It was a very hot, very windy day – not ideal weather for parasols! Getting there on one of Melbourne's air con-free buses was not the best of experiences so my Belinni tasted extra good. As did our passion fruit cocktails that followed. This is Woo. Ken. And Peter. Jesse, sat on my left, and John, sat on my right, have been spared what would be some super-up-close camera treatment from my 35mm lens. Oysters! Could we start any other way? I prefer the smaller ones, like these. And plain, with lemon, and nothing else at all, thank you. We ate well. And I finished with a ristretto. I've been getting into an Italian spirit of sorts and I also knew I'd need help to get back out into the heat! It was still very hot in the early evening, and everything had a yellow glow. And the wind was still really strong. The change was on its way! I wore my vintage blue floral dress and my gorman blue platform sandals. And decided that if my hair was going to get blown about, so be it. We caught a cab home from Smith St, and watched the change come through from the backseat. The sky really does go that colour when it hits. There were huge piles of little yellow leaves swirling and dancing in the gusts but I couldn't photograph them in time – so dangerous gas lines it is. The cool change felt fantastic. Lazy Saturday lunches are something I look forward to next year, and more often, please!
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
blue vintage dresses and lazy saturday lunches with friends
As things get really busy with Christmas almost here, I've been making the most of weekends, catching up with friends and eating good food. And, when it's been really hot, being in icy air con, in beautiful blue stone buildings, has definitely been a bonus! The Saturday before last, John and I caught up with some friends in Fitzroy – although it feels like months ago already.