Hey! How ya cookin?
Fancy coming on a little BC Window Shopping Trip with me?
This my lovelies was one of my most fabulous recent trips off the Beaches.
To the Donna Hay store. No less.
I have to tell you I have been here more than once, though both of the previous times it was not open, so I had to make do with peering in the window, like some desperate spy eager for some eye-candy fix…
This trip though I had not only checked it was ready and open, I was armed with my camera, it was my birthday. I was raring to go and dangerous.
Now I had high hopes for this place, coupled with a sense of looming fear that all things Donna Hay would be one of those where everything was so ridiculously over-priced, so ludicrously perfect that I would leave kinda deflated. You know that feeling too?
But this store, ladies, perched on the corner of a most delightful strip of terraces, the quintessential re-birth of the old corner shop, did nothing but delight.
From the window, to the door, to the styling, to the sweet-as assistants…everything was just right.
And you know, if you read regularly here, that I only lament about something if I really think it….if I’m elusive about something, like a quilt, there is normally a reason.
Not so here, from the moment we stepped in we were treated most beautifully by the two young assistants. I asked them if I could have permission to take photos and they very kindly agreed.
These young ladies were more than fabulous to the BC Kiddos, taking time to wrap the little things they bought me, as if they were the most expensive things in the shop and my kids were their most important customers.
That is to me, worth a whole lot.
I have far too often, in stores of this ilk, been prevy to some horrid little sign warning not to touch, some snooty jumped-up shop assistant looking down their nose, or worse read in disbelief the signs written as a poem admonishing that if you break something you will pay…in which case I have normally swiftly about turned and headed out.
None of that was in evdience here.
We really couldn’t have been more welcome.
So if you find yourself in Sydney…make sure you visit and if you’re in Sydney and have been meaning to go then I’d highly recommend it..
.make a morning of it…stroll the lovely streets of Woollahra, grab a coffee, think of me and dive in…
We had a wonderful fun time, just about everything I liked, oohing and ahhing, there was just the right mix of white paired with the signature chocolate and baby blue..the BC Kiddos loved it too…as Masterchef fans they were talking as if they knew Donna themselves..
I left with lots of bags and more than anticipating my next trip back anytime soon….
And just because I had such a lovely time and I know lots of you can’t get your hands on Donna Hay goodies where you are I am giving away a special little package…open WORLDWIDE….the Donna Hay book Seasons, which is so inspiring I even felt the need to mix and stir and baked recently and some of her gorgeous white peony candles…I may just throw in some BC goodies too ;-)
See you soon lovelies…
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you can find the Donna Hay shop here