There is nothing more heart warming than a freshly brewed cup of hot coffee, even more so on a chilly day. So rather than reaching for a cup at home, I decided to bundle up and go out for one instead. And given that we are in the midst of Bastille Day celebrations, By Josephine seemed to be the perfect spot to channel my inner Francophile and enjoy said coffee … but with a yummy croissant too.
Situated on Sydney Road Brunswick, By Josephine would have to be one of my favourite spots to eat locally. This quaint French cafe with its bright surrounds, cheery staff and pretty bunting offers a small but delicious menu of both sweet and savoury goodies that really delivers. It was the perfect way to start my day and get into the spirit of the occasion. And to extend my Bastille Day celebrations I couldn’t resist picking up some deliciously sweet patisserie to take home for both dear husband and I to enjoy … perhaps with a fine French tipple as we continue with our Le Tour de France viewing and marvel over the beauty of the French countryside, wishing that we were both there.
Today we honour and remember our service men and women, both past and present. And I just wanted to say that on this ANZAC day, I will not forget the sacrifice they made to ensure all the liberties that we as a nation enjoy today, now and always …. how will you remember?
When it comes to flowers I love a bouquet that looks as though it has spilled out of the garden and into a vase. So this year, for Valentine’s day I decided head to the flower market and gather some goodies to create my own bouquet and here is the result. It’s a little whimsical and wild, and I adore the blackberries coupled with the burgundy and vanilla hues of the garden roses … whose fragrance I must say is simply divine, I wish you could smell them!
And the best bit is that it didn’t cost the earth to make. A modest $50 for stunning botanicals, and an hour of my time to gather and create, which as an avid crafter is all of the fun, I know that my dear husband would completely approve of this Valentine.
What are your creative plans for your Valentine? I’d love to know.
Warmest wishes to you all for a safe and happy Easter.