My Tasmanian Adventure (to collect another stash of fabulous vintage couture)

Twighlight heading back to the ferry

Stunning vistas on Bruny Island

Incredible view. I had to hold on tight or be blown out to sea.

It felt like I was the only person on South Bruny Island

The view over the harbour from my rom at the Grand Chancellor Hotel

Hello Gorgeous - a fabulous vintage store in Hobart
Who ever would have thought my collection would take me to a remote island off the coast of Tasmania. Not only that, but that I would return with a huge L.L. Bean duffle bag filled to bursting with stunning and glamorous dresses from the 40s and 50s. Rust silks, navy crepes, a sophisticated and absolutely beautiful Audrey Hepburn style cream wedding dress and sumptuous veil, party dresses and stylish day dresses. Quite beautiful and worth every bit of the travel to collect them. My delightful hosts, Marion and Terry, treated me to a day of old fashioned elegance, including Georgian silver, in their enormous house with breathtaking views straight out to sea. Marion's collection of vintage dresses, handbags and accessories was a wonderful treat to see. I had so much fun driving my bubble of a rental car up and down narrow muddy roads - actually there are only 2 roads on both islands - but I still got lost and ended up south at Bruny lighthouse rather than north at the ferry. The car ferry was small and the journey smooth - it took only 15 minutes to cross from the island to the coast of Tasmania and then another 40 minutes to drive back into Hobart.
I LOVE Hobart - what a luxury to live in a sophisticated city with a bustling airport, harbour, shops, historic buildings - all 20 minutes from everything and of course close to the beautiful Salamanca Square. I had a delicous dinner in the uber trendy Quarry restaurant, melt in the mouth Tasmanian salmon with several glasses of boutique Pinot Noir too.
The next day I had time to visit the Tasmanian Museum in hopes of one day holding an exhibition there and then on to find as many vintage shops as I could before flying back to Sydney. Ended up at Hello Gorgeous and spent the rest of the day there trying on great vintage dresses, shoes, hats - a really wonderful shop. I bought a beautiful cream wool Prue Acton long dress which I will wear to the opening of my next exhibition at QUT in Brisbane.
I can't wait to return to beautiful Hobart and travel back down to South Bruny Island. What a wonderful adventure.