Madame Bonbon: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, friend!  I hope you enjoyed a wonderful festive season wherever you are in the world. In case you didn’t know, I have been on an extended blogger vacation for a few months.  I have now returned to blogger world after an incredibly refreshing and busy break.  My world has been full of [...]

I’m on Holiday!

A little courtesy note to let you know that I am on holiday in tropical north Queensland. I’ll be back online in about a week with some photos of the birthday celebration that I am coordinating.  I’ve had sooo much fun putting it all together.  You can check out my posts on the party preparation [...]

Holiday in Sunny Queensland

My daughter and I recently snuck away for a sunshine break in beautiful Queensland [whilst M. Bonbon was overseas]. We spent our time with my family in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast. We visited the West End Markets, where we shopped and ate our way through the huge array of stalls. We wandered the [...]

Taking a Break from Winter

Hello there!  I’m on holidays in sunny Queensland at the moment and having a terrific time. I’ll be back on Thursday, August 9th with a blog update on the holiday and some happy snaps to share. Image: My day at Moffat Beach on the Sunshine Coast.  Heaven! In the meantime, check out this beautiful DIY [...]

Christmas in Cairns, Queensland

The family and I have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Cairns, Queensland.  We celebrated Christmas Day with my family in Cairns. The day was a balmy 33 degrees (celsius) and humid, but thankfully the swimming pool and Christmas punch kept us all cool.  During the week, we ate our fair share of fresh [...]

The Sydney Picnic Co.

My family and friends love a good picnic in the outdoors, whether it be by the beach, the local park or creek. This generally involves us searching through the cupboards or running to the markets to pick up the picnic essentials before we all traipse off.  I’ve often thought how wonderful it would be to [...]

The Drybar, California

I have been reading a few articles about a venue called, Drybar, in California and thought that  it must be the latest happening bar in town.  I was a little surprised to find out that it was a hair salon…but not just any old hair salon.   Drybar is a blow dry bar – no cuts, no colour, just blow outs.  It’s [...]

A Break in Far North Queensland

We are travelling to beautiful Cairns, in far north Queensland, for a family wedding this week.  I’m looking forward to visiting the beaches, Rusty’s markets, snorkelling on Green Island, taking the skyrail from Kuranda to the Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park, and seeing my family…phew!  Now I just need to fit all of this around the [...]

Happy Easter!

Just a note to wish you and your family a lovely break over the Easter holidays.   We are visiting my family in Queensland for the week.   I’m looking forward to the beach, lunch at the local pub, our family Easter Egg hunt and traditional Easter luncheon, the family badminton tournament and playing golf with my [...]

My Melbourne: Five Fab Bars

As part of Madame Bonbon’s My Melbourne Series,  here are five fabulous Melbourne city bars.   I must admit it was a challenge limiting this selection to just five bars.  The restaurant and bar scene in Melbourne is constantly “moving and shaking”.  Take my first bar – Ponyfish Island, located underneath a pedestrian bridge over the [...]

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