Sydney Swans...
While last week Ramona headed way out west checking out big sky country, this week Beck headed north to the big smoke with fitzroy uber stitcher Miss PenPen, who even fashioned a excellent new bag & skirt combo for the trip!
By the way - here's Penelopes new bag minding some well earned refreshments en route.
We here at HML always find Sydney enjoyable and yet perplexing, it's almost like being in a foreign country, but everyone is speaking the same language as you, even if you dont quite understand what they are saying. Don't get us wrong, we still get excited about at a trip on the Manly ferry, and we cannot help but love MOMA, and all those tropical plants and excellent japanese food helps, but once we hit the streets we always feel a little overdressed and significantly undertanned. Maybe we're wrong but we feel that Havianas with everything just doesn't quite work once you're over 30. Anyway we digress. There was a lovely lunch had, decent coffee found, random collections of knitted goods for sale on porches in back street Paddington, and superb vintage knitted Watanabe boots and fourties style Marc Jacobs suede wedges lusted after. However it was the Fleur Wood city store window displays that best on ground for the day, taking our combined breath away with this dreamy display of Tretchikoff swan paintings, vintage hardbacks and pearlised ceramic swan vases...

as well as the most beautiful chandelier style arrangement of deco candy-frost pendant lights we'd ever seen.

Top marks to the unknown window dresser - a Premiership winning performance!


pen said...

We also discovered what we thought was a sydney trend of serving food on metal plates- I have since discovered it was actually a trend here too (and I like to think it probably started here too! Parochial moi?!)
most of the famous Con's eateries around the city appear to be doing it. I was at Mr Tulk today and sure enough metal plates everywhere. Suppose its better than docking the dish-pig for every broken plate!
And superb job on those windows/fit out- well worth a look!

shula said...

Ah, HML,

Almost as good as going myself.