// pics via Pinterest //
Wow, I can’t believe how busy I’ve been this month!
I’ve half-written about 5 different posts (mostly fitness related) but I haven’t had the chance to finish & post them!
However, here’s a little visual treat from my month of November…
another week down.
can you believe we’re nearly in March?
Sunday brunch early morning workouts12WBT recipe Basil Pesto Spaghetti made with basil from my balcony garden!getting my shellac onTuesday workout & dinner Wednesday workout buddiescoffee meetingone of my tattoos – Liebe means love in German. My Mum is German.view from my Thursday workoutWilliams family pawsThursday night celebration with colleagues; 12 years at Dimension Datacolleagues & friendsthe food at est. is amazing! what you get from a 3-hat restaurant!hanging with the coolest chick Elly; my hairdresserFriday flowers on my table; dahlias & hydrangeasHarley has two settings: on & off!Saturday 12WBT SSS sessionpost epic workout; smashed & cant move
meal planning; 12WBT penang chicken only 300 cals per serve!my new artwork from Cristina B Studios is ready to hang!Williams family circa 2011
hope you’ve all had a wonderful week
Lennox Head is exactly what I imagined Byron Bay to be like; a sweet little beach-side town with surfy shops, cute homewares & trinket stores and funky little cafes situated along the beautiful Pacific ocean.
While Byron is much more developed; a buzzy but relaxed alternative-lifestyle hub for Northern NSW, Lennox Head is just as I imagined.
On our Summer holiday away with The Jacksons we discovered the sleepy little town of Lennox had some amazing cafes! We actually drove the 20 minutes south from Byron to eat at Ellenix Cafe twice! Here’s a sample of the brekkie offerings…
It’s always a challenge for me to snap a picture of E’s food before he smashes it! Huzzah! Don’t the blueberry pancakes look delicious!?!
I’m so proud of Jay!
He orders something different from the standard “big breakfast”. Turkish pide stuffed with spinach & cheese served with a side of avocado & bacon and topped with a fried egg.
Neen declares her scrambled eggs as the best she’s ever eaten.
Who are we to argue! Delicious textures with the chewy grilled haloumi and chilled smoked salmon and the peppery crunch of fresh rocket.
You know what makes me insanely giggly happy?
Cutting into a perfectly gooey poached egg that oozes all over your plate!
What summer cafe outing is complete without a bright summery mango frappe!
If you’re ever in the area; GO!
Ellenix | Ballina St, Lennox Head NSW 2478
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)…
33ºc in Sydney – Christmas Eve; Harley at the Park
Christmas blooms on my table! Xmas Eve afternoon snack Harley’s tired from all the festivities planning
(sleeping with his new toy from Grandmama Lizzie)! Christmas Eve at casa del Williams My beautiful Christmas pressie from hubby! Eeeek!
(reward for part good girl, part job promotion) Harley chewing on his Christmas pressie from Neen & E Christmas card from our little visitors; 5 yo Finley and from little Picasso 7 yo Willow cold & rainy on Christmas day – Jay & I;
later that day celebrating with Jared, Pete & their man crew Melly & Jared Xmas night – suitably drunk! the day after Boxing Day
3am on deserted Sydney Harbour Bridge;
leaving for our trip! Banana palms of Coffs Harbour countryside more gorgeous NSW North Coast Sugar Cane Macleay Valley Byron Bay hinterlands – view to the ocean! Merry margaritas – we’ve arrived!! Beach house artwork by the owner Rosarti it’s raining…chilling inside by the pool our first dinner; lamb & prawn skewers & salad Jay’s sister & family dropped in to say hi! beautiful Suffolk beach crazy Harley likes to eat sand amazing margaritas at Byron’s Margarita Mexican Cantina prawn fajitas – I’m in heaven… hello Mr Gekko
the moon perfect beach day Caprese salad for lunch sunrise on the last day of 2012 a gorgeous idea;
the Wishing Tree on the main street of Lennox Head breakfast at Quattro the resident lizard that taunts Harley! grey ocean over Lennox Head beach what I’m doing! Jay & Harley in the pool
Happy New Year my gorgeous friends!
Hope you have a wonderful night & may 2013 be epic!
This penthouse apartment on Newcastle beach (aka my home town!) was gorgeously furnished by the stylish interior designers at Coco Republic using the Calvin Klein home collection.