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

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

My French photo album

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If you haven’t been following us on our travels, here are some of our favourite pics from our recent buying trip to France!    We discovered some great pieces which should arrive hopefully about mid September, fingers crossed.   Our trip began in Paris…. and then we headed to the south of France….but we didn’t get lost … Continue reading

french antiques road trip…

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it was a crazy few days before we left — thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate our first year in Surry Hills! We always have a pretty packed schedule & this trip is no different, everyday we are up and running…I think we should really be a little more French in our approach..a … Continue reading

Autumn arrives…

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As the month of March quickly became April, we were kept busy with both Elements i love.. and our big brother warehouse Architectural & Antique Elements – some days are a little more chaotic than others! I thought i would share a few instagram pics, for those not following us… The warehouse looked gorgeous last … Continue reading

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