Brunch is one of the most Aussie things you can do. Forget the New York Brunch scene, if you haven't had a proper Aussie brunch, can you even brunch? All jokes aside, the Aussie brunch is a very relaxed affair; full of healthy egg options, acai bowels, and the classic french toast or banana bread on every menu. You wash all this down with a healthy cold-pressed juice or flat white, while snapping photos for your Instagram.
Monday, 28 November 2016
The sun was shining brightly, and aside from the sea breeze whipping off the coast, it was a pretty beautiful day. Hannah and I both had a couple of hours to spare over lunch, so we decided to head to the newly opened Coast on Port Beach to see what all the fuss was about. And I sorta lied about our lunch being healthy...we had a side of beer battered chips.
Friday, 25 November 2016
It was a Wednesday and Anna and I were both at a loss for what to do with the day. It was 28 degrees, but a little too windy and late in the day for the beach (you really need to go in the morning before the sea breeze comes in). Eventually we decided on visiting the beautiful Lesmurdie Falls up in the Perth Hills for a little photoshoot...
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Yep, I'm back again to tell you all about my favourite nightclubs and bars in one of the world's biggest party cities. Last month I treated you to My Top 5 Nightclubs in NYC, and now...well, now I have a Top 7 for you, because it includes bars and nightclubs and not just clubs. Also there are just so many amazing bars and clubs in Dubai it was super hard whittling it down to just a few! This is my last post from Dubai and the Middle East, after this one it'll be aaaaaall Australia for a while hehe, so grab a glass of champagne and let's start the day off right...
Sunday, 20 November 2016
For my last Saturday night in Dubai, Nigel and I did yet another bar crawl, and then ended up very merry at Zuma. It was a totally spontaneous decision - we both realized how hungry we were after a few too many cocktails, so decided to go somewhere neither of us had been before (in London or Dubai) - Zuma. The famous Japanese restaurant group with high-end but informal restaurants in major cities across the world.
Friday, 18 November 2016
Zaya Nurai is one of the most luxurious private island resorts in the Middle East. But did you know you can go just for the day on one of the UAE's popular 'day pass' rates? While I was in Dubai, Nigel was obsessed with going to this island. So Gohei and I humoured him and said we'd go along with him on the Sunday I was there to make him stop talking about it. This actually did the opposite, because it was so amazing that all three of us couldn't stop talking about it when we returned, and even now, over a month later, we're still messaging each other with cries of 'TAKE ME BACK!' every single week.
Wednesday, 16 November 2016
If you'd told me a year ago that I'd be dining 122 floors up at At.Mosphere, the highest bar and restaurant in the world, I wouldn't have believed you. But as always things eventually fall into place, and after months of planning, I was finally in Dubai enroute to starting my Australian Adventure 2.0. Myself and Laura were visiting Nigel, who we both used to work with in London, and so one evening after a particularly epic day at Zero Gravity, we were all a little peckish and in need of some food. After a quick phone call we were on our way to the Burj Khalifa...the tallest building in the world.
Sunday, 13 November 2016
Oman is one of the most beautiful countries I have ever been to, and out of the 35 countries I've now visited, it had some of the friendliest and most welcoming people. I spent a short 48 hours in Oman, and got a small taste of what the country is like and what the highlights are. This guide is perfect for those of you who are stopping over on business or pleasure, and don't have a lot of time to see this vast and stunning country.
Friday, 11 November 2016
I try not to write negative reviews on Lux Life as I want it to be a place of positivity and the best things I've experienced. However I feel like this one needs to be written as I really don't want anyone else making the same mistake I did, and my experience at the 5* Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah in Muscat, Oman, was possibly one of the worst hotel experiences I've ever had. Staying there is my biggest regret of my entire 10 day trip to the Middle East.
Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Just like Dubai I'd been wanting to visit Doha for years, ever since I almost had the chance to have a stopover in the capital city of Qatar years back when I flew to Australia with the national airline. My Dad wouldn't let me go by myself, so that trip got scrapped. I've learnt since then though just to ignore him, if I didn't ignore him I wouldn't have been to Budapest, New York, Poland, Cuba, UAE, Qatar, or Oman! They're all too dangerous apparently. Tch. Rubbish. Anyway, Doha is a pretty quiet city, but we managed to find some awesome things to do!
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