Miss Jane’s Retro Retreat in Rosebud is exactly that – kitschy, kooky but most of all comfortable and we had a great time staying there this long weekend. If you’re a fan of all things 50s, 60s and early 70s then you’re in for a treat. Mr Rosanna and I particularly liked the parents’ annexe at the back of the house which comes complete with your own bar. The house is also pet-friendly for well-behaved animals and I loved the fact that Miss Jane has supplied everything so you don’t need to bring or buy condiments, glad wrap, foil, soap, shampoo, laundry powder, towels, sheets or toilet paper! It’s all those little touches which makes things so much easier when you go away.
Old school delights include a record player with vinyl records, electric organ, vintage crockery, board games of every description plus outdoor games for the backyard like shuttle cock and totem tennis. The outdoor dining area with BBQ has distant views to Arthurs Seat and it was all very quaint and idyllic. The house has air conditioning (and fans in bedrooms) and wood fireplace so would also make a cosy place to visit in winter and we would stay there again.
Given we’ve been pretty tired in our household, we were happy to spend the warmer days hanging out at the beach and looking at the kite festival being set up on the foreshore on the Saturday. I was also able to further indulge the retro theme of the weekend by spending an afternoon at the Rosebud Vintage Bazaar – a great place to go particularly for vintage clothing. I came out with an Isabel Marant shirt as well as got my 70s boho on with a handmade knitted vest and some Brazilian leather wedge sandals in mint condition.
Autumn is upon us and there are many festivals and events on, over the next couple of months, which I will be posting about. I also love the trans-seasonal fashion and have discovered a number of Melbourne labels with clothes all made locally in small batches including Iko Apparel, FME Apparel and Caves Collect. I’ll be back with more later this week.