Lucy Folk Salon
151 Albert St., Windsor
We fell in love with Lucy Folk’s quirky edit in Sydney and were thrilled to discover another Folk store in Melbourne’s Windsor neighborhood. The edit is a mishmash of all the brands and products we’re crazy about—cotton scrunchies, made-in-Morocco boiler suits, Turkish towels—under one, warehouse-style roof. Folk has a penchant for sunglasses, and the lineup at the salon includes Round the World, Shady Ships, Short & Sweet, and a number of other brands we had never seen before—and wanted immediately. But it’s the bespoke jewelry service we come back for, again and again. Stop by and create a one-off piece with the in-house design team to keep forever.
Neptune Food and Wine
212 High St., Windsor
Generally, we save tinned food for rushed weeknights at home, but make an exception for the finest oil-packed Spanish and Portuguese fish. Neptune serves a mashup of Mediterranean dishes, anchored by the region’s devotion to oily fish—dressed up with citrus, Calabrian chili, and herbs. If you’ve never tasted briny, umami-rich anchovies smeared on charred bread with a drizzle of oil and lemon, this is the spot to indulge. Heartier dishes include rainbow trout with lentils and yogurt and slow-cooked lamb shoulder with peppery, crunchy radishes.