Kiama Holiday

Hello my loves ❤

Another short but sweet post ❤

So from 20/11 till 23/11, I went down the south coast of Sydney, Australia to a beautiful little coastal suburb called Kiama.

It was honestly breathtaking, from the moment I got there till the moment I left, I was speechless. The place I stayed in, the environment, the people, the weather, everything was beautiful, nothing could be faulted.

This holiday was a time for me to switch off, focus on myself, & figure out my future & also what 2018 will bring for me both physically & mentally.

I have never thought so much in my life – I honestly thought so much whilst I was away. So many things were put into perspective for me & I had to make some tough decisions in life, but I know that they benefited me in every way possible.

I have big goals for 2018 to conquer & I know I am more than capable to achieve these, I am happy to now start working on myself & make myself happy.

Whilst I was there I made myself breakfast, lunch + dinner – I enjoyed living independently, that was a good test. (Not ready to move out of home yet, haha)

I went to the gym every day whilst I was there which was fun, I am happy that I got to squeeze some workouts in. Everyone at the gym were so friendly, I couldn’t believe how friendly they were.

I went for long walks, meditated a lot, relaxed, de-stressed, watched teevee, ate lots of food, & truly took some timeout.

Below are some photos that I took whilst I was down there, I didn’t spend much time on my phone as I wanted to enjoy my company & breath in a different lifestyle.

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I hope you enjoyed my photos ❤

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)

My Birthday Weekend – Swimming, The Langham & Food.

Hello lovely people ❤

I pray you all had a beautiful weekend. I had THE BEST weekend. EVER!

Both Saturday + Sunday, I spent w/ Rach, she made my birthday one to remember.

Saturday, I went to the Mind, Body & Soul Festival. I go every year, the event is on 2 times per year. Once in May & One in October, I am there without fail. I love it! I purchased 3 books this year.

  • The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking
  • It’s All Good by Cassie Mendoza-Jones (Started reading this one on the train to work)
  • Positive Energy by Tanaaz Chubbs

I than went to the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre & went for a swim w/ Rach, that was SO much FUN. Swimming isn’t easy, I woke up the next day w/ a SORE BODY. The chlorine dried out my skin SOOOOOO much, but was def worth the experience. The last time I went to the Aquatic Centre, I would’ve been atleast 10 years old.

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We than went out for food, I had a lovely acai bowl, whilst Rach had a breakfast plate.

Rach also did my nails, she did a nude colour shellac coating w/ some gold glitter on the accent nail. #birthdaynails

I also watched SLEEPING BEAUTY for the FIRST time… ever! Yes, I know where was I as a child? Why didn’t I watch Disney movies? I know, I know, I am the wost. I only watched The Lion King last year.

I loved Sleeping Beauty, I was so intrigued. I than watched Maleficent… WOW! That is a whole different BALL GAME. Has anyone watched that?

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On Sunday, Rach took me out for my birthday. We went for a walk at Barangaroo, Sydney – the view was amazing. I would love to do a picnic there in the near future, it was AMAZING. We sat by the sun & had a beautiful morning, chatting etc.

We than made out way to The Langham for a beautiful treatment, I had the most amazing massage of my life, the therapist was amazing, she really took a lot of the knots out of my body (I am so knotted from the gym as well as sleeping like a PRETZEL & also sitting at a computer desk all day.

I felt like a new woman after it!

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We than had access to the pool, spa, sauna – what an amazing experience. the inside of this pool area AMAZED me so much. It was honestly the most amazing experience – the pool was set at a nice warm temperature.

We than got ready for our High Tea lunch together, got dressed up, put some make up on, did my hair & off we went upstairs to our High Tea experience.

I absolutely loved it, I tried food I would NEVER try.8BF05BC0-A6F7-480A-A3A0-90294BD87FF6

I WAS SOOOOOOOO FULL.

Al the food came out on a cute Cupcake-looking-stand. When you see it, you think there’s only a little bit of this & a little bit of that.

BUT… Don’t be fooled. I was full just after the bottom tier. The scones filled me up. BUT they were the best SCONES of my life. & I’ve tried my fair share of scones. The jam was delicious & they whipped their own cream there. I WAS AMAZED.

Below is a photo of the menu & the things we got to try.

(Look at the design of the cup & plate, sooooo cute)

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The only thing I didn’t like & I have to be honest is Duck Liver Parfait, when Rach & I tried, we both look at each other & just put the food back on the table.

I would never try DUCK but I did & I am proud. The food was lovely. By the time we got the the top of the tier, I was STUFFFFFFFFFFED. My stomach was going to burst. EB6E238C-7120-4099-95BC-4464D8592182

I also had the most beautiful tea, I had a peach flower tea pot, it was honestly such a beautiful tea.

 

 

I really need to see if T2 has this tea, I WILL BUY IT!

 

Just when I thought it was all over… Rach organised a lovely platter of chocolates to come out  & they wrote Happy Birthday on the plate. It was so lovely of Rach to organise this. I was gobbsmacked!

The walk back to car was NEEDED bc I was SOOOOOO FULL. It was a mission to walk back to the car in my heels BUT I did it 🙂

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Rach got a nice photo of my outside The Langham when we were leaving which I really like.

I am so happy that I got to share my weekend w/ you all.

I am so excited for this week leading up to my birthday 🙂

I am very grateful of such a beautiful weekend from such a beautiful & lovely friend ❤

How was everyones weekend? I would lover to hear what you all got up too.

 

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤A, x (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cirque Du Soleil Toruk

Good morning lovely people, ❤

HAPPY FRIYAY! It’s Friday morning here in Sydney, Australia. THANK GOD ITS FRIDAY. Its been a long week. AND… THIS TIME NEXT WEEK WILL BE MY BIRTHDAY! Woooo.

I am so excited for my birthday, I believe its just another day but some lovely people in my life are really taking the time out to take me out + spoil me, which I am very grateful for.

25! I am going to be 25! Where has the time gone? I cannot believe it. I feel like it was yesterday were it was my first day of Kindergarten (I still remember that day quite well, I was crying & trying to climb out the window, haha)

I am going to do a post of 25 things I’ve learnt in 25 years – Stay tuned for that ❤

ANYWWWWWWWWWAYS… ABOUT LAST NIGHT.

Toruk was AMAZING. I loved it. It was a very dark performance, as in there were a lot of dark scenes. The only thing I think was overwhelming for me was that I didn’t know where to look on the stage, I feel like there was something always going on, on the stage my brain felt frazzled.

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I have to be honest, I didn’t take too many photos, because I wanted to enjoy the moment.

I took a few photos of the things I liked but than put my phone away. I didn’t want to be glued behind my phone & not enjoy the experience.

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You could download an app & hold the phone up to the performance & it would show you different things on the screen. I didn’t download this app, I feel that it would’ve drew my attention away from the performance.

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If Toruk is touring near you, I most certainly recommend it, I loved it. It was more of a story than any form of acrobat work. I purchased the tickets in August & I didn’t realise how close to the front I purchased them. We were third row from the front 🙂

It was a lovely night AND… I made it home just in time bc as soon as I got home it stormed like crazzzzzzy! So much lightning & thunder & rain 😦

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sculptures by the Sea @ Bondi Beach

Hello lovely people,

Happy Monday – What a day! I’ve been very busy today at work, had no time to share my weekend this morning w/ you all.

But here I am, I made it, ready to go.

Rach + I went to Sculptures by the Sea at Bondi Beach yesterday. It was SUCHHHHHH an amazing day. I enjoyed every second of it. We made it an early morning thing, lucky we did bc we got great parking. It got busy VERY fast, before we knew it we were dodging through people.

Rach & I applied sunscreen atleast 3 times throughout the day, thank god, bc that sun was SOOOOOOO hot, I would’ve ended up like a lobster, it wouldn’t of ended well.

I shall add some photos of Rach + I as well as the sculptures below.

We did the Bondi to Tamarama walk together & looked at all the sculptures & had some lunch by the beach together.

We than walked back to Bondi & got a boost, whats a Bondi adventure w/out a Boost.

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We than drove to Botany Bay National Park (one of my favourite spots evvvvver) We spent quite a while here, such a sanctuary spot. Unfortunately, I cannot add videos to my blogs BUTTTTTTT… We saw WHALES. We were sitting on the edge of the cliff hanging out + chatting when I seen a BIG splash in the distance & for about 30 mins we were watching the whales in the distance. I have never seen whales at this location, & I tend to go here a lot. We were both so amazed.

Short & sweet blog for you, wanted to share my Sunday with you as well as share photos (make you feel as though you were there with me) 🙂

A few things for you… How was your weekend? What did you get up to? What was the highlight of it?

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)