Welcome to the Apple Isle ~ head south to the Huon Valley to visit the orchards…elements i love, travel, australia

or stay with us in Hobart, where  we have been blessed with sunshine.  This weekend away with my daughter and mum in tow is a rare treat, with no shop to worry about for a few days I can just enjoy being a tourist.   Travel usually involves hunting for antiques…but not this weekend, I will be spending time with old friends who know Tassie like the back of their hand.

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Classical Georgian buildings, quaint streets and blue skies made our visit to the oldest and most historic area in Hobart a delightful experience. If you love architecture and history walking the streets of Battery Point is an essential part of your visit here – its easy to meander from Salamanca Place up the Kelly Steps, constructed around 1830 and spend an hour to two discovering the area. {click here For more info re walks}elements i love, travels, australia
Lots of earthy, fresh produce can be found at the farmers markets in Salamanca Place and thanks to insider knowledge from Carmen, we enjoyed great coffee & a late lunch at Pigeon Hole in Hobart.

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On a cruisy drive down south we stopped at cute Cygnet and had the yummiest but biggest lunch at the Lotus Eaters cafe … (with eyes bigger than our bellies we had to take desert home which we had reserved  upon arrival!)  elements i love, travel, hobart
& here I found an old fisherman’s shack a perfect hideaway when the world becomes too much ..elements i love, travel, tasmania

I confess, a little wood pile envy overcame me when I spied the neatly stacked logs at my friends place…though the thought of a long cold winter is less appealing.
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Again the weather was perfect for our day trip to Mona – a great experience for young & old and one that every Tasmanian we met was happy to talk about.!  The rugged natural beauty & the large steel buildings that house this unique collection prove that classical architecture has some strong competition for integrity as the exterior rusts & weathers into the landscape – an inspiring place.. to find out more click here – the museum of old & new art – 

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It was hard not to be just a little envious of what appears to be the good life ! Our friends have lived in Tasmania for a long time now and have tried other locations around the country but they are here to stay … there is no place quite like it.
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Yes, she is a collector too..
For shopping,  we loved the beautifully curated shop in Salamanca called The Maker & found some great vintage finds at Hello Gorgeous!P1210485
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Happy Easter, love a long weekend…

Hoping everyone has a chance to enjoy the Easter break – we will be closed at the warehouse all weekend and Elements i love… in Surry Hills will only be open on Saturday 10-5pm  🙂



One comment

  1. Beautiful photos Brooke – feel like I have escaped just by looking at them. Thank you – love Tassie and the Mona is genius. Happy Easter to you too

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