Saturday, August 21, 2010


These are the best fashion catalogue shots I have seen in a while. Ernest Hemingway's great-grand daughter Dree on safari in Africa for Louis Vuitton (via Habitually Chic).
Glamorous camping or "glamping" is really popular thesedays, although I am well known for not being much of a camper. One of my sisters and her husband are very outdoorsey and spend a fair amount of their holidays sleeping outdoors with their young kids. Occasionally we meet up for a picnic lunch at some picturesque camping spot.
Recently we were invited to go camping in the Southern Highlands with some journo friends. Needless to say, It was not a great success. My husband and daughter loved it but I ended up sleeping in my all-wheel drive Volvo to escape the swarm of bees circling my tent and the air mattress from hell.
There were many snickers behind tin mugs the next morning and I have to admit I was almost hyperventilating to get back to Bowral for a coffee. The secret to comfortable camping, so they tell me, is to have all the right kit and you have to be sure you like it before investing.
I do like the safari "look" but prefer to enjoy it at arms length, preferably in the pages of a LV catalogue, thanks very much.


  1. They are stunning shots aren't they! It's all about having the right gear I think... We've recently bought ourselves a tent and loads of stuff to go with it. Now understand why people who camp have trailers!!! P.S. And you DO need a great coffee - we take our Atomic! Pruxxx

  2. Hee hee, I could so relate to your anecdote. I hate camping and I'm afraid that the glamping shots (as lovely as they are) doesn't make it any more appealing to me.

  3. I only do the luxury tented camps in Africa. That's as far as I'm willing to go.
    It's amazing, nothing like camping.