catching up…
Posted in mini trips, personal, pia's photos August 7th, 2008 by piablog

So it’s been a very eventful past few weeks. Let’s jump back a few steps and start with who I had the pleasure of meeting up with while in Paris a couple of weeks ago. Two lovely bloggers in fact, both of whom you know I adore so I was keen to meet them in the flesh. First of all, the young lady who creates these divine crocheted garlands


…joined me for lunch and then accompanied me on one of my shoots. Yes, I’m talking about the lovely Marie from ici et . Although we only had a short time to meet, it was lovely getting to know her face to face, learning about her adventures in Paris and chatting away in our Aussie accents amongst the Parisiennes. Thanks for joining me Marie, I do hope we get to see more of each other while we are both in Europe!

Another hit of fabulous Aussieness came a few days later when sweet Anna from Absolutely Beautiful Things landed on the continent. I caught her at the beginning of her 3 week vacation through France, and we were able to catch up for a drink and some banter. What a treat!! Anna lives in Brisbane as most of you already know, and I was keen to hear all about her life in this favourite place of mine, and she was keen to hear all about my life in this favourite place of hers! We had a great time, I hope to see her again soon, wherever in the world that may be (okay, secretly I’m hoping its in Brisbane, or at her incredible holiday home on Stradbroke Island).

Lots of other things happened in Paris that you will just have to wait to hear more about soon, but straight after that I was back to le petit bateau in Amsterdam and then on the train to Den Hague for a rather lavish 3 day shoot in a magnificent property (i gasped, gawked, and shrieked with pleasure when I laid eyes on this place. sometimes my job is too good to me). Spending three days in The Hague was pretty special, while I was shopping for props there I managed to snap a few photos for you, I was so eager to show you this beautiful town…



Sure, it was super sunny the whole time I was there, and we all know how much the sun effects me, but it got me thinking, could this little Dutch city be more gorgeous, quaint and laid back than my Amsterdam?


I was in love with this town. Meanwhile, the shoot was an extraordinarily humungous amount of work and while I was expressing my concerns about the huge set I had to create in the coming days while I was on the phone to dear Danielle, next thing I knew she was offering her assistance. I couldnt have been happier – what a wonderful treat to get to spend the whole day with my friend, and have her wonderful helping hands. So on the last day of the shoot, Danielle and I were busy making lavish garden table settings and little vignettes around the place. Danielle made the most beautiful floral arrangements too, and as soon as the production is in print I shall show you all! Thanks again Danielle, I hope we get to work together again soon, i think we make a pretty fab styling team.

So that’s my catch up news, now for sharing something else very much on my mind, plus a few posts and thoughts I’ve been wanting to share with you. A bientot!


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  1. Kelly Stewart says

    Hi Pia,
    Enjoyed catching up with all your travels,and work you have been doing these past weeks,you are quite the busy person!As always we will look forward to reading about all your next adventures in those great places you visit,and work.
    Take Care!

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  2. sofia says

    uhhmmm…all of this adds now anouther city to wish to visit city list ! The Hague looks gorgeous, love love those kind of galleries, that one reminds me of the Galeries royales Saint-Hubert in Brussels, I love that place !

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  3. nancy says

    fun all around…and you are a busy banshee.:)

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  4. corine says

    bah. I spent all this time behind my desk. Sometimes I feel I’m wasting my life away writing about things rather than experiencing them.

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  5. danielle says

    Thanks for your kind words Pia! I very much enjoyed working with you and hope to do more in the future. And the next time that you are in The Hague I will take you on a sight-seeing & shopping tour!

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  6. Anna Spiro says

    Oh, Pia, it was so lovely to catch up with you too…I absolutely LOVED meeting you and hearing all about your very exciting life! Can’t wait to catch up again hopefully sooner rather than later!!

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  7. Julie says

    Sounds like you’ve been having a wonderful time! One day I hope to meet some of you from blogland face to face.

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  8. marie says

    i had a lovely time too pia 🙂
    id love to meet up again soon!

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