The Art of Subtlety

It is not a surprise that you see at all!

All poets are in love!

You see beauty, and we are surprised.

As I write this, your Beloved waits

Where you hold the unveiled,

Where we all wait for love,

Yet we, excluding you, do not know how

To shiver from a dizzy kiss in the arms of love.

You see your Beloved’s hand on a golden shore

Wreathed in jasmine, bathed in moonlight,

And we, we keep our wings in your hand

Learning your subtlety.

(c) A Hannan

Vintage & Jazz

I have a vintage suitcase obsession… can you tell?

I come here to buy buttons to decorate and individualise my daughters clothes. I love picking through these cases while I drink my coffee…

Believe it or not, she wasn’t the creepiest doll in the vintage shop…

This little camel was made of leather and was so very adorable. I nearly bought him but I didn’t have the heart to take him from the two little dolls he seemed to be watching over…

This little lady was placed just so, watching over cafe patrons as they sipped coffee, delighting in delicious biscuits and fawned over the vintage delights in store. It is so hard not to, the place is filled with just the right amount of interesting and diverse niceties.

My daughter asked me to photograph these bags for her. How could I resist?

Meeting with friends at the Gelato Bar. The owner, Bruce is “stuck in the 1950’s” and I absolutely adore the place decked in vintage. Bruce knows his cafe’s, establishing Bad Manners Cafe on Glebe Point Rd, Sydney which became one of Sydney’s iconic cafe’s. He makes a fabulous coffee and the affogato is definitely worth writing home about. You must try it on vanilla gelato which is made fresh in store from Bruce’s secret recipe. To die for!

When I grow up… I want a wall of camera’s just like this!

This last photo I took for Pierre.

My favourite flea market book seller, “Shelf Respect”.