Mini Winter Break

Last week John and I had an enjoyable mini Winter break in Hobart. Although we visit on a regular basis to catch up with our son Zac and his wife Sarah and our little grandson Harry, it has been a while since we stayed overnight in the city centre.

We arrived in Hobart  around midday and as we were a bit peckish we found a great little cafe for lunch. As often happens we then did our own thing for a while, I visited a few of my favourite shops , including Allstyle,  to have a peek at the new seasons  clothing , I do enjoy looking at Summer clothing while still in Winter , a reminder that Summer although a while away is around the corner. A also visited Fullers Bookshop where I found a fascinating book on the French author Collette . I also found a perfumerie that stocked my all time favourite perfume , Le’heure Bleu by Geurlain . I have been wearing this perfume for nearly thirty years , since discovering it in a small boutique selling French fragrances. The perfume was created back in 1912 and is described as a floral oriental.

It was a cool , sunny day and black was my choice for the day. My black wide pants and black knit were the base , I added a ultra furry faux cape by Rundholtz , my black alligator pattern belt , pearl studded beret, black suede boots, resin bangle by Dinasour designs, Preen sunnies and Spencer & Rutherford bag.

This area of Hobart is Salamanca Place , with its rows of sandstone buildings that were formerly warehouses for the port of Hobart town, that today are home to a variety of art galleries , craft shops and restaurants. It is also well known for Salamanca Market held every Saturday .

The historical area of Battery Point with its narrow, winding streets and beautifully restored cottages is a must visit . I would so love to live here but prices are way above my budget.

This one would do nicely, don’t you think.

Or maybe either of these – a girl can dream can’t she.

These two little cuties , left securely tied to the seat while their owner had morning coffee in the bakery opposite , attracted much attention from the tourists .

This rather amazing sculpture at Nutgrove Beach on the Derwent River was originally in Sydney. How it came to now be here I’m not really sure other than Martin Place where it was originally was redeveloped.

Yes, it was cold on our second day, 4 degrees C in fact. My outfit for the day was a Moyuru skirt paired with a Lisa Ho jacket that has kept me warm for many Winters, my Mongolian lamb scarf, studded gloves and navy Trippen boots.

We went to the State Theatre to see Camino Skies , a movie about six more mature folk walking the Camino, something I think John would quite like to do, me not so much. After the movie we visited Zac, Sarah and Harry to help celebrate Zac’s birthday.

Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Mica for Weekday Link Up, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday Link Up.



  1. Stu
    August 12, 2019 / 12:26 pm

    Brilliant city, we were in Hobart in February, remember going to that Irish bar in the back of one of your photo’s. All those delicious fish and chip restaurants down by the harbour.

    • grownupglamour
      August 13, 2019 / 6:55 am

      Hobart is a lovely city to visit. Sounds like you enjoyed your time in February. I do know Irish Murphy’s bar . Many thanks for commenting Stu.

    • grownupglamour
      August 13, 2019 / 6:52 am

      Thank you Grace , we certainly did have an enjoyable mini break.

    • grownupglamour
      August 13, 2019 / 6:50 am

      Thank you so much Mireille, yes it is a pretty area of our state. I know the reverse seasons are so confusing, we are now in our last month of Winter , warm temps. sound good about now.

  2. August 12, 2019 / 2:56 pm


    • grownupglamour
      August 13, 2019 / 6:46 am

      Thank you so much Elizabeth. So true , we can dream . I love the cottages , totally out of my price range and not practical , no parking or garden . Thanks for dropping by. xx

  3. August 13, 2019 / 7:08 am

    Looking so glam, as always. I know what you mean about dream houses: I regularly torture myself, too, by walking around in neighbourhoods I’d like to live in (if I had no budget constraints, that is).

    • grownupglamour
      August 14, 2019 / 4:47 am

      Thank you so much Tiina . Glad to hear I’m not the only one who enjoys wandering around those dream areas and looking at houses that you can never ever afford to live in.

  4. August 13, 2019 / 1:39 pm

    Hobart looks gorgeous, love the cobbled streets and the charming architecture.
    Your outfit is stunning, that fur stole is the epitome of winter glam although I’m like you, I never tire of looking at summer clothing especially in the midst of winter! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      August 14, 2019 / 4:45 am

      Thanks so much Vix , Hobart is a very picturesque city and has retained much of its original colonial architecture. As you know I am rather fond of Winter dressing but about now I am over it , so its fun to look at Summer clothes.

  5. August 13, 2019 / 3:15 pm

    I am coming over from Jess’ blog. You great look caught my eyes. Very chic outfit. So glam, but not over the top. Great balance.

    • grownupglamour
      August 14, 2019 / 4:35 am

      Thank you so much Nicole for your kind comments and for visiting my blog.

  6. August 13, 2019 / 7:22 pm

    I love the look of cottages and those little Westies would have caught my eye! I love your use of texture here Jill, you always have wonderful accessories. Love the belt and those sunglasses, you look so good in a round style. What a lovely area! Opposites now, I enjoy looking at Fall fashion even though it is still 90 degrees and summer here.
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • grownupglamour
      August 14, 2019 / 4:29 am

      The little Westies were so cute and so well behaved , you would have loved them Jess. You know me and my love of accessories . I was rather pleased with how the outfits turned out , first time they had been worn together. Enjoy looking at your Fall fashion Jess and many thanks for hosting.

  7. August 13, 2019 / 10:02 pm

    Such awesome outfits although I can’t imagine that kind of cold, haha! I like the monochrome black outfit you wore for the first day so much – great mix of textures!

    Thanks for linking up!

    Hope that your week is going well! We have a day off today for the Ekka holiday, yay!

    • grownupglamour
      August 14, 2019 / 4:17 am

      Thank you Mica , yes I do have to smile when you talk about the cold weather in Brisbane.
      I have always loved the way black shows the different textures. Always my pleasure to join your link up. Enjoy your day off . xx

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