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Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

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What I love about summer is enjoying days like these. Good weather, good food and good company. This week, we’ve been blessed with beautiful Sydney weather, so my friend and I decided to take advantage of it and hit up Watsons Bay for the day! We wanted to try out this food hub by the water that everyone raves about here called Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. We had to see for ourselves.

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It’s a 20 minute ferry ride from Circular Quay and once you hop off, it’s right outside; a short one minute walk. I loved the ambience and chill vibe of the place and they played some cool music to set the summer-y mood. I loved that you got to enjoy the view whilst enjoying your meal.

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My friend ordered the Hot Smoked Trout Salad with avocado, walnuts, apple, celery, citrus dressing. It was packed with flavour and you could really taste the smokiness of the trout.

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I ordered their Roasted Atlantic Salmon with cucumber salad, pomegranate & lemon infused olive oil yoghurt. And yes, it did taste as good as it looked.

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One thing I wasn’t the biggest fan of was how confusing ordering food and drinks were. There were no waiters to take your order, we had to go to the bar to order… and there were quite a few drink stations on site. But nonetheless, we both enjoyed our food, the weather and the view.

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Because we were there, it was a must to go to the beach. We headed to Camp Cove beach, a family-friendly environment, just under 10 minutes walk from the ferry station.

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We enjoyed a couple hours here just relaxing, listening to music, reading and snacking on fruit before we headed up near the rocks and witnessed this gorgeous view… Well done Sydney.

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After more relaxing from this vantage point haha… we did the Watsons Bay coastal walk. It was so amazing to see the oceans and to feel the strong, cooling winds on the hot day we went.

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By favourite part of the walk was seeing the Sydney skyline from the cliff. The sight of this makes me love the city I live in. I would LOVE to come back to this view at sunset one day.

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Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
1 Military Road,
Watsons Bay NSW 2030
Hope you are all having a lovely week so far and I’ll see you guys in my next post :)

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The Dress

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First of all, I wanted to apologies for this massive hiatus from the blog! I have definitely missed posting on here and it feels great to be back! I have had the most intense first couple months back at uni, juggling a million different commitments and running on little to none sleep! For those who are still unaware, Jenny is pregnant! Which resulted in her feeling unwell during her first trimester, which is why she has been absent from Two Threaded Poppies these past couple of months. But we and our family are still super excited for the baby’s arrival towards the end of the year. When she feels ready, she will be back to post again, but in the mean time I will be taking over the blog (hope y’all don’t mind) :) So today, I have prepared a little book review, of a book I’ve finally had the chance to have a read…

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For those who love admiring fashion illustrations and love pretty whimsy and sparkly dresses, this one’s for you. Megan Hess is probably one of my favourite fashion illustrators. Yes, she is super talented at what she does, let’s be honest. But I love her style of illustration… it’s very classic with her modulating brushstrokes and incorporation of interesting textures and prints – a mix of hand and digital rendering. ‘The Dress’ is all about those iconic moments in fashion and how it shaped and moved the fashion world. It’s really interesting to read about the history and background behind these amazing dresses she has illustrated and the intention behind them.

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I love how this book is categorised into a few sections: Designers, Icons, Weddings, Music, Film and the Oscars. We get a glimpse of different realms of the fashion world which I find really interesting.

IMG_9833 IMG_9832 IMG_9835Definitely recommend getting this book, because firstly, it’s pretty. Secondly, her illustrations are beautiful to look at… (there’s 100 to look at, come on) and thirdly, these illustrated dresses were designed by the most famous fashion designers in the world, worn by some famous people too, both film and real life, it’s something you don’t want to miss :) You can grab your copy here.

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