Friday, 21 December 2012
pink and blue vintage, pink and blue decor and an Italian morning
A few Saturdays ago, John and I joined his mum to do some Christmas shopping, Italian style. It was a beautiful Melbourne summer day, sunny and clear. I wore my vintage blue and pink-purple floral 1950's dress, my blue gorman platform sandals and my sunglasses from Dansk. They remind me of 1940's ones, and they are a strong look but I like them! What do you think? How cute is this little dog? He was very happy when his owner came back (from picking up coffees, which is what we were doing) to give him pats. I was having a very coordinated day, down to my fuchsia nails We'd already had our morning latte and weren't expecting to go straight into cakes and coffee, thinking we'd shop first. But more coffee it was! It definitely put us in a good shopping mood! We went to Mediterraneo's in Brunswick, a huge place filled with Italian goods. There are several walls of pasta, big tins of olive oil stacked higher than my head and all the different kinds of olives I could want. I liked how the squid and the salmon pastas were next to each other; inky and pinky. We got one of each. One car boot full later, for us and my mother-in-law, it was time for... more coffee. And lunch! It's been a while, so I don't know if you can guess what I had..! We went to Mixed Business in Clifton Hill, our favourite go-to place for things like this. This time, however, there was a break in tradition: I did not get one bite of John's beef sandwich. Not one! Rude. He tells me it was very good. I guess I'll have to take his word for it – or perhaps his actions speak louder! It was something of a food day. We still had to go to the green grocers and walked there through pretty North Fitzroy. I continued my colour matching with the laneway flowers and street art. And with the green grocers, too. Seriously.Before it gets too, too much, lets have a break. I loved this orange bike. And, duly colourful and food full, that was our Saturday morning! I'm almost ready for Christmas now, although the plans have been thrown up in the air a bit. I'm still looking forward to it. Are you ready for Christmas?