lifestyle + sojourns of a city girl FROM melbourne
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Remote office set up now includes Cheezels, cider and sea 😁 How do you want your working day to look? What’s the dream? Are you already living it? I want to hear ALL about it! 💻🌴❤️ #daydreaming #remoteworking #virtualoffice #lifebydesign #seachanging #ciderandwork #digitalnomadlife #junglebook
High on life, or oversized coffees and nice resort hotels? #bitofcolumnAbitofcolumnB #biggestcupever #canwelivehere #hotellife #sojourning #giddy
~ live life as though everything is rigged in your favour ~ #wednesdaywords #remoteoffice #diginomaddays #lifebydesign #backtobrunei
BACK AGAIN | it’s lounge time and fly time after 2 weeks in chilly Melbourne. A warm thanks to everyone who made the time, or tried 🥰 looking forward to defrosting in Brunei but before I do, one has to make the most of this...
Chilli scramble + manchego + matcha = match made in Sunday heaven 😍 thanks for the brunch destination ideas this morning, insta fam! Very happy with where we ended up at Rustica in Melb Central (but how COLD is it today?!) 😘 xo
What a difference a day makes!! 🙈 Since heading to Brunei with my loverrr (...husband - same same) for a totally *incred opp* for his career, I’ve been experiencing a few challenges around my own sense of purpose 🤷🏻♀️ But today was a complete turn around from an exceptionally flat and sleep deprived day prior, to feeling back to biznass after a kick-arse meeting that reminded me I *do* have a lot to offer and I *am* good at what I do! Yeh! 💪 Then I came home to a flower delivery from my dreamboat man 🥰❤️ If you’re still reading this all the way down here, DONT EVER FORGET THAT YOU ARE AWESOME AND HAVE SO MUCH TO OFFER. And if you do forget, DM me and I’ll remind you. Thanks for reading and believing, team 🙌😘
First day back in Melbourne tradition: croissant and coffee at local spot @caffeetorta for some laneway love and people watching 🥰 #happyplace #peoplewatching #melbournetime
SHANGHAI | last week was a first visit for me to Shanghai for a few days of R&R at the highly pleasant @banyantreeshanghaionthebund. We bought this as a package though a 3rd party luxury travel group (@luxury.escapes), enticed by the included 60 minute massages, high tea, daily breakfast, and cocktails on the rooftop bar, all for 2. It more than paid off, with champagne offered at breakfast (we indulged...), a massive round tub in the room (and a very sophisticated toilet...) and uninterrupted views across the Huang River to Pudong and The Bund - a waterfront area bearing former European influence, amazing bars and some killer Shanghai food! The resort hotel is located at North Bund so not quite in the hub of The Bund itself, but a 10 minute cab ride away, and right next door to a ferry terminal that will take you over to Pudong in no time at all (with several good malls). There were so many fantastic things about our stay at @banyantreehotels, it’s hard to get it all in one post! So maybe there’s a blog coming. In the mean time, huge shout out to Tiffany for taking care of us at breakfast time and Cassie at reception for helping ease an early morning flight with a handy breakfast pack and speedy check-out. Kindness and care make such an incredible difference to one’s experience at a hotel. We LOVED this one. This is not a collab stay or sponsored post 😘 #luxuryhotelsoftheworld #resorthotel #shanghaihotels #luxurytravel #viewsofthebund #hotelbreakfasts #shanghaitips
SG | A sublime couple of days in Singapore, including sinking a few slings at the guest-only Lantern rooftop and pool, atop the $700-a-night Fullerton Bay Hotel. Pro tip: a stay at neighbouring 5-star sister hotel, The Fullerton, will cost you less and grant the same access 👌😉 Dreamy bathrooms, epic GF club sandwich on the terrace and its own rooftop bar makes it a great pick. Booked and paid for through a third party travel app. . . . . . . #singaporehotels #luxforless #rooftoppoolandbar #lanternsg #thefullertonhotel #thefullertonbayhotel #traveltipstuesday
NOODLE CAM | the latter half of this week took us to Shanghai for a few nights of hotel chill time and days filled with amazing food. This local spot near North Bund had *the* most amazing hand-pulled noodles (which we clearly hated eating 😆😍). More to come on our Shanghai stay and finds, followed by a little 2 night Singapore stopover. #traveldiaries #lifeandtravel #travellife #hotelstays #noodlekingdom #shanghainoodles #chinesefood #amazingfoodfinds
CITY | Tomorrow we head to SHANGHAI and I am beyond excited to return to some hustle and bustle. Some fun facts about the city upon the sea: 1. Shanghai is one of the LARGEST cities in the world - 25m people 👯♂️💃🏻🕺🏻👫🏃🏻♂️ 2. Shanghai cuisine is known as ‘Hu’ 3. Cocktails WILL be enjoyed from these very seats 🍸 Bring. It. On. 🦆 📷 @banyantreeshanghaionthebund
Be your own tiny unstoppable force in a world full of giants 〰️ tagged: some of my fave lil courageous forces - you inspire me on a regular basis each in different ways 🙏 #flourish #courage #gratitude #selfpower #ambition #success
LISBOA | Whether you’re escaping the southern hemi’s cooler months, or just after a long weekend sojourn for those further north, Lisbon is a fab choice for good food, wine and finds. Link in bio for first-hand tips on where to get them. Most definitely stop for a Melbourne-esque coffee at Fabrica; we loved watching the world go by from these little seats at the front ❤️ #lovelisbon #lovetravel #seetheworld #digitalnomadlife #lisbonfood #lisbontips
#HongKong more than exceeded my expectations last week. See my saved story for a peek at this buzzing city and maybe some tips if you’re headed to this #NYC of #Asia. • • • • • #hongkong #hk #hkig #discoverhongkong #香港 #852 #hkiger #traveler #travelingram #explorehongkong #hkshop #igtravel #hkonlineshop #travelblog #hkfood #travelblogger #traveltheworld #china #hongkonger
How amazing is Hong Kong?! We are loving it! Even with the wind... 🍂💃🏻 tonight we’re heading over to Hong Kong Island (in the background above) for dinner with friends and I can’t wait to experience that Manhattan-esque hotbed of city activity! 😍 #citygirl #traveladdict #adventurers #hongkong
CITY | this is the look of a #citygirl in her element overlooking a town that’s dubbed the NYC of Asia - and I can completely see why. Follow along on a few stories over the next 4 days (and pls comment below with any juicy foodie and retail tips!) 🚕✈️🏙 . . . . . . #HongKong #honkers #grittycity #happyplace #peopleeverywhere #retailheaven #citystreets #hustle #nomadgirls #traveladdict 🥂
ON THIS DAY a year ago, I was here - at the start of what would be a ridiculously hot summer in London. Turns out it was also set to be the #summeroflove, right before I’d meet (for the second time) my Mr Amazing and now life partner. It’s a tad different to where life would then take us - to the wild jungles of Borneo. On day 3 in our new, unfinished home-on-the-beach, with workmen and boxes everywhere, it’s not quite the tranquil #seachange I envisaged - then again, I was never really one for a quiet life. Life can take you in many directions but the one thing that doesn’t change is you. And while identity can be a challenging thing in a new environment, I’ve realised I’m still a city girl, on a sea change, jumping on a plane at every possible opportunity (in heels). London will wait.
HEAVEN IS BREAKFAST AT 4PM, GF TOAST, AND MELBOURNE COFFEE when you haven’t slept for 34 hours. Certainly won’t be making hot yoga this afternoon... #overambitious #jetlagged #travelgirl #melbournehop #coffeetime #delirious #avotoast
In better news, enjoying a deliciously crunchy toasted H&C croissant at Oli & Levi and bumping into old friends makes life great 🥰