London Open House 2016

The crisp summer air in London.. almost palpable in the morning light as the lifting haze snuggled cozily between the glass monoliths. Today was the day – that one weekend of the year where London opened it’s doors. Suddenly, no ancient clock towers were out of reach, no medical mansion’s rooftop was off limits, and no skyscraper penthouse was out of reach.     Here’s to those glorious weekend in September.

A Christmas Trip to Jordan

Ah, that time of the year for J and I to feel the pinch of being away from the hot, humid weather that was synonymous with a Sydney Christmas!What better way to scupper fate’s plans for our London living arrangement then for us to catch some winter sun abroad! The country of our latest festive season adventure?! The beautifully arid Jordan! …and I do mean that in the sincerest way possible – it’s no secret that Jordan is tight on the drinking water supply, but the landscapes of this place are truly breathtaking (so could the altitudes if you’re not …

An October holiday in Myanmar

The cool river breeze brushed against our faces as we sat relaxing in twine deck chairs on the rooftop of the ferry. The only thing separating us from the Myanmar sun beating down on us was the material awning stretched across the poles. I stared down to see the ripples of water left by the wake of our boat pushing us forward, inching closer to our final destination. We watched as Myanmar river life drifted by, and after a day on the Irrawaddy River, we arrived in Bagan in time to watch sunset from Bulethi Temple. We sat and watched …

African Honeymoon

We spent 4 glorious days in Selous Game Reserve and being at the back end of the tourist season (Mid-March), we practically had the lodge, and seemingly the entire Game Reserve to ourselves. To rest our souls after an eventful time in Selous, we finished off our honeymoon with 7 days by the turquoise waters of Zanzibar. This album has been a fun one to re-visit, and likewise, it will be a nice one for us to reminisce. For more photos, visit the Tanzania Gallery or the Zanzibar Gallery. Love, S + J.

Winter in London

Happy winter solstice! So many things to love about London as we head into the cooler months. The morning stillness, late sunrises, cosy pop-ups and the last remnants of autumn. Winter in the northern hemisphere also means it’s the festive season: Columbia Road Christmas markets, the smell of mulled wine, pine trees, impromptu street carols and Christmas jumpers x

The Croatia Roadtrip

We’re spreading wings and taking flight again, but just before we do, we finally found some time to get our Croatia gallery online. As always, it was a fleeting getaway filled with a rampant itinerary, and amazing experiences! Our comfortable, free-upgrade Skoda was our weapon of choice, and we took in the sights of Zadar, Plitvice Lakes, the coastal drive from Split to Dubrovnik with an overnight stop in Makarska and a brief fling with the slim coastline of Bosnia – just the thought of it conjures beautiful images! Below is a little snippet of our postcards from Croatia, but …

France Archive

It’s taken me a little under a week to sort through circa ten-thousand photos for the France Archive series, and I loved every minute of it. I’m reminded of the first time S and I stepped foot in Paris, where we stayed in this quaint little apartment in La Marais, it was 2009. I remember the heavily guarded Gare du Nord as we arrived by Eurostar, a result of the expulsion of Roma people only a few weeks beforehand. We took in tourist sites in a whirlwind trip of a few days. We caught our first glimpse of Tour Eiffel from Montparnasse Observation Tower, …

A weekend trip to Porto in January

The funicular creaked to life and slowly began it’s ascent, taking us above the cement ceiling, and out into the open. The silhouette of the gangly metal framework of the beautiful Dom Luis I bridge cut through the orange glow of the descending sun. Sharp shadows painted the built-up banks of the Douro, and golden haze filled the sky. We didn’t have long enough to appreciate it, but we made it onto the top tier of Dom Luis I bridge to watch as the sunset over Porto, and it was amazing.   This was our quick getaway to Portugal to kick …

Twenty Fifteen

I’m constantly amused at how time quickly slips past. One night almost three weeks ago, S and I stayed up late talking and spontaneously ended up hiring a car and driving as far as we could – literally to the end of the country. We rang in the new year on top of a quaint little English pub in Dorset and ended up in Cornwall on one of those howling rainy weekends. We spent the nights in our cosy Victorian room and reflected on what a year of adventure it’s been. Twenty-fifteen was the year S and I: • Explored …

A Wedding on Gozo Island in Malta

There’s no better incentive to visit a destination then having an invitation to a wedding, and in May of 2015, we were fortunate to witness a beautiful couple’s wedding on the smaller of the two islands of Malta, Gozo Island. We love our travel photography, and Gozo Island lends itself perfectly to being a wonderful subject, but among the tourist sights, Azure Window, the nearby Inland Sea, and the coastal walk at Xlendi which offered an amazing sunset along a beautiful peninsula had to top the list as our favourite spots. Valetta, the capital of Malta is an amazingly beautiful, …

Menorca Gallery

The Balearic Islands are such a beautiful destination, and while our short time on Menorca, as documented in our previous postcard, Christmas in Menorca has since passed, we have been working through our collection of photos to pick our favourites from our time there to put into our Balearic Island Gallery. We found Menorca to be such a stunning travel destination that particularly through Christmas provided so many opportunities to photograph it’s beautiful landscape, that the process of selecting our favourites was made very tough, but we’re glad with what we’ve got in the end! Please enjoy, and find the link to …

Christmas in Menorca

Happy holidays! What a week away it’s been, soaking up some of the last European sun on the Spanish Balearic Island of Menorca with dearest L, B + K. Precipitous cliffs, rugged landscapes, and sleepy resort towns sandwiched between an array of Spanish food, not least to mention all the seafood paella’s, Sobrasadas and Ensaimadas, and probably one too many Sangria’s. It could be the off-peak season, or the festive time of the year, but with the peace and quiet offered by the resort towns of Cala Morell, with its enthralling headland walk around its pristine wineglass shaped bay; and …

I still call Australia home

For three weeks in October, S and I went home to Australia for dearest L & B’s big day. Lots of catching up with family and bridal party duties left us little time to spend doing what we love most – road trips. With the little down-time we had, S and I jumped in the car and drove out as far as we could before returning. From dense rainforests to open coastal roads and from sandy beaches to running waterfalls. This is our October spent at home x 

Sicily – Another world!

Ah, Sicily… The motherland!… or should that actually be the fatherland? J organised for my birthday to take place over a week long adventure through Sicily, and it has got to top the list of my most enjoyed and awe-inspiring holidays I’ve ever taken. From amazing beaches, sunsets, and volcanos, to incredible drives, islands and experiences, Sicily is a place that is a definite contender for my ‘Compulsory Repeat Visits’. There is nothing that can quite compare to seeing the sun setting over the coast of Sicily from atop Mount Etna as blankets of fog roll up the slopes and …

Paris in November

Around this time three years ago, S and I packed our bags and started what would be a month long journey across France. This past weekend saw us back in Paris, a city we love dearly and one week after Friday 13th. Sombreness is in the air although for the first time we can remember, the skies are clear and the sun is shining. We wandered around the beautiful Grandes Serres du Jardin des Plantes, had too many cakes and found ourselves in the corner of a seedy looking Chinese restaurant. We checked into a lovely room with beautiful french …

Lanzarote

Breezy autumnal nights have me dreaming of barren volcanic landscapes. S, the gang and I spent a few days wandering around lava fields last September. I can’t believe how much time has passed since then. Our Lanzarote gallery is up x

September in Londontown

September marks the beginning of Autumn, one of my favourite seasons. Rainy nights were spent wandering about Tate Modern, sunny weekends by an endless field of wildflowers, cloudy afternoons paddling boats, Saturday brunches in a secret garden pop-up, immersive theatre on The Jetty at Greenwich Pier and breezy nights along Tower Bridge.  

The Proposal!

    I’ve proposed! It happened on the 8th of August 2015, and while it was the happiest day of my life, it was also incredibly nerve-wracking – and not just because I stood on a rock 600 metres above a lake! For me, it was a year long journey that took us not only to the peaks of a fjord in Norway, but to a new chapter of our life. Here’s to the next chapter!

Christmas in Turkey

I love photography, and a large part of my love for photography is the personal value of it – The nostalgia that comes with looking back at a collection of photos. J has always been an avid photographer. We have boxes of photos from before the advent of digital photography, when disposable cameras were the best way to keep a visual record of your adventures. Infact, J even took photos of our first date. I wore a red polo shirt with a silly sweat band half way up my arm, while J was wearing a purple sleeveless top. We ate Ferraro …