Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Happy Australia Day :)

Hello everyone, happy Wednesday! :) If you are somewhere cold, I hope you are staying warm and dry; if you are currently enjoying the summer sunshine (like my Aussie friends), I am super envious, hope you are making the most out of your summer! Today's post is going to be a dedication to Australia. Many of you may know that Australia day is coming up on Jan 26 (this Sunday). This is an annual national celebration that marks the anniversary of the First Fleet of British Ships arriving in 1788 at Sydney Cove. I thought today's post would be the perfect time to share with you some of the Melbourne photos we took during my recent trip back home, and give you a small taste of one of the most livable cities in the world :)
Flinders Street Station, Melbourne
Plenty of parks for everyone to enjoy :P
Diabetes Monument at the Melbourne Botanic Gardens

Horse and carriage at the Melbourne Botanic Gardens

Fawkner Park Pathway

Walkway to The Shrine

Local park in Hawthorn
Just when you think you know Melbourne, you discover quaint alley ways filled with vintage finds, awesome cafes and hidden gems. 
Degraves Street Barista on break

A fun getaway road trip with delicious food.
Flannel Red and Black Shirt

Mornington Peninsula Flora and fauna

Mornington Peninsula Rockscape

Mussel Pot at The Rocks
Mussels @ The Rocks, Mornington Peninsular

Of course, home is where family and friends are...
Family Christmas Spread
Christmas Day Family Brunch

Emmerson Chapel Street Watermelon Sangria
Enjoying cocktail hour with friends

Petite Fours and Cakes
Handmade desserts with friends

Portugese WaterdogMet a new friend, Harvey :)

In case you are wondering what I will be doing on Australia day in NYC, I would love to have a barbecue (yes we eat lots of that :P) at my place with my Aussie friends here!  I'm sure however that the weather is pretty much going to stop me from enjoying doing anything outdoors for more than 10 minutes. So instead, I'm planning to head to my local Australian bar and enjoy a meat pie, and maybe a sausage roll in true Aussie style :) 
Point Cook SunsetAmazing Sunset found right outside my parents' house one night

To all the Aussies away from home and all the Aussies from home, have a wonderful Australia Day!!

Thank you so much for reading!

1 comment:

  1. Great photos! Happy Australia Day Charlo!


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