Sydney Highlights

Taking Mum for her first cocktail ever at Astral Bar, on top of the casino, with beautiful night time views over the whole skyline. Mum had something with passionfruit and egg-white froth, and mine was all smashed raspberries.

Lounging by the pool in hazy summer warmth, reading slowly and stopping to think when I got the characters names mixed up.

Catching up with friends who are on their way to conquering the world and totally deserve it.

Insane foodcourt/supermarket hybrids (neither word does it justice) where they have an entire counter devoted to chocolate dipped fresh fruit.

The Alannah Hill store.  All pink and chandellaires and poofy cushions and subversive girl music.  Fussy tops with bows and pearls and frou frou skirts.  Ridiculous salesgirls tottering about with tiny straw hats and white lace stockings and super high heels, exclaiming over the tiniest thing.  I think I want to move in.  I left with a pale pale apricot frou frou skirt and a cream and very proper fitted cardy with tiny dark studded beads.

This is how Alannah Hill makes you feel (and those are clothes from her latest collection).  I can’t believe I didn’t spot the oversized bow headband instore. Want want want.


December 9, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . clothes, food.


  1. Terry Malloy replied:

    Your description of the department store sounds suspiciously similar to a nightmare I had recently.

  2. swingsandskateboards replied:

    The Alannah Hill store (all girly)? Seriously, you should see David Jones. A department store like Smith & Caugheys, but two buildings about 7 storeys each. Standing on the elevator looking up through all the levels you couldn’t see the roof.

  3. Terry Malloy replied:

    I feel sick.

  4. S replied:

    Love this. And the website- oh em gee! I love enchanted gardens, bliss!

  5. swingsandskateboards replied:

    Thanks hon! I just bought another Alannah Hill frilly top off Trademe too…

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