Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Inspired By Captur

It's not often your weekend starts with a personal chauffeur/male model arriving at your door, but that's exactly how last Saturday began for Brittany and I, thanks to the new Renault Captur! I may not know too much about cars, but I definitely could recognise that this shiny vehicle was a very pretty one, complete with plenty of customisable features - cue car envy! 

The location for the day was Work-Shop in Redfern, a creative space perfect for learning the art of resin jewellery making. Fuelled up with coffee and fresh fruit, we were ready to get into it - and swiftly learnt that creating with resin was much trickier than originally expected! It was so much fun though, especially being able to mix our own colours and personalise our jewellery by adding on glitter and trying our hands at creating marble finishes (with varying levels of success!). 

After a break for lunch, it was time to release our jewellery from their moulds and begin the sanding process.  It was so incredibly satisfying to get involved and create something - I now have some amazing new jewellery pieces to wear that I can proudly say I made myself!

If you are looking for a creative outlet (or a unique Christmas present), I would 100% recommend checking out Work-Shop for their classes.  And if you are in the market for an affordable new car - definitely test drive the new Renault Captur. Being able to customise your own car is such a cool way to express yourself - I need to get saving!


Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Chasing Waterfalls

 I absolutely love exploring, so I jumped at the opportunity to join Bonds on one of’s exciting adventure-filled activities. After much deliberation of all the potential escapades on offer (including some brief self-questioning if I had the courage to go skydiving…the answer was most-definitely no), I decided on something a little closer to the ground – a Blue Mountains waterfall hike (check it out here)! Despite seeking out plenty of waterfalls overseas, I realised I hadn’t properly explored the ones in my own backyard, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity. 

Prepared for anything in my Bonds active wear and a coffee in hand, we met with our guide for the day Lola. During our drive up Lola promised we would most definitely be experiencing plenty of exercise, spectacular views, and of course – waterfalls. After stocking us up with 3 litres of water and some trail mix to keep us energised, we entered the trail to begin our hike. We were immediately amazed by spectacular views of the mountainous scenery. The landscape of this Australian bush is truly incredible – lush, dense forests gives way to dry arid sandstone, before being again replaced by mini rainforests. 

The first half of the day involved descending down into the valley, allowing us to discover numerous waterfalls cascading down the mountain face. However, it also meant we had to hike back up to the top, which involved climbing over 100 close-to-vertical stairs! Our reward after that intense workout was a picnic lunch atop one of the many waterfalls, before we were back on our way to finish off the trail. Spending the whole day engulfed in nature (and an absence of wifi) was such a refreshing experience, and such a lovely way to escape the city and breathe in plentiful fresh air.  I was seriously impressed by the abundance on landscape we could experience just over an hour outside the city. 

Thanks to Bonds and Adrenalin for letting me experience such a great day outside, exploring the Blue Mountains.

I'm wearing:
Bonds tee (available here)
Bonds tights (available here)
Bonds hoodie (available here)