I've had a very special guest stay with me in Canberra this weekend. It was a bit intimidating, really. She is gorgeous, her makeup is perfect, and she's fashion obsessed, having spent the last 12 months visiting fashion designers from Japan to Europe, the US, Asia and now Australia.
Her name is Coco Moon. Poor little thing - she arrived smack bang in the middle of a cold spell, direct from steamy Hong Kong. But today she rugged up in appropriate (but fashionable, of course!) clothing and I took her for a tour of my town, man-flu and all. It was a bit cold and blustery but we planned for refreshments along the way, and I had a wonderful time showing her the sights of what I think is a pretty special part of the world.
First stop - Parliament House. Check out those gorgeous blue skies!
Coco Moon really wanted to see the Vanity Fair exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, but wasn't impressed by the banning of photographs inside the exhibition. So we decided not to go inside.
(I suspect she thinks she might make a good model for a future issue.)
We walked down to Lake Burley Griffin. I love the south side of the lake. We sat on the lake wall and soaked up the winter sun.
Despite the sun, we were starting to freeze through and through. We had a lovely cup of hot chocolate and some apple crumble at Tilley's.
Coco Moon was impressed that the girls at Tilley's had a Blythe-sized cup for her hot chocolate!
With fingers and faces warmed up, we changed into our hiking gear and headed up the slopes of Mt Majura.
Any international guest in our house gets taken to the bush so they can see some wildlife and smell the eucalypts. We were lucky today, and got to see some kangaroos!
Coco Moon leaves for Japan tomorrow - even though her stay has been super-short, I'm really going to miss her.
You can see some of her other travels over at Flickr and on her blog.