18 October 2011

a Sydney side trip to the Donna Hay General Store

Greetings all,
On almost every trip to Sydney i detour to the Donna Hay General Store in Woollahra - where the beautiful people live, darling.  It's always so crisp & stylish, with beautiful products & clever merchandising.
 I always go upstairs first, indulge my senses with candles & body products, handmade eye candy & home decor.  Not to mention the stunning building which houses these fine products.  We now have 6 floor cushions, i'm a fan!!
 Then i stumble out the door with something from every shelf from the ground floor selection of cookbooks, bakeware, stationery, food & now . . . Royal Doulton china!!  I gushed like a giddy school girl about the milk glass range last week.
 Yes, Donna Hay, the clever stylist & cook (for Oprah's Sydney visit & MasterChef fame) has been in big business for 10 years.  I picked up a copy of the limited edition 10th anniversary magazine.
 I love this new cooling rack, it's replacing a 15 year old one which is bent & my squishy undercooked (on purpose) cookies fall through.  This large was less than $10.  I've already used it twice & want another one. 
 I can never resist her twines & cupcake wrappers, seriously, you'd find them in my fall-out-shelter as something i-have-to-take-with-me-if-the-world-ends.  I love her bags of chocolates & how cute are these paper bag lanterns??  I'll be using them in Summer, stay tuned!!  Look at the retro kitchen timer, now magnetised to the fridge, brilliant.
This could be dangerous, Donna's new Royal Doulton collection, baby steps, i'm starting with the measuring jug.  It feels so beautiful, pure luxury.  Love Posie
PS win a craft giveaway including Mollie Makes magazine!!

28 comments:

trixi said...

I never even knew that shop existed and I only live about 15 minutes away...hmm, I think a visit to Woollahra might be in order... a little worrying though being so close!

tinajo said...

Cute stuff, I like it! :-)

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Oh Posie - you are bad!!!!!!! I didn't even know that shop existed! and I SO DON'T NEED anything from it but I sure do WANT something from it! Aggh! It is miles from me but I feel a day trip coming on! sigh!

Jane said...

Oh Jennie, you lucky duck! Woollahra used to be one of my favourite haunts. A visit there is in order when we finally make a trip back to Sydney ☺. J x

Felicity said...

Well after reading Trixi's comment, it looks like you've done your community service for the day Lovely.

Donna is such an inspiration and although I live too far away to pop into the store I definitely bought the magazine last week and have enjoyed devouring every page.

Drooling from afar....xx's F.

PS: Love your concept of what would be in your shelter...I think there's a post/linky in that concept.

designed to a T said...

Hmmm...I think I have to go!!T

Jodie said...

oooh, I have the same timer in a great shade of 30's green.

Steph said...

I would do some serious damage to our budget if I stepped foot into that shop!! Everything Donna does is just gorgeous! Looks like you had a wonderful time. Hope all is lovely in your world :) xx

quilary said...

Donna Hay has been my favourite cook for ages. I bought her magazine when it first came out - I found the recipes great for a home cook trying to feed a family new and interesting meals that they all would eat. Now my the kids all go to the "Donna Hay's" when they want to cook something. I must go and get that magazine too! I know I wouldn't come out of the shop empty handed either!

Mum on the Run said...

Beautiful, dangerous place to lose yourself!
:-)

Kathryn said...

I haven't been to Sydney for ages, this makes me want to pop down for a few days, just to check it out!

Mama of 2 boys said...

WOW! What a great shop! And what lovely purchases, the cooling rack looks excellent. I love Donna Hay's cook books, but honestly had no idea there was a store devoted to her wares. I could get very lost in there. To think it's right under my nose and I didn't even realise. Thanks Posie :o) xo

designchic said...

Looks like a wonderful shop...thrilled to find and follow your blog!!

Polka Dot Rabbit said...

makes me glad I don't live in Sydney, I would be broke!

Sarah B said...

Oh you lucky thing! I'd love to go shopping there. My major wish is for one of those beautiful cake stands. Sigh :)

Lib said...

Ah Jennie, you are so a woman after my own heart :)
I adore this shop...love it's location and once you're in there it's so entrancing!! I bought up a bunch of storage jars last time I was in and am going back soon to pick up some more :) I could order them online but that would take the fun out of it.
I also love the walk to it (as parking close by is usually hard to come by )you get to admire all the lovely Hansel and Gretel houses!!!

Julie-Ann said...

I am about to buy some of the Royal Doulton crockery. I love Donna Hay goodies. I obviously need to visit Sydney very soon:).

Amanda said...

LOVE the measuring jug! I'd love to visit Donna's store one day, so many pretties there!

Sandrine said...

Oh lucky you! I bought the mag last week and still drooling :)Enjoy your little treats xx

Tiff said...

I am in a swoon! I wish I could have come shopping with you! But it is quite lucky I didn't... I think there would be too much temptation! I could visit the online store though... Hmmmm.... Perhaps I should just admire your purchases!!! X

Hot Fudge said...

Last time we were at her fabulous store we finished off the perfect day with lunch at Bills Woollahra. It must be time for a return visit!

Magi said...

Man, I gotta go too. I think I'll need to follow your route too and start upstairs and make my way down. I like strategy in joyful adventure. I love the measuring jug.

tea with lucy said...

oh yeah. i think i'd like that store too. pity it's all the way over the other side of this wide brown land of ours. lucky i have you to take me on such a lovely personal tour. cheers! rachel xo

My Beautiful World said...

Oh I'm so jealous look at that shop wish I lived closer, I could do some damage in there if I went in with a list I would still buy more. Love what you brought Posie thanks for showing us, have a great day.

Always Wendy

Miss Rosie said...

So much beautiful stuff. I have to say as much as I love her recipes, if I ever met Ms Hay, I would be asking that she ties her hair back while cooking no one wants the stray hair in their food.

sweet emmelie said...

OMG, I am in looove!

Corrie said...

why have I still not been to the store! honestly I need to get there minus the kids

i did pick up the mag at the airport on friday and so many things to make - ricotta and spinach dumplings and that layer cake! wow!

huge donna hay mag!
corrie:)

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