Sungazer

I'm fairly sure my hometown, Adelaide is pretty well known for being one of the most warm and sunny capital cities in Australia during summer. In fact, outside its currently a scorching 40 degrees and the light is so bright, its almost blinding.

We all love spending summer outdoors in the sun, whether it be at the beach, on a road trip, strolling through open air malls (like some of my favourites Rundle Street, Norwood Parade and Elizabeth Street) or relaxing in the Botanical Gardens. However, this important part of our culture means we have to be extra careful to look after our skin and eyes!

One of my most favourite ways to protect myself from the sun and look super stylish is to accessorise with a killer pair of sunglasses. Sometimes it can be pretty hard to find the perfect pair, but the awesome folks at Vision Direct have so many to choose from (think Celine, Saint Laurent, Max Mara and Ksubi), settling on only one pair can be a bit of a challenge. They were kind enough to send me this amazing pair from Saint Laurant, and I know I will be wearing them all summer!

Saint Laurent 'Bold 2' in Brown c/o Vision Direct // Christopher Kane Jacket and Dress



Uber

Having just come back from an overseas and interstate trip, I found myself needing spending a lot of time in cab. Backwards and forwards from and to airports, after work functions and hotels. Travel can be very exhausting, but thankfully Uber makes catching a cab super easy whether it be overseas - or now - in Australia.

All from Uber's smartphone app (for iOS, Android and Windows Phone), you can request a cab and track its location. There's also the option to message your friendly driver to let him know where you want to get picked up from! Once you've arrived at your destination - no need to worry about having the right cash on you (which I found especially useful in Dublin), because the fare will be charged to your payment method of choice via the app.

Hope you'll find Uber as wonderful to use as I do!






Sushi Planet Launch Party

It's no secret that sushi is one of my most favourite foods ever. In my eyes, heaven would pretty much equate to clouds made from nigiri and rivers of sake. I could eat it everyday and never get tired of it.

I'm therefore extremely excited about the opening of Sushi Planet, Adelaide's newest sushi bar. Complete with a sleek online ordering and delivery service (very convenient for those of us who work in the city or live in nearby suburbs), highly adorable 'nigiri' Fiat 500s and some of the freshest and most well balanced sushi I've tried, Sushi Planet is sure to become a hit.

Located on West Terrace and open seven days a week, Sushi Planet combines Australian renowned fresh produce with stunning contemporary design, to offer an unforgettable dining and delivery experience like no other.



Sushi Planet, www.sushiplanet.com.au
60 West Tce, Adelaide, 5000

Celebrating Australia Day in Style

Australia Day is one of the most iconic days in the calendar for many Australians. For me, its extra special because it's the anniversary of when I moved to Australia from New Zealand and became an Australian.

Even though relaxation is key, it's super easy to be stylish and comfortable. I teamed up with River Island and put together a few effortless outfits that I think would be great for chilling out with friends on a balmy summer's day, listening to Triple J's top 100 and having a tasty BBQ treat well after the sun has set.


All of these pieces are available from River Island's Australian online store:

Women's Outfit: White Wrap Top, Black and White Stripe Midi Skirt, Black Zip Ankle Boots, Khaki  Sunglasses, Gold Open Necklace

Men's Outfit: Striped T-Shirt, Khaki Bomber Jacket, Dark Wash Slouch Jeans, Dark Brown Suede Military Boots, Brown Retro Sunglasses

Gilles Street Market Third Grand Bazaar

Hands up who's been to the Gilles Street Market before?

Tomorrow (7th December, 10am - 4pm), the Gilles Street Market will be holding their Third Grand Bazaar just in time for Christmas! As one of Adelaide's most popular market venues, there's something for everyone with over 140 stalls featuring many local Adelaide designers, as well as vintage, arts, crafts and most importantly homemade food! The markets are so much fun, and a great occasion to get together with a bunch of friends and have a lot of fun.

Adelaide Fashion Festival darlings Chelsea Eve and Casper & Pearl will also have their own stalls, so make sure to stop by and have a chat with their lovely designers, and support South Australian small businesses during the festive season.

I'll be wondering around - I'd love to meet some readers, so please say hi if you see me :)


Is it Love or Madness?

I have been a big fan of Adelaide label Couture + Love + Madness since first seeing designer, Cristina Tridente's collection at the 2013 Adelaide Fashion Festival.

The attraction of C+L+M pieces lie in their unique cuts, exquisite fabrics and bespoke fit. Cristina's AW14 collection entitled 'Silk Road' is no different, with gem-like pieces that glow with life regardless of the wearer.

I was very fortunate to be invited to C+L+M's very first runway show, which was held in a warehouse off Wyatt street, brimming with character. While every piece was beautiful, my personal favourite was a gold and blue dress with a gold mesh overlay (photo three, left hand side).


So Lucious

It's no secret that travel is something that has defined my life. I pretty much grew up traveling around the world with my parents on various business trips, to visit relatives and to explore new countries and alternate ways of life. I'm also no stranger to more permanent 'adventures', having lived in three different countries in my childhood, and a number of different towns and cities within each country.

Now, as an adult (can I call myself an adult yet?) I find myself traveling more and more, particularly for work. As a seasoned adventurer, there is nothing I find more valuable than comfort and hygiene, especially in travel friendly sizes which are easy to stash in a pocket or handbag.

My friends at Lush were kind enough to send me some such goodies, which have been invaluable on recent trips (as well as sleepovers). I've always been a big fan of their Dream Cream, which is very hydrating but not greasy (very important!) and also their shampoo bars (I have the Ultrashine Bar) which smell amazing and are easy to store.

Also of note are the Chou Chou Toothy Tabs, a clever alternative to keeping teeth clean (am I the only one who's toothpaste always decides to explode everywhere in my bag?), the Ultrabalm and Honey Trap lip balms (much soothing, so soft) and the Popcorn lip scrub and Sun body scent (which both smell like heaven).

Lush also recently re-launched their brand with new in-store and online experience - full of irresistible products handmade from ethically sourced ingredients. Walking past their store on Rundle Mall can be very dangerous for one's bank account... do so at your own risk!


Miu Miu Wallet // Glasshouse 'Kakadu' travel sized candle // souvenirs from Japan // Popcorn Lip Scrub // Amber earrings by Pike // Mimco bracelet // Honey Trap // Sun
Chou Chou Toothy Tabs // Dream Cream // Ultrashine Shampoo Bar // Diamond and Sapphire ring, handed down from Grandma to me // Akoya pearl earring by Sophie Bille Brahe // Ultrabalm // Freshwater pearl sunglasses by Chanel