Admittedly I’ve been watching too much Game of Thrones because all I really want to drape over my shoulders are IKEA fur rugs. Of course a real jacket is always the better option, and when you’re headed to see the pines, what better way to be overdressed than with some ra-ra fringed pants inspired by the wildlings slash white walkers?
And if you’re hoping to visit the Wanneroo Pines, simply map out coordinates -31.726428, 115.787026 that should take you on a half hour drive from Perth. Just be careful of falling branches and respect the area! In other news, red hill quarry is now a highly hazardous space so please steer clear.
Finally back down under and all I can say is that winter is as welcoming as I have always remembered it to be. Sure, it rained upon arrival and for the next couple of days but the skies cleared and we were blessed with a sunny weekend where I could put the straw hat to good use and take my favourite new For Love & Lemonscosmic tiered lace dress for a spin. We headed down south and of course the trip was a fruitful one (any trip spent with the family is always close to my heart) for we found this orchard that was bare but still beautiful. The place also reminded me a lot of Christmas and made me feel fuzzy inside.
Truthfully I didn’t realise how much I missed Perth until I was back in my room making snow angels on the fur rugs that sit next to my bed, only to have my brother barge in and raise an eyebrow. I know it is a great privilege to be hopping on and off a plane every now and then, and chasing the sunsets in every country I visit, but there is nothing quite like having your parents kiss you goodnight every evening instead of sending emoji replies to a group chat two thousand miles away.
I will be off again in a few days only to return many months later, so for now I will embrace the present and feel grateful. Oh how nice it is to be back…
Dropping in again to share with you five of my favourite photo spots in New York City for now, and of course there’s always more to do around the area besides getting the ‘gram, so without further ado:
1. Flatiron Building
What you’ll want to do is wait for a yellow cab, avoid the traffic and switch up poses. Repeat ’til you get the shot. I wish I was joking but that’s how candid photos turn out most of the time and yes, I did drink the coffee if anyone was wondering.
Don’t wear stiletto heels because trust me, you will get stuck. And go early (we went around seven in the morning), you’ll want to avoid the crowds!
3. Grand Central Terminal
Need I say more? Every time is the right time to visit Grand Central Terminal. Don’t be afraid to make your own Gossip Girl time-lapse, no one will judge.
4. Asiate at Mandarin Oriental
It doesn’t get more romantic than a dining view by this particular spot (obviously please book in advance) with a lovely Columbus Circle sight. Best to go before sunset if you want to observe the golden hour in its full glory.
5. Top of the Rock
“How many times can you visit Top of the Rock in a week?” Challenge accepted. No but seriously, this place has one of the best views of New York City and is also one of my favourite places in the world. Go in the morning, and go just before sunset to watch the city come alive.