29.10.13

work and play (brisbane)



Some quick snapshots of our morning spent in Brisbane with our beautiful friends Chris and Diana and their adorable baby boy, Augie. We stopped for breakfast at Hamptons Kitchen in Paddington, a beautiful old Queenslander-come-cafe with stunning views off the back verandah.

Brisbane really surprised me this time... I've never really spent much time there, and when I have it's been spent around the CBD (and CBD's are never particularly appealing). But the city suburbs in spring are so picturesque! Undulating landscape dotted with beautiful Queenslander architecture and jacarandas in bloom on every corner... it was really quite something. We would have loved to have stayed longer.

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  1. lovely, its always nice to have a change of scenery even if its only brief. Your Eulalie looks so grown up here..x

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  2. Oh that scrumptious smile!

    Sophie xo

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  3. oh wow claire, these photos are exquisite. we head north in less than a fortnight and CANNOT WAIT!! x

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  4. Loving these photos Claire. And how much is Marguerite like Eulalie. Both so beautiful! x

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  5. Seems like such a beautiful morning! The colours and textures of your photos are gorgeous

    Sam // samanthaheather.blogspot.com

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  6. Such beautiful photos! I did a double take when I saw these photos at the cafe, as I used to work there many years ago, when it was called Paddington Flowers and Cafe... I loved that view, and it's such a beautiful venue, so pleased to see it up and running in its beautiful new form : )

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    1. Such a gorgeous building... And what a view too!

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  7. Stunning photos...Brisbane really has been gorgeous this spring...I love living here...and we are always walking that stretch in Paddington...we might have walked right past you!

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  8. Gorgeous photos! The Jacarandas at this time of year are so stunning :)

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  9. Brisbane is a really beautiful city. I love it so much that I have a blog of her http://lajourneedemademoiselleabrisbane.wordpress.com/
    Have a nice stay.

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  10. Beautiful photos, love the first one (and hey - babies are always babies)! :-)

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  11. Don't under estimate the power of Brisbane Claire :) - especially at this time of the year. The Jacaranda trees and the strong smell of Jasmine covering beautiful worker's cottages in Paddington, is a sight to be seen! Glad you had a good time in our beautiful city. I feel so lucky to live here. Your friends little boy Auggie is scrumptious. Kate :)

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  12. Claire- the pictures of Marguerite especially are too beautiful xx

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  13. Ah, my hometown! So lovely to see it from your perspective. I will be back there in two weeks for a visit and am looking forward to it. Well done on the new baby-wedding shoot-out of town achievement!! xx

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  14. such lovely colors! i visited brisbane in august, but i think it's lovelier this time around

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  15. Lovely pics! Marguerite looks so like Eulalie! Too sweet :-)

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  16. I've got so little time at the moment for blog reading, but Claire if I see yours pop up on my reader, I just can't help but have a quick squiz. Irresistible!

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    1. Oh this made me smile... Such a generous comment... Thanks Joanna xx

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  17. I love the yellow of Marguerite's blanket. And you have captured Brisbane so well. It is always lovely to see things (in this case my home town) through someone elses eyes. You are right about the suburbs being the highlight, and Paddington with it's city views and old Queenslanders really is a pretty amazing spot. I am sad to see the jacarandas losing their colour, but thankfully the poinsiannas are coming out red all over town now.

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  18. My English fiancé and I are coming home to Brisbane for Christmas. I was telling him all about the purple trees we would see. He thought I was mad!!

    These photos make me desperately miss home!

    www.theafternoon.co.uk

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