Wednesday, 28 May 2014

A Day Bursting with Colour - Cinque Terre

One of the first things that came to my mind when I knew Italy was on the cards.. The Cinque Terre. After admiring many photos of these cute little villages, I was on track to ticking off another 'must see' that was high up on my list. Pastel Paradise on the cliffs of the Italian Riviera! We started off at the top with Monterosso and worked our way down to my personal favourite Manarola, stopping in at Vernazza on the way. Vernazza had the most going with many local shops and restaurants, but the view of Manarola is like no other. We used the train as our transportation which was perfect, only taking a few minutes to pass from one village to the next. This also showed off the villages from a far all lined up along the coast line. Wow! No wonder this place is a MUST SEE! To make the day even more special was the fact I got to spend it with one of my all time favourite people - my Nan!

           Wearing: Wildfox Twiggy sunglasses (again, yes I like these very much), Toby Heart Ginger top, Princess Polly Boutique. White floral skirt, Topshop. Along with jade green sandals, Zara.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Floating Around Florence

As my Nan fancied a trip to Tuscany this year, off we went. With my DianaF camera to capture the sights we were ready to go. Starting in the beautiful city of Florence, we spent the first day roaming the streets to take in all the picturesque sights the city had to offer. What we found… LEATHER! So much leather everywhere, from market stalls to high end shops this city was just full of Leather. With me being such a big fan of view points I always do my research on the best places to get a view of the city from above. Two in particular stood out to me, first of which was the Piazzale Michelangelo where we sat and watched the sun go down on our first evening. Secondly the Campanile, 414 steps up and situated right besides the Duomo this gave more of a close up view of the city and its many red rooftops. This we saved for the second day so we had more energy for all those steps. Another Florence sight that amazed me had to be the Ponte Vecchio, I mean a bridge full of jewellers, WOW! On a whole we most definitely enjoyed what Florence had to offer.

Day 1. Wearing vintage inspired floral dress with lace collar found on a stall in Spitalfields Market in London, along with my all time favourite tan backpack.

Day 2.  Wearing my beloved Wildfox twiggy sunglasses that just seem to finish off all my outfits perfectly. Lilac checked smock dress found on and mustard yellow shoes from Urban Outfitters.

Friday, 9 May 2014

A Positive Read

I love finding beautiful books, inside and out. Found in the cutest book store, Oscar and Friends, located in Surry Hills, Sydney this is exactly that. 'Love, Love Me' by Marianne Vicelich is full of positive and inspirational quotes along with the prettiest decor. Of course this was found in my favourite country and one day to be home Australia. It was the perfect read for my little outing to Fremantle today.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Beach Huts - Melbourne

Throwing back as its Thursday, to Feb this year and my day in Melbourne. It was finally my time to visit the beach huts of Brighton Beach. After seeing many photos of these, they were high up on my to do list. Even though the weather wasn't really in my favour it was a lovely day, I stocked up on my Aussie reads and and enjoyed some down time in Melbourne.

Attire for the day included my beach ready juju jellies, vintage skirt, cream patterned vest top with a denim jacket. Bag of choice as per usual a backpack, this one, brought from Topshop comes nearly everywhere with me and has had it fair share of wear and tear. Finished off with a pair of heart shaped glasses, Its always good to the world out of a love heart!!!