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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Lost in Bangalow

I was headed home from beautiful Byron Bay today after attending a hens weekend for a good girlfriend of mine. With my trusty Maps app on my iPad I confidently set off, homeward bound!

First off, it took me in the opposite direction than I had anticipated, on a wild goose chase to a road that didn’t exist. I turned around, deciding to head into the heart of Byron and go from there.

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On the way, my helpful navigator instructed me to take the next left, and a sign conveniently stated “TO PACIFIC MOTORWAY”. This sounded legit, so left I went!

Cue half an hour of slowly rolling my low to the ground Subaru over a surface that was more pothole than road, but I certainly saw some gorgeous views – it was totally worth taking the long way around (even if my car may never be the same).

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This was my favourite view, with the water sparkling on the horizon.
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20140622-182355.jpgI was very relieved to see this sign!
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Home sweet home 🙂

Lexie x