January 26, 2015

Coachella 2014!!! Day Two

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Day 1’s recap can be found here! }

We were a bit more organised for the Saturday and got to the festival by about 1pm, just in time to see Washed Out who were on the top of my list of bands to see, mainly because of their style of music and the setting – dreamy, summery music with a palm tree backdrop in the beautiful Palm Desert, just perfection. So glad we saw them, definite highlight!

Saturday was significantly hotter than Friday, so we took a lot more beverage breaks, luckily the beer garden to the left of the Coachella Stage had perfect views of the stage, so we kicked back in there for a bit and watched Foster The People and Queens of the Stone Age. Once they were done we took a walk over to the Outdoor Theatre to catch Pharrell. On Weekend One he had some major voice issues because of a dust storm, but on Weekend Two he was THE BOMB. So much energy and loved seeing him start with Lose Yourself To Dance. He brought so many guests on stage – Usher, Nelly (lolll), Busta Rhymes and Jay Z. During his finale of “Happy”, we went back over to the Coachella Stage to get a good spot for Muse. I’ve seen Muse a few times and they are always consistently good, just over the top rock n roll, so it was cool to see them at Coachella. It was also Kate Hudson’s birthday, so Matt Bellamy made the crowd sing to her which was pretty funny.

So yeah, Day 2 was awesome and I’m glad we saw the full sets of way more bands than the day before.

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January 8, 2015

My favourite songs of 2014

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Last year I posted my 2013 shortlist of favourite songs for the Triple J Hottest 100 and it’s that time again, so I thought it would be cool to do it again this year – 15 of my ultimate played-on-repeat songs from 2014. Enjoy :)

  1. “Red Eyes” – The War On Drugs
  2. “Chandelier” – Sia
  3. “Seasons (Waiting On You)” – Future Islands
  4. “Hunger of the Pine” – Alt J
  5. “All The Rage Back Home” – Interpol
  6. “Gunshot” – Lykke Li
  7. “Pools” – Glass Animals
  8. “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars
  9. “High” – Peking Duck
  10. “Perfect World” – Broken Bells
  11. “Miracle” – Kimbra
  12. “Gold Snafu” – Sticky Fingers
  13. “First” – Cold War Kids
  14. “Tongue Talk” – The Holidays
  15. “Good Mistake” – Mr Little Jeans

January 5, 2015

7 Highlights from 2014

Happy new year! It’s safe to say the last 3 months of 2014 were the busiest of the year, hence why it’s been so quiet around these parts – consistent blogging, why are you so hard?! This year I want to put a lot more effort into this blog and I have a lot of ideas for the direction I want to go in. As I ease into 2015 with life slowly falling back into routine, I thought it would be good to kick things off by reflecting on some highlights from the past year.

1. COACHELLA
Massive bucket list item ticked off for this one. Blog post of day 1 here – day 2 and 3 still to come.2014 Recap: Coachella

2. SAN FRANCISCO
Ohhhh this city. Currently putting together my mega “I Love SF” post.
2014 Recap: San Francisco

3. THE BIG SUR
The roadtrip of a lifetime down the amazing Californian coast.
2014 Recap: Big Sur

4. LOS ANGELES
The last part of our Cali adventure in the City of Angels. Part 1 of Los Angeles here – the rest to follow.
2014 Recap: Los Angeles

5. MOVING
As mentioned back in July, we made the move from a tiny apartment to a (slightly) bigger house, loving the new neighbourhood too.
2014 Recap: New House

6. MELBOURNE
Hooray for last minute weekend trips. Melbourne Photo Diary here.
2014 Recap: Melbourne

7. LEAVING MY JOB AFTER 4 YEARS
An opportunity came up in October and by early November I was in the new role! Crazy times, but I couldn’t be happier.
2014 Recap: New Job

Here is to an equally (if not more) adventurous 2015!

All images my own.

November 3, 2014

Coachella 2014!!! – Day One

IMG_0003Well clearly I am the procrastinator of all procrastinators posting this 6 months later, but better late than never I say! Not gonna lie, the delay was due to my lack of motivation sorting through and editing literally thousands of photos, but I bit the bullet and did it and I have split the posts into 3 because of the sheer volume of photos. Ohhh how I miss that beautiful Palm Desert…

We got to the festival site quite late on Friday as it took a while to check into our hotel then get the 40 minute shuttle bus over. The Coachella wristband activation app was down so that caused some further delays, but after a few teething problems, we finally arrived and it was a totally surreal *pinch me* moment. We spent the afternoon walking around the festival site, eating, drinking, checking out the stages and just taking it all in.

We saw:
Ellie Goulding (lovely to see her as the sun was going down)
Broken Bells (one of the highlights of the weekend, I love James Mercer)
Outkast (KILLED. IT. WOWZERS!)

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Stayed tuned for Day 2!

October 21, 2014

Design Heroes // Verena Michelitsch

I thought I’d introduce a new series called Design Heroes where I will be sharing the work of my all time favourite creatives, the designers/studios I look up to and whose work resonates with me and influences my approach as a fellow creative.

So, kicking off the first Design Heroes post is Verena Michelitsch. Verena is an art director from Austria, living and working in NYC. She has had quite the enviable career, working for the likes of Sagmeister & Walsh, Pentagram, RoAndCo (!!!) and is currently the design director at SID LEE. I’m a massive fan of her simple, illustrative approach to branding and design as a whole.

Website // Twitter // Behance

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September 28, 2014

Melbourne Photo Diary

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A couple of weekends ago I booked a last minute flight to Melbourne to catch up with some friends. The weekend consisted of copious amounts of amazing Melbourne coffee, food, drinks, laneway exploring and walking, lots and lots of walking. Shock horror, I didn’t do any shopping – I think I was too busy eating ;)

I love you Melbourne!

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August 31, 2014

California Travel Diary: The First 2 Days in Los Angeles

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We arrived in Los Angeles 2 days before Coachella to get over jet lag (which we didn’t even up having, bonus) and prepare ourselves for the trip down to the Palm Desert. We had booked 2 nights at the Mondrian West Hollywood and holy moly this hotel was insane. Probably one of the best decisions of the trip staying there – after a long 16 hour flight, walking into this room was like a DREAM (yes that big mirrored contraption is indeed a tv!)



The next couple of days we hung around the general West Hollywood vicinity (our hotel was right on the Sunset Strip) taking in LA life and did some pre-coachella shopping at The Grove.


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On the Friday morning we got up bright and early, said our goodbyes to the amazing Mondrian and made our way to LAX for our 8am shuttle bus to Coachella!

July 1, 2014

July

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I fell off the blogging wagon for May and June. Basically right after we got back from California, still suffering heavily from those “Post Holiday Blues”, we decided we needed a massive change and moved out of our apartment into a semi-detached house. Needless to say, it’s been a busy couple of months and we have only just got the internet hooked up in the new place.

I have been dying to post my trip photos, especially the ones from Coachella which was just so mind blowingly good, as was San Francisco, the drive down to Los Angeles and our week in Venice. California you completely rocked my socks off and I am so genuinely bummed that it’s all over.

So yeah, a California recap will definitely be next on the agenda…

May 10, 2014

Isabel Marant Dicker Boots, a “souvenir” from Los Angeles

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My California trip has come and gone and I have been back in Sydney for a week. Not gonna lie, there is some major “post holiday blues” going on. I have some mega posts coming up from my Coachella experience, plus San Francisco and Los Angeles photo diaries. So many photos to edit. So I thought I would kick things off with a little retail therapy from the trip…

I had my eye on these beauties for about 2 years. So when I walked past the Barneys New York window display in Santa Monica and saw these babies staring right back at me, I decided to go inside “just to try them on”. Well, after umming and aahing for about 10 minutes, the incredibly charming sales assistant told me to look at them as a souvenir from my trip and I was sold. Leaving them behind would be such a shame… so I got them :)

Stay tuned for my Coachella posts. Ohhh how I am missing the Palm Desert…

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