Spain Travel Diary

One does not really know the extent of their laziness until they fail to upload photos from an overseas trip that happened...wait for it...6 months ago.

I know this is meant to be a style blog and all, but somehow it turned out that all the photos with me in them during my trip to Spain were terribad. So, I will spare you the pain of monster Susan and instead share some of the shots I took while jaunting around Barcelona and Javea.

This trip marks the 4th time I have been to Javea - its always a special occasion to go there because its where my extended family lives!

 Just casually, a random Jesus statue in a lit up box in a totally deserted area of Old Javea

A Cut Above the Rest

I recently had the pleasure of checking out the newest, uber cool salon in Hyde Park with my buddies from Gracious Magazine and Style File Australia. From the moment I walked in, I knew The Strand was pretty different from any other salon I've been to.

I was treated to a consultation in their super comfy seating area with my bubbly companion (champagne, who drinks it on Saturday mornings? we do!), and then given a soothing hair treatment and scalp massage in the spa area.

If it couldn't already get any better, I then took advantage of The Strand's 'Best of King William Road' menu, ordering a range of delicious food (and cake) from local cafes care of my personal concierge (for the morning) - all while having my hair blow dried and styled by The Strand's amazing team.

Thanks to The Strand for taking such good care of me, and I can't wait to be back soon!

 Beautiful Mayanthi from Gracious Magazine ordering delicious treats!
 Mayanthi (and her lovely sister), Em and myself
I'm wearing: H&M coat // ASOS White neoprene top // Camilla and Marc merchant leather leggings // Margiela perspex wedges


Maximilians

Some photos from a very long time ago, on pretty much the first chilly day of winter, when my parents and I went up to enjoy wine and food in the hills (specifically in that order).

Since its purchase, this skirt and top set from Adelaide label Necia has been on high rotation (even managed to not spill anything on it yet).

Got some exciting stuff in store for the blog, and apologies for the long absence. I guess a lot has happened. New relationship, frequent business trips interstate and a lot of hard work in between has meant that the blog has been (more than) a little neglected.

Necia top and skirt // Sara Phillips coat // Cheap Monday boots // Mimco bag

Helion

Need I say more? I bought this on impulse a few weeks ago on a shopping trip with my sister after deciding that it fulfilled my life's goal of becoming an inter-galactic battle princess.

 I'm wearing: Ixiah 'helion' dress via Tuyu, Rundle St // Nicholas Pike amber earrings

TEO Magazine Launch Party

Last weekend I was invited to celebrate the launch of TEO Magazine at Rocket Rooftop.

My friend Susannah has been working so hard for months on TEO, and it was so wonderful to see so many people from the Adelaide fashion scene there for her.


It was so great to meet lots of new friends and party with old ones, and I can't wait to see what's next from TEO!

 Susannah and I
 Fashion show featuring Azalea Models and Casper & Pearl
I'm wearing: Target nekomimi hat // Wayne jacket (via The Dreslyn) // Massimo Dutti top // Camilla and Marc merchant leather leggings

Winning at Life

This week I had the happy occasion of my graduation from my bachelor's degree, turning up late and tripping over a bunch of people in true style on the way to my seat.

Nevertheless, I'm so thrilled to be embarking on the next phase of my life and saying goodbye to university life. Not that that's the end of study for me... Charted Accountants course here I come (I swear I have too much natural pep...)!


I'm wearing: Josh Goot flowerbomb dress // Maison Martin Margiela Line 22 perspex heel boots // Nicholas Pike amber earrings

New Zealand Photo Diary 2

The second part of our trip saw us in Rotorua, the place that I spent a good deal of my childhood. I think out of all the places I've lived in (which is a lot!) this is the most special to me.

We stayed with my oldest friend at Lake Okareka, slightly out of Rotorua which is where we used to live. Much fun was had, including setting off fireworks (only in New Zealand can you buy fireworks at the local hardware store and set them off wherever and whenever you want), trekking through forest in nothing but bathers to find cliffs to jump off into the lake, getting drenched by a sky high geyser, crashing my luge cart and almost falling down a cliff, walking through thermal wonderlands and discovering hidden glow worm caves at the lake's cliff face.

Words and photos are simply not enough to express the magic that is New Zealand, in particular the Rotorua area. I can't wait to go back again, hopefully for some snowboarding.

 Waitomo glow worm caves
 I'm wearing: Mossman holographic jacket // Zara top // Ellery skirt
 Thermal lake at Waimangu. Too bad the water is too acidic for bathing.
 I'm wearing: Bec & Bridge jumper // Zara top // Josh Goot skirt
 Blue lake at Waimangu
 Lake Rotomahana
 Silicon Terraces
 In a few hundred thousand years time this silicon terrace will multiply into many terraces suitable for bathing.
 Lake Okareka - our house had a similar view
 Biggest burger I've ever had the privilege of eating
 Lady Knox geyser at Waitapu
 I'm wearing: Zara top // Cue skirt
 Frying pan lake at Waitapu
 Sulphur lake at Waitapu. The colour is legit.
 Famous Rotorua bubbling mud
 Kerosene Creek - a natural thermal river suitable for bathing
 Treating ourselves to a day spa at the Polynesian Spa. We bathed in the thermal pools for an hour before having a body rub with Rotorua Mud and an Aix massage.
 Lake Rotorua sulfur flats
 I'm wearing: Bec & Bridge jumper // Zara top // Cue skirt
 Giant ponga (fern) trees
 The 'jumping rock' at Lake Okareka, where we discovered secret glow worm caves
 I'm wearing: Jets by Jessika Allen bathers
 Lake Tarawera, where we had my birthday dinner