helloooo september! i see you’ve brought the sun back with you, ever so briefly. well then how about i share some peeks into my week?
oh its been such a long and bitter winter here. especially bad since our heating stopped working and i’ve spent the last month virtually living on top of the tiny radiator! i took this photo on our vacation and looking at it thaws me just a little bit. here comes the sun…
sigh. i spent a dreamy afternoon relaxing in front of the fire and watching the sun move across the carpet. the house we stayed at had cut glass windows and at certain times it cast rainbows on the floor. i have a pretty spectacular pedicure at the moment (OPI’s coronation, with a few topcoats of napoleon’s las vegas lights – so its silver holographic topped with more holographic glitter. yep my toes are from the year 2525) and i took a picture of my toes in this rainbow but i thought i’d spare you all an ultra close shot of my toes.
while on vacation i took my guy to one of my favourite haunts from back in the day. this place remains virtually unchanged since it opened in the late 60′s and though the ambience and clientele may be questionable, its still charming and awesome in a very special way. are you diggin’ that mirror? i love the greatful dead-esque type – not to mention that little bacchanalian tableau in the blue section. goats and cider and babies?! they just don’t make ‘em like they used to!
another old-skool eatery we visited has this amazing ceiling. its like a huge inverted ice cube tray. i love thinking back to my mum telling me how she and her 60s art school cohorts would come here to drink fancy “cappucino” and eat that new fangled “spaghetti bolognaise”. australia in the 60s was a funny place! influxes of european immigrants shook it into a new multicultural age and it must have been so exciting. i feel i need to confess to sharing SIX scoops of gelato here. the ceiling made me do it! oh but it was the best.
isn’t this spectacular?! i just can’t get over how perfect this camellia is. and there was just this one on the plant. it took all its plant power to make this one perfectly formed flower. thank you, plant. i know i’ve killed a lot of your kind, but i do appreciate you.
oh, and this! this, my friends, is what haigh’s toasted marshmallows look like. years ago my dad worked for haigh’s as their head chocolatier. he was something of a genius when it came to confectionary and he could temper chocolate like a wizard. i remember making these at home with him, so when i pass by haighs i treat myself to a packet. mmm the toasted coconut goes everywhere but who cares! before he died, my dad gave me his confectioners thermometer. its such a silly thing but it means so much to me. i need to get it out and make some nougat, toffees and boiled sweets for christmas this year, i think.
last of all, i’d like to introduce the newest member of my bedroom art wall family. i found this tray on etsy and it was too good to pass up. after all, love is all you need!
i hope you’ve had a good week and you’re enjoying the seasonal transitions wherever you are. got anything exciting planned for the weekend? i have some work to do and a movie to see and some friends to eat (with). see you monday, lovelies!