11 How long can you do 'New Yorker' in Perth?

About 24 hours as it turns out. I kept my summer New York clothes, attitude and makeup on for one whole day before I went back to being a Perth girl. I've reconnected with the version of me that spends time outdoors, exercises everyday and actually cooks in a kitchen rather than eating in a restaurant or ordering off a takeaway menu.

- Remember the South Beach Miami sign here -
- Back at home on the beach in Scarborough (rugged up early morning) -
- Have you ever seen sky so blue? -
- A lovely, lovely coffee -

There are some other ways that my Perth life differs from my New York life...

... Instead of waking up at 11am and heading out for a lazy brunch at 1pm, I now wake up around 6am* and head to the beach for a walk

... Walking along the street I was completely disarmed when someone smiled at me and said 'hey, how ya goin'?', stopping my New York ready stern-poker-face in its tracks

... My thongs ('flip flops' for all my American friends) are getting more use than my Hugo Boss gladiator sandals and my Coach jeweled flats

... Perth has upped its stakes in the coffee game making my morning coffee a pleasure to drink rather than just a caffeinated necessity… although perhaps I've lowered my coffee snob standards!

... I no longer use public transport… the only way to get around Perth is in a car and I've re-adapted quite quickly

It's been fun getting back into the laid-back, easy and casual swing of things in Perth. It feels like there's an endless summer stretching before me and you can expect to see too many more photos of perfect Perth beaches coming up.

From Perth, with love xox

* Although that could just be the remnants of jet lag!

11 comments:

Sam said...

I like that you pointed out these differences between the two cities, I like learning more about these things. Are you permanently living in Auz or NY? Which city do you prefer?

Heather said...

I agree with you, I don't think there's such a thing as too many beach photos. Living here in the South I love how people smile & converse with strangers; makes you feel like you're all connected (which we are & people don't realize.). Lastly but certainly not least, that picture of you is lovely! You looks blissful.

Cheers,
Heather @ Find That Warm Fuzzy Feeling

Venessa said...

So jealous! Meanwhile, we're freezing in NYC! Have so much fun. The pics are gorgeous.

xo
Venessa
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Eve.H said...

Hello and thank you for another lovely comment of yours. It´s very nice to see a picture of you and I´m glad that Perth is so relaxing for you. I also like being in the city and wearing fancy clothes and shoes but there´s still somthing to being at home, isn´t it? I hope everything´s going well :) xoxo Eve.h

lucia m said...

amazing pictures!

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The Key To Chic said...

Your photos are so pretty! I have been to both NYC and Australia, and they could not be more different. What I loved most about Australia was the kind demeanor of the citizens, the laid-back vibe, and how friendly everyone was in both the city and the rural areas. Can't wait to go back someday!

Anna said...

ohhhh welcome back lovely!!!! I take it your back here for Christmas? What perfect timing too - we have had the weirdest weather but its been clearing up over the past week and a bit. Trigg (& don't forget Leighton!!) are my fav beaches and I love the photos you shared - it does showcase our beautiful city rather well. Sounds like you're enjoying yourself which is perfect for the time of the year. Now no pressure, but you have a Perth girl here eagerly awaiting other posts on Perth seeing as though your slightly New Yorker now ;)

Anna xo

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Maria said...

Thanks so much for passing by my blog and leaving such lovely comments. I'm glad I came across yours too as it sounds like such an exciting thing you've done, moving to New York, which is also where I grew up.

I hope you have a good time in Australia over Christmas and I hope that this period ends well for everyone.

Maria xx
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Love Sushi and Fashion said...

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Mary said...

I want to get it that wine store) lovely photos!

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Eliza Jane said...

I just moved to Sydney, from Vancouver, Canada. There's a definite style change there, too. I think I'm still trying to figure it out....of course, doesn't help that after only 3 weeks there I trekked off to the middle east lol.

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