On a recent trip to Los Angeles and San Francisco, I saw these ‘wall trophies’ on sale at Kitty’s favourite store: Anthropologie. They’re quite large, so we could only bring one back to Australia, and we chose the gazelle. Each trophy is hand made in Haiti from recycled materials including old literature written in French. The gazelle looks great on our living room wall.
I am glad to be home in Brisbane today after a long flight from Los Angeles last night.
I was very relieved to find our plants looking very healthy after much rain over the last week or so.
It is always a great feeling coming home to Australia after being overseas. Not that overseas isn’t awesome, but we are truly lucky to live here. This afternoon in Brisbane was no exception, the sun came through the clouds over Mount Coot-tha and put on a spectacular show.
We’ve spent the last few nights at Venice Beach in California. It’s definitely an odd place, like nothing I have experienced before. The great thing here is, amongst the craziness, there are some hidden gems.
Like this place we went for lunch: Mao’s Kitchen, a Southern Californian style Chinese restaurant. The food was amazing and the interior and staff were really cool. Kitty had this amazing ‘Stassen’ brand Ceylon jasmine tea. We ordered too much food but got the rest take-out and had it for dinner.
Another cool thing about Venice is the canals. They’re all small and quaint and the houses on them have really cool gardens. They’ve got paths and bridges and so you can freely walk around and over them.
There are lots of cool succulents about.
I went to the most amazing garden store this afternoon called Big Red Sun Gardens and was completely blown away.
There’s also other general coolness around.
We fly back to Brisbane tomorrow. I sorta can’t wait to be home.