The Gold Coast Hidden Paradise

As someone who loves to take interesting Instagram photos (I mean, who doesn’t nowadays?) I am always on the lookout for some new places, especially places people haven’t been before. 

So when I first moved to the Gold Coast, my boyfriend and I decided to go and check out the Currumbin wildlife sanctuary, on our way there we spotted this beach right off the highway that had the clearest water and there were people jumping off the railings into the water! (I have found out though, that if you are caught doing this it can result in a ticket; so just a heads up)

We both decided that this was the next place to check out on our list. It was amazing, there were no waves and when we were there; no jellys! Which was a big bonus. It was so nice. They even had a little nature hike you could do through the forest. 


The last time I was there, there was a photo shoot going on so it was pretty awesome to see. The scenery here is amazing and absolutely breathtaking. 

So if you ever come to the Gold Coast or live here already, it’s definitely a great place to check out. 



Thanks for reading! If you have any places that I should check out around the Gold Coast, let me know in the comments below. 



A Weekend Away In Byron Bay

As some of you may know last weekend was the Australia Day long weekend aka the weekend in which Byron Bay stole my heart.


The beach was gorgeous and the sand art added to the vibe that this place gives off.

There are no big name stores or restaurants which add to the hippy vibe and everything from the clothing to the food was just amazing and pricey to say the least.

The people do their part in keeping this gorgeous place clean and tidy; the act of throwing a cigarette butt on the ground is followed by a $200 fine.

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The nightlife is suitable for all different kind of music tastes. The night started off at The Beachy which was a fun EDM atmosphere but we were feeling something more laid back; so we ended up at The Northern where a live band was playing acoustic version of popular hits. It was a great way to finish off the night!

Byron Bay is beautiful and I plan on going back especially to do the Lighthouse walk which I didn’t get a chance too. If you have been debating on going there, I recommend you do- it’s such a great environment.

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Thanks for reading.

My Travel Bucket List For 2015

Some people like to set goals of what they will accomplish for the upcoming year, mine is going to be different this year. I am hoping to hit every place on my travel bucket list!

  • Thailand
  • Bali
  • California
  • Hong Kong
  • China
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • Brazil
  • New Zealand

What about you? Do you have any bucket list countries/places?


Top 10 Travel Must Haves

Before I begin, I just want to say that these are some of the things that I found the most useful while I was travelling Europe, this is not a packing list. I have also listed all this in no particular order.

1) Bobble Water Bottle: If you have not heard of these or have been on the fence about getting one, I suggest you buy yourself one. Especially if you are going on an adventure. The water bottle comes with a filter which makes it easier to find water just about anywhere! It comes in a variety of colours as well.

2) Urban Decays Naked Palette: Not only are these the most important staple in my make up collection, but they are perfect to bring with you when travelling. I personally favour the 2 and 3 over the first one, but that is all about preference. The palettes all come with a brush and a mirror so you won’t need to really bring anything else! It is very easy to use and great for beginners or pros!!

3) Batiste Dry Shampoo: I probably would not have taken as many selfies if it wasn’t for this shampoo (because my hair would be a disaster). Dry shampoo is a MUST when travelling, unless you plan on wearing a hat the entire time or just rocking the greasy look. I have tried many different dry shampoos and Batiste has definitely been my top favourite.

4) Verbatim Power Bank: I probably would not have thought to bring this if I wasn’t gifted it. It was literally a life saver, especially when my phone was on its last bar and we were using it as our means of navigation. This one was good for up to 2 charges, worked very well and was extremely portable.

5) My Cheetah Print Neck Pillow: I had to bring up the fact that it was cheetah because why not. This was not only helpful on all of our train rides, flights and bus rides but also great in some of the places we stayed at. Some places had those really flat pillows that felt like you were sleeping on the mattress alone and this gave my neck the support it needed.

6) Straightener: This was important for me just because I prefer my straight hair over my curly hair. It also helped changing up my hair a bit when I felt like doing beachy waves.

7) Scarf: If you have done your research on backpacking or have done backpacking, you will know that you are limited on how many different items of clothing you can pack. A scarf is the best accessory and they are so light as well. I brought my colourful pashmina with me and wore it so often, it even worked well on the days I didn’t bring a jacket and used it as a shawl.

8) Nikon DSLR D5200:  I think that this is an obvious one, I decided to put this here just to show what type of camera I am using.

9) Favorite Lipstick: Do you know that one lipstick you own that just goes so well with no matter what other make up you have on or what you are wearing, BRING THAT ONE. I got this lipstick in one of my Ipsy bags and I use it SO much. The brand is Hikari and its in the colour cabernet, this is a long lasting lipstick and its just such a great colour.

10) Statement Necklace: This goes with #7, this can immediately change up a plain black or white t-shirt and make you look very put-together.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope this helped you out. If you have any questions, let me know below. Also let me know what were your travel must-haves?!


A Few Reasons Why Santorini Should Be On Your Bucket List

What sites you won’t want to miss in Paris

After spending 3 days in Paris and roaming the entire city and doing absolutely everything (except for the Catacombs, because they are closed on Monday’s– so keep that in mind) I have narrowed down my top favourites of Paris and what you MUST do. I will begin with the given….

1) The Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

I don’t even think that the pictures do it any justice at all. This was gorgeous to see in person, and the best backdrop for photos. To see the Eiffel tower is completely free, but if you want to go to the top, there was a fee. My boyfriend and I decided to take the lift directly to the top, which I recommend, this was €15,50 but if you decide on not going to the top and just making it to the second floor that is €9,00. Another thing to keep in mind is that if you do know the dates of when you are visiting Paris, make sure to book the Eiffel Tower in advance – you will avoid having to wait in line.

Eiffel Tower Night

(Also to take note, the Eiffel tower starts to sparkle beginning at 8 at night, on every hour – make sure to catch a glimpse of it. It is the most beautiful sight.)

2) Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

It was interesting to get to this because you did have to walk under a traffic circle, which took us a bit to find out but we finally did (Do not try to run across the road!!). We did not end up going to the top but it was still worth it to check this monument out, if you do plan on making the trek to the top the price is €9.50 but if you don’t just taking a look at the arc from the outside is worth it alone.

arc de triomphe details

This monument is very close to Champs-Élysée, so make sure to put these together if you would like to check out both. Another site is to see the tomb for the Unknown Soldier, its great to pay your respects.

2) Ladurée Macarons

Ladurée Macarons Entrance

Before I had gone to Paris, I had read so many mixed reviews, with most saying that it was overpriced and others saying they were worth every penny. I am on the side where this was definitely worth every penny. Once you reach the building which is on Champs-Élysée (a great street to window shop or if you are feeling rich to buy some nice designer items) it is quite the site, the building looks very decadent. There is a line up for take out, which is what I ended up doing, and it went by rather quickly. On the other side of the building there is an entrance for dine in.


If you are going to do the take away, make sure to read the menu they hand you as soon as you walk in. I made the mistake of not even looking and was overwhelmed once it came to my turn, so many different options to choose! I recommend that you get the chocolate, vanilla and pistachio. (I know, it’s a given..)

3) Musee de Louvre


Now if you are pressed for time like I was, I would take in to consideration if the Louvre is something that you need to see and have the time for. Since we were only in Paris for three days, and are not huge museum fanatics we chose just to take some pictures outside the Louvre instead of waiting the line (which was extremely long.. and we did not go in a busy month keep in mind) I would recommend going online and checking for skip the line tickets to save you some time and doing some research on the museum on whichever area is the most interesting for you, because I have read it can take over 4 hours to complete.

4) Jim Morrison’s Burial Place

Jim Morrisons Grave
( Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise) )

Growing up always listening to The Doors, this was something that I knew I had to see. The cemetery is very large and has a lot of different famous artists and authors also buried here. It was difficult to find the grave but there are gardeners who helped us out rather quickly. There are barricades around Jim Morrison’s grave but people still brought flowers, picture frames and notes. If you are not interested in Jim Morrison, this is still a great cemetery to walk around and check out the different tombstones.

5) “Love Lock” bridge 

Love Lock bridge

Wether you are single or taken, this should be on your list for sure. The amount of locks on this bridge was so beautiful and just seeing the different types was pretty cool as well. If you forgot to bring your lock (like I may or may not have done..) there are some vendors along the bridge who are selling some, but I would recommend taking a walk down the street for not even 5 minutes to avoid paying the €10 for one lock and get one for €3! There were also shops around the area who would engrave the lock for you which was an added fee, but did look pretty chic. So put this one on your list and make sure to bring your own lock & permanent marker!

6) Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

I do not think the pictures I took of the outside of this cathedral even do it justice! The stunning architecture is so beautiful and to see it in person is a must. There are so many details around the building and inside the building. It was free to walk around and the line moves fairly quickly. There is a small little park located outside the cathedral that makes for a perfect spot to have lunch or eat a small snack. As mentioned earlier, this is located close to the lock bridge so you can add both these spots into your one day.