My dear friend, Denise, has just opened her beautiful new gift shop, ‘Shop 51′, here in Toowong, Brisbane.
Isn’t it the most gorgeous store? … and what an Aladdin’s cave of delights it holds.
My friend Annie (@redrosescrystal) and I visited ‘Shop 51′ yesterday and squealed over all Denise’s pretties … and we seriously shopped up a storm too! “Christmas shopping? No, these are all for me!”
I found it very hard to leave without these pom-pom cushions. They are on my ‘after the holidays, birthday wish list’.
Annie and I sniffed every bottle of this gorgeous range. I settled on the ‘Maids Day Off All-Purpose Surface Spray’. #theglamour
It’s scented with pink peonies and hibiscus. It’s divine. Certainly beats the old toxic ‘spray and wipe’. The boys are under strict instructions, “only one squirt” …. as they do the benches at night and in the morning. #husbandsintraining
There’s everything you can think of!
… and I was delighted to see another friend’s beautiful jewellery range, ‘Sistaco’, in store too! Hi Yolanda! …your new range is sooo beautiful! So proud! Yolanda travels the world to have these beauties made. #theglamour
Look at the detail in the light on the ceiling! I digress, but isn’t it exquisite?
Denise has a thing for bees … (Faux Fuchsia, ‘run, don’t walk’!)
… and lamps … which I understand … completely.
Be still heart.
Look at her beautiful pressed metal walls!!!
Oh Paris, I will see you bientôt!
There’s a coffee shop to come soon too. There is a little annexe on the shop that is just the most perfect potential coffee and cake meeting place. I have to move over that side of the river next year, as my boys’ schools are in the area, so I am now looking in Toowong too … so that I can be a local …. and hang out at Denise’s coffee shop every morning after school drop off (sorry Justine!). My new mobile office peut-être? (just learnt ‘perhaps’ today) …. I could handle that!
Shop 51 is at 8 Bent Street, Toowong. It’s open Tuesday and Wednesday, from 10am to 5.30pm, Thursday and Friday up until Christmas, from 10am to 7.30pm (complete with a glass of champers as you walk in the door #theglamour), Saturday from 9am to 5.30pm and Sunday from 10am to 3pm.
If you see anything you love here, give Denise a call on 3161 5341 pronto.
Say hi from me when you pop in. You’ll never want to leave. Denise is the most gorgeous, warm and welcoming person.