Bridestowe Lavender Estate is Australia’s largest and oldest lavender farm. The farm started back in the 1920’s with a bag of wild lavender seeds collected from the French Alps by C.K. Denny , a London perfumer. Many years were spent researching and cultivating their lavender plants to achieve commercial yields and the perfect fragrance.
Due to the later than usual arrival of Summer here , the plants are in full bloom a couple of weeks later but they are worth waiting for, the colour and fragrance wafting through the air is simply beautiful.
The lavender farm today attracts visitors from around the world . It is a must see for visitors to our state from China after Bobby the Lavender Bear was presented to President Xi Jinping on a visit here.
This special Bobby Lavender Bear is wearing his finest to celebrate Chinese New Year.
It was a warm, sunny day perfect to don this old favourite fedora from Crochetta , bought on a trip to Sydney quite a few years ago. I added cream vintage clip on earrings and Preen sunnies.
My love of hats will come in handy over the next year or so as I grow out my colour and embrace my natural colour what ever that may be now.
My outfit today was centred around the Mela Purdie floral pants. I will admit these pants take me out of my comfort zone, they are both pale in colours and floral but the fabric is light and breezy and they are a dream to wear. I bought them for my upcoming trip to Cuba in mind as they don’t crease and will wash and dry quickly. I have paired them with a white top and shirt also from Mela Purdie, an Australian designer and they are made in Australia.
I am determined to leave that style comfort zone more often and add more colour to my outfits this year.
Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Mica for Weekday Wear Link Up, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday Link Up.