Friday, May 4, 2018

Bali Honeymoon: 3 Days in Seminyak (Itinerary and Budget Breakdown)

Hey guys!

Just got back from an amazing holiday in Bali. My husband and I were finally able to go on a honeymoon (after 3 years of being married) and we wanted a very relaxed trip to de-stress and unwind. Bali, being a top tourist destination, is actually bigger than you think. People from all over the world go there to immerse themselves in the culture, relax in a tropical paradise, go on adventures, party, practice yoga, surf, and so on. WHY you choose to go to Bali will then dictate which area of Bali you should go to. For us, we were there to sightsee, to relax, and get pampered for cheap (read: getting as many massages as we can!). With this in mind, I chose to divide our 8-day Bali honeymoon and spend it in Seminyak and Ubud (Ubud blog post coming soon).

Fresh coconut drink at Potato Head Beach Club
Fresh coconut drink at Potato Head Beach Club

Friday, February 2, 2018

PHILLIP ISLAND: Penguin Parade, Pinnacles, and Panny's Amazing World of Chocolate

It was my second time in Melbourne. I had already seen Melbourne's CBD, the Great Ocean Road, and even free tourist attractions in Melbourne (see blog posts for itineraries). This time, I wanted to see the famed penguins who reportedly parade their way back home every night. Depending from where you're staying in Melbourne, Phillip Island is 1-3 hours drive away. Now some people stay there a couple days but we only made it a day trip. Read on for our one-day Phillip Island itinerary.
hiking at Phillip Island

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Why Rompers Are Perfect For The Summer (feat. Gearbest)

Hey guys!

It is 41 degrees Celcius in Adelaide, Australia as I am writing this. I’ve got the air conditioning on and I’d rather stay indoors. But wait, I’d still like to go out and enjoy my summer. I’d probably be in a tank top and shorts everyday if I could. But when I’m not feeling so lazy, I’d want to look cute but still feel comfortable. Thankfully, fashion allows us girls to have so many options. Today, we’re talking about rompers (also known as jumpsuits) and why they’re perfect for the summer.

1. Rompers are perfect for occasions when you want to look cute but don’t actually want to exert the effort. Like dresses, you don’t even have to worry about having to mix-and-match. Just put on some sandals and accessories, and you’re done!

Flare Sleeve Flower Belted Romper

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Thank you, 2017!

Every end of the year, I like to look back and reflect on the year that has come to a close. It's always an amazing feeling when you remember just how blessed you've been. In 2015, I moved to Australia, got engaged and got married, and graduated from university. In 2016, we got our permanent residency, had tons of adventure, and at the end of the year ended up moving to the countryside.

This year began with us living in the countryside, moving back to Adelaide during the first quarter, and ended up purchasing our first home towards the end of the year! And we also achieved our dream wedding in the Philippines this year. 2017 also saw me through 3 career specialties at 3 different sites, building up my resume to be quite an impressive one.

But first, some adventures along the way:



Friday, December 15, 2017

Melbourne: National Gallery of Victoria, Shrine of Remembrance, and Fitzroy

I visited Melbourne again during Spring. While I thought it would be warm, it was cold and windy for a Spring day. Luckily, I brought my floral embroidered denim jacket with me.

Because I had already seen Melbourne CBD and The Great Ocean Road and other Melbourne highlights (see Melbourne Itinerary HERE), I meant to check off some Melbourne stops that I missed out on the first time.
National Gallery of Victoria - floor


Friday, December 1, 2017

7 Ways To Decorate Your Living Room For Under $200

After a relaxed day lounging around in my high low floral sleeveless dress from Dresslily, I thought it would be a good idea to show you around our living room which we decorated on a tight budget. Think it's not possible? Here's a few ideas to get you excited to decorate your own living room.


Sunday, November 5, 2017

7 Reasons Why You Should Take A Vacation From Work

Do you need a reason (or an excuse) to take a break from work and sign that annual leave form? I'm just relaxing here with my Rosegal floatie but I got you, boo! I’ve always been one for work-life balance. So here's 7 reasons why you should take that much needed break and have a holiday.