When we visited Australia last month, it was my first time visiting there and I was so excited about getting to spend the next few weeks there! Our first stop was Sydney. We enjoyed three days exploring and visiting some of Sydney’s best attractions. The Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanical Garden and of course, the famous Bondi Beach. Also did a lot of shopping but that’s just standard of course, lol!
Sydney Opera House
I’ve always wanted to visit the stunning Sydney Opera House (who hasn’t?!) and sure did it live up to it’s reputation in real life. What a gorgeous architectural building it is! Designed by a Scandinavian too I might add 😉
There are some great restaurants around this area with beautiful views of the Opera House & the Harbour Bridge. We choose to eat at the restaurant called Searock Fish Café and the food was delicious! Highly recommended, especially to those who are seafood/fish lovers like us!
The Royal Botanical Garden
Stunning, stunning, stunning! Loved walking through this garden, spotting different flowers, trees and animals. Unfortunately I don’t have many photos from our garden walk, I took many videos which I hope you managed to catch in time before they disappeared on my Insta story.
One of the most famous beaches in the world didn’t quite live up to it’s reputation with me. It’s pretty much like any other normal beach in my eyes, nothing special and doesn’t come close to the beaches on the West Coast. Bondi beach is famous for its waves and is perfect for surfing. Maybe if I was a surfer I would probably appreciate this beach more.
We went shopping around the Bondi Junction area which was really good actually. There you can find a lot of different small shops to go with the bigger, more well known shops. At Bondi Junction the main shopping centre is called Westfield. This is where you can find the high end brands but there also a lot of smaller brands and shops too. I really liked that area and is a great place for shopping and/or visiting nice cafes.
I was so lucky to get to spend a full day getting pampered and having a hair makeover at the incredible hair salon Circles Of Subiaco located in Perth, Western Australia. I had so much fun being sat in that chair chatting away with all the great hair stylists while they were performing their magic. Not only did we speak about girly stuff but I got some really good tips about how to keep my hair in top condition. What to do, what not to do and what products would work the best for my hair. I really learnt a lot from all the talented ‘hair magicians’ at Circles Of Subiaco.
My embarrassing ‘before’ picture.. 🙊 My hair was in such a bad condition after being away on our travels!
How cool is the art in this salon though?!
A million foil packets.. 😜
Coffee and a quick read in Elle while I wait for my colour.
Yay long hair!
Ditched another coffee for some bubbly to celebrate my new stunning long hair! Haha
I had a full colour, smart bond treatment, toner and a full head of Showpony tape hair extensions. I spent 5 hours in the chair, my hair was in a very bad state after traveling and being in the sun/sea for the last couple of months.
I just can’t believe how amazing my hair feels and looks after my visit to Circles Of Subiaco.
I am overjoyed and couldn’t be happier with the result. Honestly if you are ever in Perth and in need of getting your hair done ladies, visit – CIRCLES OF SUBIACO!!
Special thanks go to Sharlene for having me in to her stunning salon and for recommending amazing products to me that have changed my hair for the better over only a short period of time. Lots of love to all of you guys at Circles Of Subiaco.
Follow them on instagram for some serious hair envy photos!
Agos Boracay is a great family run hotel that I would highly recommend to anybody looking for a quiet place to stay in Boracay.
From the moment we arrived, the kind staff were so helpful and welcoming.The hotel is perfectly situated between both of Boracay’s two main beaches, White Beach & Bulabog Beach with a 5 minute walk bringing you to either of those beautiful beaches.
Valerie the owner of the hotel is such a nice host and the welcoming feel that is given by her and all her staff really made for a comfortable stay. We actually extended our stay for further nights as we really loved it there! If you’re looking for a place away from the hustle and bustle of White Beach, this hotel is perfect.
The views from the rooftop rooms/area are simply stunning! Panoramic views of Boracay. We spent a lot of time up there relaxing and taking in the beautiful scenery.
Agos Boracay did not disappoint!
The view from our room.. 😍
We managed to capture some awesome photo’s at sunset from The District Boracay‘s private beachfront during our time staying there. Truly one of the best sunsets I’ve ever seen featuring the famous Boracay sailboats passing which made it literally perfect!
One other really lovely place we stayed at during our time in Boracay, Philippines was The District Boracay. Located along White Beach, this stunning boutique resort is set literally in the perfect spot!
We were very lucky with the weather during our two-night stay. In the days previous to the stay it had been rather cloudy and we even saw some rain showers! But from the day we checked in to The District Boracay, we were treat to some beautiful weather.. Bliss!
Keep an eye out for further posts relating back to our time spent at The District Boracay. Those will be up soon
Boracay is such a stunning island.. Boracay Island and its beaches have received awards from numerous travel publications and agencies. You may not be so surprised to know that it has been classed as the “Beach Capital of the Philippines”! Boracay was also named ‘Best Beach island’ in 2012 by Travel + Leisure magazine.
Work on your tan on the island’s seven-kilometer powdery white sand. Or go kiteboarding or windsurfing on Bulabog Beach. We simply just lived at the beach while visiting Boracay!
Best times to travel to Boracay:
– The high season is from December to Apirl.
– Chirstmas is popular – but you may have trouble finding accommodation.
– May to June is ideal but rather hot.
– July to November is the low season and therefore the cheapest time to go.
– October and November have the best sunsets.
We went right in the middle of high season so there were a lot of tourists in Boracay. I’d love to visit again one day but preferably when it’s not high season. Perhaps October. I loved the sailboats sunsets at White Beach and I find it hard to believe that they could be any better than what we witnessed, but will find out next time….if it is October when we are there!
The Spa at Palazzo Versace Dubai is one of the best spas I have ever visited with a great selection of treatments and massages. I went for the 90 minute relaxation massage and it almost sent me to sleep! That’s how relaxed and wonderful those 90 minutes on the massage table were. I never wanted it to end! The name of my treatment was ‘De-Stress’ and it’s made to do exactly that. The complex blend of 24 of the purest essential oils including lavender, jasmine & Brazilian rosewood creates a de-stressing environment the moment you enter your room, with peaceful meditation music, reflexology and breathing techniques. Throughout, the masseuse drizzled the intensive skin treatment candle oil over my body and provided a specialist massage to de-stress relieving points of my head, face, neck and back.
“We harness the very best techniques of shiatsu, cranio, Thai massage and trigger point work. The treatment allows tension to drift away and for a calm new you to be uncovered.”
I can easily say that these 90 minutes sent me to Versace Spa heaven.
The Spa’s front desk area.
After the massage I relaxed on the hot stone chairs enjoying a cup of camomile tea and some dates before taking a dip in this spectacular pool!
Here’s me all relaxed and refreshed in the changing room after a wonderful afternoon… ☺️
I also got a lovely gift… The latest Green Caviar face serum from Dr. Burgener Switzerland, works wonders.
Thank you The Spa at Palazzo Versace Dubai.
Bye El Nido!
We had a great time in El Nido.. But bye for now, Boracay awaits…
Coral Cliff, El Nido
I just have to recommend this place in El Nido to you guys. We stayed a few nights at this family run hotel. Not only was it in a great location with really good prices, it is literally 5 mins to the beach and only 2 mins to the centre. Their cafe on the ground floor is awesome! They serve great tasting food and again, including the yummiest waffles, coffees/shakes and treats and again, at really good cheap prices! ☺️
Both of us truly enjoyed staying there and will for sure be back when we are in El Nido again in the future. We stay a lot at big hotel resorts but this was a nice change and we made some good friends there during our stay. The Coral Cliff family is so friendly and genuinely have the well known Philippine hospitality in abundance. Great little place guys, check them out! www.coralcliffhotel.com ☺️
Ps. May I also mention that their Wi-Fi is great.. It’s quite hard to find good internet connection in El Nido, but at Coral Cliff it never disappointed.