I love this time of year, just when you’re settling back into the swing of work after Christmas holidays, we’re granted another mini-break – a long weekend for Australia Day. Just when the tan is starting to fade, or things get too serious at work, we celebrate all things ‘Aussie’ with taking a day off work and celebrating our amazing Country.
We’re off to Jervis Bay for 5 days, which I cannot wait for. Having spent our Christmas break painting and moving, I’m looking forward to just ‘kicking back’ on the beach, eating seafood and generally taking it easy. Hyams beach has one of the whitest sands in Australia and feels like silk to walk in. The water is amazingly crystal blue (see below) and has a lovely old-fashioned feeling (not so overly populated compared to other coastal locations).
Ideally, I would indulge in new swimmers or a good book but the house has gobbled most of the spare income recently! So below is what I’m taking, based on what I currently have – however I will be endulging in a pedi in a similar coral colour (bye bye dragon feet). The weekend will involve some beach cricket, reading a good book on the beach, long-lazy lunches on the balcony overlooking the beach (see below), Pavlova (of course) and eating as much seafood as humanly possible!
What are your plans for Australia Day long weekend?
Beach Bungalows, Vincentia NSW | one-piece swimmers
Heidi sandles | ‘Holiday’ nail polish | Pavlova
French market basket | beach towel
Well its getting to the pointy end of the year – the silly season indeed. Like everything else in the past month, my Christmas shopping/preparations have taken a back seat (yet to start!) in leu of renovations. However, before time slips away completely, I would like to wish you a very merry, relaxing and enjoyable Christmas break. However you celebrate this break, I hope it is with friends, family, a relaxing concoction (*insert chosen beverage*) and a smile.
great DIY switzel stick project here
This year, as I’ve mentioned earlier in October, has been fantastic on my blog. I’ve met so many new people and have been so chuffed with all of you stopping by, commenting, sharing and reccomending my little blog. Even more lovely when I meet new people (in person) that they say “oh you have that blog Emmy and …” – yes the name still pulls a few people up! Mr B returns “what’s a blog?”.
I have seen so many creative and special gifts available this year, and have been pinning a few here on my ‘holiday inspiration board’. My Christmas presents are strongly focussing around the ‘homemade’ theme – partly to do with budget and location but more importantly to give something meaningful to my chosen one, rather than buying something for the sake of buying. Is anyone else making / buying handmade this year?
Above is a great table setting, made of poly PVC pipe! (from Designlovefest) and below is this pinecone gardland (from Sayyestohoboken) - both of which I’m going to try and attempt.
Have a wonderful break and if I don’t post before Christmas, Merry Christmas to you and your family! emx
Image – top wreath via Country Style – Photography Jared Fowler, styling Kara Rosenlund.
A beautiful (rainy) weekend in Sydney from one of my favourite views in Sydney – Botanic Gardens.
Dinner at Chiswick was fabulous, as expected. Thank you for those who posted reccommendations – we simply ran out of time to try them all. But will be back down in a few weeks time anyway. I spent way too much at the sales (Herringbone, Rodd & Gunn) and on produce at Fratelli Fresh.
We stayed at Kathryn’s on Queen – a beautiful B&B on Queen St, Woollahra. Continue reading
The easter indulgence has begun! This is what was waiting at my desk this morning, at work – yum! They will come in handy with my 5hr drive tonight.
I’m also making a few DIY Easter themed items this weekend, easy to travel and pack:
and some cake topers, which I thought would be fun for place settings: