I fell in love with Hobart many years ago. It really does have the freshest air I’ve ever inhaled and some of the freshest produce I’ve ever eaten! Here are some of my fave places to visit and I’m just overjoyed when my son told me he loved Tasmania. Who would have knew? I really thought he would prefer somewhere with theme parks but he told me he loved the nature and scenery right where we were. *squeal*
So, here are some of our favorite places this trip.
It was a very weird morning. It was 2 degrees Celcius on Mount Wellington and 0 degrees in Hobart. So unusual that this piece of news even got onto the front page of the newspaper. Nonetheless, the view was breathtakingly glorious!
Yes, I finally made a winter coat for myself after sewing up 2 for hubby and one each for the kids. I was still hand-stitching the hem the morning we took off. I really didn’t want to wear my RTW black or grey ones. Australia’s winter is pretty mild so I only wore the coat on two occasions throughout the trip. Definitely bringing this to the UK with me. And, if time allows, I will probably do a separate post for the coat and its details.
Bonorong Wildlife Santuary
We love animals and my kids were so thrilled to hand feed the kangaroos! So was I and it felt totally awesome when this little one held my hand! Aww!
Hubby’s Wool Coat: Vintage Simplicity 6887, blogged here.
The fruit tarts from the Richmond Bakery were absolutely delectable! Another must try!
Wool dress with matching scarf: Adapted from Sewaholic’s Renfrew. Striped wool fabric from Moods fabric. I used a yellow rib knit for contrast at the v neckline. Stripes run chevron on the front and vertical on the back. This dress is unblogged but fast becoming a fave. I think it has to do with the color, crazy stripes and the matching scarf.
Girl’s sweater dress: No pattern used. Wool sweater knit from Emma one sock and blogged here.
Tasmania must be rainbow heaven cos we saw so many of them this trip and last!
MONA might have some unusual and controversial displays but what really wowed me was an exhibition of graduation art projects done by Australian youth at the University of Tasmania. I heard this exhibition is touring the country and it’s free. Here are my faves!
How can a foodie not visit the markets? The Salamanca market on Saturdays is worth a visit for the food and desserts alone.
Sewing BFF Veronica Darling recommended that I visit the Farm Gate Market after I told her we were visiting Hobart. It is a must if you love good food! Veronica raved about the pasta there and we loved Masaaki’s sushi! So many fresh local produce! You got to try the cheeses from Bruny Island!
There are 2 queues at Masaki’s stall, one for pre-made sushi and one for his hand rolls. Both are definitely worth trying. Hubby said it’s a lot better than Nobu in Melbourne and I have to agree! He sells a regular version of his hand roll and one for vegetarian but was so sweet he customized special ones for my kids. I also overheard that the vegetables he used were from his garden! Yes, I can’t stop raving about his sushi!
My kids had a lil competition using my iphone to capture my self made outfit. I couldn’t decide who took a better shot so both are here. What do you think?
Top: Sewaholic’s Renfrew in a textured grey wool jersey
Bottom: Mustard wool pants/Vintage Simplicity 3688. Debi made so many lovely versions of these 40s wide leg pants and I can totally understand why. It’s such a clean and comfortable pattern! I do think they need side pockets so that’s the only change I will make for future versions.
Have you ever eaten jams from IXL for breakfast? I remembered having them as a kid and here’s the old factory building near the docks. Many of these building have been converted to hotel, cafes and shops. Jam-packed, a cafe in the building is great for tea and free wi-fi.