Spring!

It’s the first day of Spring and I’m feeling pretty happy about it. Warmer weather, strappy sandals, daylight saving, evening walks, barbeques, bare legs, sun bleached hair, fresh fruit and ocean swims. All of my favourite things! I’m heading to the beach this afternoon, and I may just be brave enough to get my legs out and take these K Jacques for a spin.

The Motherland

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!

Ilona

Nothing beats a lady looking suave all in black. Ilona’s Christopher Esber leather skirt is possibly the best thing ever; the origami-like folds and longer length are perfectly sophisticated. I love how streamlined and classic her whole outfit is, but the large black earrings hint at a little rebellion. And of course such a beautiful smile! It’s the little things which can make all the difference.