on the road again

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Namaste friends, greetings from India! I foolishly thought that in the time between coming back from France and going to India we would launch our e-commerce site ! Alas it was not to be.  It’s true a lot of the work has been done and we are very, very close but between one thing and … Continue reading

paris je t’aime

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I can’t believe more than a week has passed since I returned from Paris, how quickly our work life consumes us!  For me, France is always a ‘work trip’  however this  was a very different kind of visit as I was part of  ‘Embrace Paris’ for 3 days and nights. I felt like quite the tourist … Continue reading

Bastille Day & …

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I thought Bastille Day was as good day as any to tell you about a little trip to Paris happening next weekend!   I have visited Paris in all seasons, and I have to admit I don’t have a favourite time of year because for me, and i know most people would agree – ‘Paris is always … Continue reading

its all in the detail…

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If you have just discovered Elements i love… hello & welcome !    To all of you who have been with us for a longer time (thank you)  & followed our journey from the Warehouse to the Surry Hills store you will be delighted to know that we are in the final stages of putting together a new website … Continue reading

Love a long weekend…

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I love serendipitous moments and since we opened Elements i love… in Surry Hills we have enjoyed plenty. Last weekend Robert & Christina (lovers of our store) were married, and en route from the church to a stunning reception at Watsons Bay Hotel  they had a special little photo shoot in the store – the light … Continue reading

Sunday on my mind…

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 Wouldn’t it be great to make Mother’s Day every day! No cooking, no washing, just hanging out with your family and being spoiled… If you are a mother or significant other and on the lookout  for something that could make May 11th  a really good  day, here are a few hand-picked suggestions.   Bags, always a … Continue reading

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Sometimes it is lovely to travel without a focus on finding antiques & just enjoy the real things along the way… Classic colonial architecture and blue skies made a wander through Battery Point a delightful post brunch necessity…  Peering through the wrought iron fence we hoped that the interior had a good collection of authentic … Continue reading

a vintage summer…

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Summer is here &  the recent Christmas/New Year holiday seems to be the one & only time when we all actually slow down, switch off and unwind ~ everyone i know and even those who i don’t ( random chats in the store) have lamented how crazy their year was…how did we become like this, … Continue reading

Wishing you Happy Holidays &…

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Schools out, the sun is frying eggs on the pavement and the oven is on! Yes it must be Christmas time in Australia…thank goodness for delightful summer fruits that arrive about now. (serve chilled) A little news just before the years out – behind the scenes we have been working on a small collection of linen … Continue reading

A French summer ~ shipment arrives…

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it was only a matter of days between arriving home from a hot and dusty buying trip to India that our shipment arrived on our door step from France!  No matter how many times you do this there are always a few surprises both good and bad – this container did not fit all our purchases, … Continue reading

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