Normally at this time of year we would have packed the car and headed North or South…elements i love, antiques, online, sydneyBut with Easter being in March a tad early this year, a long weekend in our home town seemed like a good idea. I have worked some late nights getting lots of new stock on line so I could enjoy a digital detox (no website work for me this weekend) !

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With the forecast looking like a mostly sunny Sydney (maybe raining tomorrow) its hard to know where to start..but something chilled at Watson’s Bay might be on the cards? Or if you have kids take them along to the Easter egg hunt on the weekend ~ click here for more details.

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Watson’s Bay Hotel, love the outdoor spaces here

 I love to do the walk from Bronte to Bondi and have a dip in the ocean, you always feel great afterwards and its such a Sydney experience…even better when followed by brunch, lunch or even early dinner?

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A few old favourites here are, the original Sean’s Panaroma – a pretty ideal spot for a long, lazy lunch or my go to place with girlfriends is the Bondi Tratt where you can sip on a Hendriks in the late afternoon or have an early morning brekky and watch the world go by on Campbell Parade.  

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The view from Sean’s Panaroma… 
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Take the ferry, west to Hunters Hill or into the city or travel further North to Manly or East to Watson’s Bay…a little gem of a beach.
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Watson’s Bay…nothing has changed here.

On the other side of the bridge is Balmoral Beach my grandparents lived here when i was young and it holds a sentimental place in my heart…I spent many holidays playing in the rock pools & climbing over the island connected to the promenade via an old stone bridge. Easter post sydney (3)I have always loved the iconic building that houses The Bathers Pavilion – originally changing facilities…commissioned in 1928 with Moorish style fretwork panels which was an unusual influence in Sydney in the 1920’s but a timeless piece of architecture today.Easter post sydney (1)

Living in Balmain means the city is an easy bus or ferry ride away,  if its been too long between trips to Paris and we feel like a drink at the bar followed by steak & frites we head to Angel Place/ Ash Street and find a table at the charming Felix Bistro.  elements i love, blog. sydneyHere you will find a great fit out by Merivale, including wonderful mosaic floors, bentwood chairs, booths, the mandatory zinc lined bar and a mirrored wall with the ‘plat du jour’ specials along with a killer Kir Royal.elements i love, blog, sydney

Of course a long weekend at home would not be complete with out going to the markets and picking up the best in season, click here to see where your best growers market is….

Easter post sydney (4) (1000x1000)With my daughter being a keen baker and me trying to master the perfect pasta i feel Good Friday and Sunday afternoon might be spent in the kitchen.elements i love. blog, sydneyWhere ever you are, what ever you do…whether you traditionally visit the Easter show or Sunday morning mass or have your own crazy Easter egg hunt (we do) ! Enjoy the extra down time, go technology free for a day and have a great Easter Weekend. X Brooke
Easter post sydney (5)We are closed from today Thursday 24th March 4pm and re-open Tuesday 29th at 10am.

 

 

 

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