Essentials for the Good Life
Fancy a hot yoga class, therapeutic massage, revitalising hair trim? Take a look at what’s happening along Bridge Road, where the fashion outlets are side by side with the kind of essential luxury services every quality precinct needs.
There’s an Endota Day Spa, for instance, on Lennox Street, just around the corner from Bridge Road and up from Epworth Hospital. All you need from this well-known spa, including facials, manicures and pedicures.
A little further along Bridge Road there’s a leather-and-wood barber shop, with a billiard table and a great deal of hyper-masculine accoutrements. It’s called Men’s Club, as though it wasn’t super obvious, but that’s the kind of slightly kitsch hipster thing happening right across Richmond, so go with it.
The other side of Bridge Road is lined with a series of good eateries, from the very trendy Richmond Hill Café and Larder, to a great little Boost Juice outlet.
And while we’re talking Richmond Hill, and essentials for the good life, this is where you’ll also find Richmond Hills Cellars, where you can pick up not just fine wines but also craft beers, from well-known commercial brands through to something a little bit special.
This is a small, independent store, so, like so many of the shops in Richmond, you’ll get good service in a really nice atmosphere. Richmond Hill Cellars recently moved a little way up Bridge Road towards Punt Road, and close to a breezy little pizza/pasta place called 14 Bridge, a good one for a very relaxed and quick meal or takeaway.
If you enjoy the story behind the t-shirt or the pair of shoes, almost as much as the object itself, you’ll find Bridge Road is filling now with the kind of small business traders who take pride in their business because it’s all about their passion.
Drop in to the t-shirt shop on Bridge Road, and talk to the young man who selects every single item on the racks, because he believes that style deserves a place in everyone’s life.