A little post-long weekend inspiration from the Southwark Bridge on my way to the Tate Modern one glorious London morning. The sun hitting the Shard (a 95 story glass skyscraper) was such a beautiful sight after weeks (I lie, months) of grey wintery weather.
I just got back from one very picturesque and relaxing trip to visit my family in New Zealand. I’ve been home a few times since I moved to Sydney, but never just for a holiday, so it was nice to just take things slow and appreciate the beauty around me. Although the snow was melting and the spring blossoms were still a week shy of blooming, it was a visual feast all the same.
We hired a holiday home in a (very) small town centered around some very delicious hot pools – the perfect antidote to freezing evenings. It was all about lazy sleep-ins, casual bush walks, steaming hot pools and a fridge filled to the brim with good food ready to be devoured in the afternoon sun.
The seal pups are pretty hilarious – there’s a small waterfall inland from the coast were they congregate to play and keep safe from predators. This time there was about 20 of them; all flipping and jumping, trying to out-do one another. It’s the strangest thing watching a seal pup shimmy his way along rocks and forest floor on his way back to the ocean.
Until next time my old friend!
Looking out over the Blue Mountains on a weekend away recently. Nothing beats fresh air and expansive views. I can’t fight the need to escape the city every few months, and I feel pretty lucky to have such incredible landscapes so close by. We arrived at the quaintest cottage one Friday evening; complete with freshly cooked bread, home-grown strawberries and a blazing fire. And the next day we walked out to this. Such beauty!
A few weeks ago I styled a shoot at an incredible teepee nestled in the depths of the Blue Mountains. Hanging in the Teepee we found two beautifully intricate Indian headdresses which couldn’t have been more perfect for the shoot. And even more perfectly our model Erika (Vivien’s) hails from New Mexico and has Native American heritage on her mothers side. So when I placed the headdress onto her pretty head and the sun streamed through the feathers, I knew I had to take a quick shot.