Wednesday, 7 November 2012

perfect sunday with friends and belinnis and oysters and cheese

park back hi Thanks so much for the lovely comments on my last post. It was a beautiful evening and night and it was fun to wear something quite different from my norm – yes, the era might be very familiar but the style, and the formality, is not! I wonder if I'll do it again any time soon? I do have lots more photos from the night and I will absolutely be sharing them very soon.

But first, now, it is Wednesday, early evening, and we have all had some very good news! I will definitely be celebrating later. It's cheered me up after a painfully dull day, which was made even worse by the fact that yesterday was a public holiday. I am SO ready for the weekend again already. Can it come now? No? Well, here is last Sunday, which I spent well. I'd like to do this again very, very soon.

eggs avo salmon cheerio pancakes berries cheerio I want to say we stared with breakfast, but that would be a great big lie. Or a lie in! Ahem. We started with a delicious sleep in, a slow, non-rushed potter about the house to get ready, and then we went for breakfast at Richmond's Cheerio. Or was it blunch? My friend Jarrod coined this word (possibly unintentionally) and I like it much more than brunch. John is usually such a savoury morning man but when he saw pancakes on the specials board all that changed. Of course, it is only polite to share things with your partner, especially when things include delicious, fresh raspberries. I've been eating frozen berries for months and it felt like quite the luxury to enjoy the real thing!

raspberry john coffee watch john watch hands John got to test ride his new watch, a kind gift from Daniel Wellington. He doesn't usually wear a watch and he is rather pleased with it. I think he has been enjoying doing that wrist-up-swoop to check the time, and he is genuinely thrilled with it. You can have a look at the same one here – and I am excited to be able to offer you a discount code! Use the code marianne for 15% all products in the webshop. Enjoy!

DW watch park Next up we went for a walk in on of the city's beautiful gardens, as we always drive by them but never actually step in to and enjoy them. It was my turn to test ride something: I took my new parasol-umbrella-in-one for a test spin and can now happily report it's definitely love. I like the rusty-orange (surprise surprise) thin stripes on the cream background, and doubly liked the stripe matching that was going on with my vintage dress.

park brolly park brolly hello tree balance tree oh park path hi park stripeshair car window hotn inside gin and bellini It actually was pretty warm, about 30C, I think, and I wanted to go somewhere cool and dark for some afternoon drinks with friends. We chose a great place in Fitzroy and I think that my summer drink of choice this year will be the Belinni. We then shared a cheese plate (cheese slate?) and oysters. And, I ask you, does trying on each others' glasses ever get tired? It does not. After a few more grapefruity drinks it was time to walk back through beautiful Fitzroy and then head home. Oh beautiful day I am going to repeat you soon! ak hn This is Aaron and Kirsty. I am working on taking more – and better! – candid shots when I'm out. kirsty smile glasses Kirsty looks very beautiful in Jarrod's glasses. az hn Hi Aaron. jarrod hotn Hi Jarrod of blunch-coining fame. john glasses Hi John, in Jarrod's popular glasses. cheese plate slate Hi Cheese! more crackers oysters hotn Hi and bye, oysters! oysters yum me hotn hi fitzroy bluestone iron lace me fitzroy hi me muscles fitzroy roses face fitz

23 comments:

Two Happy Hearts said...

Ohhh you are stunning, as always!!
And that watch is so cool! I love it.

Meg Eileen Carroll said...

love those adorable shots on the tree. and hair tutorial for that up-do would be wonderful! love seeing that dress again, just can't get enough :D

Sarah said...

I want to say what a beautiful post this is, how sweet you look with your matching umbrella and dress, and how nice that watch is... but I am distracted by the cheese. There is just no enough cheese is my life. It must be fixed immediately! x

Vintagesuburbia said...

Wow, there are some beautiful photos of you here Marianne. John is a pretty good photographer. I have to get my hubby up to scratch there me thinks! Melbourne looks so great, making me feel a little homesick. A wee trip home in December should cure that. Ta for the great post!

ZoSews said...

Man that dress is pretty! And I am liking 'blunch'... will have to drop that one in somewhere.

Vickie said...

looks like a lovely day & the umbrella is gorgeous :)

Jessica Cangiano said...

How gorgeous and uplifting it is to see such summery, sweet shots as we barrel ever further into a nippy Canadian fall. You look radiantly lovely, dear gal!

♥ Jessica

Micaela // Drifter and the Gypsy said...

Your life is so pretty and that dress is gorgeous!

Mrs Advocat said...

Yum, looks so good! Maybe I should let my kangaroo whisk me off down under after all...

LandGirl1980 said...

You have the BEST weekends!

sallyrose45 said...

Esmeeeeeee!

Lovely colourings in this one... always love the sight of food as well, especially when shared with friends.

:) xxx

Cee said...

Hi, I love your sunglasses, where are they from?

Katie Frank said...

you look awesome! very stylish and classy <3 !! and it seems like you had lots fun!
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Dominika said...

Wow, your hair-do is really lovely. I'm wondering if I should regrete that I had my hair cut... But no! I'm finally content with it.

But I feel little jealous because there is spring somewhere in the world. Currently I guess that this season doesn't exist when I look through my window.

MOUSEVOX VINTAGE said...

I love the picture of you in the car. It looks like a film still! These are all so great and you're such a stunner. xo.

daria said...

I envy your amazing weather & love that shot of you in the car mirror!

Naomi at The Occasional Indulgence said...

That is my favorite dress of yours and I love umbrellas! So this post made me so happy!!

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Hannah said...

Such beautiful photos, and that dress is simply perfect on you. You should be an actress your're perfect for the silver screen ;) xxx

Brianna M Headley said...

You with the poached eggs! Lol.

Clara Cupcakes said...

I spy Jarrod! He's a good un.

tina vines said...

beautiful photos!! looks like a wonderful day! xoxo, tina

Caitlin said...

You look a lot like Scarlett Johansson with blond hair!!! So pretty!

Melanie said...

You live in such a nice city :)

Love,
Melanie ~ www.mlncrd.com

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