Wednesday saw me picking my way through traffic down a narrow lane somewhere between a verdant park and a warehouse district in inner city Brisbane. I was looking for my lunch spot. I had been invited to share a long, lovely lunch with Brisbane creatives, bloggers and journalists to celebrate the opening of the new Brisbane home of Pottery Barn, West Elm and Pottery Barn Kids. (More on that soon.) The venue for our gathering was Vieille Branche in Albion, a magical French antiques shop, cafe and event space. With stylist and photographer Kara Rosenlund as hostess this was going to be a feast for all the senses. Helping Kara with the styling for the lunch was another Kara, Kara Hynes aka Lulu Lucky. Everything was perfect right down to the place tags handcrafted by Kylie Johnson of Paperboat Press. The pictures hardly do it justice. Such a beautiful way to celebrate the opening of a new retail experience in Brisbane. Thanks Williams-Sonoma.