Time was invented to stop everything from happening at once…

This weekend I was lucky enough to have the chance to escape the city for a brief getaway to indulge in a little R&R.

I had spent some time trawling the AirBNB website in search of something affordable that would offer an interesting new experience, when Stringybark Cottage caught my eye! Situated in Eumundi, close to Noosa and Coolum Beach, this was a great spot to explore some fantastic holiday spots I had heard of, but never visited. I quickly contacted the host to book a weekend getaway for my boyfriend and I.

I fell instantly in love with Stringybark Cottage, it’s set in an award winning garden and you feel a million miles away from the crazy city life. The whole cottage is sustainably designed and built, was more than comfortably sized for two people, and had everything we needed. So many vintage delights within! It was the ideal retreat.

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It’s hard to have a bad day after beginning it with coffee and a great read 🙂

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On the Saturday morning we went to the famous Eumundi Markets (my first time there!). My highlights were some freshly made vegan rice paper rolls, packed with veggies, tofu, seeds and nuts. I washed these down with the most delicious freshly squeezed lime juice I’ve ever had – so refreshing! I also discovered my new favourite dress from local designer Butterscotch Castle… can you believe this used to be a man’s shirt? Up-cycled, repurposed sustainable fashion is the best 🙂

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We also spent time climbing around in the rock pools near Coolum Beach lookout, young and old alike were joyfully plunging into one particularly deep rock pool.

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For dinner we ate at Sushi YahMan, a sushi restaurant with a Jamaican theme. We received great service and the sushi was soooo good!

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I can’t wait to visit the Eumundi area again and find more local delights! I would love to hear your recommendations 🙂

Lexie x

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long distance love affair, pt. II

There’s a timid sense of wanderlust within me that sparks up every now and again, and keeps me on my toes. This year I’ve had a  few toe-tinglings for Perth, one of my favourite locations.

The coastal suburbs of Western Australia are the most supreme combination of bush and beach, two of the most grounding elements in my life. This makes WA the perfect place to recharge my batteries!

My bestie snapped these shots when I was doing just that, earlier in October. We scouted through miles of seaweed and mermaid’s purses to find the most delightful sea shells, and we even encountered a contently snoring seal on a secluded part of the untouched shore.

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Pictures by Jamielee

Happy wandering,

Lexie x