Saturday was one of those glorious weather days here in Sydney – after a week or so of cold weather that made us think we were in for a long winter, autumn returned in it’s glory.
So after the Saturday morning routine of taking kids to singing and dancing, my friend Natasha and I decided to throw 4 of the kids in the car and head to a beautiful part of the world know as Palm Beach. We had an ulterior motive of course as we had been longing to visit a few hidden gems that could be found in this part of the northern beaches of Sydney.
First stop was the gorgeous store Little Paper Lane in Mona Vale – a stationery lovers paradise – admittedly not the best place to be with 4 children in tow as between every “Oh look at this” was a “put that down”, “don’t touch that”, “no you can’t have that”. Little Paper Lane was stocked with so many delights we could have spent hours just searching each little corner of the store – I can see a child free visit coming again soon!
Palm Beach was our next stop where we ordered lunch and found a lovely spot by the water to sit back and soak in the gorgeous weather.
Fish and chips, stationery purchases to admire and kids on the beach (they even went in the water a week before it is officially winter!)
Our final stop was a beautiful little shop called Love Loans and Linen – lots of delicious finds in here and this time we were smart and took it in shifts with the kids so we could enjoy a little bit of shopping heaven.
Such a beautiful part of the world were the lucky locals really do live with the philosophy in the sign
“Happiness is not a destination, it’s a way of life”
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