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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Back from Sydney

Returned back this afternoon after a lovely time in Sydney. We stayed at a gorgeous Bed and Breakfast place in Woollahra called Kathryns. It's situated on Queen Street and the whole road is full of lovely little shops... Click HERE for more information about the B & B.

Front door - gorgeous tessellated antique tiles on the front porch...

Looking through into the hallway. Chinoiserie wallpaper and chequered black and white flooring... (sorry this photo not brilliant quality though).

My bedroom... the bed was amazingly comfortable - antique white linen and squishy pillows - I slept ' like a log'.

Little writing desk in my bedroom.

And so cute - a tiny balcony leading from the room.

The bathroom. Black and white.

With a shot of colour with the fuchsia pink petunias in the window box.

Such a pretty flower shop on Queen Street.

Flower displays spilling out on to the pavement and arranged outside the shop.

And this was the most FANTASTIC antique shop....

A view through the front door.. wonderful armoire.

And a view out through the the back of the shop.

Antique stone ware, pots, garden furniture and big generous shrubs.

The area we stayed was so delightful - lovely little breakfast cafes and restaurants too... We had a good session at the InStyle Gift Fair taking in all the stands and exhibits at least twice - and I made sure that I took notice of the lovely stand Bianca Lorenne as described by Claire at HAVEN HOME blog... (do check her out - just great)......

All in all a wonderful weekend. Do hope yours was too.


  1. Looks like a wonderful spot...tranquil and all the comforts...so nice to get away!

  2. Looks like you had a fantastic weekend Sarah...so glad you enjoyed your stay at the b&b...which is just so adorable...would have loved to have attended the Instyle Gift fair..will check out Bianca's block to find out more. XO

  3. Once upon a time we lived around the corner from Queen Street. Fabulous area and just keeps getting better. Really missed being at the fair this year so glad you enjoyed your visit. Colour me GREEN!!!!

  4. Oh Sarah, Sarah, now I'm all home & Sydney-sick!! I lived in Paddington at one time and Woollahra was my local 'spot'!! Many a happy day was spent browsing the antique shops in Queen St and there's a lovely little hotel just up from where you stayed 'The Hughenden' - did you go there? Glad you had a lovely time, I'm booking my ticket......xx

  5. Sarah...you lucky thing. You could not have stayed in a better location.
    Great shopping and cafes. I love the little book shop, Lesley McKay's that is tucked away in the courtyard. That shop and Bill's for coffee were two of my favourite things to do. I am like Susie...ready to book my ticket. Looks like you stayed in a great spot...thanks for the photos!
    Jeanne :)

  6. It looks lovely! Thanks for sharing these pics.

  7. The perfect location in Sydney...I am glad you had such a fab time, xv.

  8. The perfect place to spend a weekend, Sydney is such a great city and I adore Paddington as it has such a great vibe.

    Leeann x

  9. Woollahra is one of my favourite suburbs in Sydney ... and the Parterre is a fabulous store for browsing. Sounds like you had a great time!

  10. Welcome back, glad you had a wonderful time!

  11. Good for you. Stunning B&B and from the tone of your post it's clear you had a wonderful time without your even having to say so.

    Hope you are well in all ways, dear friend.


  12. I'm not sure I would have left that gorgeous room. How sweet. Loved the bed and bathroom. And how often do you get flower box in the window. So charming.


  13. I want to stay there and I love the Parterre Graden but it is expensive!

    I have sent you a handbag challenge, you have to show off your bag, hope this is ok xxxx

  14. HOTHB - Yes, place was delightful.

    Anna - It was lovely to have a break away...

    Julienne - lucky, lucky you living near there!

    Susie - and Lucky you too....I would so love the area as a local spot. Saw the Hughenden...

    Jeanne - Yes, went to both the book shop and Bills - wonderful.

    Deja (Une) - glad you like the pics.

    Vickie- we had an amazing time thank you.

    James - it was enchanting believe me.

    Fab.f - Agreed. The perfect place.

    Marina - a wonderful place for mooching and browsing.

    Struggler - thank you...nice to be back though.

    Tish - had such a great time and thank you for your kind words too.

    Janet - it was so nice to get back there each evening.

    FF - you would love the BandB. Yes agree Parterre is 'spensive but great for a look and to glean ideas... And love the handbag challenge you sent... will def. enjoy doing that!

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