All posts tagged: lifestyle

A Weekend In My Life | Sydney, Australia

I have to be honest, the majority of my weekends are spent either working (I’m a marketing consultant at a hair and beauty salon) or at home binge-watching on Youtube videos or Dance Moms. However, last weekend was one of those few days where I actually did something productive and went out and enjoyed the sunshine. Now that we’ve reached August, the last month of Winter, there are more warmer days to enjoy meaning that it’s time to swap the scarves for our sandals and head outside. For this post, instead of writing out a long and detailed essay on what I did, where I went, what I wore etc, I decided to just share my weekend with a visual diary and a small comment underneath. I hope you enjoy and let me know what you want to see next xx Brunch at a popular Instagram cafe-Concrete Jungle located just behind Central Park. We ordered coffee, sweet potato fries, blue smoothie bowl with berries and coconut flakes and the health bowl full of sweet goodness …

Aesthetically Pleasing Fashion & Lifestyle Inspo

We all have those days where we’re scrolling endlessly through Pinterest or Tumblr wishing and admiring we had that perfect designer bag or those white rooms with floor to ceiling windows and that looked out into the ocean. Whether you’re wanting to gain some beauty, fashion or lifestyle inspiration or just need another excuse to delay your uni assignment, check out some of my favourite Pinterest images from this month! As you can see, this month I was inspired by all things nude, white and very minimalistic and simple. I now focus my photography skills (which is still very basic) on getting the perfect lighting and only having one salient piece as the focus. Leave your pinterest account below so I can follow 😛    

Down the rabbit hole| White Rabbit Gallery

  If you live in Sydney, a visit to the White Rabbit Gallery is a must. Located in Surry Hills, this cute tucked away gallery showcases contemporary Chinese art installations focusing a lot on light and darkness and contrasts between white and black. My favourite artwork was the photography portraits of two individuals lying in a bathtub surrounded by koi fish. The little blurb beside the painting explained that the artist uses only people he knows for his photography so that there’s more of a genuine and personal connection between the person and the camera and that his art is a device for him to escape depression. The next level focused more on ‘darkness’ and there were separate rooms leading to various installations. One was an ongoing video of neon blue waves crashing gently surrounded by a hall of mirrors, making it look as though the waves was boundless. Another was just a large room expanded with abstract black shapes contrasted against a pure white room. The Gallery also has a cafe on the ground level …

Weekend Antics | Melbourne

Ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities and labelled as the Australian ‘New York’, I had the chance to visit the reputable city of Melbourne for a short weekend trip with my boyfriend, who studies Medicine at the nearby university. I arrived in Melbourne on Friday morning and spent the day on campus with my boyfriend as he introduced me to his roommates followed by a brief tour on and off campus. One thing I noticed was how spaced out and open everything is. If you looked into the distance, there was nothing really that prevented your line of sight and you could see miles and miles ahead of you. The next day we woke up early to catch the express train to Melbourne CBD where we would be staying for the weekend. It was my first time visiting Melbourne’s CBD so we had lots to see and explore as we walked up and down the shopping strips around Bourke street, Little Collins and near the Emporium. The first thing I did notice was that it was …

Cheat Guide To Lose Weight (And live a healthier YOU)

Summer is slowly returning as the disastrous cold winds make way for sunshine, warmth and clear skies hitting the streets of Sydney. As it’s officially the final month of Winter (August), it leaves very little time to get our summer bodies back into shape from the past 3 or so months from binge eating next to the heater watching re-runs of Modern family because it was too cold to move anything except your mouth. I’m not the healthiest person in the world, and my chronic disease of ‘procrastination’ just makes me getting up and moving THAT much harder. Also, I have the biggest sweet tooth and I can never say no to chocolates, especially chocolate chip cookies from Coles that are especially gooey and chewy ^_^ However, my ultimate motivation to get lean and mean was the fact that my friends and I are going to stereo sonic in November; a music festival that showcases the greatest DJ’s and remixes (DJ SNAKE, Peking Duk and Major Lazer just to name a few). My proudest accomplishment …

If travelling were free, you’d probably never see me again

I was scrolling down Tumblr the other day and came across a few quotes consecutively in a row about travelling, and whilst reading them, sparked my once devoted yearning for adventuring and exploring new countries and cities bursting with cultures and hidden stories. I’m half Chinese (from my mums side), quarter German and quarter Polish (dads side) and was born in Australia and since I was 3, my fondness with travelling began on aeroplane rides when we would visit my grandparents and family members in Shanghai, China. My love and fascination with the Chinese culture intrigued me as a young child. It was like travelling to another universe because everything was so different, so exotic and so exciting. Starting from the language where my mum’s side of the family would talk in Shanghai-nese to each other; a colloquial exchange of dialogue that only residents in Shanghai would understand, hearing it and understanding the basic concepts wrapped me in warmth of familiarity and homeliness. The Chinese cuisine was also my favourite, from pickled fruits to chicken …