My first weeks back in London have been super busy , I hardly had time to shift through our holiday photos, which already seems like a distant memory!
Even more reason to take time to look through the pictures and reminisce. One of our most memorable days out was a trip to Manly, a lively beach surburb North of Sydney. Just like Bondi, it’s a popular spot for backpackers, offering lots of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars. Manly has a ferry connection to the city, making it an ideal base for tourists. From the main beach, a stunning beach walk leads you to the sheltered Shelly’s beach. Shelly’s is the first choice for snorkelers, for it’s clear blue waters and surrounding rocks, housing lots of Australia’s sea creatures.
For the overcast but warm and humid day, I wore:
- Gingham Vichy playsuit by Max Mara
- Cashmere pink cardigan from TK Maxx
- Pink / white striped espadrilles from Bally
- Red sunglasses from Versace
- Mini bag from Moschino
On the picturesque beach path from Manly to Shelly beach, you will most likely come across the Australian Water dragon, who is at home here. It looks like a mini-dragon and belongs to the family of lizards. Notices are hung up everywhere around the beach walk reminding visitors that you will be fined with up to 6 months in prison on attempt to “take a dragon”. Thanks for pointing that out, I’m not Daenerys Stormborn from “Game of Thrones”. It’s more likely you find me pinching a kitten than a water dragon!
All cat lovers will enjoy my cat ring from Les Nereides
Manly was named by Capt Arthur Phillip for the indigenous people living there, stating that “their confidence and manly behaviour made me give the name of Manly Cove to this place”.
It was my Birthday weekend and oh boy was I spoilt! Not only with presents, but also with an unusual warm, golden November day and magic light. Richmond, a London suburb, with it’s pretty lanes, boutiques and bustling river promenande, provided a glorious backdrop for the pictures I took in the warm, late November sun.
Me playing with leaves in my autumn gear: Brown corderouys from Stefanel with calve zipper, quilted jacket, shoulder Poncho from Max Mara.
Cooled Almdudler at Stein’s: A popluar German outdoor Restaurant by the riverside. Tuck into a hearty schnitzel while enjoying the pretty views of the riverside.
Paris or Richmond? Richmond!
If you are in Richmond, just 20 min away from the city centre by overground train, make sure to visit the Roebuck pub. Located overlooking the park, it provides spectacular views over the area.
Working for a Global Company in Treasury means business! Conservative colours, classic cuts, nothing too quirky or striking. The head of the department once told a sandal wearing lady that we are in Treasury, not on the beach!
So I try to fit into the corporate world without losing the Romantique touch. Today I wore a natural coloured Max Mara skirt combined with nude coloured ballet pumps and a white-pink Vichy checked shirt with ruffled button tab by Tommy Hilfiger.
September is a tricky month. I don’t want to let go of my summer wardrobe yet but it’s still too early for those knits, tweeds and wools. So it mix up: Autumny knits and summer items (straw bag).
I’m wearing a stripey cashmere cardi from Jean-Paul Gaultier. Black dress from Max Mara. Miu Miu straw bag, Tamaris sandals and brown bunny pendant from Thomas Sabo.
A rainy summer day in London but we kept the spirits up in bright outfits:
Rebels wears Jeans by Tribeca, dotty blouse by Fever, Cardigan by Strenesse und Ballerinas from TK Maxx.
Romantique wears flowery shift dress by Max Mara and sandals by Tamaris.