I love myself a kimono and have always had a fascination with them! I love how they make you feel, so regal and chic even first thing in the morning….
I recently discovered Lisa’s Closet, a girl from Byron who has managed to capture all the styles I love and live by through her kimonos! They are all made by hand and screen printed in Bali using traditional techniques.
Lisa’s style in her own words ‘will undobtubly want you all to get a bit of warrior princess in you and rock out’ in one of her beautiful creations!
Lisa’s style …. “I am a lover of all things Bohemian. I collect treasures from bygone eras. I am intrigued by the beauty that lives within other cultures. I am retro 60’s, slam’n 70’s and RAD 80’s. I am gypsy. I am future chic. I am whatever I want to be.”
I feel so sad that my time on this beautiful island is coming to an end! I have enjoyed every minute of my time on Hamilton Island and I plan to come back in November with the children!
We had our last supper ie breakfast on the beautiful Bommie Deck and my taste buds were tantalized with an array of fresh exotic fruits from Simon George and son.
After breakfast I did a hike up to the lookout which was well worth the pain and then got to relax and unwind with a relaxing massage from Spa Qualia.
Thank you to the team on Hamilton Island for showing me the most amazing time!
See you all in November!
Day two on Hamilton island has to be one of the best days I’ve ever had.
We rode in a helicopter to Whitehaven Beach which was spectacular! It’s honestly one of the most amazing beaches I have ever seen (you don’t get beaches like this in Bali). We then got a boat to Chalkies Beach where we had the most spectacular seafood feast – all caught locally. The day ended with a BBQ on the sand where we were in encouraged to try crocodile and Kangaroo.. none for me thanks! I just can’t do croc but did eat the most amazing chicken.
We’re so lucky as Australians to have this amazing place right on our door step. I would encourage everyone to put Hamilton Island on their list of must-go holiday destinations! If you take a good crew of people with you, there is so much fun to be had!
I was lucky enough to be asked to join in on the Hamilton Island Instameet: Return2Paradise, showcasing the amazing Hamilton Island and its beautiful surroundings – of course, our job was to do all of this through Instagram.
THE BEST JOB EVER!
Hamilton Island has come such a long way from a few years ago when I was last here, the accommodation and restaurants are world class. I’m staying at the Yacht Club Villas which are so beautiful and big enough for a family of 6! Lucky for me I got to bring my closest friends along to enjoy the journey.
I have just spent the day at Qualia Resort and will also be dining there for dinner tonight – the setting is breathtaking and most importantly, the food is to die for. This might be a big call, but I had the most amazing seafood platter over lunch so am very excited to see what the dinner menu will bring.
Here are some pics I took since we arrived today so I hope you enjoy Hamilton island through my eyes x
I was lucky enough to be nominated in this years InStyle Women of Style awards in the beauty category which was very exciting for me seeing as I have never been nominated for anything in my life!!!
Toni made my beautiful one of a kind dress for me and I will be forever grateful, thanks Toni. Shoes were by Dior and my amazing jewellery was by Cerrone who also made my engagement and wedding bands. Tre flew up to do my make up and the fabulous team at Moroccan Oil did my hair.
A fleet of Audi’s picked us up from the Langham to deliver us to the snow white carpet. Host Jessica Rowe kicked off proceedings and we got to listen to the beautiful voice of Emma Birdsall to close the show.
Nicole Kidman was inducted into the hall of fame and her Mum accepted the award for her, making a hilarious and influential speech.
I would like to say congrats to Nads founder Sue Ismiel for winning the beauty category and although it wasn’t me I still felt so proud to be a part of this diverse mix of influential women (girl power!)
The best thing about living on a hoilday island is that you get to have friends come and visit all the time. One of our favourite people is John Kappa. He is always up for anything and goes with the flow. I find that this type of guest is always the easiest and most fun! Their one and only agenda is to have a good time and hopefully we can assist with this!
Headed up to fashion week to see my gf Kym Ellery. I have always been a huge fan of Ellery, loving the structure and comfort of her designs. Ellery takes up major real estate in my wardrobe!
All photos courtesy of APL Photography
Now that I am lucky enough to be spending the majority of my time on a tropical island, it means that generally I will be donning my bikini’s at least once a day.
Like most women, I often struggle with the idea that I have had three children, and am getting slightly on in the years however, as long as I am not lying in front of a mirror I really don’t care and neither should you. As long as you feel comfortable I figure go for it!
Sadly, I have found that most of my favorite old brands just aren’t up to scratch when it comes to actually wearing them more than a few times in them in the pool or ocean (I suppose back home I wasn’t going for a dip every other day and didn’t tend to notice so much). After only a few wears they just seemed to start falling apart!
I also can’t comprehend how a teeny tiny piece of fabric that is so small can cost up to $300 (or more)!!! Any how I thought I may share with you my new favorite brands EVER….!
Triangl Bikinis release new prints all the time and at only $79 a set they are pretty much a steal. In fact I can get 3.7 pairs for the old price I used to pay! Everything to do with the design is carefully thought out down to the very last degree and with a handy online shop it makes things super easy! You can check them out here at Triangl.com.au.
I have included some images for your just to get you even more excited…I hope you enjoy them as mush as I do!