weekend escape: blue mountains – leura

I can confidently say I adore the Blue Mountains! I just fell in love at first sight. There’s something magical about this place. So peaceful and full of happiness. Generally speaking I’m not a huge fan of hiking, mountains and bushwalking. I was brought up in a very flat region of Poland. It was too far to the mountains or the sea. When I was younger, I actually used to hate climbing when visiting the Tatra Mountains in the south of Poland. Well, people change…

I was completely mesmerised by the beauty of the Blue Mountains. Everyone seemed so relax and radiating with happiness. My friends and I found this amazing cafe/restaurant/bar: Leura Garage on first day of our stay. Packed with people this place is funky and modern but not pretentious. Their menu is not overwhelming yet anyone could easily find something yummy. The service was great and you felt right at home. For more info and their menu go to: http://www.leuragarage.com.au.

If you ever feel like going away for the weekend, jump on a train to the Blue Mountains. This under 2 hours journey is definitely worth it!

Three Sisters, Katoomba

Our fav place for breakfast: Leura Garage

Poached pear with ricotta and pistachios, yum!

Muesli with super fresh blueberries and raspberries, pure heaven!

One of the best cappuccinos ever ūüôā

Blueberry tarts to die for!

Love this car!

Spring time!

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where to shop in Sydney


Shopping in Sydney isn’t easy. You really have to know where to go. Sometimes you need to travel further to get something you really like, sometimes you might be lucky to bag yourself a bargain in the CBD. Here’s the list of my favourite places to shop in Sydney CBD and nearby suburbs. It is mainly for casual and smart-casual outfits unless said otherwise below. I’m sure it will have to be updated constantly.

Have you got any favourite shops arounds Sydney?? Please share!!!

Sydney City (CBD):

Zara РWestfield Shopping Centre, 77 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Tel: 02 9216 7000 http://www.zara.com/

Hot Skies РShop W1, Wynyard Concourse, George Street, Sydney, Tel: 02 9299 8211 //www.hotskies.com.au/

Passion РWorld Square 680 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000                  http://passionclothing.com.au/contact-us/ Рmainly going out and party dresses.

Rouges РMarket City Shop R1 / 32C, Market City Shopping Centre, 9-13 Hay St, Haymarket, Sydney, NSW 2000, Tel: 02 9211 8422                                  http://www.rogues.com.au/

Jizz Fashion – Town Hall Square, Sydney, NSW 2000

Revenge Fashion Р Shop 29, Queen Victoria Building, 455 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Tel: 02 9264 4400

General Pants Рstores country-wide and online                 http://www.generalpants.com.au/

David Jones – my favourite section of the Sydney CBD store is on the 2nd floor with One Teaspoon, Mink Pink, Living Doll, Sass & Bide, Wish and many more brands available.

Myer – 4th floor is a home to many of my favourite yet not overpriced brands like: All About Eve, Miss Shop, Lola vs. Harper, Lipsy London and much more.

Darlinghurst:

Oxford Studio Clothing¬†–¬†115 Oxford Street,¬†Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Tel: 02 9361 4241

Premonition¬†–¬†38 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010, Tel: 02 9361 6008¬†http://premonitiondesigns.com/home.php

Paddington:

Premonition Р60 Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW 2021, Tel: 02 9380 8881 http://premonitiondesigns.com/home.php

Newtown:

Stellino Р138 King Street, Newtown, 2042, Tel: 02 9550 4025        http://www.stellino.com.au/

Leichardt:

Mia on Norton – 124 Norton St, Leichhardt, NSW 2040, Tel: 02 9550 0789

Live This –¬†152 Norton St, Leichhardt, NSW 2040, Tel:¬†02 9560 3661

Kirribilli:

Kirribilli Fashion Market Р http://www.kirribillimarkets.com/fashion-market

Mosman:

N’8kd Decision –¬†Shop 2, 700 Military Road, Mosman, NSW 2088, Tel:¬†02 9969 9672

http://www.n8kddecision.com.au/index.php – Evening and party dresses, jewellery.

Drummoyne:

Birkenhead Point Outlet Store РRoseby Street, Drummoyne, NSW 2047, Tel: 02 9812 8800 //www.birkenheadpoint.com.au/

Online:

I also shop a lot on www.asos.com a UK-based website that delivers to Australia for free!

Aussie based www.surfstich.com has a lot to offer, not just surf brands

Hello!

Hey gals! How are you?? I've decided to do a blog that could help to make our lives easier and hopefully more enjoyable. The world nowadays gives us endless possibilities when it comes to fashion, cosmetics, pastimes, food and travelling. Unfortunately, sometimes having too many choices gives us a constant headache and makes us spend a lot of money (probably far more than necessary). On top of that, it's so easy to get lost.

That’s why one of the things I’m going to write about in here is what we like the most: SHOPPING and all the related ‘dangers’ ;-).

We know it so well, we often think we have found a great bargain and secretly think how clever we are. We’ve finally hunted our dream item down, we rush to the counter or click ‘buy now’ with a mouse! But when we get home we realise that we weren’t actually that clever… ¬† However, we just can’t be bothered to go through the return procedure or simply don’t want to face the look on the shop keeper’s face when asking for a refund. It’s too much hassle, if buying on the internet in a number of cases, we have to pay for the return postage. Finally, we have to be lucky enough to have the right receipt.

Imagine if we never made any shopping mistakes? If only we bought what we really liked at a reasonable price? Let’s make it happen! We don’t need a special shelf in our closet for things not to be worn or stuff we aren’t too sure about. I don’t have one of them any more and it feels good!

In ‘Nothing to Where’ I will share my ideas how to bag yourself a bargain Down Under without losing the product’s quality or its appearance and more importantly without breaking the bank. The blog is to help you in those frequent scenarios when you look at your bursting wardrobe saying ‘I have nothing to wear!!!”. I will present my outfits and hopefully provide some direction, simply inspire or show you that you are not the only ones that have wardrobe dilemmas.

When I first arrived in Sydney, Australia I truly struggled in the fashion department. Most of my beloved European high street brands are not available in Oz as yet (besides Zara and Mango, however the latter one is not that good in here to be honest). Sydney, the biggest city in Australia, is home to dozens of designer brands with price tags to match and bursts with numerous independent designer shops, in most cases far too steep for my wallet as well. High street labels, on the other hand, often lack quality or a good cut and more importantly do not always excite me. They seem to lack this special something that was present when shopping in the UK. That’s why I decided to try harder and look past the shapeless stuff to find real gems. I aim to choose items with a more simple and timeless style, clothes I can mix and mach. I try to accessorize with caution not to overdo it, grab a statement handbag, put on some killer hills and I’m ready to go.

Fashion and clothes is not my entire life though. In my blog I will also write about other aspects of my life like traveling, sports, cooking. I will post photos and hopefully learn how to shoot with my DSLR in the process (I’m completely new to it), so anything really I enjoy doing after work. Hopefully, we ¬†discover together that life can be easier!

lost in the sand like in the world of fashion ūüėČ