Wednesday, 4 February 2015

watson's bay promenade

Hey folks! I'm back again and ready to share some more of my sunny January adventures. In Sydney and wondering what to do? Why not try Watson's Bay? I know I've already talked about it in a previous post but it's quite worth it. Catch a ferry from Circular Quay and hop on a 20mn journey to Watson's' Bay! Famous for its stunning and luxurious houses, there's more to do in the bay than look at the penthouses along the shore. Walk the trail to The Gap, then walk back up to the famous Lighthouse. Once, you've walked in this summer heat you will just want to dip your head in the water! Lady Beach is one of the prettiest beaches in the bay but unfortunately, it is a nudist place so I don't really comfortable swimming there in swimsuit whilst everyone else is naked... I guess you have to be used to it ;) If you closer to where the ferry dropped you, you will have access to lovely still beaches. 

Feeling hungry? You have two options. You can either go to the Doyle's take away fish and chips ($14 - $20) or you can treat yourself and go to their actual restaurant. Count a bill of $80 for two people with a drink. Their seasonal mojito is absolutely awesome!! Anyways, you will eat the best fried seafood and/or the best fish and chips you will ever eat. My personal choice: salt and perter calamari. Remember that Watson's Bay is a fisher's town, and this premises is probably the oldest in the place and the best. Worth it if you are not in Sydney forever.

Top - Zara
Shorts - TopShop
Hat - Ripcurl
Sunnies - Céline

Monday, 2 February 2015

a saturday by the harbour

First of - new year, new hair! I have been absent for a while because I have literally been super duper busy. Although the university has not started yet, I had to go back to the office and I had the pleasure to have my boyfriend visiting me about 2 weeks ago. He is staying for a while and we have - and have had - a lot of travel plans, which explains why I have been so away! Here's a highlight of our first weekend around the pretty city I've been living in for the past 8 months. 

What to do on a sunny day in Sydney? Here's a few tips and ideas. If you're on the weekend, go to The Rocks Market. Have a little something to eat on the market and stroll down the paved streets. Buy a souvenir if you wish to. I fell in love with the local Australian's freshwater pearl earrings. For $25, you get the best of the local jewellery. If it's too hot, like it was that day (over 30 degrees C), stop by the Tea Cosy. A lovely Irish tea room where I've had the best iced tea jug ever. Order traditional scones if you're a sweet tooth or finger sandwiches if you have a salty craving. 

After this, climb up the walk path on the side of the Harbour Bridge to have a stunning view over the harbour. For an optional trip, go up the pylons to get a view from a higher point. Be aware that the access closes at 5pm. Walk down on the sides of the harbour, where you will arrive by the left side. Stop by the pretty green grass, where a wedding often occurs and have one of those delicious truck ice cream. Try the double choc nut!

The walk is not over. Continue to walk by the harbour and walk towards the Opera House, where you can stop at the Opera Bar if you fancy a drink. For $18, cocktails are fabulous. If not, continue to walk all around the Opera and go to the entrance of the Royal Botanic Garden. It is one of the prettiest and oldest Botanic Gardens in Australia. You may not have the time to do the whole tour, but a little walk by dawn is absolutely breathless.  

To end your lovely day, go to the CBD, Westfield and eat the best ramen and buns in town at Ippudo. You will want to come back the next day!

Top - Zara
Shorts - A&F
Sandals - Massimo Dutti
Sunnies - Céline 
Bag - Chanel (15C)