Leopard, khaki and a flash of pink

Haven’t done an outfit post in a while but I guess I have been too busy exploring!

image image image

Anyways today I am wearing my denim shorts with a leopard print peplum top and khaki jacket.

As I have been walking around Sydney I chose some sensible shoes but I love that they add a flash of colour to an otherwise neutral outfit.

Shorts – Oliver Bonas / Top – Sainsburys / Jacket – Topshop / Shoes – Nike

Opera, museum and green, green grass

Today was my first full day as a tourist and I had a full day ahead of me so apologies for this mammoth post.

Firstly I stopped by the Queen Victoria Building, a late nineteenth century building designed by Geogre McRae. It was designed as shopping centre and was named to commerate the Queens Diamond Jubilee in 1897. I really loved the stained glass detailing, giant clock and the unique retailers.

image image

The antique jewellery and artisan chocolate were particularly difficult to walk away from!

imageimageimageimage

From here I headed over to one of the most iconic landmarks in Sunder – the Sydney Opera House. I wasn’t really sure what I was expecting as I have seen so many pictures before but what I will say is it seems smaller than I thought.

imageimageimageimage

There was a large cruise liner that had pulled into the harbour – I can’t even begin to imagine what it must be like to be travelling around in something that large.

image

The harbour bridge looked pretty spectacular, especially with the water glistening underneath. One thing is have noticed is how the water glitters and shines, it really is mesmerising.

imageimage

After spending some time soaking up the sunshine on the steps of the Opera House I wandered over to the Botanical Gardens and spent some time strolling around the stunning grounds overlooking the water.

imageimageimage

I was hoping to go into Government House but the Governor was in so I was only able to look round the gardens. However they are pretty special, especially that view over the Opera House.

imageimageimage

image

From here I headed to the Australian Museum but I will save that for another post!

Breakfast and Bondi

So I am currently lay in bed after a glorious day spent in and around Bondi beach.

We started the day with an epic breakfast (the best way to start any day in my opinion) of blueberry pancakes, fruit salad and avocado on toast. It was delicious and exactly what I needed ahead of the day planned, for we were going to walk from Bondi beach to Coogee beach and back.

image image image

This 6km walk goes along  the cliff top and offers stunning views of the coastal bays between Bondi and Coogee.  You go through Tamarama, Bronte and Clovely finally ending up at Coogee. It is not for the faint hearted as it featured quite a number of steps and hills but it was rewarding reaching the end and having a watermelon and mint juice to refresh and rehydrate. And then it was all about heading back to Bondi to meet some friends.

imageimage

Some wise words on the beach front at Bondi. Worth remembering from time to time…

image

Soaking up Sydney

After arriving in Sydney on Thursday morning I was knocked out with jet lag so didn’t achieve much apart from a leisurely stroll around Darling Harbour.

I did however manage to find some time to soak up the sun on a cute little deck which overlooked the Sydney Harbour bridge before indulging in some ice cream.

imageimage

imageYesterday was spent strolling around the harbour and heading into the city where I spent a good amount of time listening to an amazing acoustic set from a band called Everything After – you can check them out here.

imageimageimage

I also managed to enjoy yet another delicious ice cream, this time Nutella flavoured.

image

In the evening we headed to the Opera Bar which is located under one of the most iconic landmarks in Sydney – the Sydney Opera House. It was an incredible way to experience this amazing building for the first time and the live band was pretty amazing too!

image

We then headed to a bar called The Arglye which had really cool decor – the DJ was suspended from the ceiling! A really great way to officially start my stay in Australia!

imageimage

imageI also wore in my new sandals that I picked up in Singapore from a shop called Charles and Keith. It was full of so many things that I wanted and all at really reasonable prices!

image