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


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!!!

 

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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!!!

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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

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Exquisite Emmalisa

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One of the most BIGGEST fashion icons, is my favourite role model and royal member, Kate Middleton. I have been following her since late 2013, and I post photos of her on my Instagram. She is an absolute doll, and an amazing, highly sophisticated lady. Otherwise known as The Duchess of Cambridge she is a beacon of modern femininity.

She is always dressed fashionably, and holds herself in a timeless, style-consciousness way. She is one of my role-models, and I love to replicate her look.

For everything on how to replicate Kate Middleton’s style go to Kate Middletons Style. It has basically every event mentioned that she has been to, and where to buy similar clothes to what she wears. It has become one of my favourite websites!!

My favourite piece that I have come across is the JoJo Maman Bebe Princess Line Coat. It is a very fitted coat, nice big buttons down the front, and I love the fact that it is round necked which gives it a very chic look. Kate wore it when she visited the set of Downton Abbey, the much loved TV series set at Highclere Castle. I think a coat like this is a MUST HAVE!!! It is simple, yet elegant.

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To buy visit http://www.jojomamanbebe.co.uk

It is absolutely timeless, and is on my “to buy” list. With Kate’s choice of clothing, she shows us how choosing simple pieces can make such a strong statement, but yet look so simple at the same time.

You could probably finish off the look with some L.K. Bennett Sledge round toe platform shoes found on the House of Fraser website. They are $195 POUNDS. These are worn by many popular Hollywood women. It has an almond toe, and are a GLOSSY leather. Stunning heels for a night out!! and I am sure most girls will swoon over them!

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Another preference of mine is the Hobbs Persephone Trench Coat. It is a pine green Trench coat. Kate wore it for St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The brand Hobbs say the coat provides a ‘sleek, clean silhouette’ with ‘plenty of contemporary cool’. It has double breasted buttons which is what I like most on a coat. It is approximately $320 Australian dollars, and is found on https://www.hobbs.co.uk. Click here for a lengthy review on Kate’s coats.

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When Kate stepped out in London in a Pink Mulberry coat to do three engagements, she stepped out in style. It is a bold fuchsia colour, and can be found on the Mulberry website. If you are looking for a coat that is not too expensive, I would try the Sammy Dress website. From hooded coats to jackets, check out the Stylish Hooded Neck Solid Color Batwing Sleeves Loose-Fitting Cashmere Coat For Women. It is only $18.20.

For something more stylish buy the Vintage Style Scoop Neck Sleeveless Slant Cut Three Buttons Woolen Blend Cloak For Women. It is wool, and very vintage and is only $17.56 with a scoop neck.

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I find that the best website to buy coats is ASOS. It’s not too cheap and not too pricey. If you LOVE fur, then I would recommend the Story Of Lola Longline Teddy Bear Faux Fur Coat. It is $185.20, and comes with FREE SHIPPING!!! It only comes in cream, which is a favourite colour of mine. It is lined, and has side pockets and is also double breasted.

Another item of clothing that I absolutely ADORE is the Mendes Dress. It is a maroon red colour, and is totally in season at the moment with HOBBS. It is such a feminine dress, and screams elegant!! It is the perfect dress for a formal dinner, and it will make you look like “royalty”!! and I’m sure most girls will want this dress, if it makes you look like a princess!!! red lippy, you will be well on your way to looking glam. It is a very flattering dress.

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If you want to look like Kate, this dress screams royalty with the particular maroon colour.

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Spring/Summer 2015


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In the current Cosmopolitan magazine you should get a little book on Priceline Pharmacy. It is named “Festival of Beauty“. It has so many cosmetics, body products, skincare products and hair products that you would love.

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How to look like a Melbourne Lady: Accessorise


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This is my second blog and I think I’m starting to enjoy this! I recommend to any girl that needs to clear her head and put their mind to some use, or are even getting bored with their life should start doing it. It is enlightening and after doing just one blog I feel a sense of fulfillment and achievement. It was something I desired to do but was feeling a little intimidated as there are sooo many bloggers out there!!! From girls in London, New York, etc, there are alot of amazing women out there that are intellectual and share unique information that I thought I probably don’t have anything to share but EVERYONE has something to share. I’m a believer of Personal Development. Do a course. Learn something new. There is so much to do. I am amazed at women who write books. I personally think you have to have an amazing mind to come up with stories and information. It’s not easy. Although, I have heard on the other hand anyone can write a book. I have started one myself and am looking forward to coming up with a story that I do not know about yet!! It’s a fiction book and I’ve started the first chapter and onto the next!  For a good story, and if you like fiction, I recommend The Governess of Highland Hall. It is by Carrie Turansky and you will find a picture of the book on my Instagram page. It is a stunning read and if you’re suffering withdrawal symptoms from Downton Abbey, it is a must read. So easy to read and yet, stunning.

This blog was meant to be about wearing white but I have gone on a tangent!!!

Moving on, if you need new heels I totally recommend these leather heels from the Wittner Store. Go to http://www.wittner.com.au. They are $179.95. Pair it with a Swarovski leather stainless-steel and crystal watch for $499 and go to www.swarovski.com to buy it. It will sparkle against your skin and make you look dazzling, and then buy a Karen Millen leather bag on the Karen Millen website.

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This is a simple, elegant handbag that is sure to grab any girls attention. You will be on your way to looking pristine and amazingly gorgeous. These accessories would look great for an office outfit or even if you are just walking the streets of Melbourne. It will make you look like a “Melbourne Lady”.

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Exquisite Emmalisa

Current Issue of In Style


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This October there is amazing articles in the In Style magazine from Spring Fashion Shortcuts to How to do on-point makeup. I am loving the Accessorise All Areas section where there is soft pink bags, hats, shoes and even sunglasses.

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