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.
Tuesday, 7 January 2014
Time to escape....
A strong longing for or impulse toward
As much as I love Melbourne, this New Year I was
craving an escape, that feeling of freedom that comes from not knowing where
you’re going and no hurry to get there.
So we packed the car and slowly headed up the east coast to eventually end up in Sydney. For anybody else wanting some inspiration
for a Summer escape I thought I’d share the best bits.
Cape Conran is a secluded little spot that was
just perfect for our first night, a small beach with plenty of walking trails
to keep us busy and off the beaten track to ensure some privacy. A few beers
and guitar tunes as the sun set created the most magical moment; it felt like
our own little world.
Eden is a popular holiday destination for a
reason, the cliffs surrounding the bay are absolutely stunning! Running along
the beach in the fresh morning air was beautiful. There are plenty of other
little inlets around and the Seahorse Inn is worth a look if
you prefer a more luxurious holiday treat or dining experience!
We past several more quaint little
towns as we snaked our way up the coastline, Mogo and Pebbly Beach were some of
our favourite stops.
Jervis Bay is well known for it’s
incediblely picturesque beaches, with white sand and crystal water. It’s a must
see for anyone making the drive to Sydney. We happened across a very unique B
& B called Wollamia Village Retreat- which was set up like an old fashioned Village, with each
cottage a different part of the town. It was absoluetly adorable! Our cottage was the old NSW Bank and had a spa bath as well as a private courtyard. They are pet friendly too so a good one to keep in mind if you take you're four legged friend on holiday.
Hymes beach was without a doubt our
favourite even if it did leave us a little sunburnt! There was plenty going on around town, with the Huskisson pub serving good food with live music booked on weekends and the National park had plenty of walking tracks and beaches to explore.
As we came into Sydney on NYE there was a little
twang when I thought about all the glamourous cocktail parties I’d be missing
in Melbourne to ring in the New Year. However the party in Paddington we attended
has to be one of my favourite nights. We spent it with good people, sharing
laughs and stories with my sister and friends. Looking back, I wouldn’t change
Rather than lay about sleeping off the
patron shots on NYD we managed to drag ourselves along to Field Day in the
Domain.Flume and Chet Faker were the
What a magical week, with the perfect mix
of relaxing beaches, divine company, delicious food and fun parties.
Don’t think too hard about it guys… Just
make up your mind and take off for a little adventure… go wandering..
P.S - It's time for the Portsea Polo again this weekend- I'll be sure to keep you up to date with all the latest fashion, parties and goss!