Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy Holidays

You might have noticed that I went off the air for a little while recently, and that was because hubby and I ventured up Far North to a little place called Mission Beach. It was the second time we've holidayed there in the last 18 months, and this time we stayed at a divine house called Sejala, which is owned by one of the hubby's clients. It was a real treat, not only because the house was luxurious, the beach and rainforest beautiful, and the Great Barrier Reef was on our doorstep, but also because I got to wear swimsuits everyday! I think on the first day I went swimming about ten times!
Here I'm wearing a 60s cotton bikini I purchased from Fraulein Marlene over on Etsy. I had been longing for a vintage swimsuit for some time, and the cute pattern on this one really caught my eye. I was a bit worried about how it would hold up when actually wet, but it was actually more durable that I thought it would be, though I can see why the invention of lycra was so revolutionary.

And now for something completely urelated to style, here are some holiday snaps ...

A few days after we came home, Mission Beach was devastated when it was hit with the eye of Cyclone Yasi. The hubby is now back up there, helping to put Sejala back together; the beach has disappeared, trees and debris litter every property, and many people in Mission and surrounding areas have completely lost their homes. It is heartbreaking, but it makes me even more determined to visit this special part of Australia again.

If you want to help the victims of the cyclone, you can donate to the QLD Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal here.


VildesVerden said...

The pictures look wonderful. Sitting up here in the snow it is so hard to imagine the devestation of a hurricane. Want to wish you a great weekend

Style Me Frenchy said...

Hey Lou, it's Karissa, hope you are well...I thought you may be able to help me find a Jantzen 1950's black swimsuit. I saw the vintage ad in Museum station a couple of weeks ago and fell in love but I want an affordable one (if possible), as in <$80...what/who do you know? xx

Louise said...

Hey Karissa. How's things? I'll send you a separate email & I've become a follower of your blog. X