Tuesday, 17 September 2013

French Leave

  








I thought it appropriate to call this post - 'French Leave' which is defined as - an abrupt and unannounced departure (without saying farewell).  

Over the course of this year I have kept myself off the streets doing my usual decorating thing with some wonderful clients and some exciting projects but I have also been heavily engrossed in writing my first book with Penguin which is due for release early next year.  I never really anticipated the incredible amount of work, energy and inspiration needed to write a book and so I felt that in order to put all my effort into my writing I really couldn't write a book and a blog at the same time.  I hope you can understand my French Leave and grant me pardon.  Maybe having my book on your coffee table next year will make up for my leave of absence here this year!

It astonishes me to think that Spring has arrived here in Australia and we are on the down-hill slide to Christmas yet again.  Having just returned from a much-needed holiday in Europe where we (my family and I) experienced and enjoyed the end of Summer there, I am excited to think about our forthcoming Summer months.

I thought you might like to see a few of my holiday snaps which, if you follow me on Instagram, you may be a little sick of seeing.  I personally love seeing peoples holiday snaps especially of Italy so here you go.  I might also post a second series in a few days time.

Oh and before I depart I will let you know that we have some really exciting things happening at Black & Spiro over the next month, including a wonderful collaborative art exhibition which I extend you an invitation to.  I will post the invite here on the blog and on my Instagram in the coming week so watch out for it.  Pip Boydell will be showcasing a new series of paintings in a divine new style and we have a wonderful Sydney artist, Bridget McNab and 2 other fabulous Brisbane artists as well!  We also have another exciting day planned here at the store in the coming weeks which I will let you know about closer to the date.

Hope to see you in the shop soon!!
xx
Anna


 In no particular order - from Positano to my new favourite place in the world - Capri...




 






 
 




 




 


 
 






 
 


 



 



 














11 comments:

Natasha @ Northern Light Blog said...

Hi... I was so happy to see you back posting, for however short a time, so welcome back... :)
Very exciting news about the book, looking forward to having it on my coffee table !!

Magdalena Wanat said...

Oh, absolutely beautiful things ;) and places!

Anchor Cottage said...

Wow, I would have never known how beautiful until you posted your photos. Thank you, Mary Ann @ Anchor Cottage

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks Anchor Cottage. Glad u enjoyed them!
A

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks Natasha! And also thank u Magdalena!! Xx Anna

Heather said...

Fun! One of your photos of Positano shows the exact spot my husband proposed!

Sarah said...

So glad to see you back, Italy is fabulous and I can't wait for your book!! ;-) xo

Lissy Parker said...

Beautiful !

Kathryn Cumming said...

I agree, Capri is magic! Would love to see more holiday snaps x

Sharon de Jager said...

Welcome back, I've long been a follower of your lovely blog and I just love your use of colour and pattern. Beautiful interior photos on this blog, the Italians do it so elegantly! Look forward to more beautiful holiday snaps! Sharon

Sharnel said...

So beautiful Anna. I cannot wait to there myself and explore.