If it means working the entire weekend to make up for a few missed hours, this was something I had to do. We were lucky enough to spend an afternoon at The Powder Keg, Potts Point, to enjoy a lunch put on exclusively by Grant Collins and Chef EJ Holland.
It’s warm, it’s cold, it’s beach weather, it’s blowing a gale, it’s raining, it feels like summer. Spring in Sydney is a little bit like an excited Jack Russell with too many toys, and it’s almost impossible to pack away the winter wardrobe without having to “lucky dip” every few days because it’s just so freakin’ cold. As I’m typing this I’m looking out over a pastel pink sky with scattered, but very angry, storm clouds, broken by a faint rainbow and I can hear rain patter on the roof top.
Sometimes all it takes to gain a bit of perspective on life is just to get away from it all. And often, it’s not until you come back that you realise that you could have done things differently – stressed less, given something more thought, not worried about the little things. Because at the end of the day – as long as you are doing your best (“making good art”) then that is simply good enough.
I often think I’m too busy for my own good, and then someone like Jennifer Hawkins graces the cover of the latest issue of ELLE, and my world suddenly looks rather small and insignificant.
Now, we all know that comparison is the thief of joy, but I do admire the beauty, brains and strength behind all that she does, and I was rather excited to try the JBronze range which landed at my door a few days ago. To top it all off, I got the chance to ask Jen how does model, TV show host, swimwear designer and more – do it all?
There is something real special about a good pair of blue jeans. Those ones that look just as good with a pair of converse and a white t-shirt, as they do with lacey heels, a deep fee and a boyfriend blazer. A good pair is versatile – just like you, and plays chameleon with your wardrobe.
Effortlessly nailing the ‘less is more’ or ‘I woke up like this’ look is not without effort after all. But once you nail it, this will become your go-to when you’re a busy bee. Plus, your friends will ask you how on earth you always manage to look so fresh when in reality you’ve only had 4 hours sleep the night before.
I must admit that though I am a Swede, I do struggle facing the cooler months.
There was a purpose to my very strategic move to Australia at 17, for ever in the search of endless beaches, sea salty hair and 20 degree “winters”. But as I explained to my friend back home over the phone the other day, mid-winter can actually become a bit dreary, even here in Australia. I’m a busy person, so here is a lazy girls guide to keeping that bronzy glow throughout the year.