Australia: indoor/outdoor living

This past weekend reminded me that I still have not posted my favorites from Brisbane visit this summer.  I guess, I needed a cooler weather to truly capture the feel of the city that seems to have perfected all season indoor-outdoor living.  Where the doors are always open (or gone altogether), where you warm up quickly by the fireplace in the morning with your flat white,  before heading out on the porch to eat.  As I watched my Sunday evening guests huddle around the grill trying to warm up hands (yes, I made everyone stay out as long as I reasonably could!), I thought about Brisbane…

Plant wall at Sourced Grocer | totallybydesign
Plant wall at Sourced Grocer
Outdoor dining at Albert an Constance | totallybydesign
Outdoor dining at Albert an Constance

Casual Australian outdoor dining | totallybydesign

Brisbane Albert and Constance | totallybydesign
Albert and Constance

Albert and Constance porch | totallybydesign

Then, there is flat white…the best coffee, yet simple. This is all you need to say, and finally, I could forget about stressing over what to order. No need to worry is it latte or is it cappuccino, or americano maybe, when frankly, the only difference most of the time here in the US is the style and skill of the person making it. In my opinion. Australian flat white is never lukewarm either!

Flat white Brisbane | totallybydesign

Flat white Brisbane | totallybydesign

Flat white Brisbane | totallybydesign

Real Australians Say Welcome | totallybydesign

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