Thursday, 1 November 2018

3 BOOKS I’VE READ AND LOVED LATELY


Hello November and also its the last month of Spring here in Australia! The weather has certainly been getting so much warmer and I'm loving it! Looking forward to next month, especially because it will be the first month of Summer, Christmas, mini vacay and plus the New Year is approaching!! Over the past month I bought some new books and I must say I definitely recommend these books especially the How to Live Japanese by Yutaka Yazawa! 


TITLE: How to Live Japanese 
AUTHOR: Yutaka Yazawa 
GENRE: Guidebook, Travel Literature 
ORIGNALLY PUBLISHED: 27TH September, 2018 

"From Miyazaki to mountains, sake to sparking joy, find your Zen and make time to learn about how to live Japanese. Whether it’s the cutting edge of film-making, revolutionizing the whisky market or competing with parents on lunchboxes, you’ll be all the better for some time spent with How to Live Japanese.


With nearly 60 per cent of us living in cities, the mega-city of Tokyo, through centuries of raze and rebuild, is surely the guiding light for how we can live together amicably in an ever-urbanising world."



TITLE: Cordially Invited: A seasonally guide to celebrations and hosting, perfect for cosy autumn nights, with Halloween and Bonfire Night inspiration! 
AUTHOR: Zoe Sugg
GENRE: Autobiography, Biography, Cookbook, Reference work
ORIGNALLY PUBLISHED: 4TH October, 2018 

"Over the years Zoe has shared glimpses of this side to her in her videos, with millions of viewers taking daily inspiration from her life. In Cordially Invited she shares her best and never seen before ideas in print. Divided into seasons, and woven through with Zoe's own stories and memories, this book reveals her favourite events - big or small - throughout the year and how to celebrate them in style.
From practical ideas for how to feed your guests and hacks for unexpected get-togethers to simple but impressive DIYs and those personal touches people will remember, Cordially Invited is Zoe's blueprint for making an event and a memory out of each day."


TITLE: Wander Love: Lessons, Tips & Inspiration from a Solo Traveller
AUTHOR: Aubrey Daquinag 
GENRE: Guidebook
ORIGNALLY PUBLISHED: 17TH April, 2018 

"Wander Love takes the world of Instagram and travel, and distills it in a beautiful pictorial book that will inspire your own adventures. Author Aubrey Daquinag is a travel blogger and photographer, most often found posting her adventures on her blog The Love Assembly from all corners of the globe. Featuring her incredible photography that shows you a world where travel meets style, her book includes sections on the essentials for a digital nomad office, how to be stylish while on the road, how to upgrade your travel photography skills, advice for solo female travelers, and unique destination guides for countries like Colombia and Morocco. Wander Love is the perfect mix of style, substance and travel adventures to inspire your own." 

What books have you been reading lately? 

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Tuesday, 9 October 2018

MINI SEPHORA HAUL


Hello to October and Spring! Can you believe there is only 2 more months until the end of 2018! And also, how crazy to think in 3 months time we will all be in a new year, 2019! What I'm most looking forward too at the end of the year is our summer weather! I'm honestly so over the cold and raining weather were having at the moment in QLD, Australia. Today I'll be sharing with you all a mini Sephora haul. These are all new products to me, which I'm looking forward to using them in  the next couple of days! 


1. Fenty Beauty - Full-Bodied Foundation Brush 110

2. BECCA - Liptuitive Glow Gloss

3. Benefit Cosmetics - Hoola Lite Bronzer

4.  Benefit Cosmetics - Hoola Quickie Cream-to-powder Contour Stick


Have you ever used these make up products before? 

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Monday, 3 September 2018

A QUICK GUIDE TO THE GREEK ISLANDS


Greece has a total of 168 islands, which have been split into eight main island groups.  You could easily spend months exploring their amazing and historical islands which are located in the Lonian and Aegean seas. Not all Greek islands are famous for their breathtaking beaches and natural features but other islands have strong cultural traditions and an epic nightlife. There are so many well known places in the Greek Islands such as: Santorini, Rhodes Old town, Crete, Mykonos, Corfu and many more! 


WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING  G R E E K  I S L A N D S
  • The local currency is the Euro. 
  • Plan Ahead. Make sure you book in advance such as plane tickets, activities and accommodation. 
  • Always have cash on you. 
  • Greeks drive rather aggressively, especially in Athens. 

WHAT  TO  S E E  I N  G R E E C E
  • Santorini 
  • Mykonos  
  • Rhodes
  • Zakynthos Island 
  • Paros
  • Kythira 


Have you ever been to any of the Greek Islands before? If so, which one/s? 

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Monday, 20 August 2018

A QUICK GUIDE TO PETRA, EGYPT


Petra, Jordan known for being built and carved into the surrounding rock. Located in the southwestern desert of Jordan which is surrounded by mountains which has plenty of gorges and hidden passages. Petra was also known for its wealth and its connection to Jerusalem, Syria and Amman which once made Jordan a great trading city. 


WHERE  TO  S T A Y 

Movenpick Resort Petra: Located directly at the entrance to the historic city of Petra. This resort is one of the most notable 5-star hotels in the Middle East. 

Petra Sella Hotel: is just a five minute walk to the city centre and another five minutes to Petra entrance. 


WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING  J O R D A N
  • The local currency is the Jordanian Dinar.
  • Stay hydrated, only drink water from bottle waters from a local shop. 
  • Watch out for the Bdoul scams in Petra. 
  • Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new 7 wonders of the world.


WHAT  TO  D O  I N   J O R D A N
  • Visit Petra city
  •  Mount Nebo 
  • Kerak Castle 
  • Float on the Dead sea
  • Hang out in Amman


Have you ever been to Petra Jordan?

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Wednesday, 8 August 2018

MAY AVENUE SHOP | NEW ARRIVALS


Who remembers my very small business (online store) May Avenue Shop? I launched it last year in February! For anyone who doesn't know, it was established in 2017, May Avenue Shop offers a variety of Prints, Greeting cards and Postcards that features 12 beautiful photographs captured from around the world. With my love of travel, art and designing, I decided to turn my dream into a small online business. Check out my online store at https://mayavenueshop.bigcartel.com for 3 exclusive new arrivals Such as the: Be You Print and 2 Birthday cards! 


Here are some tips: The Prints fit perfectly in kikki.k large planners and would even look great on your desk, on the wall of your office and even on your fridge! (Use maylove15 for 15% off your first order with us).

Check out my online store: https://mayavenueshop.bigcartel.com
Follow May Avenue Shop on instagram: @mayavenueshop 
Find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/mayavenueshop for glimpses of new releases, discount codes and even behind-the-scences! 


What is your go to stationary store?

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Monday, 16 July 2018

SABO SKIRT HAUL


One of my favourite online stores I've been recently been shopping at is Sabo Skirt. Sabo Skirt is an Australian online boutique that offers a wide range of playsuits, dresses, tops, bottoms, unique accessories such as bags and earrings and even shoes! Sabo skirt also has a wide range of collections online and in store as well. Such as Sabo Luxe, Sabo Formal, Sabo Swim, Sabo Mini, Sabo Paws etc. 


Dress: Sabo Skirt (sold out) | Bag: Posse Shoes: Spurr 

Why I love shopping at Sabo Skirt, is their style. So many different patterns, colours and textures are used in their clothing. I must admit that my wardrobe is mostly from Sabo Skirt clothing!! Another reason why I love shopping at Sabo Skirt is that every mondays and thursday they have new arrivals! 


Top: Sabo Skirt | Shorts: ZARA (sold out) 

Dress: Sabo Skirt (sold out) | Bag: Posse Shoes: Spurr 

What is your favourite online store?
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Monday, 9 July 2018

A QUICK GUIDE TO ATHENS, GREECE


 Athens, Greece is known as the historical capital of Europe, and is very rich in history and culture. Not only is Athens rich in history but also has the yummiest food ever (honey puffs), great shopping and amazing nightlife as well. If you are ever in Greece, definitely stay a night or two in Athens and explore its beautiful landmarks and then head off to it's breathtaking Greek islands. 


WHERE  TO  S T A Y 

Anafiotika residence, Hideaway under the Acropolis Airbnb: Located in the historical neighbourhood in Athens. It is hidden in the small paths right under the Acropolis scared rock. You can enjoy the poetic view of the city dominated by Lycabettus hill from the patio in the front part of the house, a great way to enjoy your teas or coffees in the morning or evenings. 

COCO-MAT: Hotel Athens: is located in Central Athens, and is only a short walk away from the Presidential Mansion. The Athens Concert Hall, Syntagma Square and National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is near this hotel. 



WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING A T H E N S 
  • The local currently is the Euro 
  • The Metro is your new best friend, super easy to use. 
  • Tips are optional. 
  • Beware of the Metro pickpockets. 
  • Most people speak good english. 


WHAT TO  D O  &  S E E   IN  A T H E N S 
  • Acropolis of Athens
  • Parthenon 
  • Visit the Acropolis Museum 
  • Relax and enjoy the views of Syntagma Square 
  • Visit the most old historical neighbourhood - Plaka 
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens

WHERE  TO  E A T   IN  A T H E N S

  • Thanasis - is a Greek restaurant which is located in one of the allies leading to Monastiraki Square. This restaurant offers great Greek cuisine for a great price. 
  • Lukumades - Located within walking distance of Monastiraki Square and is the place to indulge in the famous Greek donuts (honey puffs). 
  • Takis Bakery - This little bakery is a short walk from the Acropolis and is one of the best bakeries in Athens. It has a huge range of breads, sweet and salty pastries, cakes and sandwiches. 
  • Little Kook - For people we enjoy really sweet things in exaggerated sizes. It has a range of cakes, crepes, drinks in exaggerated quirky sizes and waffles too. 

Have you ever visited Athens?
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