AUSTRALIA AND BEYOND

Oh Australia. How I love you. I was recently able to take a "holiday" to Sydney, Australia. It's a place most Americans dream of visiting and let me tell you, it met all of my expectations. Between the food, sites, beaches, coffee, weather, and people...it is a dream. Any place that uses the word "shire" to explain where the locals are from has to be cool.

I have to be honest, I was way more "in the moment" on this holiday (as it should be)...so the camera didn't get picked up a lot. It was non stop and I'm so glad I soaked in everything that I did. Here are just a few mentions of some of the places Jared and I visited on our trip to his homeland. 

Tangara Sydney Zoo Downtown View
The walkway my hubby grew up by: The Esplanade, Cronulla.

The walkway my hubby grew up by: The Esplanade, Cronulla.

BONDI TO BRONTE COASTAL WALK

This walk is six kilometers of beautiful beaches. Each time we rounded a corner, I couldn't believe what was in front of me.

Bronte Beach - Sydney Australia
Places to visit in Sydney Australia - Tamarama Beach
Places to visit in Sydney Australia - Tamarama Beach
Places to visit in Sydney Australia - Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk
Sydney Australia Restaurants
Places to visit in Sydney Australia - Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk
Places to see in Sydney Australia - Tamarama Beach Cliff
Sydney Australia - Bondi Icebergs
Sydney Australia - Bondi Beach
Tamarama Beach - Sydney Australia

NEWTOWN

Newtown is a trendy little area with multi-cultural restaurants and lots of shopping. I loved the variety of shops...they had plenty of vintage stores and then "not your norm" high-end fashion mixed with affordable trendy stores.

Sydney Australia Places to Visit - Newtown
Sydney Australia Places to Visit - Newtown

MAPLE

Maple - Shopping in Sydney Australia
Maple - Shopping in Sydney Australia
Maple - Places to shop in Newtown Sydney Australia
Maple - Shopping in Sydney Australia

THE BRONZE SNAKE SHOP

The Bronze Snake Shop - Shopping in Sydney Australia

Lots and lots of stripes and torn short shorts at The Bronze Snake Shop. Everyone in Newtown had a bag from this place and once I got there I realized why...unbelievably affordable!

The Bronze Snake Shop - Acme jean shorts
The Bronze Snake - Shopping in Sydney Australia

THE COLLECTIVE ENSEMBLE

The Collective Ensemble - Shopping in Sydney Australia
The Collective Ensemble - Shopping in Sydney Australia
The Collective Ensemble - Places to shop in Sydney Australia
The Collective Ensemble - Shopping in Sydney Australia

THE VINTAGE DRAWER

The Vintage Drawer - Shopping in Sydney Australia
The Vintage Drawer - Shopping in Sydney Australia

COOKIES + MILK

Cookies + Milk -  Coffee and treats Sydney Australia
Cookies + Milk -  Coffee and treats Sydney Australia
Cookies + Milk - Newtown Sydney Australia
Cookies + Milk -  Coffee and treats Sydney Australia

DOWN THE COAST

We took a trip south and visited a dream of mine, the Sea Cliff Bridge, along the way. We proceeded to the quaint little town and beaches of Milton. 

Sea Cliff Bridge - South Coast NSW Australia

We spent a surreal afternoon at the family owned Cupitt's Winery. Everything about this place felt like I was back in Italy -- from the refreshing breeze, acres of lush land, the chill jazz band, homemade wine, olives, restored wood, and the feeling of community.

Cuppit's Winery - Must go places in Australia
Cuppit's Winery - Must go places in Australia
Cuppit's Winery - Must go places in Australia
Cuppit's Winery - Must go places in Australia

After a swim at Narrawallee Beach one day, we grabbed a Lamington and a fabulous coffee at Coastal Indulgence in downtown Milton. Dreamy coastal stores.

Narrawallee Beach - South Coast NSW Australia
South Coast NSW Australia Beach
Milton - Shopping in South Coast NSW Australia
Milton - Shopping in NSW Australia
the sea will set you free pillow
marble and wood cutting board and tie dye
Ceramic cups - Milton - Shopping in NSW Australia

I had to grab a Frankie magazine. And if anyone knows my life theme "I am enough for today"...you know why I had to grab this Peppermint as well. 

Frankie and Peppermint Magazines

GOOD FOOD MATE

As with any holiday, life revolves around food. Every visitor has to try the traditional Aussie treats like meat pies, sausage rolls, pavlova, acai bowls, etc. Here are a few of the places we visited. 

Australia's must eat foods - meat pies
Australia's Must Eat Foods - Acia Bowl
Meat pie and sausage roll
The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf
The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf
Decorate Shelf The Theatre Bar

This tea drinker drank about 4 cups of coffee a day because the difference in their quality of coffee blew me away. HAM and Grind were the favs.

Thank you Carla Grosetti for the pics. I drank the flat white and ate my muesli so fast...I forgot the pics.ย 

Thank you Carla Grosetti for the pics. I drank the flat white and ate my muesli so fast...I forgot the pics. 

Coffee at HAM - Cronulla Australia
HAM - Cronulla Australia

That's it for now. So many more things I could post...ahh! Be sure to check out the next post where I show off our New Zealand trip!

 
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