Gone to Anthro
Fri 3rd, Aug, 2012
G’day lovely Beach Cottage ladies and welcome to Beach Cottage does Anthro.
Are. You. Ready?
Strap yourself in for the ride of your life baby.
I have to tell you I am not a hugey pugey shopaholic, don’t get me wrong I like it, and when I am in the mood to mooch in the shops, nothing can be better, but the latest Jimmy Choo’s do not this heart get a pumping and I have said on here before that the shopping in Australia, unlike just about everything else in the country is pretty mediocre, at best….
But shopping in New York, and I don’t mean for trainers, well, HELLO!
And a homewares store that sources vintage things, is quirky if I want it to be, promotes up and coming brands and has window dressing and styling out of a storybook???
All the way to the door, pronto.
We are going down, baby.
Strap yourself in for some lovely virtual Anthropologie shopping via my iPhone.
and with me lovely Beth, from Babymac who, like me wandered around in snapping and oohing (you can find more pics of our shopping trip to Anthro here)
Just piles of things to fall in love with…you know I like a lot of white and coastal things with pops of colour…errrm the pops of colour will be changing quite a bit. ahem
I loveeee this piece, it is like the vintagey Anthro version of an Expedit and exactly what I want for the Dining Room and have literally been on the lookout for for years now…one day I will find that not in a store in New York but rather at Vinnines on the beaches.
Let us not even talk about that tote down there, errrrm that is one seriously good tote, with my name about written all over it, yep it’s been tried on and walked around by me and I am currently scheming how I can get this into my cottage via Qantas without Mr Beach Cottage raising eyebrows at the purchase of yet another tote..
…and from totes we move swiftly to mugs and china…errrm mugs in zee suitcase indeedy
and pretty blue plates
…oh and this unit too!
bowls, little patterny printed bowls.
Come to mama.
Chalky blue wall, say no more
Lights, lampshades and linens…can’t WAIT to show you what is coming home to Beach Cottage Land. My children may never eat again but our ratty old cottage will be smooching and smiling.
….and a trip to Anthropologie would not be complete without a Beach Cottage foot shot, would it?
That is it from me ladies, I have had a couple of messages re a What I Wore post on here, errrrm we tried to get one last night on the Upper East Side so it’ll be coming soon…oh and no I haven’t forgotten about the old station stroking, that’s on the way too…
I was actually bombed out big-time yesterday with jetlag, it hit me seriously on Day Three, and it weren’t pretty for anyone…my roomie, aka Nikki from Styling You arrived in town and we stayed up late chatting and talking, got to bed after a Skype with the Beach Cottage Crew at about 2.30am….and woke up at 5am as if it were the middle of the day….Skyped again with Beach Cottage Land, and Mr Beach Cottage’s eyebrows were raised quite high and he made some reference to the fact that Nikki may see another side of me after 2 and a 1/2 hours sleep…hmmm, now I must say there was no partaking in broomstick riding, there was a trip to Soho for lunchy-poos, a Blow Out (aka blow dry and sometimes mistakenly given another name by me) in a very very nice Blow Out Joint, haha, and a fancy schmancy Blogher outside party on a Manhattan rooftop…by which stage we were to say the least flagging, my feet were three sizes bigger than my shoes because of the heat, my blow dry had drooped just like the drips on my coastal table and one’s eyes were sporting a lovely shade of bloodshot…
But I am loooving New York city baby, jetlag or not.
Bye for now lovelies – oh and if you have any recommendations for homey shops I might like here please let me know…
p.s. yep this chair has a seat on the plane ….just how am I gonna coastal her up?