Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Megan Park

I have just been introduced to the wonderful world of Megan Park, a Melbourne born designer who has a store in Armadale, Victoria.

My daughter gave me a Megan Park cushion for my birthday and it is now my absolute favourite (I have a lot of cushions).

The fabric is hand-dyed so each cushion is unique.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Nell's Cafe

Fenella Peacock, the amazing fashion designer and proprietor of Nell's Emporium, is also an incredibly talented cook.  You can sample her wares at the secret little garden cafe behind her shop on Glyde Street, Mosman Park.

It has a distinctly French feel, and on Saturday mornings Fenella makes crepes which are quite irresistible!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Just a Reflection

Stuck in the traffic on my way to work this week I noticed the clouds reflected in the front of one of the new City skyscrapers.

I love random photo opportunities like this.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Industrial Lighting

Our daughter took us for Sunday brunch to a cafe so cool I couldn't even see the name of it anywhere.  I think we were in Richmond (or it could have been Hawthorn) - we were on our way back from a very successful trip to the Camberwell Markets.

Aside from the food, which was amazing, I really liked the lighting.

Their window display is an eye catching glass ball of succulents in a neon green macrame holder.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Glimpses of the Hatton

I have written about the Hatton Hotel before  - it's my favourite place to stay in Melbourne.  Here are some glimpses of the room we stayed in at the weekend.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

More from Melbourne

Just back from 4 days in Melbourne where Spring is making a real effort to shine through.  I don't usually spend much time in the City but this time I went for a wander down the lanes and through the arcades.

The Block Arcade

Inside the GPO Building

Hopetoun Tea Rooms

Journal Cafe, Flinders Lane

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New (Old) Doors

Two weeks ago my husband and I went to an auction viewing of a deceased estate house contents and absolutely  fell in love with a set of old oregon bi-fold doors.  We rushed home to measure the door frame of our bedroom and found that it almost exactly matched the size of the doors so we went to the auction and waited patiently until lot 907 was called.  It must have been fate because there was only one other bidder and we ended up getting the doors for a really good price.

The doors are now installed and look truly splendid.

Of course now we want to rip out all the other doors in our house and replace them too!