– Dress from IRIS in Chiswick, London. Beautiful beach, Sydney –
As most of you know from my daily Instagram posts, I’m still in Australia and making the very most of the weekends when I’m not working. Every weekend, Nils, Astor and I have travelled outside of the main hub of Sydney life and found ourselves in destinations we have always wanted to experience; the Blue Mountains, the rainforest of Daintree, Palm Beach, Hunter Valley and of course the beauty of the beaches that Australia is so rightly famous for
Beach or no beach, my travel wardrobe is something that I always consider and with our London house renovations in Chiswick, I was tied to our new home before leaving London and had no time to head outside of my neighbourhood for a wardrobe update for two months in sunny Sydney – then I discovered the IRIS boutique opposite Soho House’s Chiswick highroad residence
Iris is a boutique made for me, my tastes and with just the right level of designer, I found I could buy every piece I needed to update the wardrobe I would have with me for my two months working in Australia, the perfect shopping destination for my new life in this new space
Isabal Marant, BA&SH, Vanessa Bruno and APC are amongst the other perfectly edited pieces in this chic boutique that I wouldn’t have thought could be found on my doorstep (sorry Chiswick, I had obviously underestimated you)
The BA&SH dress I am wearing in the images has been with me on most weekends outside of Sydney and it’s one I shall be wearing for many trips ahead, so thank you IRIS
– Astor & I on the pier outside The Boathouse, Palm Beach –
Smallish magazine, formerly Baby & Me, a beautiful magazine that I have read (in both forms) since I discovered I was pregnant with Astor, asked if we would be shot for the magazine while in Australia – and of course I accepted immediately.
Photographed by the brilliant Alexandrena Parker, these treasured images will be published early next year…
– Wearing Melissa Odabash leopard kaftan in the house we rented for our long weekend –
We just returned from a long weekend in the Daintree Rainforest, staying in a rented house (the only way these days with Astor) and to jokingly state it was in the middle of nowhere is one thing, but this was in the middle of absolutely nowhere – nobody for miles, no phone signal, internet, just us and the insects. And crocodiles.
– The Pool. Wearing Orlebar Brown (of course…) –
While both my husband and I are working during the week in Sydney, we decided that each weekend we would travel to locations that we may never find ourselves in again – Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains, Daintree Rainforest, Palm Beach…
– My beautiful boy, wearing his beloved Orlebar Brown swimming trunks –
We were told of this house by a film industry couple we met and rented it from the owner for four days – the space had incredible energy, beautiful light and with such an interesting history that we only wish we had time to fly back to Cairns before leaving Sydney in two weeks
The warm light of an Australian sunset is like nothing I have seen before, two weeks left in this incredible country and we shall miss being here for quite some time after returning to London I am sure…