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A Sydney Staycay with Vibe Hotels

CalmlyKaotic x Vibe Hotels

There are lots of positives to being a freelancer and working from home, but the one major downside is that my home is also my workplace and I spend more hours on my desk chair at home than what I ever spent in the office. That being the case it’s nice to get away, even if only for a night (and even if I do take my laptop lol). Last week hubs and I took off from the South Coast for…

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A Quick Guide to Santorini, Greece

Quick Guide to Santorini

Thanks for visiting my Guide to Santorini! I’ve wanted to go to Santorini for as long as I can remember. It was always my dream destination, the place I had as number one on my bucket list. It  had a lot to live up to, which is often the problem with high expectations, but it didn’t disappoint. Here’s my Quick Guide to Santorini; where to stay, what to do & where to eat! TIME OF YEAR: July LENGTH OF STAY:…

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A Quick Guide to Dubrovnik, Croatia

Guide to Dubrovnik Croatia

What a whilwind year 2016 was, it feels like ages since we were in beautiful sunny Croatia! We had the most amazing 5 days enjoying all that the city of Dubrovnik has to offer. Here’s my Quick Guide to Dubrovnik; where to stay, what to do & where to eat! TIME OF YEAR: July LENGTH OF STAY: 5 Nights ACCOMMODATION: The Rixos, Dubrovnik The Rixos is just a short walk from the Old Town (about 15 mins, up a short…

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The Pullman Auckland Hotel

Pullman Auckland Hotel NZ

I’m a big fan of the Pullman Hotel group, I’ve stayed with them in Sydney, Bali and now the Pullman Auckland Hotel in NZ. I had been in NZ for Fashion Week 2016 and finished off my stay at the 5 star Pullman Auckland, which was a welcome end to a chaotic week. We stayed for two nights and while hubby ventured out for a day on the water for a fishing trip with mates I thoroughly enjoyed the down…

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A Quick Guide to Oslo, Norway

At this point our Norway Leg was coming to an end, we’d seen Tromso & Sommaroy and had 2 nights in Oslo before flying out to Dubrovnik and we wanted to see as much as we could in that short period of time, so we arranged a day tour which covered most of the major sights of Oslo. Here are the things you must do in Oslo… WHAT TO DO IN OSLO Do A Day Tour The tour (which was…

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A Quick Guide to Sommaroy, Norway

What to do in Sommaroy

This is where our experience of Norway far surpassed anything I’d ever anticipated. We arrived at the Arctic Hotel on the 14th of July, Summer, 9 degrees, excited for our friends wedding which was to be held at the hotel on the weekend. In the lead up to the trip we were told that the sun never sets during Summer, and we experience that in Tromso, but we’d also heard and that there’s something called the Midnight Sun. I didn’t…

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A Quick Guide to Tromso, Norway

What to do in Tromso

If you told me five years ago I’d be standing in the Arctic Circle, with a bunch of mates watching the midnight sun rise at 1am, I’d have looked at you perplexed. It wasn’t a location at the top of my list, not because I wasn’t interested in it – but because I just hadn’t heard that much about it. All that changed when one of my husband’s best mates met a Norwegian girl, fell in love and decided to…

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Fashion Travel

Bomber Jacket Styling & Other Fun in Auckland

Bomber-Jacket-Style

Recently I visited Auckland for the first time for Fashion Week New Zealand 2016, and discovered a whole lot of new stuff I love; the city (but not the weather lol), the people, the food, and definitely the labels. If you saw my NZFW recap you would have seen a whole bunch of amazing NZ designers that I’ve fallen for, including Black Eye Peach (B.E.P).  Hands down my fav look from the week was this one, featuring The Devil In…

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7 Tips To Avoid Holiday Blowout

7 ways to avoid holiday blowout

I go through various phases with my commitment to health & fitness, I’m generally healthy but LOVE my food. In normal life I’m fairly good with my diet but when it comes to a vacay it’s not a matter of exactly what I eat, but in what volume and how regularly. I find, as most of you would, that holidays are particularly difficult to find balance – delicious food is everywhere and there’s a tendency to over indulge. So, before heading off…

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Beauty Travel

10 Essential Beauty Items You Need For Travelling

Essential Beauty Items for Travel

The following is a guest post from the gorgeous Emma Spencer over at The Emasphere. So I have to admit I’m an awful holiday packer. Like many women, I always over pack and take too many things with me that I never end up wearing or using. As I’m sure most of you can relate, too often I’ve had to cull items from my oversized suitcase, and beauty items, being normally the heaviest after shoes, (I always pack way too many shoes) are the…

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