byron bay bliss

We spent the last week in beautiful Byron Bay, the most easterly location in Australia, walking along the beach, exploring local farms & little country towns, grazing the farmer’s markets & making gourmet meals with the amazing produce, curled up watching movies in the unseasonal downpour, collecting seashells, drinking great wine and just relaxing, enjoying each other’s company.

What a fabulous holiday… I’m blissful!

Hope you’ve all be well and safe and happy,
Melly xx

today

I am now on holidays for 10 days; woo hooooooo!

Tomorrow we’re starting our road trip that will lead us up the NSW coast to Byron Bay, which is the cutest & most beautiful seaside town with the Eastern most point of Australia.

After a full week of back-to-back visitors and a hideous workload, I was really happy to have a full day to myself.

I ran errands, ate brunch out, did a wee bit of shopping and generally just had a great day by myself!

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Perfect Sydney weather! Hope Byron is this good!

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Something from the latest Frankie magazine.

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Coffee at my fave local cafe.

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My adorable coffee date; Harley.

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I’m quitting sugar! If you haven’t read this book by Sarah Wilson or another book called Sweet Poison by David Gillespie, you need to go out and find yourself a copy of both life changing books. Highly recommended.

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My only regret is that I wasn’t born with more fingers!

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I’ll leave you with this gorgeous quote from King Lear;
‘Take joy in the mystery of things,
as though we were the spies of gods.’
~ Shakespeare

Happy Thursday!

flawless

We teach girls to shrink themselves
To make themselves smaller
We say to girls
“You can have ambition
But not too much
You should aim to be successful
But not too successful
Otherwise you will threaten the man”
Because I am female
I am expected to aspire to marriage
I am expected to make my life choices
Always keeping in mind that
Marriage is the most important
Now marriage can be a source of
Joy and love and mutual support
But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage
And we don’t teach boys the same?
We raise girls to each other as competitors
Not for jobs or for accomplishments
Which I think can be a good thing
But for the attention of men
We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings
In the way that boys are
Feminist: the person who believes in the social
Political, and economic equality of the sexes

– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

tightening the reins

Remember my New Years Resolution? Well it’s now March and I’m finding general life & eating fairly easy with the paleo way, however, I have noticed a few too many paleo treats creeping in and portion sizes creeping up, so I’m reading and listening to podcasts to realign myself. I have also let my regular intense exercise regime slip; mostly due to my ankle injury flaring up a bit but also because I’ve just been a little slack.

Time to tighten the reins!!!

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seasons best dressed | sandra bullock

My goodness, Sandra Bullock has come into her fashion element this past awards season!  Not only did she give a great performance in Gravity, she was out of this world with her red carpet fashion!
Amazing actor & stunning brunette! 49 has never looked so good!
Take a look:

white perfection in Prabal Gurung for the Gravity premier
white perfection in Prabal Gurung for the Gravity premier
Pink & Red in Aussie designer Alex Perry at the Palm Springs International Film Festival
Pink & Red in Aussie designer Alex Perry at the Palm Springs International Film Festival
In Peter Pilotto at the People's Choice Awards
In Peter Pilotto at the People’s Choice Awards
Smartly dressed in Stella McCartney chic for the Oscar Nominees Luncheon
Smartly dressed in Stella McCartney chic for the Oscar Nominees Luncheon
Fashion forward in Prabul Gurung for the Golden Globes
Fashion forward in Prabul Gurung for the Golden Globes
OMG amazing in Lanvin for the Critic's Choice Awards
OMG amazing in Lanvin for the Critic’s Choice Awards
True Hollywood glamour in Alexander McQueen at the Academy Awards
True Hollywood glamour in Alexander McQueen at the Academy Awards