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Friday, November 27, 2015

10 of the Most Magical Ice Skating Rinks in the World

I absolutely LOVE Christmas, Snow, Ice Skating and anything festive! Being an Aussie we don’t often get the opportunity to ice skate but since I have been living in the Northern Hemisphere I’ve had the chance to go three times and whilst I am never going to represent my country in the Olympics for ice skating, I do love it! I’m currently feeling very festive after a visit to Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland here in London and our recent trip to the stunning Swiss Alps where I fell more and more in love with snow & mountains! I find snow and ice skating so magical and wanted to share 10 of the most magical ice skating rinks around the world!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Elf the Musical at London's Dominion Theatre

Last week we were invited to attend the Dominion Theare in London to 'Discover our Inner Elf'. Elf the Musical has hit London and you would have to be a complete scrooge not to love it! The Musical is based on the famous hit movie Elf, which was released in 2003 starring the loveable Will Ferrell. Every aspect of the show was fantastic and the Dominion Theatre was the perfect venue… they even managed to make it snow inside the theatre!

Elf the Musical London Dominion Theatre

Monday, November 23, 2015

Cocktails & Stunning Harbour Views at the Beach Club Watsons Bay

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel and the Beach Club are an iconic part of Sydney Harbour. A gorgeous waterfront destination that is a popular hot spot for both wining and dining. Their iconic, unrivaled waterfront location on the shores of Watsons Bay offers the most breathtaking views of the city skyline and harbour in a relaxed, beautiful location.



Monday, November 16, 2015

A Stylish Stay at Chic Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

On our recent trip to Australia, we spent out our first night in Sydney at the beautiful Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is a stylish, chic hotel located on the shores of enviable, beautiful Watsons Bay in Sydney Harbour. Watsons Bay is a naturally beautiful, relaxed and peaceful location in Sydney and we had a fantastic stay at this truly iconic and unique destination hotel. It was the perfect way to begin our trip!



Friday, November 13, 2015

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, Orlando

I am a MASSIVE Harry Potter fan, just like 99.99% of the population out there and when I had the chance to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios I was like a grown up kid who had finally been handed my Hogwarts letter! Harry Potter world was incredible and well worth a visit by any fan!

My excitement for this post came about when we booked tickets recently to go to the Warners Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour here in the UK. We are heading up tomorrow and I am beyond excited - butter beer & broomsticks come at me! I thought, in my excitement that I would share my experience at the Universal Studios Harry Potter World with you all and for those of you who have also been lucky enough to visit, you will understand my excitement and love of this place!



Thursday, November 12, 2015

Whale Watching in Port Macquarie, Australia

Our trip home to Australia this year was in prime whale watching season. Beautiful humpback whales migrate along the East Coast of Australia every year and we are truly lucky to be able to see these magnificent creatures in the wild most days whilst we were there. My parents also surprised us with a whale watching cruise which was certainly a highlight of our trip!



Monday, November 9, 2015

Our Photography Tips to Help you Capture the Perfect Photos this Autumn

Autumn is such a beautiful, vibrant time of the year and is a favourite season for many photographers. I have loved watching the distinct changes in seasons during my time living in England as it is not something I really get back in Australia. Even with winter on the horizon, it is a magical time of the year watching the countryside go through this transition in a blaze of glory! Here are our top tips to capture the perfect photos this Autumn.



Sunday, November 8, 2015

London as a Local with FG Properties

I love London and often dream of how exciting it would be to live in this amazing city. We recently visited London and stayed in a luxurious, fully furnished apartment in Earls Court with FG Properties and loved our weekend living as a local in our very own London apartment.



Wednesday, November 4, 2015

My Norwegian Peaks and Valleys: Trolltunga and Geirangerfjord

Oh, Norway. For as long as I can remember this place was a magical, mysterious destination for me.  The hazy beauty of majestic glaciers and fjords lured me for months, and finally – I made it to the homeland of blonde blue-eyed people and funny, yet sneaky trolls!

During my trip I saw all of the most famous and beautiful places in Norway, but for today I will feature the two of the must-sees when visiting Norway: Trolltunga and Geirangerfjord.


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Q1 Resort & Spa Gold Coast: A Luxury Apartment with a View

We love staying in Apartments when we travel. We love the independence, privacy and freedom they allow and the apartments in the Q1 Resort & Spa at the Gold Coast are no exception. We stayed in a stunning One Bedroom Ocean View Spa Apartment and were very impressed with our spacious and luxurious apartment with its stunning city and ocean views.

Q1 One Bedroom Luxury Apartment Gold Coast