Local Love: The Green

Everything we’re loving and wearing to the part cafe, part inner-city greenhouse, part florist

Surrounded by incredible restaurants, wine stores, and bars, we are very fortunate to call James Street home. One of the more recent additions to the precinct is The Green. On most days, you'll find at least one person from the Calexico Crew popping over to its leafy patio to pick up one of their delicious salads or quality coffees. As the name suggests, The Green is big on plants -- and we’re not just talking on the menu. The intention behind The Green was that life should always be about beautiful moments (a perspective that strikes a chord in our own hearts). To bring this to life, they set out to create a place that brought people together over floral and landscape design, homewares, and an elevated all-day Mediterranean eatery.

As you veer off the footpath and into the lush nook of The Green, you’re immediately greeted by fringed umbrellas, giant succulents, and a long earthy pink terrazzo bar full of Mediterranean salads, pastries, and quality wines from Australia to Europe. Although its Mediterranean roots are apparent, The Green’s desert flora (read: giant cacti and succulents) set against the industrial-esque concrete courtyard, also gives us a bit of an LA vibe.

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In homage to its verdant plant life, we’re wearing some greens from our own wardrobe. We’re also adding a pop of pastel pinks and burgundy to ensure our lunchtime selfies complement the decor (do it for the ‘gram). And as it's a Brissy November, we’ll be opting for cool cotton and floaty options like this Frank + Eileen Tee or this amazing kaftan by Pippa Holt. Before we leave the house, we’ll be adding a spritz of Regime De Fleurs Cacti perfume and Topi Sun Serum for a protective glow. After lunch, we definitely stop by their adjacent homewares, florist, and plant store to pick up all the pretty house things from orchids to ceramics to books that help your plants not meet an early death.