Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hue and no cry

This is how they offer you a drink of water at Hue.

They have Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire and House and Garden in neat glossy rows. They have a chandelier and wonderful colouristas who are specialists because they do nothing but colour hair.

I went to their Franklin Road salon and had the kind of experience where you feel better when you walk out than you did when you walked in. There is no idle chatter amongst the staff about their Friday night, their shifts or gossip about friends or soap stars. They seem interested in you - and your hair.

Loved it, recommend it, please be kind to yourself and go there. Unbelievably it is cheaper than all those chains of salons out there and a quantum leap in service and relaxation.

Did I mention the vibrating chairs at the basins? Bliss.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

'I seen the little lamp' - Katherine Mansfield

This is the new star of our bathroom and it is a little beauty. Made of plastic, easily put together by two dolts - or one dolt with three hands -and created in New Zealand.

The light is glorious with just a touch of 6o's coffee lounge.

Picked out harmoniously in K Road at Iko Iko on a Sunday afternoon.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Autumn and high jinks in the pavilion

Marilyn watches

as the girls get ready

Betty bouncing

Ella leaping

A few snaps of two girls' exuberance on an autumn day in the Hamilton Gardens.

Marilyn was more subdued, probably overawed by the splendour of the tree. Of course, for those in the know she couldn't possibly have seen the girls so perhaps was miffed at missing out.

Being eternally two dimensional was probably not so hot either.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Easter pleases

To work off eating far too many toasted yeasty spiced bread products yesterday, I put up a few crosses around the place.

Tomorrow I might plant some silverbeet seeds - very rock and roll. Right now my runner beans are a symphony of green gorgeousness and I pick them daily.

Have a wonderful break!

Love it, want it, can't afford to have it!

I am talking about the car, snapped out the window of my stationwagon while stopped at the lights on the way to work.

Probably could afford to have it, just not keep it on the road. He was first out of the starting blocks at the lights, then took the right to the hospital. I trundled happily along to work thinking about how orange is such a fine colour.