I’ve been on the go non-stop this week. Earlier in the week I spent some time in the Mornington Peninsula on a three day immersive experience with Helen Kaminski. We stayed at the gorgeous Jackalope Hotel and spent some time being taken through the sustainability journey of the Helen Kaminski brand. From seeing how the wool goes from farm to being fashioned into the felt that the brand’s hats are made from to foraging on the Jackalope property, it was such an interesting few days, and one that’s certainly opened my eyes a little more to the craftsmanship that brands often put into their products and also sustainability as a whole.
And at the end of the week I was off again! This time I headed to Hamilton Island Race Week and was lucky enough to be able to take Luke with me so we had a fun weekend enjoying the festivities and catching up with friends. It was gorgeous weather up there so it was nice to be able to escape Sydney for awhile. We were hosted at the insanely beautiful Qualia resort and during our time there had some delicious meals, flew in a helicopter to check out heart reef and generally enjoyed a little R&R. After such a busy few days, I’m looking forward to easing myself into a new week—who knows what it will bring.
We spent some time at our family farm during the past week which is always one of my favourite ways to spend a weekend and kick start the coming week. It was a special occasion as we threw a party to celebrate Grace’s third birthday and had the most wonderful time with family and friends. I still can’t believe she’s now three!
Also we’ve enjoyed a few warm days in Sydney this week which is a reminder that trans-seasonal weather is almost upon us. Because of this I’ve been on the hunt for pieces that can be worn for both warm and cool weather. One piece I’ve found is the below long sleeved Zimmermann dress. A great option for when temperatures are still unpredictable and the detail is amazing. The florals and ruching are a killer combination and I love the floral print. Plus you can’t ever really go wrong when it comes to Zimmermann.
It was all about winter looks this week on Instagram. One of my go-to staples during the cooler months is a gorgeous knit and this week was no exception. The Zimmermann jumper below has been on high rotation and adds a feminine element to a casual look with it soft pink hue and sweet oversized bows. But I’m also all about a beautiful trench, and this checked coat by Lover is one way to add a chic touch to any outfit. It’s the perfect topper—adding a statement feature to an ensemble whilst being versatile enough to go from off duty to work and event without missing a beat.
It was a winter themed week on Instagram. I shared my favourite new teddy coat which along with being one of the most popular trends of the season has got to be one of the best ways to keep warm I’ve encountered yet. Soft, cosy and stylish, this Ducie coat was my What I Wore star of the week. In fact I love it so much I’ve been wearing it non-stop including my trip to Queenstown over the weekend. Luke and I started by toasting the trip ahead at the airport before flying to New Zealand with some good friends for the weekend. Not only was it relaxing and the scenery stunning but one of my best friends got engaged over there! It certainly was one of the most memorable weekends I’ve had!
Whilst hanging out with my family at my parents’ farm in the Southern Highlands was great, the highlight of the week was definitely celebrating my 7th wedding anniversary with Luke. We married in one of my favourite places in the world, Taormina in Italy and it was without a doubt one of the best days of my entire life—I wish we could relive the entire thing all over again! I always like to reminisce on the day whenever our anniversary rolls around (if you want to check out photos from the day, I shared some of my fave snaps from my album here) and as the years go by, I’m so happy to have Luke by my side through everything.
Escaping the cold Sydney weather to Daydream Island has been such a great trip for Luke, Sophia, Grace and I. The girls have absolutely loved exploring the resort and everything has been so family-friendly too. Checking out the Living Reef where the girls were able to feed the stingrays was a definite highlight for the kids and so educational too.
There are worse ways to spend a week than jetting off to a tropical island but that’s exactly how I’ve spent the last few days. I was lucky enough to be invited to spend a week at Daydream Island with Luke and the girls. Along with being able to enjoy the beach and sunshine, I was also thrilled to work on an exciting shoot to coincide with my new ambassadorship for the resort. I had a great time shooting around the beautiful property and can’t wait to reveal more. It’s safe to say this has definitely one of the more fun and relaxing weeks I’ve had on the job!
This week has also been a great opportunity to snap up some special pieces with Harrold’s big sale. Lots of my favourite designers were on sale and some were reduced up to 50 per cent which to me is the perfect time to nab a few designer things I’ve had my eye on.
And to cap off such a big week, I headed up to our family farm to enjoy a relaxing weekend in the country. The girls always really love it as it gives them the opportunity to run around and have a great time with all the different animals my parents keep. I for one, am glad for the extra day’s break and will definitely be making the most of it enjoying the sunshine.
Another big week on Instagram (and on my blog)! I shared a few snaps from Sophia’s 5th birthday on our family farm in the Southern Highlands – if you’ve got a Disney princess lover in your life check it out!
Also given it’s officially winter I’m sharing my new skincare routine. The cooler weather means I’m more focused on looking after my skin – nothing worse than a dry, damaged complexion so I’m employing a new beauty regimen.
It’s always a nice treat to have a mid-week getaway and I was lucky enough to do a girls’ trip to Orange in NSW. A change of scenery, including lots of amazing food and wine and getting up close and personal with the local flora and fauna certainly helped me to recharge my batteries after a busy few weeks, including the hectic few days that was Fashion Week.