16 January 2019

Suitcase. Travel Tips: The Best Flights To Book

Living in Europe really did teach me how to be a savvy traveller. Between working full-time, freelance travel writing, and trying to squeeze in a leisure or a work trip, I didn’t have any choice other than to be smart with my adventures.

In 2 years I think I took something like 125 flights. Some trips were for less than 48hrs, fly after work Friday night and jet home late Sunday eve. The time constraints made it so important for me to make the most of my time in my destination. How? Well, choosing your flight time is crucial.

I was pretty much always on the first or last flight of the day. A dawn flight was always the best option out of London on a Saturday morning (don’t cringe, I’m about to explain why!), whilst coming home, anything after 7pm was preferred. In Australia, the same deal applies. Why? Watch (or should I say, read) and learn…

10 December 2018

Eat Me. Au79, Abbotsford

If you find yourself with a rumbling tummy around breakfast time, I have just the spot to share! Take yourself for a little adventure to Abbotsford, past the grungy factories and along the picket-fenced streets right to the door of Au79.

30 November 2018

Must Have. Summer Reads

I'm an avid book reader. Always have been. Way back in Year 2 I remember winning the reading award, having read more than double the amount of books of anyone else in my class! What can I say? I started early.

With summer's arrival tomorrow comes many beach days, and what do beach days call for? Why a good book of course! Check out some of my favourites that I've read lately...

28 August 2018

Must Have. 3 Spring Summer Trends To Invest In This Season

With only a few days until spring dawns here in Australia (can I get thank goodness!?), I’m celebrating by sharing some of my favourite new season trends from the beauty and fashion worlds. So wave goodbye to winter and get set for sunnier skies with these trending favourites.

19 July 2018

Suitcase. A Weekend In The Blue Mountains

Since there’s no Europe trip on the cards for me this year, Australia has had big shoes to fill as the destination to satisfy my wanderlust. Last weekend a new adventure was on the cards, a trip up into the picturesque region of the Blue Mountains.

3 May 2018

Suitcase. A Taste Of Tasmania

I first visited Tassie waaaaay before it was trendy. Rewind to the mid-2000s and this teenager [who was yet to be bitten by the wanderlust bug] fell in love with its historic charm. I remember sitting on the pier, imagining myself in some sort of periodic novel, written by the likes of Emily Bronte. What can I say? Its magic and charisma really did have an effect on me…

15 March 2018

Plate Up. Tiramisu

Coffee. Chocolate. Creamy goodness. There's little wonder this Italian dessert literally translates to pick me up. It's a bolt of energy in a simply scrumptious package. One of best friends is Italian and she's currently visiting Australia for the first time, staying with me in Melbourne. On weekends I'm busy playing tour guide, showing her all the sights. But my benefit is even better. She's teaching me all the Italian cooking classics. Starting with this one...

4 March 2018

Suitcase. A Weekend In Wilson's Prom, Victoria

Last weekend it was time to escape the city. We were headed for greener landscapes and clearer water down at Wilson's Prom, 3hrs south-east of the city. Not being the camping type myself (I've successfully managed to reach the age of nearly 28 without having to spend a night in a tent!) we holed up at a friend's beautiful home in the hills behind Inverloch, ready to set off bright and early Saturday morning.