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Loving all stylish and wonderful things in life, fashion and interiors. I am English but living my life in the fabulous city of Melbourne in Australia. Welcome and please read on.... (contact me at sjstubbs19@gmail.com)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

New Happenings

Hello Melbourne !

This welcome above is from a very well known American store opening its first branch in Australia right here in my adopted home City of Melbourne next month!! Behind that poster above there is a hive of activity and great excitement as GAP is arriving at Chadstone shopping centre!! Hooray - lovely cotton basics and good khaki trousers as recommended by That's Not My Age. In fact, I will admit that she told ME first that GAP was opening in Australia way before I knew and she lives on the other side of the world in London - she definitely has her finger on the world- wide fashion pulse! Since she gave me the nod about GAP I have been keeping my ear to the ground and checking out the Internet and today saw for myself where they are to be. I will keep you posted about the opening in due course.

Talking of other bloggers, I met a fellow Mebourne blogger today at Chadstone (where this photograph was taken) for a coffee at Capital Kitchen - a great cafe and homewares/lifestyle shop I've posted about earlier (click HERE) as has the very charming and lovely Claire Jackson of the wonderful blog Haven Home and Style... We had a great chat and an hour and a half just whizzed by - it was great to meet her and we had lots in common enjoying so many of the same things. Such a nice morning - how lucky we are that within our blogging community we are able to meet new people and have loads to talk about. Really, a complete joy.

In the same sort of vein I also have another blog to tell you all about ... a new one - Peony Melbourne. As regular readers know I have blogged about Peony (boutique perfumery) several times and now Jill Timms, owner of Peony has begun her own blog...... So, if you want to be kept in the loop about all things beautiful and fragranced be sure to become one of her followers. Her last post tells of the new jewellery she has in store too - including THE necklace that SJP wears in the film SATC2 - hop on over to her blog to take a quick peek.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend whatever you may be doing and wherever you are in this wonderful blogging world...


  1. Hello!
    So glad you had a nice catch up with a fellow blogger. Agreed - blogging communities are wonderful.
    I also met a blogger today - Jentopia from http://jentopia.wordpress.com/
    You're a blogger I'd love to meet, too.

  2. Hello Semi Expat

    I am jealous. GAP khakis are the best.

    Thanks for a great list of blogs to check out.

    SSG xxx

  3. hi sarah,

    i can hardly believe that there is not a gap there already. they are everywhere here. they spread like an unchecked virus!

    but you will enjoy it.


  4. Hello Semi Expat! And thanks for the big mention - let me know when you buy your khakis!


  5. How funny - I thought that font and the potted plants were by Crate and Barrel, but Gap is a pretty cool thing to have too!
    Heading over to Peony now - that will be a stylish blog, for sure.

  6. Thank you Semi Expat for mentioning my blog - I am addicted!! - Peony

  7. oh i didnt know gap was opening here! im impatiently waiting for zara... sigh.

    finally made it to ma maison to pick up my goody bag on saturday, thank youuuuuu xoxo

  8. Sarah..you will have fun at the GAP. I was just there today. Good for casual attire, jeans and the odd jacket or two. You have to go back a couple of times...don't base it on one visit. I waited years for them to come to Australia. Glad to hear they finally are making it Down Under.


  9. Wow, lots of great info here today, Sarah!!

    When I saw that picture I thought it was crate and barrel too, Struggler, so I got quite excited! I love Gap stuff Sarah, so thanks for the heads up, but Crate and barrel would be better! Pottery barn would be even better than Gap and C&B!!!

    I will definitely go and check out those blogs you mentioned-thanks.

    Best wishes for a great week,

  10. Hi Sarah,

    Thanks so much for your lovely comments, it was wonderful meeting you in person!! I can understand why your blog is so full of energy and enthusiasm, for that is you! It was so easy to chat for an hour and a half amidst the weekend cafe pace, just lovely!! Keep in touch and I'll keep you posted on the exciting new projects ahead...!!!

    Best wishes and have a gorgeous weekend Sarah.

    Claire x

  11. Thank god GAP are finally coming to Australia. Can't wait until they Sydney one opens. I wish J CREW would open in Australia as well. We can hope...

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