2 Exotic island getaways….. and, Melbourne of course!



As I am on my way to Perth, I am already thinking about what shops I want to go into. If you asked me a couple of years ago what my favourite stores were, I would’ve said “Review, Cue, and Forever New!!”. I used to love saying it because it rhymed!! I am on my way to Garden City, which is in the suburb of Booragoon. I love going there because everything is bigger and better there. Well, coming from the country it is!! My dream is to travel and see the ENTIRE universe!!! I caught the travel bug when I went up to Port Douglas in October 2013. It is a very touristy place but it is just paradise and in the Northern Tropics of Queensland. I went in a submarine ride, helicopter ride over the Agin Court Reef and snorkelled in the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkeling was the best thing I ever did!! I was afraid at first because the fishes were popping out of the water, but once I got in I got used to it, and it was absolutely refreshing and just magical!! I felt like I was a mermaid and going back there is on the cards and will be visiting there some time next year with the family. I would recommend Port Douglas if you need an absolute getaway!!

Photos of Port Douglas are on my Instagram page.


To get more ideas of travel, I watch shows like WA Weekender, Sydney Weekender, and The Travel Bug. I love magazines like International Traveller (For modern explorers). I have the “island issue” and it has 10 MUST-VISIT pacific Islands. Number 1 is the Cook Islands, a particular island called “Mangaia”, you can walk across the coral and find swimming holes in the barrier reef. Go to www.mangiavillas.com to check out luxury accommodation.

One place that looks amazing is Kosrae in Micronesia. It is between Guam and Hawaii. This looks breathtaking with remarkable coral reef, and a great place to go snorkelling. For more information go to www.kosrae.com.


As first I didn’t like Western Australia, but now that I have been here for almost 2 years I am starting to appreciate its beauty. A particular place that I want to visit is Albany. Many say that it is very pretty, and I went there when I was a little girl to visit my granny, but hardly have any recollection of it. I am particularly interested in the south west of Western Australia as my ancestors settled here from England, but that’s another story!! Interestingly, Albany was actually settled before Perth! It has beautiful scenery and surf beaches, and is on my “travel list” for either this year, or 2016. For more information, visit www.amazingalbany.com.au

As I am writing this blog my Mum is booking tickets to Melbourne! Now lots of people that know me would say that I’d make a good advocate for Melbourne. I talk about it constantly, and it is my hometown. I lived there for 18 years of my life, so I have spent lots of time there, whether it’s shopping, or dining out. I will do a separate blog for Melbourne when I get there, but I just want to say that I think it is the best city in the world!!! There are many more cities for me to see, but from what I have experienced, Melbourne is the most finest, first-class location on the planet. The city is a buzz morning and night, and I love the sound of trams going by. If I could, I would place my bed right in the middle of the Bourke street mall, so I have everything that I need and want right at my fingertips. The coffee is also the best in Melbourne, but there are hundreds of coffee shops to choose from!!! On my way to South Melbourne I used to buy a Vanilla Soy Chai Latte every morning from a small coffee shop near Gloria Jeans opposite the Southern Cross Station. It became my morning ritual.

Panoramic image of the docklands waterfront area of Melbourne

Melbourne is a marvellous place, and I think that if you haven’t been there you are missing out on LIFE!!!! There is just so much to do, and lots to see. There is never a dull moment in Melbourne, and I also recommend you to check out Melbourne Girl for lots of information, and she does an article on 42 reasons why you should live in Melbourne. This is one of my favourite bloggers, and she is up to date with the fashions season and everything else Melbourne!!!


MELBOURNE GIRL - Melbourne Fashion & Lifestyle Blog by Emily Collie


It’s funny….. My favourite movie is “Confessions of a Shopaholic”. My next favourite movie is “Beauty and the Briefcase”. What is the similarity between both movies??? They are both based in New York!!! Yep, like I said, I’m a capital city kind of girl, and the day I step into New York I will just feel COMPLETE. I’m grateful for the places I have already been to but New York has just been my dream for a couple of years now. Someone once told me that I reminded them of Isla Fisher in Confessions of a Shopaholic…… Compliment much!!!! It must be from reading too much of the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella. She is my favourite author, and if you are looking for some REAL chick-lit, I highly recommend all of Sophie Kinsella’s books, mainly the shopaholic series because it is basically about…. well….. shopping!!!


I already can’t wait to share with you my next blog. I have been collating information on elegance because I want this blog to mainly be about holding yourself with elegance and sophistication and a few other things, such as beauty, health and fitness, makeup and all things girly. I am FULL of ideas, but my library in Merredin is fairly small but it still has great information. I can not WAIT to go back to Melbourne, as I feel like lots of inspiration will HIT but I am learning to live in a country town!! Recently someone said to me to “live in the moment” and that is exactly what I am learning to do.

My goal for this blog was to write at least about 1000 words, and I have finally reached my goal, so I hope you are inspired to travel the world. Go into a travelling agency, and get as many leaflets and brochures as you can!!! That’s what I do!!!!! I hope life inspires you and travelling is one thing that does. My problem is that I want to travel everywhere in this world, and now that I have been to Port Douglas, I have caught the BIG Travel Bug! So glad I am now in Scarborough, WA, because there is a lot to road trip! For more posts on travel, click on the category or click here for new posts. I particularly liked my time in York.

Happy Travelling


Exquisite Emmalisa




3 thoughts on “2 Exotic island getaways….. and, Melbourne of course!

  1. Emmalisa, you are a natural. Port Douglas is certainly on my list of places to vosit. It sounds like paradise. Also, one of my favourite movies is ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’! I can really relate to it. And my daughter Summer, she loves to watch it too. We both want a green scarf! x x x

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