Summer is in full swing here in Perth and I’m loving that I can basically live in a bikini and then just throw on a sundress and flip flops and I’m good to go. My favourites style at the moment is this divine crochet 2 piece from Billabong. I’m so absolutely in LOVE with it! Here are some pics from an amazing beach sesh at our favourite little spot in North Beach.
I’ve been consciously carving out time in this busy lead up to xmas to unwind by the ocean and soak up the sunshine. Even taking just half an hour of my day for a beach walk and dip in the ocean has been so rejuvenating. I feel as though I actually get a lot more done when I have this balance in my life. Sometimes our thoughts get in the way and hold us back from the joy that awaits us. If you feel that joy bubbling under the surface, let it be free, and live the life you want and dream about. Start today, right now and do something you really love. Get creative and don’t let negative thoughts creep in. These are the times I like to remind myself that my mind is like a muscle. Sometimes it needs to be retrained and exercised to build positive networks and thoughts. When we maintain our focus on those loving, joyful thoughts, the networks gather strength and momentum and our life will begin to shift to mirror this.
Sending you all oceans of love and positive vibes :)
I’m beyond excited to share with you all today my Cosmic Love Capsule Collection, designed and co-created with the amazing Nicole Fendel Jewellery. Together we envisioned these beautiful pieces straight from the heart, with simple yet profound inspirational messages of love. We created these cosmically inspired talismans to remind you of your deep connection to nature, to yourself, and to each other. I so hope they act as a reminder of your own beauty, and serve as something special you can share with your loved ones.
The inspiration behind the Cosmic Love collection was born from my connection, reverence and awe of nature, and the inspiring symbolism of the serpent and the moon. The serpent represents our creative life force, our ability to harness our will, and navigate the path of our dreams. We inscribed “Create the life of your Dreams” in each of the Serpent talismans as a beautiful reminder of the endless possibilities and creative power we each hold.
The moon reminds us of our deep connection to nature. Her rhythms interconnected with our own, influencing the tides, the animals, the plants and our emotions. She is a mirror of the sun’s light, illuminating our path, bringing us back to our centre, and to our hearts. As I gaze upon her beauty, I breathe in love…. find stillness in the pause between each breath…..and I breathe out gratitude. Love and gratitude for this moment, for this life, for this magic. Our beautiful moon pieces have this sentiment and energy inscribed within them, that I hope will bring you straight into your beautiful hearts.
Everywhere I look I see magic. Dust particles dancing in the light…..the changing colours of the sky….a flower opening for the first time….the full moon glowing so brightly amongst the black of night. I feel so blessed each day I get to feast my eyes upon nature’s beauty. It’s like a new painting that brings so much joy to my heart and sparkle to my soul. I hope you all have time to stop for just a moment during this busy time of year and experience the beauty and magic that is all around you.
Thailand has to be one of my favourites places ever. I feel so grateful to have experienced another amazing adventure to this beautiful country once again. This time, we were lucky enough to journey through Bangkok and stay at The Siam Hotel, which has to be in my Top 10 all time best hotels I’ve ever stayed at. I’m so grateful to the wonderful Wanderlust + Co, who organised so many beautiful relaxing, pampering and adventure filled experiences for us on this trip, making it one we’ll never forget.
These few days away gave both Bobby and I an opportunity to really spend precious time together. Time to connect and time to create magic. We were continually inspired by our surrounds. There was so much culture and beauty everywhere we went. We spent our first day relaxing and catching our breath after leaving our busy home and daily routines. That first massage was all it took and we completely melted into holiday mode. It was hands down one of the best massages I’ve ever had. Big thanks to the Opium Spa at the The Siam for a job well done. We basically walked out of the spa with the hugest grins on our faces. The rest of our pamper day was well spent relaxing by the pool, exploring the hotel and all the incredible collectibles they have, chatting with locals, and simply being in the moment, enjoying all that life has to offer.
A perfect day in paradise was followed by an amazing dinner at Le Du restaurant. If you love seafood this place is so for you. Each plate was beautifully presented and the flavours and textures of each dish were perfectly balanced. My favourite was definitely dessert! Thai desserts are simply the best!
The next part of our journey led us to the floating markets in Bangkok. As we floated through the markets, sipping on fresh coconuts, we had the opportunity to see some traditional thai handicrafts and experience the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. We then ventured to the Grand Palace and enjoyed a serene walk throughout the grounds, admiring all the incredible architecture and detail of this sacred place. It’s simply something you have to see with your own eyes.
Some days you just need a little extra sparkle, a little sunshine, and a whole lotta love. I like to think of my physical being as a cup, a love cup. And I like to keep it overflowing, hence why I frequent the beach so much. It’s my sanctuary and always makes me feel amazing no matter what else might be happening in my life. With the silly season coming up, let’s not run on empty and burn out our batteries. Let’s keep nourishing our bodies, refuelling our spirits, and resting our minds so that our love cups can flow abundantly with love and energy.
This precious golden sunset sesh was by far one of my favourites. The sun so warm, the sand so soft, the breeze so gentle, and the energy buzzing with vitality. Feeling ever grateful for these moments.
I’m still on cloud nine after an amazing midweek trip to Sydney, where I was lucky enough to meet a few of my all time favourite designers and inspirational women – Samantha Wills + Elizabeth and Isabella from Spell Designs. It really was a dream come true for me to connect with these lovely ladies and thank them in person for their endless inspiration. I’ve felt incredibly blessed throughout my blogging journey to work with authentic and genuine people, who also happen to design such beautiful jewellery, clothing and accessories.
I’m also incredibly thankful to my husband, Bobby Bense, for supporting me and taking care of our gorgeous children, while I galavant across country. It was a much needed time out for me, a moment of pause to enjoy all that I’ve created and celebrate with like hearted kindred souls.
Here is a little collection of pictures from the events I attended – Samantha Wills Pania Showcase and Spell Designs book launch, and hanging out at QT hotels with the lovely Suzie + Jenna from Turquoise Lane. I also managed to squeeze in a very last minute trip to Bondi just so I could get my feet in the sand ;)
Now I’m back and gearing up for the next adventure to one of my favourite holiday destinations ;)
“For you are more than just a thought. You are my everything. You are my Yin as I am your Yang. Together we make the world go round” ~ Angela Bailey
Loved the synchronicity as I strolled the beach on this glorious morning in my black and white Sea Dreamer look, and bumped into this super cute Dalmatian. We instantly made friends and of course my beloved Bobby caught a pic of our special moment :)
I must say I do love a bit of contrast…not just some black and white in my wardrobe, but in life in general. I find there is so much to learn and embrace from our unique and different ways. As my awareness deepens, I further embrace even more aspects of myself and others. The yin and yang are in harmony, and peace and love prevail. Sending love and good vibes out to you all today!