13 things every girl needs to own this summer

Yes, Perth summer is finally upon us!

The sun is shining, the days seem a bit longer and the beaches are even more beautiful (as if it’s even possible!) but the dry heat and warm weather mean we need to be prepared. From the best in fashion to beauty saviors and trendy accessories, here are my top picks to rock the season.

13 things every girl needs to own this summer
13 things every girl needs to own this summer
  1. A cut-out swimsuit to slay like you own the pool – Melissa Odabash $400
  2. Trendy designer slides – Aquazzura $665
  3. Iconic waterproof mascara, panda eyes will never be a thing! – Too Faced $33
  4. A slogan sunhat to set the mood – Asos $21
  5. Sunscreen with SPF 50 to protect your skin from the nasty UV and prevent ageing – Bondi Sands $17.99
  6. A ‘basket’ bag to carry all your essentials – Kayu $169.99
  7. A re-usable bottle to keep you cool and hydrated – Made By Fressko $49.95
  8. An ankle bracelet, it’s making a comeback so why not? – Asos $16
  9.  A maxi round towel because normal beach towels are so last year… – City Beach $49.95
  10. Cat-eye sunglasses for a 60’s diva feel, a la Sofia Loren – Bvlgari $410
  11. Tinted lip balm to add a subtle pop of colour and keep your lips nice and moisturised – By Terry $75
  12. A cute cover up that is versatile and chic enough to take you from beach to bar in no time – Camilla $549
  13. Organic argan oil to treat dry skin and hair – Akhal $25

A quick and practical Christmas gift guide to please your loved ones

Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year. What could be better than spending time with your loved ones, stuffing your belly and counting your blessings?

I particularly like giving gifts and often go slightly OTT but I know that for some, shopping for gifts can become a chore and a tedious task if unprepared. I wanted to compile a Christmas gift guide that was both quick to go through and practical so you could find something fitting for that special person.

We all have a friend who has the travel bug, a family member whose interior is always spot on or know someone with a killer fashion sense. For all the people in your life, there is the perfect gift out there and I hope this Christmas gift guide will help you find it!

For the interior freak

Diptyque Diffuser - Figuier
Diptyque Diffuser – Figuier – Mecca $245

Diptyque is known for its incredibly luxurious candles and home scents. The diffuser releases a warm, green and slightly woody scent and its sleek design makes it an ultra chic addition to any interior.

For the beauty addict 

Stila Written In The Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set
Stila Written In The Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set –Mecca $36

This trio of shimmer-loaded magnificent metals glitter & glow liquid eye shadows is perfect to get you party-ready this festive season.

Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shaving Duet
Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shaving Duet – Myer $85

Who said that men couldn’t be beauty addict too? This shaving duet from Aesop is enriched with skin soothing-botanical extracts, the serum enables the perfect shave without aggravating the skin while the lotion is super hydrating to soften and moisturise the skin post-shave. The woody scent is absolutely divine!

For the fashionista

Rebecca Minkoff Stargazing Chain Y-Necklace
Rebecca Minkoff Stargazing Chain Y-Necklace – David Jones $129.95

Rose gold and star details are still on top of fashionistas ‘trendy list’. This chunky rose gold plated Y chain-design comprises a suspended crystal star charm, perfect for the festive season or to accompany your favourite LBD all year round.

Paul Smith Silk Feather Print Pocket Square
Paul Smith Silk Feather Print Pocket Square – David Jones $99.95

Pocket square is a classic that is often disregarded, but instantly refresh a formal attire or complement a casual/smart outfit. The Paul Smith pocket square is made with pure silk from Italy and boasts a playful yet sophisticated feather print.

For the foodie

Nawty But Nice Christmas Box
Nawty But Nice Christmas Box – Just In Time Gourmet $80

If you can’t be a little naughty at Christmas, when can you? The ‘NawtyBut Nice’ festive gift box is filled with lots of goodies that are all extremely decadent. The perfect gift to spoil your favourite foodie.

For the globetrotter

Lonely Planet Best In Travel 2018
Lonely Planet Best In Travel 2018 – Dymocks $24.99

The ultimate travel guide, Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2018 is the ideal gift for those who dream of adventures and exotic places.  It presents a year’s worth of inspiration to take travelers out of the ordinary and into the unforgettable – and firmly sets the travel agenda for 2018.

For the stationery geek


Paladone Desktop Foosball Stationery Set
Paladone Desktop Foosball Stationery Set – Asos $10

The set includes: 2x erasers, 2x pencils, 1x ball and 2x cardboard goals for endless fun!

Typo Notebook
 Notebook – Typo $6.99/ 3 for $15

We all have a friend who likes stationary, pink and relies way too much on dry shampoo. This notebook is made for this friend!

For the movie fan

Peter Alexander His & Hers HP short
Peter Alexander His & Hers HP short – $49.95

Peter Alexander always features great collab with movies and cartoons. They currently showcase pajamas and loungewear with Stars Wars, Hulk, The Grinch, The Lion King and my ultimate favourite Harry Potter!

For the cat lover

Keep Calm & Colour Cats
Keep Calm & Colour Cats – Asos $10

Adult colouring books aim to soothe and relax and can also help with reducing stress and anxiety. This colouring book contains 96 pages of gorgeous cats with intricate patterns to colour, a dream come true for the ‘crazy cat person’ in your life.

Happy Christmas shopping!


My Bali list: 14 things you must do on your next trip

With its close proximity (especially from Perth, with only three and a half hours flight journey), humongous list of things to do and great weather all year round, Bali is the go to destination for many Australians.

Peaceful mountains, breathtaking jungle view and endless beaches, Bali got it all! And even if you have made this beautiful island your second home, there are always new places to visit and plenty of things to do. My recent (and only second) trip to Bali, inspired me to make a list of things I enjoyed doing during my stay and that you should try too.


  1. Spend the day at the Hanging Gardens in Ubud to soak up the fascinating view
  2. Taste traditional Balinese cuisine at Chandi 
  3. Watch sunsets on the beach
  4. Enjoy a shopping session in trendy Seminyak’s boutiques
  5. Eat vegan icecream from Mad Pop
  6. Visit a historic temple located in beautiful surroundings
  7. Take a cooking class and learn about Balinese cuisine and culture
  8. Book a hotel featuring a pool overlooking the beach
  9. Go on an adventure! Trekking in rice terraces, rafting or climbing an active volcano
  10. Sip on some amazing cocktails at Bikini
  11. Relax with a Balinese massage or treat yourself to a mani/pedi or facial in a local spa
  12. Dine in a new rooftop bar and restaurant (the whole fried snapper ‘Pla Sam Rot’ at Moonlite is to die for!)
  13. Free your inner child and get an adrenaline fix while swinging on the side of a cliff and enjoying a breathtaking view
  14. Snap Insta worthy photos at the Ayana Resort on your way to the Rock Bar

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