Summer holidays are best spent by the seaside

As a child growing up in the Sunshine State, we spent all of our school holidays by the seaside.

Our home away from home at the Gold Coast brings back memories of evening beach walks, trips to the corner store to spend our pocket money on lollies, and the morning routine of beach -> pool -> lunch. A tried and true recipe for holiday happiness.

I was excited to spend some quality family time on the coast again during my Christmas holidays and relive my youth. The lolly store is now a surfboard shop, and our quiet Currumbin estuary is now a hub of family activity with the development of a play park and a beachside cafe. But some of these new changes have brought with them new family traditions, one example of this is espresso at Barefoot Barista with my brothers.

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The traditions may have slightly changed, but the sentiment remains the same 🙂

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Photography by Heather Louise

Dress: Witchery

Flower crown: made by me

Custom hair colour: Scissors Paper Rock Salon

Happy New Year!

Lexie x

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Ginger Elixir

There’s a not-so-pleasant Christmas tradition that seems to come ’round each festive season – and it’s illness.

On Boxing Day I woke up with a horrid scratchy throat and a limp and weary body. This is definitely a downer after my favourite day of the year 😦

Today I whipped up a ginger elixir to help soothe my scratchy throat, and rejuvenate my doughy bones. It also turned out to be delicious, which sure doesn’t hurt.

To brew up this tasty ginger drank, boil your kettle while slicing 6 thin slices of peeled fresh ginger.

Pop the ginger slices in a large teapot, and fill with the boiled water. Allow the ginger to steep for 5+ minutes.

Add two tablespoons of maple syrup to the teapot and stir well.

Pour into a cute teacup and enjoy!

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