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Keep up to date with all the news at Eggplant & Poppy, including boring stuff like what we ate for lunch & our professional thoughts on such things as anxiety, corona virus, The Kardashians & earrings!

Crystals- It's all about the vibe.

Crystals- It's all about the vibe.

July 22, 2021

Crystals now more than ever, are an effective form of practising self-care, because what shiny sparkly crystal doesn't spark a bit of joy!
From the way they move and interact, these vibrations and energies work in benefiting and uplifting our mood, mind, and health in a considerable manner - a similar way in which essential oils and aromatherapy work.
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We are Keen On Being Green

We are Keen On Being Green

June 14, 2021

If you’ve purchased quirky gifts or fun earrings from us online you might often find your order packed within a random box as we can’t bring ourselves to throw out - it could be a box some of our stock has come in, office supplies or even some of our own online shopping! We never say ‘no’ to a good quality box without reusing it at least twice. 
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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

April 28, 2021

Ahhh We see it every year; the husband, the partner, the siblings racing into the shop at the 11th hour to grab “just anything Mum would like” because it’s been left until the last minute. When did that second Sunday of May whip around so fast?? Hmmm Sound familiar?

It’s not that hard - us mums are not complicated creatures. We know how busy life can get and we do not expect the crown jewels as a token of your appreciation just because we carried you around in our belly for 9 months (but please note, this was a slight inconvenience)

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Quirky Gifts in Cairns and more….

Quirky Gifts in Cairns and more….

March 30, 2021

Look, we don’t want to sound like we are name dropping
(but…. WE TOTALLY ARE!!), did you know that our lil’ ol’ quirky gift shop up here in sunny Cairns made it into Vogue Australia Travel magazine??
Just after this shit fest called Covid landed, even Vogue Australia recognised that Cairns is one of Australia’s most beautiful destinations to visit. And especially now that none of us are heading overseas in a hurry, and with Easter just around the corner - what better time to explore this place we are lucky enough to call home.
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2021, Don't Be Perfect, Just Be Normal

2021, Don't Be Perfect, Just Be Normal

February 04, 2021

Well hello 2021.

No, like we’ve said before, you don’t have to be perfect – but for the love of Oprah, please just be normal!

2020 for us, like everyone, was crazy. Crazy in good & bad ways – but let’s just focus on the good yeah?
With our doors being made to shut for 6 weeks we didn’t know what would come of Eggplant & Poppy – I went home that night after closing the door & just cried…..would we reopen? Would our little business survive? What was happening with the world :)

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We wish we could party like It's 2019

We wish we could party like It's 2019

November 16, 2020

Gratitude is something that should be spread around all the time.
And I’m a big believer in what you put out into the world, you get back into your life.
Our shop is something that was created on a dream, mutual determination & most important friendship. 👯‍♀️
And in the 5 years it’s been open has brought so much more of that into our lives... ♥️

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Have You Got Daisies In Your Hair & A Spring In Your Step?

Have You Got Daisies In Your Hair & A Spring In Your Step?

September 18, 2020

Well we are well & truly into September now & let’s face it, it’s probably the most exciting thing to have happened since Uber eats announced free desserts for people living in Victoria.

Whilst we don’t get those lovely noticeable season changes up here in FNQ, we do know when spring is here... because we have to put the ceiling fans back on 🤪

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The Fight With The Black Dog Continues

The Fight With The Black Dog Continues

August 05, 2020 1 Comment

Being busy needs to stop being glorified. I need my days at home where I literally do not speak to anyone. I need at least 2 days like that. Where I do not leave the house. I stay in my pjs, take long baths, read, sleep, meditate & just recharge.

Since I’ve stopped fighting this, my recovery rate of bouts of depression & anxiety are shortened because I still allow myself to sit in those dark places & tell myself that it's ok. I will come out when I’m ready.

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Giving + Receiving - The Best Feeling.

Giving + Receiving - The Best Feeling.

July 08, 2020

 I had completely forgotten the amazing rush of opening a box filled with goodies that I hadn’t chosen, because let’s be honest...we have all dabbled in a bit of online shopping over the past few months and we have somehow evolved the skill of feeling our way through satchels knowing fully what’s waiting for us inside*
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What Do You Smell Like?

What Do You Smell Like?

June 10, 2020

When you smell Apple Pie what do you think of? Or when the scent of Rain wafts through the air, how does it make you feel?
Is there anyone in the world who doesn’t melt at the scent of a new born baby or swoon at the smell of pages in a brand new book?

Eggplant & Poppy have been stocking Demeter Fragrances for well over 2 years now & it is a brand that makes us smile.

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Move Over Reece Witherspoon…. it’s a new book club!

Move Over Reece Witherspoon…. it’s a new book club!

May 22, 2020

You know when you finish a really good book & then feel like you don’t know what to do with your life now its over?

 Yep. That.

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Continuing The Small Business Fight

Continuing The Small Business Fight

April 30, 2020

What week are we in now? 4? 5?

This COVID-19 lock down sure has gone fast – and I haven’t even got to cleaning out the linen cupboard – BUT! I have defrosted the freezer & watched 52,859 episodes of crap tv on Netflix :)

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