Jade's Life has folllowed my transformation from a Melbourne model and party girl to a health and fitness ambassador and writer living in Sydney. Life is full of different paths, embrace new opportunities and never give up on your dreams.
Monday, 28 October 2013
Cool things to do on your weekend!!
What a weekend!
Another very interesting weekend
in my busy little world; one of the ones you look back on and wonder how you
managed to fit everything in and still feel rested on Monday?
My Friday night kicked off by
moving house and no matter how many times you attempt to do that, it never gets
any easier! I’ve finally had to admit that maybe there kind of might possibly
be a small chance that I have too many handbags! But then again… There is
always room for a new summer clutch! I'm loving my new space and the change makes me feel so free and strong!
I took a well deserved break on
Saturday morning and headed to the Abbortsford Convent with a girlfriend to
check out their Farmers Market and open studios as well as the ‘Flourish’
Illustrators Exhibition and the Guitar Makers festival. There was so much going
on! I’d definitely recommend grabbing a coffee and taking a stroll around the
gardens. The Convent is one of those beautiful places that surprises you with
it’s proximity to the city.The history
behind it is fascinating and well worth looking into! (For all those closet
nerds like me who love that stuff!) I scored some great produce, wine and some
beautiful illustrations to put in my room as well.
Saturday Night was easily the
standout, with the ‘Party with Familiar Strangers’ launch at hot new venue the
Emerson. I was curious to check it out as there had been a lot of talk, so I
dragged my handsome new man bag to South Yarra for a bit of a play! I’ll
definitely follow up with some more details soon… but WOW. If you can’t find me
over summer then chances are I’ll be at the Emerson!
I certainly got all the
champagne I’d been missing last Thursday! The Emerson is owned by an
international brand and we were fortunate enough to meet some of the team who’d
flown in from Singapore for the launch. We were whisked into their VIP lounge
and shown a great time. As the Veuve Clicquot flowed we made plenty of new
friends and had a great laugh.All the
usual crowd were there, it’s was like a who’s who of Melbourne and I’m already
looking forward to our next night out.
Luckily Ben didn’t indulge in
quite as much champagne as I did because he was competing in a Volleyball
tournament at South Melbourne on Sunday. I did my duty and went down to watch
him play and I was actually very surprised. Beach Volleyball isn’t a sport I’d
ever given too much thought but watching these fit guys on the beach has sure
given me a new appreciation! Although I’m quite happy lying on the beach having
a perv, for those of you who are looking for a new way to keep active and have
fun over summer, it definitely ticks all the boxes! During a match you can burn
as much as 200-300 calories as well as working on your tan at the same
time.For more information on how to get
started check out the Vic Beach website- http://www.vicbeach.com.au/
On Sunday night I caught up with
one of my best friends Mel who had moved interstate for love. Seeing her made
me realise how truly special our friends are and how important it is to make
the effort for them. Family you can’t choose but your friends are in your life
because you want them there, because you share a very special connection and
bond. I’m so grateful for the people that I choose to have in my life and for
the moments with them that fill my heart with happiness.
I hope everybody’s weekend was as productive and inspiring
as mine and that there aren’t too many post Barkly hangovers floating around
I’ll keep you posted on the finer details of my new
favourite playground and also the gossip
and tips for this years Spring Racing Carnival!