Hello everyone , hope this find you well . Once again I have been missing in action , life has a habit of interfering with my blogging of late. After doing this for so long you really would hope I was way more organised than I really am , having posts on hand for unexpected happenings but this is not my strong suit . That said I do actually have plans to improve matters on that score.
We celebrated a long weekend here and after a productive Saturday in the garden , making it look loved again, John and I took a drive to Ghost Rock Winery on Sunday for an enjoyable lunch.
The family owned winery is on our states North coast about an hours drive from home in Launceston. This shot gives a small glimpse of the vines ready for the harvest. Along with our lunch , Vietnamese prawns for John and a beetroot and ricotta salad for me, we enjoyed a couple of their wines, a sparkling rose for me and a Fume Blanc for John. Over time I seemed to have developed a sensitivity to the tannins in many wines but am pleased to report that I had no problems .
Since our last visit , quite some time ago, various pieces of art have been dotted around the gardens of the winery.
After lunch John and I drove along the coast a bit more to Port Sorrell and Hawley . These are popular holiday spots and hold childhood memories for us both . Although these days the small holiday shacks have mostly disappeared and been replaced with large modern houses.
I was quite taken with this Italianate villa , it had way more character than its more showy neighbours with their cookie cutter architecture.
My outfit for the day was based around my navy and olive striped pants from Manuelle Guibal , worn with a Paula Ryan black tee and Pom Amsterdam blue jacket . The jacket has the most wonderful lining but you will have to take my word on that as I failed to show it at all here but promise to do so next time.
My accessories were a leopard print velvet turban from Alice Edgeley in Melbourne , Paula Ryan black leather OBI belt, Senso navy patent shoes , beads , cork earrings from Porto, Portugal , Preen sunnies and a much loved snakeskin print bag.
Joining Mica for Weekday Wear, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Gail for Wow on Wednesday at Is This Mutton, Jacqui at Mummabystylish for Chic and Stylish and Nancy for Fashion Friday.
You look amazing! Love that turban and that dramatic bow! Isn’t it just so relaxing to drive abit. Have lunch, enjoy the area! Can’t wait for beter weather here!
Thank you so much Nancy , it was a lovely day for a drive and lunch. Hopefully your weather will soon be enjoyable for you.
I do love this turban and its fun to wear.
What a sweet gift you give us to go along on this winery trip! 🙂 I enjoyed all your pictures and the evocative descriptions of the area. I can almost see the holiday shacks of past years. What a nice memory for both of you to see the shore. Stay safe! <3
Thank you so much Mary , I am pleased you enjoyed our trip to the winery and the drive along the shoreline. xx
SO the ITALIAN VILLA is a BEACH SHACK to change ones bathing suit or a house that replaced the beach shacks?
I think I will go read it again!
You two get around and YOUR OUTFIT IS FUN AND CHEERY!
You must check out JULIA CLANCY’s turbans!!
I can see you in a few!She is on instagram and has a website!
Thank you for the introduction to Julia Clancy, I took a peek , you are right , there are a few that grabbed my attention.
The Italian Villa is a home that would have replaced older beach shacks.
I’m glad to hear your long weekend was enjoyable! Your lunch at Ghost Rock Winery sounds delicious, and I’m loving the artwork dotted around their garden. A visit to the coast is always invigorating in my book. Nothing like a breath of fresh sea air to restore the senses.
Your outfit is your usual mix of stylish and quirky and I’m particularly loving that stunning obi and your leopard print turban! xxx
Thank you so much Ann, it was a rather pleasant weekend . We did enjoy our lunch and exploring their gardens . I agree a visit to the coast is always a chance to recharge. I was pleased with the outfit and do enjoy the turban now it is cool enough to wear it again. xx
Love reading about your trips and travels, and the artworks look stunning in the winery gardens. Your outfit is truly stunning, the colors are beautifully pulled together by the necklace. Thanks for linking at #WowOmWednesday
Thank you Gail , I am glad you enjoy reading about out trips out and about. My pleasure to join Wow on Wednesday.
It sounds like a great weekend! Last weekend was really busy for us with a short road trip and a wedding to attend. I do like the quiet weekends too, all a balance. That winery is beautiful. We need to take advantage of local ones and plan some outings.
Thank you Mirielle, it was a great weekend. Sounds like you also had a busy one. The winery was lovely and we hope to return soon.
I really like navy and black together – the black top works so well with the navy blazer and striped pants! And of course your accessorising is wonderful as always! 🙂
Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! Hope you are having a good weekend 🙂
Thank you Mica, I have really enjoyed wearing black and navy together lately. Always enjoy your link up.
What a beautiful excursion! Love the winery, you know we visit many in the summer. The art is fanciful and I love it! It sounds like you had a great weekend.
I love the pants and of course the accessories make it as well, great hat!
thanks for linking!
Many thanks Jess , it was a lovely day out . I did think of you and your winery visits , the wine was excellent. I enjoyed composing this particular outfit.