Friday, 30 March 2012

Loving where you are

Last weekend my beautiful friend rang on Saturday morning and invited me out on a mini-adventure to find a park by the Harbour at Vaucluse. She wanted to rest, read and chill out after a busy week, and I, loving new adventures, grabbed my camera and went along for the ride. The little park we found is a well kept secret called Parsley Bay Reserve, snugly hidden between towering cliff faces covered in trees. The bay is enclosed by a shark net for safe swimming and overhead stretches a strong (but bouncy) bridge.

Lately I'm taking the philosophy of 'Loving where you are'. I admit my favourite books are gorgeous coffee table books by Carla Coulson, in particular Italian Joy and Paris Tango, but at the moment, I'm not able to head overseas, so am treating Sydney like I would a foreign city full of new places to go, things to see and do. Having a camera in hand also helps make a place fresh and exciting.

And so, as lovely as it would be to watch the sunset in Paris, I've got paradise right here. This is sunset at Parsley Bay Reserve after one of the most beautiful Autumn days imaginable. A stop at Newtown for a Thai dinner after was the icing on the cake.

What are some things you find beautiful where you live? Write them down, photograph them, draw them, enjoy them :o)


  1. I like the idea of being a tourist in your own town.for me it's my garden that i find most beautiful, it's not spectacular by any means but it never fails to provide me with a little thing/moment of beauty when i need it x

    1. Isn't it interesting how there's always something lovely to find right where you are. It's great you have your garden for those moments of magic :o)