Australia: The Road Trip Part

‘Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.’ (A quote I firmly believe in but you’ll appreciate the irony once you’ve read the post.) After our epic time in the Whitsundays back in December, our plan was to hire a car and drive over three days from Airlie Beach to Brisbane where…

The Slate ~ Rebranded

The Slate in Phuket used to be called The Indigo Pearl and if you’ve been following this blog for a while you will know it’s one of our favourite resorts ever. I’m not going to reblog it all so if you’d like to read more click here and here. We spent the recent long weekend at…

Review ~ 99 The Heritage Hotel, Chiangmai

Back in February we went up to Chiangmai for a few days with my parents. As the only one who had visited before, my husband chose 99 The Heritage Hotel as he had a good experience in their sister hotel on a previous trip. It was just under £90 a room per night. This beautiful boutique…

In Love with Indonesia

Warning – this post contains excessive use of adjectives and may cause serious wanderlust. I have just returned from the most amazing time in Indonesia, where along with with my husband and best friend, and various friends and family along the way, visited Bali, Lombok and Gili Air. I gushed a little a few days ago on my…

Clinique Pep-Start

I received a little pink tube of Clinique Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser as a sample the last time I was in Sephora and having dabbled with Clinique products in the past (make mental note to add Dramatically Different Moisturiser to the list for next time I’m passing through Duty Free) I was more than happy…

Incredible Indonesia

We are currently enjoying our last day full day in Bali before flying home to Bangkok tomorrow. Our travels here over the past week and a half have exceeded all expectations, we have had the most incredible time and are already planning to return as soon as we can having totally fallen in love with…

Bangkok Daily

Life as an expat is never boring. I feel like I am so behind with my posts, I have lots planned to round up my Australia series, document my time in Chiangmai and Khao Lak as well as a few restaurant and beauty reviews but as per usual everyday life is getting in the way…

Australia: The Purchases

I was really looking forward to shopping in Australia. It’s a country that I often looked at for inspiration when working in homeware and retail so the interiors lover in me was excited. I was also excited by the prospect of normal sized clothes and a huge choice of swimwear – both of which are lacking…

Review ~ Patissez, Bangkok

Patissez is a restaurant originally from Canberra, Australia which opened it’s first Thailand branch just off Sukhumvit 39 a few months ago. Patissez is famous for its FreakShakes (a trademarked term I’ll have you know!) so I went with some friends to check it out. The decor is nice and the restaurant has a funky, airy…

Exploring the Whitsunday Islands

Our entire trip to Australia was planned around our time in the Whitsunday’s. It all began when we decided not to go home to the UK for Christmas, I have never not been at home for Christmas so we decided that if we weren’t there we needed to be doing something pretty special. Someone I…

Planning: Bali

I am well aware that we are very lucky to have the incredible holidays that we do. Trust me, I am. It blows my mind on the last day of term, the last day of every term, when my Facebook feed is frenetic with all the incredible places around the world that our expat friends and colleagues are…

Airlie Beach: The Gateway to the Whitsunday’s

We flew from Brisbane to the Whitsunday Coast Airport with Virgin Australia. We needed to be in Airlie Beach the day before our departure on the boat so we booked a night at the Coral Sea Resort (£158 including breakfast booked through Agoda), which was located just around the corner from the marina we were departing from. Airlie…