I've said it before, and I'll say it again. The best thing about blogging is meeting other bloggers and making new friends. So when there's a blogger meet-up, I make an effort to attend. Not only is it a fun night out, but it's good to get out of your comfort zone every now and then and socialise with new people. Tonight we were invited by Nuffnang to come hang at Double Happiness, a bar in Melbourne. Lured in by the prospects of free cocktails, I met some great new people, including Madeleine from Madeleine in Wonderland.
August 27, 2013
I'm a planner. Right down to the last detail. Some days I plan my life to the minute. So when I was doing my thorough research of shopping in Sydney, I came across this store, which instantly went to the top of my 'must do' list. Les Nereides is a Parisian costume jewellery designer who's store has been open in Paddington, Sydney for almost a year now. But much like other international designers, they don't have a store in Melbourne. Just by looking at the online store, I knew I was going to buy something... but I may have completely blown my budget when I visited the store haha.
August 25, 2013
I have a confession to make, I didn't actually know who Tavi Gevinson was before I bought the ticket to see her talk. I read her bio and was sucked in by the hype, and man am I glad I did. This little pocket rocket creates more inspiration in her left pinkie than some international pop 'stars' do in their entire careers. Now if you're like me and you're not sure who she is, Tavi started her fashion blog The Style Rookie when she was 11, and through the success of that, launched Rookie Mag, the ultimate online recourse for teenage girls. Oh, she's now 17 and about to start her last year at high school too.
August 22, 2013
I went to Sydney with one aim, to meet Jenna Marbles. I didn't care how it happened (not so stalker way preferably), but I knew I wasn't going to spend all this money without meeting one of the coolest people on the planet! The whole reason I went up to Sydney was to volunteer at VIDinc, Australia's largest Youtube convention. With crazy internet famous people like Ryan Higa, Shaycarl and of course Queen Jenna attending, there was no way I was going to turn this down. The first day was pretty tame, there were a heap of workshops and industry events. I managed to get a photo with Peter Chao who looked so different with his sunglasses off. I also had a chat to Shaycarl and his lovely manager about our crazy rainbow money.
August 21, 2013
When I found pictures of this little Oriental oasis on Tumblr, I knew I had to add it to my ever-growing extreme touristing to-do list. The Chinese Garden of Friendship was created in 1988 to celebrate the friendship and cooperation between the sister cities of Sydney and Guangzhou in Guangdong Province, China. As you can see, it's nestled right in the heart of the city with towering buildings all around it.
August 20, 2013
When you think of Australia, there's only one thing that really comes to mind, and that's a massive picture of the Sydney Harbour Bridge with the Sydney Opera House somewhere in the background. So I couldn't go to Sydney without visiting these iconic landmarks. As you can see the weather was perfection and I spent over an hour basking in all the sun's glory before I headed off to satisfy my hunger.
August 19, 2013
I have to say, this trip has made me a pro at extreme touristing. What is extreme touristing you ask? Well, it's the art of fitting as many touristy things into one day without compromising on the experience of being there. I started the day nice and early at Sydney Tower right as it opened to avoid millions of tourists. What I didn't realise was before you go up, you get treated to a rather hilarious 4D movie experience. This includes getting slightly showered with water, bubbles and smoke machine.
August 17, 2013
I really like the idea of being above the clouds. There's something very peaceful about it, until, however, you get jolted back to reality when the turbulence hits. If you follow me on pretty much any of my social media platforms, you'll know I'm currently in Sydney. Now I haven't been to Sydney since I was about 3 so I'm doing everything touristy that I possibly can.
August 5, 2013
So I was trawling the internet for new business card designs when I came across custom instant photos business cards on Moo. I then proceeded to look at the price, and well, let's just say they are a bit out of my price-range. So I decided I'd make my own and they are much cheaper.
August 1, 2013
There is a serious bro-mance going on in this band. Every chance they go they'd be all over each other. Not that there's anything wrong with that, it just made the gig that much more entertaining. Cold War Kids are out in Australia for Splendour In The Grass and ever so kindly did some sideshows, which is what I went along to. I apologise for the crappy photos, The Hi-Fi is possibly the hardest venue to take photos in.