—— 19.01.14 | outfit, travel ——

crown towers check in

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Wearing: Keepsake white lace top, Lucy in the Sky lace shorts, Coach patent nude brogues and Michael Kors watch (via Ice Online). Nails: Dior ‘Spring Ball’. Photos: Rowena Cao and I.

It seems like I’ve had a lucky start to the new year and have scored myself a happy few days at Crown Towers in Melbourne thanks to the lovely people at Jacobs Creek. Living in Melbourne, I’ve always walked past the grand hotel foyers at Crown but have never really thought about what might lie behind them. After checking in yesterday, I was greeted by the most luxurious five star room I’ve ever had the pleasure in staying in. As a student, casually spending a few days surrounded by a panoramic view of Melbourne with chandeliers hanging in the bathroom and a wardrobe walk in next door is not something that I do often, if at all. When settling in to my room, I love to unpack everything and lay it out. So I thought I’d make the most of my surroundings and do a little room tour of this beautiful hotel, as well as a peek at some of the staple pieces I love to bring whilst away from home.

—— 05.11.13 | travel ——

venezia, the back streets of home

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It’s Melbourne Cup Day, 24 degrees (for once), sunny. And I’m stuck at home – like most uni students. Unless of course they in a slightly less unfortunate position sitting in an exam hall doing an exam on this beautiful day that is supposed to be a ‘public’ holiday.. no not for universities over here! Amidst revising the perpetually long book of size 8 font corporations law notes, whilst my printer hurls out trial exam after trial exam, I’ve had half the (spare) mind to suddenly think about how beautiful it was to be in Europe right now. I will really never get around to posting all these travel diaries, will I? So whilst I attempt to cram in all this nonsensical ‘knowledge’ about corporate contracting and get ready to visit Caulfield racecourse in a couple of days – no not for anything Stakes Day related, but in the name of academic progression – I will leave you all with a place us uni students probably all would rather be exploring, a place I miss so very much. No tourist attraction photos here, just the quaint back streets the locals call home. Hello Venice, I hope to see you again soon X

—— 04.09.13 | travel ——

it’s a bonds bright night

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Fresh floral arrangements, pearly lanterns, oriental cocktails and an overflowing candy bar reminiscent of your favourite childhood lolly shop. These were what greeted me as I entered the cosy rooftop bar of The Rook in Sydney. I wore daisies in my hair without knowing there’d be so many fresh flowers there, and was thoroughly amused to walk into a room filled with thousands of open blooms. Bonds Bright Night was one of the most beautifully styled fashion events that I have ever had the pleasure to attend, with the cherry on top being an exclusive and intimate performance by The Rubens. Sitting a metre away from them, nestled amongst flowers, we watched them perform their top ten tunes. It was such a magical evening of exquisite atmosphere, leaving me with endless daydreams of frolicking in flower fields for many a day ahead. Thank you Bonds for such a spectacular night!