CRUISE // Noumea

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Alright, it's time for a catch up! Late last year Alyse (you guys know my sister Alyse? If not, click here and get to know her - she's my best travel-buddy/assistant/photographer/everything) and I went on a 10 day cruise through the Coral Sea. We were on the voyage thanks to Student Flights who hired us to create some video content for their social media channels and such. I've always loved creating videos while travelling and it's so crazy/amazing/dreamy to have people appreciate them so much that they hire us to do the same for them. I love it! 

Anyway, we were on a 10 day cruise and first stop was Nouméa in New Caledonia! Once we had docked we immediately got on another boat (a little speed boat) and drove over to Duck Island to spend the day soaking up the sunshine and snorkelling. Just the beginning of what was a killer trip! So much more to come!




Looking back over some of our travels in 2015 and travelling to Berlin with Germany Tourism was an amazing start to our adventures through Europe over their summer time. Berlin was one of those cities that is continuous interesting - it's still growing in culture, mixing old and new traditions - which makes it one of those places that I know if I went back again soon I would have a totally new experience all over again. Check out this video we made while we were there! Have you guys been to Berlin before too? What was your favourite thing about the city? x




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All outfits by Grana

We spent a day with Grana and started with an amazing breakfast at The Grounds of Alexandria (which is constantly growing! I swear it gets bigger every time I go). I was in a particularly dreamy mood thanks to think silk dress in purple. Grana had a range of product lines including Pima Cotton, Japanese Denim, Irish Linen, French Poplin, Mongolian Cashmere and (my favourite for the summer) Chinese Silk! Basically when it comes to Grana they've cut out the middle men down to a 4 step process from sourcing to delivery - meaning you get luxury industry designs at the 'fast fashion' industry costs. They make timeless wardrobe essentials from the world's best fabrics. 

Anyway, back to our day! We decided a day trip was in order so after fuelling up with breakfast we set off to Palm Beach. We rode a couple of gorgeous cruisers around the east side beach before tackling a little hike up to the light house for a 360 degree view of the peninsular! A view with two beaches is pretty special. It actually turned out to be a really sunny afternoon so before we headed home we couldn't resist a dip at the west side beach. 




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“One can’t paint New York as it is, but rather as it is felt.”

Here lies my last post from New York! Naturally, the Brooklyn Bridge was a MUST on our list of places to visit in NYC. We decided to walk across the bridge to get a full view of Manhattan behind us and then get the subway back from the other side. As with the High Line, mentioned in a previous post, I would recommend visiting the bridge boardwalk early to beat the crowds. We also visited Wall Street, grabbed a Starbucks (because, duh New York), took the Staten Island Ferry to cruise by the Statue of Liberty, visited Ground Zero, walked through Washington Square park and past the Flat Iron building, ate at Katz diner (featured in When Harry Met Sally), went to a Mets baseball game in Queens, ate hotdogs in Brooklyn and spotted squirrels in all the city parks! Even though New York was FULL ON, after looking back at our memories it just makes me want to go again. 




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While in NYC the highlight of our trip was Top of the Rock. When in New York a lot of people visit the Empire State Building to get a view out over the city. Although, when visiting Top of the Rock you  get this amazing view of both central park AND the Empire State Building. Top of the Rock is actually on top of Rockefeller Center and the building is 70 floors high - alternatively known as '30 Rock'. The building includes Radio City Music Hall as well as the headquarters of NBC which has most of the networks NY TV studios including The Tonight Show (Jimmy Fallon) and Saturday Night Live. 

We went in the evening before sunset to capture the best light over the city and despite it being a very hot day, by the time we reached the top it was really windy and cold - so be prepared with warmer clothes if you want to spend hours marvelling at the view like we did. I would 100% recommend visiting Top of the Rock to anyone visiting NYC. Afterwards we grabbed some cupcakes from the famous Magnolia Bakery and saw 'Matilda' on Broadway (note: I'm not a huge musical fan but Matilda was pretty great - music by Tim Minchin who is excellent). More of NYC to come!