Anthea and I have just returned from a spell in Sydney. While our major objective was to buy goodies for 'calico' at the gift trade fairs we preferred when we played hooky and explored the inner city.
Our first discovery was Cerrone in Martin Place. The visual presented in the shop windows drew us over like a magnet.
Hand stitched embellishment on mannequins - so simple, yet so artfully executed.
We were captivated.
Another favourite destination was Surry Hills.
Firstly we stumbled upon the Bourke Street Bakery
and without daring to go in and being tempted, moved onto my favourite Sydney haunt ici et la.
I was tempted here by a lovely old iron clothes rack which is trucking it's way to the shop as I write.
onward we wandered down Nickson Street and found these treasures
Next on to David met Nicole, a small bite to eat, and back to our accommodation.