Last week I went to Brisbane for work for three days. It was a grand event. Two things I noticed about Brisbane – the humidity made my curls look good, and the temperature is a really warm type of cool. Weird. It was a nice bed in my hotel, but there was no doona. Just a blanket covered by a sheet. I was cold and I missed having a doona.
Let’s not beat around the bush. The jeans I wore to dinner at Treasury Casino on Wednesday night did not fit me on Friday night. I ate too much. I ate four plates of seafood,
Some ribs and sweet potato…
And a plate of desserts…
And some jars of lychee rice pudding (ok I had two jars) plus lavender fruit salad…
And eggs royale to celebrate the Royal wedding.
I was longing for some maternity style jeans to fit the foodbaby in my tummy.
I was invited to a glamourous jewellery launch at The Tribune Brisbane. The Tribune is located in a funky warehouse style building and it stocks high end and emerging designers. All the glamourous people were there.
There was some coloured cuffed pant action.
And some citrus jewels mixing it with some citrus fruit.
I loved it all.
I especially loved the long necklaces.
Here I am with Red Phoenix Emporium’s beautiful designers, Lotus and Willow.
Their Dad was there too, very proud and taking pictures. He also has a blog. He took this one of Lotus and I. Mandatory dress shot…
And a shot to make us look taller.
I bought a Red Phoenix Emporium brooch. I love the light and shade it reflects.
And it came with a cute pouch!
I also admired the art of Andy Geppert, who illustrated these postcards and the invite for the launch.
I also bought two pretty cards Andy designed.
The most anticipated moment of my Brisbane trip was meeting Faux Fuchsia at the Tribune. She is so friendly, funny, lovely and beautiful. She was radiant. And her clothes sparkled.
And Baby Faux Fuchsia is as cute as a little designer frock button. I had a long cuddle and he didn’t cry. Perfect baby! He wore a cardi that matched red cuffed pant man’s.
I had a wonderful night. I loved meeting Willow, Lotus and FF’s friends, and another blog reader Anne-Marie and her daughter Kate. Thanks for the invite, it was so very special. The Red Phoenix Emporium blog even lists me as a celebrity!
On my way back home I captured two rainbows.
I arrived home exhausted because a lot of work was done in between social engagements, but I was so happy because I had a nice time.