Saturday, July 9, 2011

magnificent Melbourne...

We've been having such a lovely day hanging out together - not something we get to do very often now. Melbourne is well known for its cool winter days, gorgeous shops, and fantastic coffee, all of which we experienced today. We even managed to fit in a facial!

We are surprisingly organised for tomorrow's Boutique Markets in Hawthorn, and so were able to keep today free to have some fun while our wonderful husbands looked after our children.
First up was a spot of window shopping at some of Joy's favourite homeware shops including the divine Crate Expectations in Malvern which is so gorgeous it deserves its own post (coming next week).


Coffe at Phillappa's was just what we needed by mid-morning. If you haven't tried their tomato chutney, you have to track down a jar. It is seriously addictive!


We spent our afternoon being pampered, and enjoying more window shopping and are now back home packing up our artworks, cards and decorations ready for market tomorrow. Please pop in for a visit between 9am and 1pm if you are somewhere close by.


Off to get ready for dinner on Chapel St with our lovely bloggy friends, A-M, Rachael and Taryn - a great way to finish off a fantastic day.




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8 comments:

Kimberlee @ Brown Button said...

ladies - so much in this post to make me jealous!! that incredibly shop, talk of tomato chutney, yummy coffee, your incredible work and the markets, and catching up with fab bloggy friends. ENJOY! x

Neus said...

ohh what a nice shops in Melbourne! It seems like a wonderful day! Enjoy the weekend!

count it all joy said...

I'm with Kimberlee - what a drool-worthy post! I think I've just fallen a wee bit in love with those birds... Meredy xo

Sandrine said...

Awww!! Thanks for sharing some great places to go and visit I must put them on my to do list now! Hope you all have a great time!
xx

vicki archer said...

I hope the market has gone very well and you are going home with empty hands....xv

le@thirdontheright said...

wow what a fab shop :) can't wait for the posy - might be down in Melb next month for a conference so .... best le xox

Sunny & Star said...

Such pretty things. I want all of these lovely things in my home.

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Kim Davies Inspired Lines said...

Lovely post and I'm really loving those birds. From one artist to another; well done. K x.