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Big Day Out

19 December 2008

We had a big day out yesterday... no, not the Big Day Out, just the kind you have when you have kids...

We stopped by Beautiful on the Inside - the fab design/lifestyle store in Bourke Street Surry Hills. This little jewel of a space is full of home accessories, furniture, lighting, fashion and personal accessories- all by local and international designers. It's a must visit destination for design lovers. I love the Christmas camel on the window.

Then it was on to Object Gallery, also on Bourke Street. Object Gallery is the Australian centre for craft and design. The light flooded gallery has continually changing exhibitions and Collect, the in-house shop sells a great collection of work by Australia's best designer-makers.

Then we met up with Julia and her daughter Chloe and we wandered through Hyde park on our way to Bodhi for vegetarian yum cha lunch. Bodhi is an outdoor eatery tucked behind St Mary's Cathedral and the Cook and Phillip Pool. It took a loooong time to get our drinks, but It's a good place to dine with kids because of the the relaxed atmosphere, big open spaces and adjacent park for them to run wild in.

David Jones' Christmas windows are the destination for Sydney kids, so that was our next stop.

The girls couldn't wait any longer for the visit to Santa we'd been promising all day, so we paid him a visit in David Jones. The queue was fairly long but it was worth it. Santa was a gorgeous, kind and sweet, softly spoken old man... just as he should be.

After another romp around Hyde Park, we caught the bus back home totally exhausted after our big day out.

Sorry about the dodgy photos on this post... not sure what happened there. if I have the time and energy I'll try to do something about it.