A good feed after outlet shopping at UniHill – Ziffano’s Seafood and Rissotto Bar 

 

Ziffano’s Seafood and Rissotto Bar
UniHill, 9 Janefield Drive, Bundoora 

UniHill has always been a go to for us when outlet shopping. Wide aisles, a great range of brands and it just feels comfortable shopping there not having to fight the crowds for a parking spot or line up at the stores.

I’d only ever shopped there and not really checked out any of the cafes and shops on the outside of the centre but after a solid and fruitful shopping spree before Christmas, we were in need of some sustenance.

Ziffano’s with their lunch special, hit the spot. The steak and mash I ordered was good value and juicy, medium rare just how I like it. It was my first time eating steak after being pregnant so I was doubly excited! All the staff were attentive and served us promptly.  There was also enough room for all our shopping bags and our pram with seating both inside the cafe and outside.

If you’re looking for somewhere to take a break from all the fabulous bargains and enjoy a meal or drink, try Ziffano’s just outside opposite the Coles building.

If you missed some of our UniHill shopping hauls, you can find them here and here.

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Christmas Shopping with my little man

Christmas shopping

This year I did the majority of my Christmas shopping online and last week went to pick up some last minute things from UniHill. I only discovered this factory outlets a few months ago and it has fast become a favourite shopping destination because of it’s spacious layout and of course the amazing bargains! – I love how we don’t have to wait until Boxing Day to find awesome sales and discounts.

On this shopping trip we were armed with vouchers from Cotton On and Milu shoes and I bought the some pretty, white wedges for my auntie. I had never been into Milu before and they have such great pumps and comfy flats. We also bought a whole heap of basics and summer gear for my cousins and I bought another black bikini because it was only $5! We stopped by the beautiful Christmas tree near the food court where gift tags for children in need hung waiting for someone to shop for them.

With only 6 days until Christmas, if you still have some shopping to do or want to bring a smile to the children and young people assisted by OzChild, check out the sales at UniHill – you’ll wonder why you didn’t visit sooner!

Outfit details:

Baby D
– Zara long sleeve top
Cotton On Kids leopard print leggings
Freshly Picked mocassins

Jacqfruit
– black basic top from Cotton On
TopShop leopard print bottoms
Lipstick jellies

The Urban Ma shopping haul

Saturday Styling – Pink and burgundy

DJ Atomik

Saturday Styling with DJ Atomik

Totally crushing over this combo that Wes put together revolving around his latest TopMan purchase – a pink short sleeve shirt printed with animal print all over it! Such a versatile combo, Wes wore this to a baby shower and then minus the blazer and bowtie to attend a jungle-themed first birthday!

– bowtie from Tarocash at UniHill FO
– blazer from Zara
– pink short sleeve shirt from TopMan, Highpoint
– burgundy jeans from TopMan, Highpoint
– cream Vans from UniHill FO

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Top Fathers Day gift ideas at UniHill Factory Outlets

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UniHill Factory Outlets – Janefield Drive, Bundoora
Open 7 days 10am-6pm www.uhfo.com.au

I can’t believe I hadn’t visited this factory outlet til recently! Thanks to UniHill’s bloggers event held last week I was finally able to make it down to Bundoora to check out all the bargains just in time for Fathers Day! The UniHill Factory Outlet was just over 30 minutes drive from the city and situated right off the freeway exit off Plenty rd. I didn’t realise it was that close! Unlike some of the other factory outlets, UniHill has both the retail & eateries and grocery side of things covered so after my little Father’s Day shopping trip, I was also able to get some groceries bought all before heading home.

With up to 70% off fragrances and cosmetics all year long my first stop was Cosmetic Fragrance Direct. Store manager Emma gave such an awesome and detailed run through of some of the top men’s fragrances that I was able to smell the individual top notes and middle notes as she specified them! It was such a nose-opener having someone there to go through the gorgeous scents with such precision.

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Here were some of Emma’s top picks with my fav being the Dolce & Gabbana Sport as its scent makes me think of an active, sporty man who loves to keep fit and toned! 😉

Versace Eros 50ml for $76 – a vibrant fresh scent that mixes both woody and oriental tones of amber, geranium flower and vanilla.
Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men (Sport) 100ml for $75 – watery top notes of grapefruit blended with rosemary and cardamon produce an energetic feel to this scent.
Rochas Man 100ml for $59 – coffee, lavender, amber and sandalwood create a sweet but masculine fragrance.

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Cosmetics Fragrance Direct has something for everyone from discount perfumes to lipsticks, nail polish and beauty items.
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Testers were readily available for all the perfumes making it easy for me to find the ones I liked!IMG_9854

I loved how Cosmetics Fragrance Direct had labels on their testers outlining in detail what each scent was made of.

For the dad who loves video games, I asked EB Games for their top picks and bestsellers. Below are some of the best sellers! I like watching the better half play God of War as it has plenty of puzzles and problem solving obstacles to overcome. 
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How cool is this clear mini basketball ring and ball!? Dads could put it up in the office to keep them awake and energized especially when 3.30-itis is looming!
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I found this wallet from Strandbags that would be a practical and useful pressie for the grandads.
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With spring just around the corner, some comfy shorts and polo shirts and casual footwear would get dad all ready to enjoy the warmer weather whilst spending quality time sporting around with the kiddies. I got so excited to see a Platypus outlet store at UniHill and there were some really good sales for both adults and kids shoes!

Of course there was no way I could visit all these stores and walk past their discounted goodies without having a look for myself and Baby D – how cute are these tiny Adidas kicks!!? 😀

I stopped by Capz to find some cool head gear and also shopped up a storm at Melbourne’s largest Nike Factory store! I also found beautiful DIY inspiration and products at the Kaisercraft store. Sarah and the Unihill Kaisercraft girls run workshops and kids creativity parties there with a card making class being run on Sunday September 1st so click here to book your place.

My last stop saw me filling a whole bag full of letters, stamps and prints for $5 at Typo before resting my feet whilst sipping coffee at Degani Bakery Cafe.

With nice wide walkways and a large, clean baby change room, my first trip to UniHill Factory Outlets will definitely not be my last. Head on over there for some last minute Fathers Day gift shopping. Politix, Aquila, Tarocash, Gloweave, Stafford Direct, Cotton On, Factorie, Espirit and Man to Man are some of fantastic retailers situated at UniHill. With friendly and helpful staff you are sure to find something to suit your man, the occasion and your budget!

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Besides lots of love, hugs and kisses, what will you be giving your dad this Fathers Day?

Be sure to stay tuned for a giveaway coming up soon!