Sunset with Tigerlily

Watching the sunset over Sydney Harbour while drinking an organic coconut cocktail….. How lucky am I! Tigerlily has always been my go to label for summer dresses and this year was no exception. I’ve been loving all their different patterns because they seem to remind me of my childhood in which I began my love affair with dresses.  Below I am wearing Tigerlily’s Boheme Dress in Rouge always flattering and perfect for those warmer nights.

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Spring Sunshine

Its spring which means its time to dust out that section of your wardrobe full of pretty dresses you have been looking longingly at throughout winter. You know the ones. Those dresses that are just far too perfect to team with a black stocking and heavy boot.

Cameo dress
Todays outfit Cameo- The better dress + Tony Bianco Shoes
Cameo dress
Cameo- the better dress

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Chapel St and high tea at the Windsor

Im so excited to be back in Melbourne although its slightly colder than NYC summer its a perfect excuse to once again enjoy the winter fashion. I really have missed Melbourne shopping…  One of my favourite shopping hotspots in Melbourne is Chapel St South Yarra! So close to Elwood this is practically my local shopping strip as well as my favourite brunch domain. A quick little stop into Aje one of my favourite Australian designers and i was set. A cold day in Melbourne called for my royal blue Veronica Maine winter jacket. This piece ads a bright finish to any winter outfit casual or formal . Teamed with my Witchery knit and boots i was perfectly dressed for a Melbourne winters day.

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After a wonderful afternoon on Chapel we ventured to Hotel Windsor on Spring street in the city for a relaxing afternoon tea. French Champagne on arrival, pots of tea, sandwiches and scones jam and cream displayed on silver three tiered stands in the magnificent settings of a historic hotel. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

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Cup cakes and Victoria Secret with Love in NYC

NYC weather was once again spectacular so we set off to spend the day exploring central park. Feeling like a scene right out of a movie we wondered around the lakes surrounding the park. This park really has something for everyone… check out the fun fair while eating a hot dog or walk along the pristine lake to find the row boats. Take a romantic row along the lake….

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Another must do item on our list was to visit Magnolia Bakery and get some treats for our relaxing day in Central park. This sounds easy but once inside Magnolia Bakery good luck choosing from the many different varieties. Who knew cupcakes could come in so many flavours. I was in HEAVEN! After a difficult choice we found a beautiful little grass patch along the river bank and started to work on our tan. Could life get any better. I could have stayed here for days. Central Park you really are magical. 

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On our mission home down the streets of NYC we only got lost a few times but look what we found!!! LOVE IN NYC.

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Our quick stop at Victoria Secret also proved successful. One of my favourite things about this city is the shopping and what better way to finish our afternoon in the sun than buying some beautiful underwear. May have gone a little overboard but hey!!! WHEN IN NY.

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We ended the day with a wine at a cute little bar on the waters edge in Long Island City. This little bar had the most spectacular view.

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Tourist activities in NYC

If you haven’t added Top of the Rock in NYC to your viewing list i suggest you do. This was my favourite view point of the city. Although its not as high as the famous Empire state the views in my opinion are better because you get to see the iconic building in the skyline.

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Top of the rock NYC
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Top of the Rock NYC

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The day was slightly gloomy but this added to the NYC feel…. the hot summer hustle and bustle this city is well know for. Rocking my gucci city of love T for this top of the rock experience. Spreading the love in NYC.

Next on the Bucket list was to go and see a game of Baseball!!! We grabbed some Hats from the New York Yankees store in Times square and we were ready to rock down to Yankee Stadium and support our new favourite sporting team.

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We didn’t get the best seats in the house but just being in the stadium with so many people created an amazing atmosphere. Getting into the swing of things we grabbed a beer and settled in for a intense match. Ok so i haven’t been to many sporting events around the world however i do love going to a game of local AFL in Australia and i have to say… baseball is somewhat different. Much slower and they seem to take their time swinging the ball. I did enjoy it but we were quite disappointed that the yankees let us down and lost the game…. What happened to beginners luck???? Oh well….. i guess theres always next time.

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Welcome to NYC

Ok ok so I’ve been very quiet for the last few weeks but i have good reason. I spent a few of those weeks on another little adventure in the amazing city of New York… some what of a change of pace from Luxembourg but i spent my days fitting in as many experiences as i possibly could while in this concrete jungle. I was based in Long Island City… i know i know your thinking why wouldn’t i stay in Manhattan. Although i do love Manhattan i opted to stay with family in this up and coming district that is slowly becoming extremely trendy being so close but yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Not to mention its a couple of ferry stops from Brooklyn another of my favourites. Oh and did i mention the amazing city views looking directly at the NYC skyline.

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Yes that was the view from my Uncles apartment….. trust me i did contemplate staying for good however after hearing about the icy winter they had this year i decided that chasing the sun around the world would be a better option… for the moment anyway.

During my first few days in NYC i was privileged to a viewing of the United Nations headquarters. Check out my selected outfit below. Black Black Black. Perfect for the occasion.

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Papa and I

 

Beautiful Summer weather in NYC meant that it was time for some exploring in the sunshine. I started my day with a little ferry ride along the river… such a wonderful and inexpensive way to become familiar with this city.

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We jumped off on the last stop on the down town Ferry and made our way to the Hudson river. I had heard about a great little cove on the river where we could stop and have lunch while taking in the beautiful views along the river. We came across a restaurant/ bar right on the river called P J Clark’s. Wine, an American burger and views of the Hudson…. can’t get much better than that.

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P J Clarke’s on the Hudson
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Walk along the Hudson
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NYC Loving

We then venture up to the World Trade Centre site to check out the new Freedom Tower and to pay our respects to the hundreds of people that lost their lives on 9/11. Walking towards the spectacular memorial fountain a sense of peacefulness came over me and in the summer heat the breeze that the fountain created in the middle of this huge city was a beautiful escape. Looking at each of the names written around this fountain its not hard to become extremely emotional.

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Freedom Tower
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9/11 Memorial

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Just around the corner from the Freedom tower you will find Century 21. I would highly recommend checking out this discounted designer shopping centre while your in the vicinity. You will not be disappointed.

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Luxembourg Nights

So its been a little while since my last post and I’ve since moved on from Luxembourg but there are still so many wonderful photos i must share from my trip to this beautiful country. To begin… remember i mentioned the brilliant itinerary for the FIABCI conference… well it did not disappoint. On our fourth night in Luxembourg we attended the FIABCI Awards dinner. This was held at Luxembourg’s main concert venue called  Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette. The food was exceptional and the atmosphere was exciting, fresh and lively. 

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FIABCI Awards dinner

Fiabci Awards dinner

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White chocolate dessert

A beautiful white chocolate and peach dessert. What a wonderful night.

The following night we continued our run of beautiful dinners and attended the Farewell Dinner/ Ball. My favourite thing about this night was it gave me chance to get dressed up in a stunning Charlie Brown gown I’ve owned for a little while and never had the right occasion to wear it to. Made of magnificent silk material in the colour of cream, i teamed it with a red lip and nude shoes. I accessorised it with an ever so lightly sparkled Peep Toe clutch with rose gold features to match my watch.

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Charlie Brown Dress, Red Mac Lipstick, Peep Toe clutch
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Charlie Brown Dress, Red Mac Lipstick, Peep Toe clutch

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Another great night to end our time in Luxembourg. Thank you for having us. xoxo