Sunday, October 20, 2013

Adore Magazine Shopping Tour - Northern Beaches, Sydney

I had the nicest time on Saturday. My mum and I went on the Adore Magazine Shopping Tour around the Northern Beaches. 

We all met up (about 12 of us) at Kristy Lee Interiors in Manly. Kristy has such a gorgeous shop with so many lovely things. I have my eye on the Slim Aarons print. I just have to measure up my wall to see if it will fit.

(the print on the far wall is the one I want!)

Next up we headed to Alfresco Emporium in Collaroy. This shop is a favourite of mine. Always good for a browse and I came away with the exciting purchase of a vegetable twister. It will help me turn my zucchini into "spaghetti". Yum!

We then drove to Little Paper Lane in Mona Vale. I think they always do the best window displays! So many lovely things packed into one shop! I came away with a recipe book on Ice-creams and Gelatos. Time to pull the ice-cream  maker out. Also a few cards and bits n pieces.

Next up we headed to Armchair Collective in Mona Vale.
Another favourite. I love a place you can grab a coffee plus some homewares :)

We then drove to Newport, where we stopped at Mark Tuckey.His furniture is just so gorgeous, solid and beautiful. Loved the single bed the best.

Manyara Home was full of luxe dark wood furniture, coral and the most amazing scents.

and Urban Rustic had the cutest vintage/retro goods. 

We had a quick stop for lunch at Frank's in Avalon and then popped into Table Tonic which was bursting at the seams with moroccan poufs, kilim rugs, cushions galore and the most divine green bottles, which I bought a few of.

Tiny Bird. was next. 
They had lovely jewellery, scarves, shoes and homewares.

then Rust. Which had a bit of everything!

I was almost shopped out by this stage but we headed up to Palm Beach and popped into Love Loans and Linen 
Here I saw a gold teaspoon I had to have!

Last stop was Palm Beach Home. I loved this giant flower pot out the front.

I was well and truly shopped out and it was lovely to sit back on the bus and take in the gorgeous coast line as the bus driver took the scenic route home. 

It was the nicest day and everyone on the tour was really lovely. Of course today I pottered around and found new homes for my purchases.

My yoghurt tasted extra delicious this morning as I ate it with my gold spoon ;)

And my green bottles look perfect here :)

How was your weekend? I hope it was a good one x

PS - I know Adore are having a shopping tour in Brisbane and Melbourne soon. Pop over to check out the dates and more info :)

all images my own


  1. I left Sydney just a few days too early or I would have booked myself onto this tour as well. It looks like you visited so many great shops, I bet if you had a car and trailer you would've come home with a lot bigger things too! Those green vases look awesome, some great finds there :)

  2. So many great finds and beautiful shops up on the northern beaches!

  3. I was away but would have loved to have done this! Great buys, and LOVE that Slim Aarons print. Hope it fits your wall x

  4. what a nice day...where is the gold spoon from?

  5. Wish I went on that tour - looks fab! Jane


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