I have lived in Sydney all my life but I feel like there are so many activities that I take for granted here. With the warm spring weather upon us, I have decided to make my ultimate “Discover Sydney” bucket list of activities I want to complete, and not just say I am going to do it!

Here’s what made my Top 10:

  1. Sculptures by the Sea
  2. Picnic at the Royal Botanical Gardens
  3. Stand up paddle boarding
  4. Berowra to Brooklyn bushwalk
  5. Beach picnic at Patonga – apparently the best fish & chips around!
  6. Glamping at Cockatoo Island
  7. Discover some new secret small beaches around Sydney
  8. Bondi to Bronte walk
  9. The Three Sisters walk – ok so it’s a little outside Sydney but still a spectacular view
  10. The Open Air Cinema at Sydney Harbour

Discovering Sydney

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Weekly Website Whip-around

Spring is nearly here and the sneak peak Mother Nature has provided Sydney recently has really got me into the “Spring Cleaning” mood early this year. I love packing away all my bulky winter clothes and clearing space in my wardrobe for a fresh and vibrant Spring wardrobe. But Spring cleaning isn’t only about the clothes, I have also looked and cleaning my body after the many winter feasts it has endured over the colder months.

Lately I have been looking into clean eating and organic food more (yes Amolaya you are starting to rub off on me!) in an attempt to eradicate my frame of the horrid winter wobbles.

In addition, I have also been focussing on finally clearing out the clutter that is encasing my apartment. I have almost finished my spare room with the living room next on my list. With all these preparations, it’s no wonder my internet browsing history resembles a bookshop’s “How To” section!

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  1. The recipes on Eat Drink Paleo make mouth water, especially this slow cooked lamb shoulder
  2. I have been getting my healthy on by reading up all things positive on the Lorna Jane website, Move Nourish Believe 
  3. Finding a way to add a little sparkle to my interiors thanks to this post on The Glitter Guide
  4. Finding inspiration (and direction) to make my own artwork for around the home on Apartment Therapy
  5. I keep finding myself lost in all the pretty pictures on Samantha Wills blog
  6. I love Laurie Ferraro from The Rue Collective’s style
  7. I am slightly obsessed with this little Romper from Akin by Ginger & Smart

Working Monochrome

Sydney has had a cold snap this week and for once I’m glad for my procrastinating ways since I didn’t get around to packing my winter wardrobe away last weekend as I had planned.

I discovered this dress hanging in the back of my wardrobe this morning which I had purchased at the beginning of the year but I  have never worn. It’s perfect for work and perfect for today’s weather.

I love the monochromatic trend at the moment, it’s so chic, classic yet always feels modern no matter the era. It’s also a trend that is easy to achieve whilst still staying professional for the corporate environment I work in.

Headband: Diva; Sunglasses: Sportsgirl; Necklace: Tiffany & Co; Jacket: Review; Dress: Forever 21; Belt: Sportsgirl; Shoes: Nine West

Headband: Diva; Sunglasses: Sportsgirl; Necklace: Tiffany & Co; Jacket: Review; Dress: Forever 21; Belt: Sportsgirl; Shoes: Nine West

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Sunday Playlist

There is nothing better than a lazy Sunday spent relaxing on the lounge with a drink in hand a great tunes setting the mood, here is my playlist from today’s chill out session:

  1. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)
  2. Cosmic Girl – Jamiroquai
  3. American Boy – Estelle (feat. Kanye West
  4. Get Lucky – Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams)
  5. Frontin’ – Pharrell Williams (feat. Jay-Z)
  6. Love Me again – John Newman
  7. Tessellate – Alt-J
  8. Souls a’Fire – Matt corby

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Things that make me smile

Sometimes we get so caught up in the dramas of life that we forget to take a moment and appreciate the small things that make us happy. Here are three things that are making me smile, today:

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Stopping to get a takeaway coffee before hitting peak hour

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Lunch in the sun

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How can such beautiful flowers not make you smile!

What made you smile today?

Insta-Update

So it has been a pretty average week for me as I have been home sick on the lounge the last few days. I’m starting to feel a little better so I thought I’d do a quick Insta-Update post.

Cheers

 

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Happy Hump Day, it’s all downhill to the weekend now!

Weekly Website Whip-around

This week I have been trawling the internet for some inspiration to liven up my apartment in time for spring, since it is the season of regeneration and all. And speaking of spring and its impending arrival, I am so excited to start planning out my Spring/Summer wardrobe! Anyway, here are the websites I have been checking out this week:

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  1. I have been meaning to transfer my photos into photo books for over a year now and these albums have finally given me the inspiration
  2. How adorable are these nails
  3. Spring is the season of new beginnings and this year my apartment is going to get a little spring make over, I am currently loving the tropical chic look – pineapple lamps, palm print cushions and definitely cocktails!
  4. I love to cook, but I have a particular style of cooking and I tend to stick to it. So I was really excited when one of my lovely friends informed me of the cooking classes held at William-Sonoma. I would really love to learn a new cuisine.
  5. If you weren’t front row at the recent David Jones Spring/Summer show, then you have to check this out. I am now obsessed with Jessica Gomes, vivid prints and monochrome swimsuits!
  6. If you are a cricket fan and you have been watching the Ashes, then you have to watch this youtube clip – hilarious!
  7. I am always up for a hybrid bakery treat (cronut anyone?), so when I saw this article on Refinery29, I decided to make it my mission to track one of these “Townies” down

 

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