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Odette Cahill

Owner, Vixen & Velvet, Prahran

New Zealander Odette Cahill started her interiors business, Vixen & Velvet, eight years ago. She leads a team of five in an old theatre showroom in Prahran, selling a combination of vintage and modern furniture, lighting and homewares. The range is filled with vibrant colours and great designs and is inspired by pieces with soul.

After backpacking, Odette arrived in Melbourne and fell in love with the city. "It has a bit of everything – buzzy waterfront districts, green parks and leafy streets, amazing cafes and restaurants, charming neighbourhoods, laneways and clubs – not to mention its festivals, art and sport events."

Be inspired by Odette's recommendations on places to play in and around Melbourne.

Play Melbourne

Spoonful, Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


A favourite breakfast spot for Odette, Spoonful offers a seasonal menu of gourmet breakfast and lunch dishes with flavours from around the globe.

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Stall at The Chapel Street Bazaar, Prahran, Victoria

Prahran shopping

Shop like a local in Prahran – snap up stylish pieces by international designers at Torsa and covet the eclectic range of homewares at Fenton &...

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Play beyond Melbourne

Beach, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Mornington Peninsula

Explore the Peninsula, another of Odette's favourite regional escapes. Discover beach-like Sorrento and Portsea, and the lovely food and wine at Red...

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Bendigo, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia


Head to Bendigo for its stunning architecture and visit Wine Bank on View, a wine bar housed in a heritage-listed building with a well-stocked cellar.

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Explore Odette's regional escapes