We love coming to Orange, it is such a pretty city. The colours in Summer Street and Cook Park are magnificent. An enjoyable and uneventful drive up the Newell Highway today, the country is greener than many parts of Victoria at the moment. 

Lunch in the Mezzanine café in Forbes, which is such an attractive town with it's magnificent old historic buildings and short streets that go from an orderly central grid to winding chaos in the north west corner.

There are several new shops in Orange, Mary & Tex at 187 Summer Street is full of eclectic homewares and some interesting colourful retro pieces. Juliet Horsley on the corner of Sale and Byng Street in the Union Bank Building has beautiful pieces for the home and lovely scarves and bags. Juliet also has a shop in Mudgee, both well worth a visit.