I have now relocated to Sydney for a few months so that Ash and I can finally work together in each others company. We both can’t believe how amazing it is, how much we get done and how much fun we have working together.
Today we jumped on Ash’s vespa and with the wind blowing in our hair we scooted to source some stores we got recommended to over in Manly.
The first store on our list was ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ in which we fell in love with immediately. Just off an alleyway from the main strip you will find this conceptual lifestyle store stocking the latest pieces of wardrobe staples, homewares and stylish kiddies clothing. The store has a trendy but homey, natural feel to it evoking an upmarket boho style with a true Manly vibe.
We got even more smitten when we met their gorgeous buyer ‘Elin’ who just happened to be this sweet, über chic, Swedish girl with a passion for fresh, contemporary ideas and a love for designing herself.
From next week you can find “WANDERLUST” stocked here amongst selected pieces of local and international designers such as Paul & Joe, Ksubi, Zimmerman Kate Sylvester and Bassike.
Yesterday was one of our favourite annual events – the Garage Sale Trail! I was completely embelished for the entire day, doing walkabouts and moseying on all around Bondi.
It was the events 3rd year, it began in 2010 from Bondi Beach, Australia. Back then there were only around 120 sellers solely happening in the Bondi area. Two years later, the event has grown across the entire country and is now the largest one day sale in the world. It’s such a beautiful, economical, enviro-friendly, fun and happy day. People get the opportunity to get rid of studf and declutter by finding a new home for their beloved items. Strolling around the streets was fabulous, we found lots of amazing clothes, cute items and little vintage treasures. One of fav’s was also coming across this amazing artist from Spain – Maria Victoria Contreras Casanova. The perfect day was Finished off in perfect style with ciders and chat’s in the sunset. xx
The world is full of magic places… Which one is your favourite??? – by Maria Victoria Contreras Casanova
The water is magical, always making us feel amazing @ Readleaf, Rose Bay – Australia gorgeous hidden gem.
We have a page in Swept away by Wanderlust that has the above quote by Eleanor Roosevelt. This Sunday some friends and I well and truly lived by it!
With beautiful weather it was time to kick off summer early in Australia. So a bunch of friends and I, drove South of Sydney down to the Royal National Park, ending up at Wattamolla Beach – where it beholds an extremely scary high cliff that you can jump off. Wow – time to live by what I tell others to do in our travel journal – “Do one thing every day that scares you!”. As I was about to jump off the 10 m high cliff, I was a little to scared to do it by myself so I jumped together with the much more composed and cool Maria. It was absolutely thrilling. After that first jump my adrenaline was pumping and with the gorgeous emerald water sparkling in the sun I wanted to do it over and over again. Feeling wild and full of life we found the perfect tree to climb to watch the sunset from. Funnily enough it also offered a view to watch a random guy dressed up in Winnie the Pooh who proposed to his girlfriend. Then before we knew it, all good things have to come to an end and it was time for sunset drives home in the uber cool green care share and Chrysler Cross fire! A beautiful day, friends, laughter, swimming and good vibes!
So what’s on your scary list, big or small? Write to us, we would love to hear them? We dare you! xx
Markets, garage sales and festivals! these are some of our favourite things! So it was only natural to be drawn to Paddington, Sydney today for the annual William Street Festival.
William St, is this cute alley way type street tucked off the main Oxford St which houses some of the most beautiful, funky, high-end unique & boutique stores of Sydney. From Jac & Jack, Bailey Nelson to rocking a pair of Nudie Jeans. Also, the street happens to host two of the area’s famous pubs The London & Paddington Inn.
With the leafy trees and old Victorian terrace homes that is the home to all the elegant stores, the street is always absolutely gorgeous to stroll down on any day of the week. However, today this street got even greater with the festival. It was such a perfect day, feeling absolutely relaxed after a nice walk from Bondi, the sun was shinning. We strolled down William street drinking juice, tasting samples and stopping at each of the adorable and quirky stores, all whilst some super cute dj in green pants was playing tunes from the balcony. To top off the fabulous day we tried some wine from Italy, which then turned into sharing a bottle on the street table – La dolce vita!
We are never too old to play with balloons! Find some festival fun or add one to your bucketlist… The 50 best festivals of the world, here.