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.