Are you on Instagram? If you aren’t then you are not having as much fun as me :D During times of stress or when I am too busy to blog, Instagram provides me a very fun and convenient way to blog my experiences and adventures. If you are on Instagram click here to follow and let’s be friends!!!
Here is a rundown of my fun fortnight using my Instagram pics. So much happens in two weeks…time flies when you’re having fun! It is all about food, art, music, friendship, travel and alot of Gold Coast love…
First up some pics from the #prettylittlepackage campaign. This campaign was created by Perth Blogger Adelle from Where the styled things are. I enjoy this stylish Australian blog so I was all too keen to jump on board to support her. It is vital for bloggers to reach out to others with friendship and support and the #prettylittlepackage campaign was a fun way of doing it. Basically you are given a random person to send a pretty little package too and someone else sends a pretty little package to you. So one day I opened up my mailbox and found this gorgeous wrapped gift full of amazing goodies from the beautiful @casawho. Was such a cool surprise. Check out Where the styled things are for info on how to get involved or look up #prettylittlepackage online.
I have been on a massive health kick. Anyone who knows me probably thinks I am already healthy enough however the last 6 months has seen my immunity take a big dive and a whole host of food intolerances and other allergies popped up requiring a fair amount of time off work. So I have been making an extra conscious effort to feed my body only what it needs. I have worked in the Natural Health and Organic food industries so I have a little bit of knowledge in these areas. Basically I just needed to cleanse so I have been focusing on consuming only organic food where possible, introducing some cold pressed juices from time to time, cutting out junk food completely and using chemical free beauty and household products. I also have been taking time out to try to focus on my relaxation needs (ie: slow down) It was during one of these moments of appreciation that I found this beautiful Bottle brush. Australia has beautiful native flowers… a lovely reminder of how blessed I am in this country.
The weather has been pleasantly warm this autumn. Just to prove a point, today I am sitting in the sun in a singlet and Winter is 4 days away. It has been amazing. This pic was taken on the coldest evening we had…and I am still showing skin! Love living in Queensland.
Then it was time to go out and meet some local Gold Coast artists. I was very excited to attend RAW: Revolution and it did not disappoint! I got to see some amazing art, a wonderful local film, belly dancers, fashion shows, performance art and live bands. I highly recommend you experience a RAW event in your town. RAW holds events all over the world, I have already planned to go to the next RAW Gold Coast event which I think might be in August. So much fun…such a good night out.Then what better way to wind up the week than with a feed and beverage at Miami Marketta. Sometimes I actually don’t want to share info about these places because I like the fact they are not tourist driven, however I must because there are so many wonderful, quirky pockets of interest on the Gold Coast that never get mentioned in the brochures. Miami Marketta is a place where creatives can create during the week and on weekends they put on a very tasty street feast. But beware, it gets really busy… almost too busy hence why I am reluctant to talk about it. I go early to avoid the crowds, grab a drink and enjoy the family friendly atmosphere.
I really love living on the Gold Coast. I could not imagine living anywhere else. I feel sorry for people who only see the Gold Coast as a party destination as they are really missing out on experiencing the interesting culture we have here. I have always been surrounded by a creative environment therefore it really makes gets me when someone comes from interstate or overseas and tells there is no culture here and think they can bring it with them. The Gold Coast has its own unique culture that does not compete… It has always been pretty fantastic :)
Share with me some of your city love. What makes your town so special? I love to travel…maybe I will come visit :D