14 A tiny taste of Toronto

Toronto feels a little like my beloved Melbourne (without the good coffee). It's most well known for its foodie scene, the shopping in Yorkville and cool night-time bars and clubs. We spent last weekend there and it consisted mainly of long and leisurely meals, sleeping and oohing and ahhing over the view from the top of the CN Tower - much like this cute couple.

It's always amazing, standing up high above a city like this. It reminds me of how many lives are being lived around me, each person walking their own path towards happiness and satisfaction. It's humbling, realizing what a small part of this huge and wonderful world I am... as well as how fortunate I am to have the life I lead, although I take it for granted sometimes.

From New York, with love xox

21 Weekends in NYC

Ground Support (top and bottom), Bubby's Tribeca (all other photos)
Long, lazy brunches, leisurely afternoon naps, an afternoon spent wandering the cobblestoned streets of Soho, indulging in decadent chocolate cupcakes, sitting and watching the world go by while sipping coffee, seeing the sunset from our rooftop, laughing over a delicious dinner with an amazing friend…

Molly's Cupcakes for all the delicious goodness, all other photos taken in Soho
… it was a pretty wonderful weekend - would it surprise you if I said I didn't want it to end?

From New York, with love xox

26 Montauk

A bright sundress, sandy feet, salty hair, and golden skin are the standard dress code for Montauk. That, and the desire to relax and have fun are all you need if you're ever heading to that part of the world. Montauk is a small town at the end of Long Island, on a strip of land bordered on both sides by the ocean. It's best for amazing sunsets, lazy days on the beach, falling asleep to the sound of the surf breaking on the shore and starting the day with a delicious coffee - I know, I was surprised too (!) - and a tasty breakfast bagel. 

It reminded me a little of Yallingup in Western Australia (see here, here and here) and I can see us heading back there again next year, perhaps more than once - although it feels like a world away, it's only a three hour train ride from NYC.

From New York, with love xox

22 {End of} summer days

I think this is the longest I've been away from here since I started blogging. I've been busy discovering mid-week life in NYC… dinners in tiny, out of the way restaurants, evening manis and pedis with girlfriends, burning every scented candle I own all at once, filling our (admittedly small but charming) apartment with flowers and eating cupcakes whenever, just because I can. It's been amazing and I'm starting to feel like a fully fledged New Yorker. I can now walk out of the subway and and turn the right way without checking my phone, navigate a busy (and sometimes maddening) crowd with a smile on my face and juggle my phone, coffee and lip gloss in one hand. 

This weekend though, we're taking it easy, celebrating the end of the summer with four wonderful days in Montauk. We've alternated lazing on the beach with lazing on our balcony, I've finished reading Gone, Girl (absolutely gripping) - and I've been slowly catching up on what I've missed on your blogs these last few weeks (when the internet connection behaves). It's been a perfect way to finish off a fun summer. 

From Montauk, with love xox