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I jumped in Alicia Silverstone last week (that's the name of my car) and went on a road trip to Berry to explore its must-see homewares stores. There's a lot of them on and around the main strip of this town, but these four are by far my favourites. I may have also spent a fair amount of cash on lollies in the local ice-creamery, but that's another story altogether!

French Ornate Interior - Country Home Ideas MagIt's no secret that I love colour. Sometimes, though, I can't help but be seduced by the subdued palette French interiors are know for. The images in this post are so captivating that even the most diehard colour lovers would go weak at the knees over them. They're all contained in the new issue of Country Home Ideas magazine - and I can't get enough!

Parterre in Woollahra - Outdoor GardenI don't quite know how to describe Parterre other than to say it's quite magical and enchanting. I've driven past it a few times and also been into the store on the odd occasion and am constantly blown away by how gloriously French-inspired their world is. Set over two levels with a majestic outdoor space, this Woollahra wonderland is a must-see for locals who love quality, old-world wares. And for those of you who aren't in Sydney, take a virtual tour here!

Lane Cove homewares stores - bird ornamentI love nothing more than connecting with local Creatives, so I was beyond chuffed when In the Cove's Jacky Barker invited me for a tour of the most marvellous homewares stores Lane Cove has to offer. In the space of a few hours we managed to squeeze in many gasp-worthy moments across three great stores - each of which was uniquely different from the other!

French Antiques from The Country Trader in SydneyI’m not afraid to admit that I love French antiques. There is something so wonderfully character-filled about these old finds that just captures my interest. I love a piece with a sense of story too, so when I cast my eyes upon the Contemporary Collection of furniture available at The Country Trader in Waterloo, I had to get the swoon police on speed dial.

It's not often I wish for a red light