week in instagram | 2012 finale

I’ve been MIA for a few days because I’m getting my chillax on in Byron Bay!

We’ve been eating, laughing, drinking, sunbaking, eating, drinking, shopping, watching Harley entertain us & walking on the beach.

It’s been divine!

Thanks to my fave app (Instagram) here’s what I’ve been up to in pictures (there’s a few so bare with me)…

IMG_20121223_144645 33ºc in Sydney – Christmas Eve; Harley at the Park
IMG_20121223_165905 Christmas blooms on my table!IMG_20121224_163634 (1) Xmas Eve afternoon snackIMG_20121224_174811 (1) Harley’s tired from all the festivities planning
(sleeping with his new toy from Grandmama Lizzie)!
IMG_20121224_203409 (1) Christmas Eve at casa del WilliamsIMG_20121225_090454 My beautiful Christmas pressie from hubby! Eeeek!
(reward for part good girl, part job promotion)
IMG_20121225_090934 Harley chewing on his Christmas pressie from Neen & EIMG_20121226_085033 Christmas card from our little visitors; 5 yo FinleyIMG_20121226_085245 and from little Picasso 7 yo WillowIMG_20121225_163030 cold & rainy on Christmas day – Jay & I;
later that day celebrating with Jared, Pete & their man crewIMG_20121225_222401 Melly & Jared Xmas night – suitably drunk!IMG_20121227_155636 the day after Boxing Day
3am on deserted Sydney Harbour Bridge;
leaving for our trip!IMG_20121227_185119 Banana palms of Coffs Harbour countrysideIMG_20121227_094903 more gorgeous NSW North CoastIMG_20121227_185256 Sugar CaneIMG_20121227_185602 Macleay ValleyIMG_20121227_185512 Byron Bay hinterlands – view to the ocean!IMG_20121227_184030 Merry margaritas – we’ve arrived!!IMG_20121228_172626 Beach house artwork by the owner RosartiIMG_20121228_161841 it’s raining…chilling inside by the poolIMG_20121228_210522 our first dinner; lamb & prawn skewers & saladIMG_20121228_171411 Jay’s sister & family dropped in to say hi!IMG_20121230_092933 beautiful Suffolk beachIMG_20121230_092222 crazy Harley likes to eat sandIMG_20121229_214012 amazing margaritas at Byron’s Margarita Mexican CantinaIMG_20121229_215600 prawn fajitas – I’m in heaven…IMG_20121229_214431 hello Mr Gekko
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 the moonIMG_20121230_091959 perfect beach dayIMG_20121230_143543 Caprese salad for lunchIMG_20121231_071256 sunrise on the last day of 2012IMG_20121231_130608 a gorgeous idea;
the Wishing Tree on the main street of Lennox Head
IMG_20121231_130238  breakfast at QuattroIMG_20121231_125712 the resident lizard that taunts Harley!IMG_20121231_131034 grey ocean over Lennox Head beach  IMG_20121231_163255 what I’m doing!IMG_20121231_163044 Jay & Harley in the pool

Happy New Year my gorgeous friends! 
Hope you have a wonderful night & may 2013 be epic!

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Today we’re fortunate enough to have two celebrations; the first at our place with my friend Tam, her hubby Leon & gorgeous girls Willow & Finley for Christmas brunch, and then over to our friends who live up the street Jared & Pete for an “Orphans Christmas” for some slightly messier festivities!

Wherever you are and whomever you’re with
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays
to you & yours!

week in instagram

So the world didn’t end in fire or ice.
On we go for the next 5,125 years.
In comparison here is my minuscule week in Instagram pics.

IMG_20121217_072359 1 | kicking off a week of breakfast green smoothies IMG_20121221_193931 2 | gorgeous Harley boy IMG_20121217_183044 3 | Sportsgirl pretty skull Galaxy Tab cover IMG_20121218_192629 4 | Girls night out – Ems, B & Mands IMG_20121218_192919 5 | Girls night out – Mel, Mich & MelIMG_20121218_090212 (1) 6 | pink caddy @ my mechanics workshop IMG_20121221_192924 7 | Melly & Harley IMG_20121219_220016 8 | cheers! Final Dinner Club of 2012 IMG_20121220_191903 9 | tomato, basil & bocconcini salad @ Balla IMG_20121220_082909 10 | brekkie of champions! green smoothie goodness with the Jacksons after our mid-week sleepoverIMG_20121221_140917 11 | selfie – my new hair colour IMG_20121221_150058 12 | It’s not all for me! Tasked with ensuring we don’t go thirsty in Byron Bay!IMG_20121222_134408 13 | I’m a good girl & Santa delivered something special from Louis Vuitton! IMG_20121222_145103 14 | my man

Happy Weekend Everyone!

its a questionnaire!

Mum sent me this on email this morning and I thought it would be fun to share!

  1. What time did get up this morning?
    5.30am – gym time!
  2. Diamonds or pearls?
    What kind of question is that? Diamonds!
  3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
    Pitch Perfect – Glee meets hilarity. Straight to my favourite list!
  4. What is your favourite TV show?
    Homeland, The Good Wife, Walking Dead, True Blood
  5. What do you usually have for breakfast?
    Green smoothie or bagel with smoked salmon & cream cheese

    this morning's green smoothie
    this morning’s green smoothie
  6. What is your middle name?
    Sue. I don’t know why and frankly I’m a little disappointed with my parents. I look like an Angel/River/Sabrina/Bella/Raven.
  7. What food do you dislike?
    I’m not too keen on anything from the Indian continent.
  8. What is your favourite CD at the moment?
    Bruno Mars & Fun
  9. What kind of car do you drive?
    Currently a Ford XR6 Turbo, but as of next month a JEEP!
  10. What characteristic do you despise?
    stinginess or insincerity
  11. Favourite item of clothing?
    Feminine dresses with a hint of sexiness (cue Leona Edmiston) or a maxi skirt.
  12. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?
    Rafting on the Amazon or swimming in Bora Bora
  13. Favourite brand of clothing?
    Clothing that I actually wear – Leona Edmiston, Sportsgirl, ASOS, Dorothy Perkins, Veronika Maine, but if your talking high fashion I love Balmain and Elie Saab
  14. Where would you retire to?
    That’s way too far off to seriously consider, but maybe somewhere like Queenstown NZ or a cool retirement home somewhere where I can play bowls, eat jello, arrange flowers & learn the cello.
  15. What was your most memorable birthday?
    My 30th – an awesome night of dancing & decedent drinking (Gracie & I drank 6 bottles of Veuve!) at Cruise Bar overlooking Sydney Opera House

    Gracie, Melly, Mands (yes, I have blonde hair here!)
    Gracie, Melly, Mands (yes, I have blonde hair here!)
  16. Favourite sport to watch?
    NRL
  17. Favourite makeup item?
    Mascara
  18. Favourite movie?
    Oh wow, I have so many….Top 5: Pulp Fiction, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Love Actually, The Big Blue, The Sound of Music
  19. What star sign are you?
    Libra
  20. Are you a morning person or a night person?
    Strangely, I’m kind of both. I go to bed fairly late but get up really early. I’m a machine!
  21. Pets?
    My gorgeous, much beloved fluffy monster Harley

    the day we picked up Harley!
    the day we picked up puppy Harley!
  22. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?
    When I get to 500 followers I’m going to have a give-away!
  23. What did you want to be when you were little?
    A marine biologist
  24. How are you today?
    Good! I’ve only got a day left of work before holidays and I’ve got a hot date with 5 of my girlfriends tonight!
  25. What is your favourite candy?
    Red frogs & sour peach hearts
  26. What is your favourite flower?
    Oh, that is a gorgeous question!!! Peonies, Ranunculus, David Austin Roses, Calla Lillies, Julia Roses & Magnolias
  27. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to?
    27th December – Byron Bay here we come!!!
  28. What are you listening to now?
    work colleagues; James M talking on his phone and James L typing, plus the distant chatting of afternoon tea in the Cancer Institute kitchen.
  29. What was the last thing you ate?
    Yoghurt with mango & strawberries
  30. Do you make wishes….
    Pretty much every day. One day I will get accepted to Hogwarts!
  31. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?
    Fuchsia!
  32. How is the weather right now?
    Warm and mostly blue skies

    view from my desk
    view from my desk
  33. The first person you spoke to on the phone today
    Jay. About 10 minutes after I dropped him off to work! What can I say…I love him!
  34. Favourite soft drink?
    Soda water
  35. Favourite restaurant?
    Café Sydney….for special occasions only but I’d eat there every week if I could! Or Rosso Pomodoro for cheap delicious authentic Italian pizza – I never get sick of it!
  36. Favourite colour?
    White
  37. What was your favourite toy as a child?
    I don’t really remember being attached to any toys, but I was inseparable with my ‘woobie’ (blankie). I still have it!

    my woobie (aka baby blanket)
    my woobie (aka baby blanket)
  38. Summer or Winter?
    Neither – I prefer Spring!
  39. Hugs or kisses?
    Depends who’s giving them….
  40. Chocolate or Vanilla?
    Vanilla all the way baby
  41. Coffee or tea?
    There is a time for both but overall I love a good barista cup of coffee (macchiato)!
  42. When was the last time you cried?
    A few tears this morning when I was reading about the gorgeous little kids that died in the Connecticut shooting, but a big sob last week when I was dealing with some stuff about my brother.
  43. What is under your bed?
    Nothing other than a small pile of magazines just near my bedhead
  44. What did you do last night?
    Did some Christmas shopping, then made burgers on the BBQ and watched the season finale of Homeland.
  45. What are you afraid of?
    People I love dying and being without them
  46. Salty or sweet?
    Both. Ever had banana and salted caramel parfait? YUM!
  47. How many years at your current job?
    In 3 days it’ll be 12 years!
  48. Favourite day of the week?
    Saturday
  49. Do you make friends easily?
    Yep – although I think I make acquaintances really easily and am a little more selective about friends.
  50. What is your new year’s resolution?
    To pay off my credit card and commit to 12WBT for the next round!

Now, I’d LOVE for you to reuse these questions for your own answers, publish on your blog and link back to this post! It’ll be like a little blogging chain mail….
go on, you know you wanna!

girl crush | robyn lawley

Oh la la! This girl is gorgeous!RL

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all pics via Cosmopolitan mag December 2012

She’s been heralded and criticized for being a “plus size” model.
She’s 6ft 2in! She’s a size 16 (UK+AUS) / 12 (US).
Whatever her measurements, she is a total glamazon and she looks amazing in clothes, which is the prerequisite for a model. And her work speaks volumes; campaigns for Ralph Lauren, Australian Vogue/Cosmo/Marie Claire/Madison, Italian Vogue, French Elle, US Glamour,
I think she’s an inspiration that healthy & beautiful
doesn’t have to equate to skinny.

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Worship at her alter:
Tumblr: Robin Lawley Eats
Twitter: @Robynlawley
Robyn’s Facebook

week in instagram

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1 | vino after a tough work day
2 | sunset view from my balcony
3 | mammoth 793 calorie workout!
4 | another sunset view
5 | best snack ever!
6 | fluffy monster Harley
7 | my dancing shoes
8 | mucking around with Jay in a photo booth
9 | dancing up a storm at Jay’s work Xmas party
10 | Friday Flowers
11 | night lights
12 | Sunday brunch @ FFF
13 | hanging in the park with Harley