Duckie

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frustrated flâneur | shameless sybarite | art junkie | intrepid collector | pariah extraordinaire


Roo-la-la!
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'Princess Alanah' by Freya Povey

can i haz teh kitteh?
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i think i need a Bengal kitten in my life...
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Phyllopteryx taeniolatus
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iWant you:

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'Weedy seadragon' flameworked glass by Mark Eliott


www.canberraglassworks.com

open to interpretation #MarcelDzama
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[insert story here]

Marcel Dzama's work is always compelling in its rather pared-back approach to surrealism.

'Under My Skin'
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glasswork by Kirstie Rea

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'Ripe Berries - summer pudding'


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'Remnant Rhythm'


www.canberraglassworks.com

monastique c'est chic
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black leather sandals, Calvin Klein

iWant
Rietveld Chair
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carafes by Nadège Desgenétez

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it's a hard knock life
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... for some

potato neapolitan
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Silo Bakery, Kingston
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a beautiful day calls for a nice mid afternoon al fresco meal

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rabbit terrine

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lamb stuffed roasted capsicum

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smoked cod with fava beans


Silo Bakery
36 Giles St Kingston, Canberra
www.silobakery.com.au

my favourite building in #Canberra
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in a whole new light

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The National Library of Australia all lit up as part of Enlighten.

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www.enlightencanberra.com

#wiwt Guccissima + Nantucket reds
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the visit #DarthVader
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the guest of honour (and top drawcard) of the Canberra Balloon Spectacular




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homard à l'orange
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new world
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one VERY BIG evening: #Canberra100
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on 11 March 2013 Canberra celebrated her 100th birthday. this ONE VERY BIG DAY it culminated with a spectacular fire show over Lake Burley Griffin. here are a few snaps:

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here's to another 100 awesome years!

i love this city, this is my home.

=]

'Kangaroo Dreaming'
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(1983) by Ronnie Tjampitjinpa, Papunya Tula

bloody good!
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quite literally




just the way i like my steak done =9

back off...
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i know kung-fu!

be home soon
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'Baskerville' table lamp by Göran Wärff for Kosta Boda

my spangle obsession continues...
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the origin of the species
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wood-wood
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a most impressive entry foyer:



'Hotel Hotel' Canberra's new & exciting venue in hip & happening New Acton district opening soon =)

www.hotel-hotel.com.au

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my fave :-9

en masse, en blanc: Le Dîner en Blanc Canberra #DEBCanb2013
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here are a few photos i took from last Saturday's inaugural 'Le Dîner en Blanc' in Canberra - the third Australian city to hold this awesome worldwide event as part of the Enlighten festival celebrating Canberra's 100th birthday

about 700 people participated in what some call a "pop-up/flash mob picnic' all dressed in white ...and nothing but.

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the location - Peace Park between between the National Library and Lake Burley Griffin - was only divulged just moments after participants have gathered in various rendezvous points around the city.

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we were given 30 minutes to set the tables up, decorate and plate the food. this is our assigned row:

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other requirements were to bring a three-course dinner, bring our own tables and chairs, linen, dinnerware and cutlery - no paper or plastic (with some exceptions). yes, it may seem too much effort, but totally worth it.

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the all encompassing key word for the entire event: elegance

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with a simultaneous waving of our cloth napkins, dinner commenced.

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that day was my Mum's birthday and we decided to make a family outing of it.

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one of the rare moments when it felt good to be judged - our table was selected as a finalist for best decoration =)

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at the end of dinner, sparklers were lit to signal that the dance floor is open

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everyone was in a jovial and community mood that night. i even witnessed my mum join a conga line!

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a most awesome evening. i was so impressed with my fellow Canberrans for being such a stylish and fun set.

we look forward to next year's dinner!


dinerenblanc.info       enlightencanberra.com.au         canberra100.com.au

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