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!