Friday, 11 November 2011

Peony Melbourne, haute parfumerie

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On Wednesday evening I had the pleasure of visiting beautiful Melbourne perfumery, Peony. We celebrated the launch of Black Jade, a long awaited recreation of the fragrance of Marie Antoinette, by Lubin.

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John and I drove towards a beautiful clear blue sky, with some seriously ominous, massive black clouds behind us. After a hot and very windy (oh, my poor hair, oh woe etc) day there was a big storm coming... Melbourne is being very tropical at the moment. Still, I got to enjoy the earlier sunshine and the dash later that night to the car was actually completely dry – good timing!

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my floral wedges. My post-cold-ravaged self didn't manage an outfit shot, or shots of anyone else for that matter, sorry!

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stormy sky, in the car. I was the passenger, obviously.

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what you can see: black blouse from an op shop, vintage belt from a 1940's dress, and lots of YSL touche eclat!

We were treated to a wonderful evening of champagne, gorgeous food and an array of dazzling – literally, some glittered! – cakes. The centre piece was a stunning floral and feather multi tiered cake created by Domain Flowers, and I enjoyed the best macaroons I've ever tasted, made by Let Them Eat Cake. Thank goodness they are on the other side of town to me, or those little yummy, colourful discs might just replace my vegetable intake!

It was lovely to see some familiar faces and to meet some new ones – it's always so nice to meet people you "know" online in real life! With me were fellow Melbourne bloggers and all round lovely ladies Phoebe of Lady Melbourne, Iolanthe of Ruby Slipper, Kyra of Pybus PR (special thanks for a great night, and a special mention of lovely Nish, too!), Ceceylia (and lovely, talented Chain, and tiny Theodore! Oh, wow, Theodore is too cute, and I am a cat person! Babycat has competition..!), beautiful Alicia of Sea of Ghosts, Gaby of Hopeless Lingerie and Cheryl of Busichic. Top ladies all round and great company!

I am so chuffed to have been to such a beautifully put together event. It really was fit for a Queen!

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Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

What do you think of the scent? We like? We hate?

Somedays, I work a minutes walk from Let Them Eat Cake. If you have never been there, I insist you go one day and have a look at everything they make. OMG. I love getting the teeny animal-themed cakes for people for their birthday. You'll never see anything cuter.

Kc said...

Yum all those little cakes look so good! And user have been a good thunderstorm with those clouds??


Sparks In Spring said...

Those desserts are too pretty to be eaten! You look stunning! xx

Bonnie Friday said...

Those cakes look AMAZING, and now I'm craving champagne. haha looks like a wonderful event, thanks for sharing!


LandGirl1980 said...

Looks delish - how does the parfume smell?

Mara said...

Oh, everything looks so pretty! Those little cakes look divine. They make me want to bake pretty holiday food.

My Favourite Fashion Things said...

beautiful photos

Maria- CityLaundry said...

awesome blog you here!
i'm so glad i just ran into it!
you have really lovely photos :)
much love from New York

Miss said...

Yummy looks delicious!

Julia @ Boredom Abounds said...

Wow, that event looks beautifully styled - how exciting for you to attend!

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