Friday, August 19, 2011

Sydney



Once again, sorry for the time between posts. It seems my New Post toolbar has decided to stop loading forever! I have changed back to the old version and here I am!
Last Friday we set off to Sydney for four fantastic days.
Friday afternoon involved a spot of shopping followed by a delicious dinner with friends.
Saturday Paul and I parted ways and after a dodgy cab ride I arrived at the amazing Coco Republic Design School - to attend the Masterclass Colour for Interiors
(whilst Paul cruised the harbour in a tinny!)
It was everything I had expected and more. The purpose built classroom was the perfect setting to learn about colour perception and attributes and to complete mood boards and total colour schemes.
Whilst I already knew a lot of the 'theory' of the course from my previous studies it was a great experience to be in working classroom, with a brilliant teacher so experienced in the field. We completed practical tasks with the facilities and materials required all on hand. I also had the opportunity to meet some wonderful and interesting people.
I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone!
Of course the visit to Coco would not be complete without a visit to the showroom, which was totally stunning!!!
Saturday night we dined at Bel Mondo at The Rocks. The atmosphere, view, service and 5 course degustation with matching wines was amazing and the perfect dinner experience with my favourite dish of the night being Chef Andy Balls Sauteed Scallops with nicoise vegetables, roast capsicum puree & mizuna leaf. Favourite wine if the night was the 2009 Patina, Scandalous Riesling, Orange NSW.
Sunday Paul ran the 14km City To Surf. Somewhat harder than the City to Bay with its challenging hills! The 85,000 people atmosphere was exciting and gave a huge sense of community spirit. With over $3 500 000 raised for charity every participant should be proud.
Lunch at The Italian Village Sunday afternoon was just what my runner needed with its beautiful waterfront location and harbour views.
Monday Morning we walked from the City to Bills at Darlinghurst. The corn fritters were out of this world!!!
Later we caught the ferry over to Manly on the 18 degree sunny day it was the perfect end to our Sydney long weekend.

9 comments:

Life in the Country Lane said...

What a great trip you have had. Some great food - looked at Bel Mondo, but thats as far as it went! Congratulations to Paul on his acheivement a great effort. The course sounds like a lot of fun. Love the photo of you.
Rebecca x

Sarah B said...

Sounds like a great weekend was had by all. I'm very impressed with Paul's city to surf efforts. I'm pooped just thinking about it!

Samantha said...

What a lovely couple of days, just perfect.x

Shayne said...

Sounds lovely!

I love Italian Village ;) And Bills! The ricotta pancakes are amazing there ;)

loulou said...

Hello Letitia,

I am so glad to hear you had a great few days - food is a real journey in itself isn't it?

I love the Manly Ferry - I always make a point of catching it if I am in Sydney.

Have a great rest of your weekend

x
Loulou

The Moerks said...

what a busy trip. The course sounded fantastic and congrats to hubby for his terrific run.

Annie@A View On Design said...

What a lucky ducky you are!! I wish I had the time/money to do a day course there. THey have a store in Melb, but no school here... arrghh! Syd is just too much effort for me, but kudos to you for doing it! Great pic of the room too!!

Laura said...

oh, wow letitia, i would so love to do that course, sadly, i am in the wrong state!!! you will have to share some of your tips with us!!! hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Laura xx

Karen said...

Sounds fabulous
Kind Regards
Karen