A Few Days Away

John and I have just returned home after a few days away . We enjoyed the weekend in Hobart attending the MG car club state concourse ( a beauty pageant for cars) , a dinner on the Saturday night and a visit to see family on Sunday morning. It was little Harry’s third birthday , so a present was delivered.

We stayed at Corinda , a beautifully restored property with a magical garden , dating back to 1870.

Corinda was built by Alfred Crisp , who inherited the family timber business but also went on to accumulate a much larger fortune. He also was at various times a Magistrate , a member of the House of Assembly and Mayor of Hobart. Several of his 10 children went on to live at Corinda well in to the 20th. century.  The property is back in the family again ,it was purchased by Alfred Crisp’s great grandson , Julian and his wife Chaxi a few years ago.

We were fortunate to stay in the garden room with a wonderful view out over the garden. The pictures above the bed depict the four seasons.

This was the view from our window over the garden with Kunanyi/Mt Wellington in the distance.

The garden was quite formal with its clipped hedges and topiary and espaliered trees but softened with more loose planting in other parts.


The house is decorated in keeping with a collection of antiques of the period .

Heading out to dinner on the Friday night at one of our favourite Hobart restaurants , Maldini wearing a Rundholz mesh jacket over a Rundholz tulle skirt . I added leather obi belt , colourful beads and bangles and Think flats . I was so pleased how the tulle skirt packed and didn’t crease a bit .

On Sunday after catching up with little Harry and Hamish and their lovely Mum, Sarah (Dad , Zac was at work) and Sarah’s parents we drove along Tasmania’s east coast to connect with other MG T series owners for a two night stay at Bicheno. The photo above was taken on Monday at Coles Bay, a rare sight to see so many old MG’s in one spot.

John has owned his MG for about 50 years and always wanted to drive to Coles Bay but for practical reasons this hadn’t happened  ( kayaks and camping gear don’t fit in a TD) . The look on his face says it all, finally made it.

After a walk along the shoreline we enjoyed a pleasant lunch at Geographe Restaurant . We shared a delicious veggie pizza , a berry cheesecake and coffee .

My outfit was a black and white combination , Sarah Paccinni knit, Moyuru strip pants , Christina Brampti necklace and black and white earrings and bangle.

Joining Gail at Is This Mutton for Wow on Wednesday and Nancy for Fancy Friday.




  1. November 11, 2021 / 8:39 am

    As ever you are wearing superb outfits – that skirt! And what a place to stay in! Love those foxgloves – my favourite flower.

    • grownupglamour
      November 14, 2021 / 4:04 am

      Thank you so much Penny , I am very pleased with the skirt and know it will be worn a lot, dressed up or down. Corinda was a wonderful place to stay and I so enjoyed the garden. I love foxgloves too , they are so regal.

  2. November 11, 2021 / 6:16 pm

    What a magnificent place you stayed in, and the MG is an absolute stunner!
    As is Friday’s dinner outfit. The tulle skirt, jacket and obi are an inspired combination and very you. I’m also loving how the amazing Christina Brampti necklace enhances your Sarah Paccinni knit, almost as if it is part of the pattern. xxx

    • grownupglamour
      November 14, 2021 / 4:00 am

      It was a lovely place to stay Ann and I so enjoyed exploring the garden. John is very proud of his MG , which he has owned since Uni days . The tulle skirt packed well and yes with the jacket and obi so very me. Many thanks Ann for your lovely comment.

  3. November 12, 2021 / 9:59 am

    W, all these cars! How exiting. I thought you had anther MG, or do you have multiple? What a great days out and what a beautiful garden. I also love that hall, I have a thing with stairs….
    Of course I do love your outfit because I always do, so interesting and of course so black, which is absolutely the best!

    • grownupglamour
      November 14, 2021 / 3:50 am

      Thank you so much Nancy , we do both enjoy wearing black. We do have another sports car , not an MG but a Mazda MX5. The house and garden were both quite lovely.

  4. November 12, 2021 / 12:16 pm

    Jill, your outfit and the 50 year old MG are perfection! Your little extras like the obi belt make black look wonderfully stylish. And nice to see your accommodation and learn about the history. Thanks for linking.

    • grownupglamour
      November 14, 2021 / 3:37 am

      Thank you so much Gail , always my pleasure to join your link up. It was a very social time with fellow MG owners . The accommodation was excellent and we hope to stay there again.

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