Scultures By The Sea & Family Hangs

We got up early on Sunday morning and made it to the last day of this years Sculptures By The Sea. It was so worth it, while it was tricky to keep Faye’s little fingers of the artworks that had a “no touch” sign, it was such a great exhibit to go to with little ones. So much open space and opportunity to run around. Many artworks were also allowed to be touched, climbed or explored.
Sipping pineapple juice in the sun, seing amazing art with Ocean view… We truly are living in paradise.
Its the busiest time of year for me and I amaze myself how we somehow still make family time in between all the hustle. I am def loosing out on sleep these days working until late at night but its worth freeing up a few hours here and there to all do something fun together.

Faye’s favourite were clearly the large African animals that climbed out of manholes. She kissed the Tiger and was fascinated with the Elephants feet.

I love love love her age right now. (don’t I always say that?) It’s really fun to take her out and about now and she is getting more and more curious about the world.

If you are following me on Insta, you will get to see more of our practical parenting stuff…

(home/room/montessori set up/ toileting updates/etc)

A big hug from all of us to you! Thanks for following along.

Dining Days & High Tables

Besides being out and about every free minute I also went dining at The High Table at the Hotel Centennial the other day, which was another wonderful event created by the lovely Nat from Eat Read Love. Not only was the interior absolutely amazing and the food delicious, the absolute highlight was to catch up with so many fabulous, creative and talented people.
I came home glowing and full of new inspirations.
And then we also had a romantic dinner out just the 2 of us, locally at Fish Face, it was possibly the best sea food we have ever had.
Photographs from the event by the talented Nadean Richards from Photography By Nadean 
 Styling: Lisa Madigan Host : Natalie Hayllar (eat read love)

While I love my work dearly it's important to remember to take time to recharge.
It might seem on our little blog as we are hanging out a lot but truth to be told I have maximum 1 day a week of at the moment and I might actually be a bit of a workaholic.

I lately had a blast at work, for the Hello May Editorial in Issue Five, since this video is good fun, I made an exception to the rule and share some work with you here. Check out the rad behind the scenes video below! It was a truly wonderful team.

Pedal to the Metal // Hello May // Behind the Scenes from Light Noise Films on Vimeo.

Creative direction:
Hair & Make-up:

Art & Islands

After we went to the MCA we finally manged a ferry trip over to Cockatoo Island, where another part of the Biennale of Sydney exhibition has been placed!
The weather was just incredible and we loved exploring all the old industrial parts (probably a little more than the actual art of the Biennale, which brought us there)

We had a drink in the sunny The Island Bar and just felt we had the best day ever.
That sort of day where you are just can't get rid of that big grin on your face, and the happiness just tingles your stomach.
I am still crazy about this guy! I feel so lucky and grateful to have him in my life and for all the time we are spending together.

Little Dalston stayed at home with cone and bandage, as he just had a little surgery,
but by now he's all up to scratch and if you are into puppies you can follow him on Instagram here
if you like. He is just the most wonderful little man and we love him to bits!

We are a little slow to catch up over here these days, and hope you still enjoy following our journey!
We certainly love to have you here.

Biennale, Movies & Visa + Happy FOUR years

 Happy 4 years! The last four years have been filled with adventures, love and good times.
We have come far (litereally!) with our big move, but also personally and in our relationship.
I feel like I am the luckiest Lady on the planet, being blessed with such a great friend & lover.
I love you so much Dave, and it was amazing to spent the weekend together.

We took some time to celebrate and spend loads of time together.
At home in Sydney. It's Biennale and we saw part of it at the MCA, we had lots' of cuddle time,
saw the latest Wes Anderson movie (which will inspire us for a little while I think)
and we also climbed the harbour bridge! All the way up, we had the best view and we somehow even loved the rain at the climb, it made it so much more adventurous. ( Photos to come! ASAP!)
Regular refueling with delicious snacks and coffees made this weekend one that I will remember.
It's really the only downside of my job, that I am working weekends, while Dave has them off.
But it only makes the rare occasion where I do take a weekend off more special.
We also celebrated my permanent Visa, which came through the other week with a spontaneous Champagne & strawberry sunset picnic.
As the temperatures really dropped over here now we also got a new tea pot and lot's of yummy teas stocked up. I am a little excited about the change in season.