Category Archives: Travel

Afternoon Tea In The Chalet

Afternoon Tea In The Chalet

The day I went skiing at Ski Dubai in the Mall Of The Emirates was a pretty amazing day. After we had skied the slopes of Dubai and kissed a penguin or two, we headed to the beautiful Kempinski Hotel at the Mall Of The Emirates for a buffet lunch. See how the ski slopes ofContinue Reading

I Skied Dubai

I Skied Dubai

Last time I was passing through Dubai, I marvelled at the slopes of the Dubai ski fields (Ski Dubai) through the windows of a cozy restaurant in the Mall Of The Emirates, while I ate my lunch. This time I skied them! It was a fabulous experience! … and even better because I was the firstContinue Reading

It’s The Little Things

I have stayed in many a hotel in my time, having travelled extensively as a young world explorer and also with my work over the past 20 years. For me, yes, fantastic facilities make for a comfortable stay, but it’s the people who bring me back to stay again and again. At the Shangri-La HotelContinue Reading

Back To The Real World

Back To The Real World

Well, I’m back home! … and I am in that post-travel/jet-lagged haze in which you find yourself asking, ‘did all that really happen?’ What a whirlwind of a week! It’s only just sinking in. I have just had the trip of a lifetime, doing things that I would never have dreamt of, or not even knownContinue Reading

Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights

Well, I got to tick another amazing life adventure off my bucket list last night … an Arabian Desert Dinner Safari and the chance to drink in/inhale/savour/cry over an Arabian sunset. It is all that it is cracked up to be … and more! I cannot express how grateful I am to have had the chanceContinue Reading

Touchdown Dubai

Touchdown Dubai

So, I left as the sun was setting in hometown Brisbane … …after kissing my angels good-bye … … and touched down in Dubai, 15 hours later … …. at that very moment the sun was rising! Heartstopping. After a very early check-in to my hotel (thank you so much Shangri-La Hotel Dubai for having our rooms readyContinue Reading

An Uncluttered Mind

An Uncluttered Mind

There’s nothing like a deadline to sort your life out. I would never have achieved what I have achieved in the last week if the Bloggerati Dubai trip wasn’t looming. I set myself some pretty lofty goals a few weeks ago … and met them all. I can honestly say that uncluttering your life of tasks,Continue Reading

My Top 10 Travel Tips

My Top 10 Travel Tips

Time to pack for Dubai! I have been adding bits and pieces to the ottoman at the end of my bed, for the past week or so, as I come across things I would like/need to take with me. Time to sort it all out and cull! It’s no secret that I like to travel as lightContinue Reading

Destination Dubai

Destination Dubai

Last night, I had a desert dream. It was a vivid experience where I was consciously trying to live in the moment. I was standing on a sand dune, wriggling my toes so I could feel the sand on my feet, my face was turned towards the warm setting sun, my arms were outstretched andContinue Reading

How Cool Is This?

How Cool Is This?

    I have just over one week to go before I head off to Dubai. So while I am preparing for my auction next weekend, arranging furniture installs for real estate listings in the week that I get back, taking phone calls from family members about Christmas presents for nieces and nephews (Christmas? what?Continue Reading

Dreaming Of Cold Places

Dreaming Of Cold Places

It’s about this time of year, when the weather starts to get really hot (and the upcoming weekend forecast is 42 degrees celsius in the shade), that I start to think about snow covered mountains, ice bars, ski lifts and egg nog. Stumbling upon this ‘Alpine Lodge’ Lifestyle Collection, by Ralph Lauren, doesn’t help either.Continue Reading

My Boy and Dubai

My Boy and Dubai

When my beautiful lad is not at his desk studying 24/7, this is what he gets up to! He won the Brisbane Roar Pre Season Youth Juggling Competition a couple of weeks ago. Dude! I am so proud of my boys. AND …. don’t forget to get your entries into the Nuffnang ‘Dubai Dreams’ Competition,Continue Reading

The Most Exciting Competition Ever

The Most Exciting Competition Ever

It’s been terribly hard keeping this wonderful travel opportunity a secret over the past few weeks, while everything was being finalised .. but now I can blab! I am heading to exquisite desert lands …. … where skyscrapers soar so high that you have to lie on the ground to get them in shot …Continue Reading

A Highlight Reel, If Ever There Was One

A Highlight Reel, If Ever There Was One

Such an exciting week around these parts! Firstly, my beauty at 46 Park Terrace Sherwood went under contract, after 3 days on the market. My delighted sellers and buyers put me on such a high to start the week. Next, my sweet boy not only took out the subject prizes for IB (International Baccalaureate) FrenchContinue Reading

This Week. The Best Bits.

This Week. The Best Bits.

Hanging out with great people in the homes I am selling. iTunes Radio! My new balcony fairy lights. The paintings in a beautiful home I visited this week. My Friday Haloumi at Justine’s …. … and my coffee shop ‘counsel’, who always set me on the right track for the next week. It takes a village!Continue Reading