28 Winter days

I haven't seen the winter in Perth for a long time. I'd forgotten the crisp mornings where dew adorns trees like jewels, spectacular golden pink sunrises, the surprise of seeing a rainbow over the ocean, walks along the beach in cool sand, stormy grey clouds on the horizon, the changing color of the sea and the clear blue skies that stretch as far as the eye can see. 

It really is a magical place, no matter what the season. Perth in the summer is unbeatable... see for yourself here, here and here.

From Perth, with love xox

24 LA in a day

Everything and everyone in LA is sun kissed, healthy, tanned and glowing. The sun shines so brightly the sky looks a washed out blue, the water sparkles silver and the palm trees are a black silhouette. The best thing to do if you ever find yourself there for a day is to put on a sun dress and your best smile and hire a vintage bike to ride along the beach. Alternatively, pair your most fabulous dress with some even more fabulous heels and a designer handbag for a shopping spree along Rodeo Drive. 

In the few hours we were there en route to Australia, we checked out Venice Beach - a gritty, grungy home to body builders and beach markets and Santa Monica which had a slightly more refined and family friendly feel. We ended our day on Rodeo Drive, where I gazed longingly at shoes in YSL and Jimmy Choo while lovely husband C. marveled at the (super expensive) cars parked along the street. All in all, we had a fun few hours and look forward to going back to explore properly soon. 

From Perth, with love xox

16 Whirlwind

It has been a crazy, amazing couple of weeks - or months - if I really stop to think about it. I celebrated my birthday at the top of the Hancock Tower in Chicago with friends and some fabulous champagne last week, finished a huuuuuge project at work today, got promoted and have spent too many weekends to count having adventures with lovely husband C. I couldn't help but smile when I looked back over my Instagram moments of loveliness over the last few weeks (inspired by the gorgeous Vanisha - follow her on instagram @vanishavakaoti and check out her blog here).

Out in NYC one night, a heartfelt message in NOLA, brunching in the West Village, colourful flowers on Bleecker St, my favourite new handbag and delicious colourful cupcakes in Soho. 

Celebrating my birthday with friends and Veuve in Chicago, NOLA in the evening, view of Chicago from Hancock Tower, Independence Day fireworks from our rooftop, the Chicago Bean and late night dinner in NYC.

Lovely husband C. and I are flying to Perth, Australia on Friday to visit my mum, I'm going wedding dress shopping with my sister and then we're heading over to Melbourne to go to M&A's wedding... we are looking forward to what will surely be an amazing couple of weeks. Keep in touch on Instagram @hopeinhighheels.

From New York, with love xox