Weekend Away

We have just enjoyed a weekend away at Coles Bay on our states East coast. Coles Bay has always been a favourite holiday spot for our family over the years. John and I were joined by our son, Zac , our daughter in law Sarah and little Harry.

We rented a holiday house , Blue Ridge Retreat , which was excellent and had magical views . This was the view from the deck looking toward the Hazards.

A weekend of exploring , walking and playing with a toddler called for comfortable casual wear, Nicola Waite pants, a black knit and a black and white tee paired with a red scarf and vintage red velvet cap .


We were very lucky with weather considering it was the last Winter weekend , every day was clear and sunny with fairly mild temperatures. Warm enough for a late afternoon play on the beach.


The town of Coles Bay is also the main entrance to Freycinet National Park . The park is known for its pink granite peaks , secluded bays and white sandy beaches and abundant bird life. It attracts walkers and climbers from all over the world .

Father, son and grandson – creating new family memories .  A little bush walker in training.

Flowering season for our Tasmanian natives , Tasmanian Blue Gum (top) and flowering Tea Tree.


I really liked the colour and texture in this stump from a native fern.

Sarah and Harry checking out the view over Wineglass Bay after an enjoyable walk. Harry’s little legs did a great job climbing lots of steps with just a little help along the way.

Joining Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday.




  1. September 2, 2020 / 7:09 am

    Coles Bay looks stunning. I love those rock formations!
    How lovely is that picture of three generations climbing the steps?
    You look as fabulous as ever, proving that relaxed and casual doesn’t have to mean sloppy and boring! xxx

    • grownupglamour
      September 3, 2020 / 7:33 am

      Thanks Vix, Coles Bay is a family favourite to visit , so much to see and do. I will admit to being rather pleased with the three generations photo. xxx

  2. September 6, 2020 / 3:34 pm

    Coles Bay looks and sounds like an amazing place for a holiday, and how lovely that you got to spend it with your son, daugther in law and cute little Harry! Those pink granite rocks are stunning and I’m admiring the exotic flora, which of course is rather different from Belgium’s!

    • grownupglamour
      September 7, 2020 / 11:47 pm

      Many thanks Ann , Coles Bay is such a beautiful spot . Glad you liked my shots of our native flora , yes so different to yours in Belguim.

  3. Debby Taylor Busse
    September 11, 2020 / 5:29 am

    Oh I just love that yellow turban hat! (First one at the top right) Is that a ‘tied up’ turban or a hat?

    • grownupglamour
      September 13, 2020 / 7:13 am

      It is more of a hat in turban style , made by a young milliner in the Blue Mountains that I follow on Instagram. I knew when I saw this it had to be mine, plus it was on sale.

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