Postcard Wednesday- Musee Yves Saint Laurent, Paris

The Musee Yves Saint Laurent Paris exhibits the couturier’s body of work on the legendary premises of his former haute couture house at 5 Avenue Marceau. At the time of my visit last November the Musee was exhibiting a series of the couturier’s fashion designs inspired by China, India and Japan. The exhibition was themed in four sections- Imperial China,…
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New Look

Time for a new look – not me this time- an update for my blog. I finally made the switch from Blogger to WordPress., something I had contemplated for quite a while. I contacted Phil at Pipdig in the U.K. , who did all the technical bits for me as well as a new theme- Opulence , fitting name I…
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Inspired by the Orient

Last week John and I drove to Latrobe , a pretty little town on our island’s north west coast, for lunch at a French inspired restaurant and to spend a gift voucher we were given for Christmas.As it turned out we did have a yummy lunch but came home with the gift voucher as there was nothing quite right this…
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Postcard Wednesday- Pousadas of Portugal

  On our return trip to Portugal we decided to stay in several historic properties run by Pousadas de Portugal.We stayed in a monastery, a castle and a palace, each offering a unique experience and providing an insight into the history of Portugal. Our first Pousada was Mosteiro de Guimares, a 12th.century Augustinian Monastery. The property was truly magnificent with…
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Cream, Checks and a Cautionary Tale

A combination of cream or white and black has long been a Summer favourite of mine. Last week for my trip to Hobart I paired this cream blouse from Victoria & Wood (from a few seasons ago) with my Moyuru check skirt, I rather liked the way the different shapes worked together. The blouse is both cotton and made in…
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