest chefs, and we cooked with them. There were a lot of interesting things in two weeks. Every day we collected all kinds of greens in our own huge garden, 60 completely unique flowers, 90% of the names of which I did not know. The whole kitchen came out, and we collected 65 of this kind, 70 of another.It was such an outlet, very interesting.
Mat, fights and burns: cooks and trainees about hazing in restaurant kitchens
Swearing, fights and burns: chefs and trainees talk about bullying in restaurant kitchens
After Attica, I worked at the Australian Open at the annual tennis Grand Slam in Melbourne. I saw that the chefs were looking for there, and applied. They looked at me and put me in the VIP zone.The work was difficult: new dishes every day, everything had to be the best, and at the same time in myriad quantities without taking into account the cost of food, half was then thrown away, caviar and lobsters, it was impossible to look at it. A completely international team worked there, hundreds of chefs: Chinese, Indians, Vietnamese, Europeans, the chef – from Bangladesh. It was difficult to understand the accents. So I worked 16 days seven days a week and made AU $ 6,000.
500 dollars per day
In Moscow, a novice cook will be paid 2000-3000 rubles for a 12-hour shift.In Australia, if it is a full-time job, then on average it is $ 25 per hour of work, and if it is an hourly job, then the rates are higher – $ 27-28 per hour. If it’s Saturday, then $ 30-35, and if it’s Sunday, then $ 45 per hour. And if it is a public holiday, then all $ 50 per hour. It turns out that you sometimes earn $ 500 a day, here are completely different tariffs. Cooks can live at the very least.
In Australia there is a type of work for foreigners on a working holiday visa. Students, youth receive this visa for a year and can work for up to 6 months for one employer, they combine it with rest.I have met a lot of people from all over the world in kitchens who work like this. The French and Italians consider it happiness to come here, because they can earn several times more than at home.
Working at the best burger in Melbourne
Now I work in a burger, as funny as it sounds. The owners in the past worked at Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck and Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry, after which they decided to open their own project and began to make burgers in the form in which they imagine it – at the highest level.Tuck Shop Take Away has already become a legendary place and is now one of the best burger shops in Australia.
People come from distant districts, there is always a queue, although this is not at all the center of the city. Sometimes they stand in line for 45 minutes, waiting for their coveted sandwich. My position is called builder: I look at the check, collect and issue everything on it. From time to time I stand on the grill, I work a lot on blanks. In fact, I am such an all-rounder, a jack of all trades. We have 20 cutlets fried at the same time.We serve, naturally, medium, pink inside. We are closely monitoring this. By the way, I recently learned that I was standing at the grill side by side with Aivazovsky’s great-great-grandson.
Georgia in Melbourne
In terms of scale, Melbourne cannot be compared with Moscow, it is much more compact and more convenient for life. In culinary terms, it is very interesting. Chefs from all over the world come to work here. There is any cuisine here, a crazy number of restaurants, except Georgian ones, by the way, which is what I’m going to do here seriously.There were some attempts of former emigrants – they opened a seedy cafe “Mimino” – but all this has long since died. The niche is free, you have to take it! My homeland is Georgia, although I have lived in Moscow for almost 25 years. I was born in Tbilisi and lived there until 14. I want to start small, open a cafe in a trailer with a wood-burning stove, where I will bake Adjarian khachapuri.
In fact, I came to emptiness, no work awaited me here. I arrived alone, my family is still in Moscow. My son is finishing his studies at the gymnasium with a serious load, here we are trying to get him to one of the four best public free schools, so as not to lose his level, we are waiting for the results of the exams.If they accept, we will be reunited very quickly. If not, then the question is open.
Thanks to Skype and Facebook, I talk to everyone every day. Recently I could not stand it, I fell to Moscow and flew to Montenegro with them for a month. Before that, they came in March. I arranged vacations for us, took a house on wheels, drove through wild Australia, along the Great Ocean Road, slept in the forests, wild kangaroos came to us to smell of fried kangaroos. We thought that they would take revenge on our murdered comrade.But no, it did. Had a great time. Loneliness is a scourge for me. It is twice as difficult for one here. Many can not stand it and return. Until a social circle arises, and it may not arise at all, then, of course, a lack of socialization is felt. Emigration has nothing to do with a tourist trip, this must be understood very clearly.
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90,000 After a day at tzfat: Israel’s magical northern city
Safed is known as the city of Kabbalah and art. The creative people who live in the city are attracted by their quaint cobblestone streets and the atmosphere of mysticism that the city holds. As you stroll through the narrow streets of the old part of town, you will discover art galleries, medieval synagogues and small guest houses.The crisp mountainous air and turquoise skies provide artists with exactly the inspiration they need.
Tzfat is an ancient city with a history spanning thousands of years. So, for the curious souls, visit the village where you will find the tombs of famous rabbis in Jewish history. If walking among the deceased is not for you, try to find the Citadel at the top of the city, the ruins of which date back to the time of the Crusades. Some other historical sites include the Red Mosque from Ottoman times and the old Turkish headquarters of Safed, now used as the community center.For a piece of modern history, you can find the Davidka model – a weapon used by Jewish defenders in the 1948 War of Independence – and a “stairway to heaven” – a long staircase that was used by the British to split the city into two quarters for Arabs and Jews until 1948.
Of course, the city of Safed has some great eateries to visit after all that walking. Visit the Yashfe Winery for a fun mood! And an absolute must for all visitors to Safed is the Hameiri cheese factory.Their Persian recipes date back to the 1800s. Grab a loaf of fresh artisan bread and some cheese for a relaxing picnic lunch. A great seating area is a special not-so-famous spot known as Stephen’s Garden, where you can take in the majestic views of Galilee.
After a delicious lunch, it’s time to go shopping! Enjoy gallery street where you will find many art shops, galleries and tourist souvenirs! Every Wednesday, Tzfat hosts the Shuk / Middle East Market that sells just about everything from clothing to ready-to-eat food and more! Some other great places to explore – Safed’s Candle Shop, Eliezer’s Bookstore and Stander’s Tree of Life – will point you in the right direction by the locals.If you want to hit the beaten path, just try roaming the streets – who knows what you might find.
Safed is a city where the spiritual meets the physical – where East meets West. Take your breath away from the dizzying heights of the majestic mountains that surround the city, and be enchanted by the magical charm and mysticism of this sacred place disguised as a disguised one!
Author: Sacha Gorelik
Sasha loves yoga, is on the street, exploring new places, meeting creative people and doing a little tricky things.