Monday, 29 February 2016

So I had a birthday last week!

It dawned on me the other day that as we get older, we place less significance on birthdays and milestones. After the 18ths and 21sts, the years roll by in a blur.
This year, I decided to do something different to remind us that each year gone by is a reason to celebrate! Another year older, wiser, better; Another year of growing, learning, stretching, surrounded by the best people in our lives.

So on my 23rd birthday, I kicked up my heels and treated myself with my favourite things (with a little help from my friends!)

Here's to another year, here's to 23!


Birthday treats: Pavlova by Unbirthday Bakery, Blooms by bloombox co, Robe & PJ set by Homebodii, Shoes by SPURR via The Iconic, Fruit Sorbet Diffuser by Fine Fragrance Co
Other favourites: T2 French Earl Grey Tea, Rifle Paper Co. Set, Polaroid ZIP Instant Photoprinter, Carven Perfume, Peppermint Grove Reed Diffuser in Freesia & Berries


Sunday, 14 February 2016

Valentine's Day is well and truly upon us, but just in case you're still stuck on how to celebrate (yes you, I see you), fear not 'cuz we've got your back. 

For the whole month of February, the Sydney Harbour Marriott is celebrating 'the month of love' with  a special selection of sweet treats and creative concoctions. After dropping in last weekend for a little tasting session, I've got snaps and tips to share!

First up, Raspberry Chocolate Kiss. The vodka definitely came through in this one, and although cut with the sharpness of cranberry, was a tad too strong for my palate. The chocolate cookie crumbs did add a twist on texture whilst sweetening it up a little. Vodka lovers, I think this is one for you. It's also been the drink of choice in the lobby so far, according to our friendly bartender!
Agave Kiss was a real treat. Raspberries and white chocolate always go well together, and this time was no exception. 
My absolute favourite of the day, though, was Soft Love. I'm not usually a fan of sour drinks, but this was just the right mix of lime and sweet cranberry. Perfect girly cocktail and perfectly refreshing, especially on a sweltering afternoon like this! If you're like me and enjoy fruity ciders, you have to give this one a go. 
Love On The Rocks was again more on the strong side and usually more favoured by the guys. I have to admit being a little put off by the raw egg at first, but it brought such a unique creaminess to the cocktail and I really couldn't taste nor smell it all mixed in with the citrus juice!

All in all, definitely a great option for a relaxing, romantic evening, and you've got two weeks left to get in there :)
Perhaps not all four cocktails at once, but whatever floats your boat, hey?



Wednesday, 10 February 2016

I have a shameless confession to make. I chose my Australia Day outfit solely based on how many pieces I would have had to reach for. Dress = one item. Any other combo = more than one item. Half a second saved. New levels of laziness unlocked. Off to a great start.
The rest of Australia Day was spectacular. A nice long lunch at The Rabbit Hole Tea Bar (whilst soaking up all those interiors) and then a chill afternoon around the city - couldn't have asked for much more.

In other news, one of my girlfriends is getting married this year and bridesmaid adventures have commenced! From expos to dress shopping trips, this wedding business sure is a whole new ball game. I'm sure you'll catch snippets of all the fun on Instagram; I'm way too excited not to share. Ooh, and if you do have tips/tricks/secret wedding treasure troves up your sleeve, please let me know!  :)

P.S. I can't believe it's taken me this long to discover the magic of bucket bags. Seriously guys. It is ridiculous how much stuff this little thing can hold. It's a new and improved Mary Poppins bag. Not made of carpet, but I could probably still fit a lamp in there.

Much love.


Wearing: Glassons Floral Lace-Up Dress, Seed Heritage Bucket Bag