I have always loved shopping, I mean always. I don’t spend a lot of money. I like to think I am a savvy shopper. If you have been around this blog long enough you will know I buy things I love. Even if it is from a thrift store, second hand market or dollar store. Sometimes I dont even buy, I just love to make mental wish lists, browse the stores, admire the window displays, circle the catalogues.
Which brings me to Pottery Barn. For years I have coveted EVERYTHING pottery barn. Firstly thorugh catalogues sent to me by very kind friends in the states. Then online and when they would not ship I began parcel forwarding. Last year I was finally able to take them up on their international shipping. My favourites were the bed linen, office and organising pieces and of course the SEASONAL DECOR!
When I found out that a Pottery Barn would be making its way to our shores, I squealed with excitement, literally! No more International Shipping Rates! No more disappointment at the online checkout to find out that the item doesn’t ship Internationally. I was going to go INSIDE A POTTERY BARN store and experience it all for myself.
I started making plans of when and how I would get to Sydney to see the Bondi Store.
Then in the mail came my very own INVITATION, selaed with wax, to the PREVIEW of all four Williams Sonoma owned stores.
The rest is history. I booked those flights as quick as I could. Started making wish lists and pinched myself more than once.
The store did not disappoint. Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn kids are next to each other and share some floor space. The store is spread over two levels and the merchandising feels as if you have walked into a luxurious coastal chic home. I wished to just take whole spaces and transport them into my own home. Even the stores gorgeous dark timber floors and white cabinetry had me drooling.
Now I think I will let the pictures speak for themselves.