There’s no denying that the North vs. South mentality is strong here in Brisbane. Whichever side of the river you call home, we can all agree that Camp Hill is a shining light of the south. Nestled between the charming suburbs of Coorparoo and Holland Park, Camp Hill offers the perfect mix of easy suburban living and the ever-changing charm of a metropolitan lifestyle.
With an impressive mix of homeware stores, fashion boutiques, restaurants, real estate agents and dental clinics, Camp Hill is certainly doing it’s bit to lift the south side team. And let’s not forget the bustling hub that is Martha Street. With hairdressers and beauty salons aplenty, Martha Street is a hub in its own right.
In the spirit of investigative journalism, we went and got a little more familiar with some of the businesses in the area.
With almost ten years in business, Espial has established itself as a one-stop-shop in the Camp Hill community. Stepping into the store, it’s no surprise that customers enjoy spending time trawling through the eclectic mix of fashion, jewellery, homewares and gifts.
With a host of beautiful products, including Australian-made labels such as Binny and Each to Own, and imported Spanish labels such as GAIMO, who make the most beautiful handmade espadrilles in Summer and their recently delivered collection of leather boots for Winter are like no other label for comfort and styling. Espial has well and truly won us over.
An iconic Brisbane one-stop-shop, Mama’s Home has recently set up shop in Camp Hill, in addition to their popular Windsor location. Store owner Amanda Hawes sources products from a variety of locations, in order to bring a point of difference to her customers.
“I really like to support local Brisbane based suppliers where possible, or Australian made. I travel interstate for buying at the Australian trade fairs and I travel overseas for buying as well and source beautiful products directly from the manufacturers,” she says.
Expect to find local Brisbane based suppliers and Australian Made brands in store.
With a love for supporting local designers, Watt Boutique carries a great range of locally-designed jewellery in addition to amazing pieces from some great Australia labels, including Immoni Melbourne, Finders Keepers and The Fifth Label to create a fresh and contemporary feel in store.
Inspired by all things feminine with an edge, Watt is a popular addition to the Camp Hill area, and a new favourite of the Style girls. We’ll be making our way to Camp Hill to update our look this season.
Since 2016, the team at Vital Dental Care have been delivering exceptional dental services to their clients of Camp Hill and surrounds. Dr Philip Chou has over a decade of experience as a family dentist in the Brisbane region, and he and his team hold their patient’s comfort and experience as their number one priority.
Plus, they offer Netflix in the chair during all procedures. How’s that for service?
Stocking an impressive range of Australian labels, including Talulah La Maison, Pasduchas, C/meo Collective and Stevie May, boutique owner Silvana looks to bloggers and Instagram for inspiration.
Catering for all age groups, with a look of effortless elegance, Paloma Boutique is perfect for when you’re looking for a statement piece or new addition to your wardrobe. From gorgeous dresses to reliable basics, we can’t get enough of Paloma.
With a background in property renovations, My Space Real Estate owner, Mel Saad is doing things a little differently. In preparing the home for sale, Mel declutters the seller’s home provides free storage until the house is sold, an internal/external clean of the home, landscaping and styling of the property to suit the potential buyer. It humbles Mel to be able to help her clients achieve a quicker sale at a price point above asking price.
We asked Mel what she loved most about the suburb.
“Camp Hill is such a prime hub that you literally have everything at your fingertips. The CBD is only 10km’s away and public transport is in abundance, great Schools, local shops, and cafés. Westfield Carindale is short 5 minute drive away if you need the major shops and close to the Gateway Motorway taking you to the Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast,” she says.
Having celebrated their 50th anniversary last year, Scattered Arts is somewhat of a Camp Hill institution. Run by artists, for artists, their aim is to support local talent across Brisbane and all work is available for sale. Hosting a range of workshops and classes, the store also offers arts and crafts parties.
Whether you’re wanting to pick up a new skill or looking for an outlet for your creativity, Scattered Arts is the perfect place to start.
Billy Baxter’s will take you on a global journey of treasures for you to discover. Celebrating their first year of business recently, the homewares store stocks a range of interior brands, sourced from all over the world including India, China, Morroco, Spain, and of course Australia, specialising in Queensland boutique artists.
The store’s owner, Craig, has been working in homewares for 32 years, and his passion for the industry really shines through.
But it’s not just the beautiful interiors that have customers coming back. The store also has a café on site, surrounded by white plantation shutters to give it a real tropical Queensland feel.
When it comes to your skin, why entrust to anyone but an experienced, dedicated expert. Operating for seven years, Olli Skin owner, Anita, is just that. Anita is passionate about helping others look and feel their best, and has found her calling in the beauty industry. With an impressive range of products including Alpha-H, Comfort Zone and Curtis Collection Makeup, the team at Olli Skin only work with the best products and equipment.
An award-winning resurfacing treatment, Alpha-H Liquid Gold is a go-to for the Olli Skin team. Boasting results such as effectively diminishing wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage to brighten and revitalise tired, ageing skin. Comfort Zone is another high-achiever and client favourite. The Renight Oil is an innovative stand out multivitamin product, ideal for undernourished, dry, stressed and tired skins, glowing skin is guaranteed.
When it comes to beautifully coloured strands and style cuts, the team at Fluid the Colour Salon are a cut above the rest. As the name suggests, the team at Fluid specialise in colour. Whether you’re looking to completely reinvent your look with a new colour, or your roots are simply needing a little TLC, Fluid does it all.
From the team behind the much-loved Woolloongabba Antique Centre, Camp Hill Antique Centre and Tart Cafe is a Brisbane must-visit, housed in a classic 1950’s era restored picture theatre. A small family business, the new venture for former Film and TV Assistant Director, Sarah Jane Walsh and ARIA Nominated Paul Butler, prides itself on being a vibrant cluster of collectors and dealers.
In store, Tart Cafe is an exquisite refurbishment of the cinema’s old candy bar, offering delicious, high-quality food and sweet treats, the perfect mid-shop pit stop. With over 70 dealers over two floors, this antique haven promises plenty of unique finds and good times.
Since establishing in September 2016, Bristle and Bones has been delivering on their mission statement – Escape Ordinary. And this certainly is no ordinary salon. The team of highly-skilled experts have created a culture that puts their clients back in focus.
It’s little wonder the contemporary salon is thriving. They offer a relaxing massage prior to services, and locally sourced teas, hot or iced coffee or cold cider with every service. If that wasn’t good enough, every service includes a style finish which can be anything from straight to glamorous waves.
For bright, healthy hair that is tailored to your lifestyle, make an appointment and discover how to escape the ordinary.
There’s no denying that fitness crazes come and go, but it seems like F45 is here to stay. Described as the most innovative, challenging and systemised team training workout in the world, the team at F45 Camp Hill are passionate about their clients getting results.
The committed trainers and world-class technology are with you every step of the way to ensure you stay motivated and receive maximum benefits from your workout.
The best part is the team at F45 Camp Hill offer a 7 day free trial period, so you can go along and see if the workouts work for you. Styler Emmy-Lou has recently joined up to their 8 Week Challenge and has since become hooked