It’s that time again, when I spot something hopelessly perfect that I need in my life but lack the means to pursue. Lately, after many flights, delays and travels to come, headphones have presented themselves in my sights. There are so many options and 200% of it is beats by Dr Dre related. Whats a girl to do when she just wants good headphones that are pretty too and blue-tooth wireless without spending money intentioned for daycare? Compromise
Sometimes you just need to block out noise and that paperwork accessing you from every smart screen in the vicinity. Sometimes a little Kanye converted into baby lullaby tinkly sounding music is soothing for mumma too. Sometimes I want to do all of that while feeling like a mermaid and that’s ok too according to the Mimco x Frends collaboration. They are in store or floating around Myer if you are lucky, because the mid year sales have them moving quickly. Snap them up without worrying about getting bored. When you change your mood, just load more music, buy more shells and change the look.
A direction, the potential next name of Kanye progeny or the quirky Canberran hotel I recently stayed in. I’ve spent many nights in Australia’s captial but only now am I discovering the joys of hotel living in the ACT. There a two options avaialble. You either get something amazing or stuck with the prickly end of a pineapple.
EAST, complete with a fuss free but moderate breakfast from the attached OX eatery, served as a great refuge from work and the freezing cold outside. Welcomed at the door with a self contained kitchen and a view of foggy tree tops, I set the room temperature to toasty and dived into the king sized bed. There was no other option but to embark upon a series of typical hotel relaxation activities like popping on a robe and slippers while playing spa day or sipping on something while staring out the window.
I cast my eye of over the mini bottles of Appelles wonderful beauty goop, scented exfoliating soap, and pretty pink bath salt crystals enticing me to try before I buy in the lobby downstairs.
Posing for cheesy adverts that don’t exist or tilting toasters sideways to melt blue cheese over fruit and nut toast, all perfectly fancy in the confines of what feels like your little appartment haven away from home. The only difference is , here there a lovely people who come by to make your bed and tidy after you despite none of them being called ‘mum’.
While a stove top is at your disposal, lets not forget, everything in Canberra is pretty close by. A trip to the boathouse for some fine dining, or cronuts and mochas at the cupping room are always options if you can weather the cold. The perfect work trip away is one where you’re comfortable. Head east.
Winter is a cheap date. It’s sunday and there are very few things required to achieve total luxury in my eyes. Four to be exact if we don’t count the place where we spend a large portion of our lives. The staring point should always be bed. There is just no place like it and the older I get, the more I love it. Fresh sheets is all it takes to rekindle the love affair with my own bed should I sway after a particularly comfy hotel stay. With such a good foundation, everything else is just cherry on the cake. Here are my faves:
1. Give me a cup of tea. Currently drinking T2 tea from the sweet dreams series because its lovely and naturally decaf because tomorrow is a working day after all!