Hunter Valley | Wine Tasting and Relaxing

I often hear people talking about the Hunter, and how great they think it is, and how you can wine taste all day and practically stroll along drunk from winery to winery with not a care in the world – but it would never interest me much. I’d think “ oh wine, schmine ! Whatever to wine”. If anything, I’d always say I’d only visit for the scenery and rustic culture.

I’m not really a big wine drinker, let alone taster but I must say I did actually enjoy my time up there AND for those who know how much I deteste Wine, You’ll be proud because I actually Bought some !

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I had the pleasure of visiting Hunter Valley on a Mothers and Daughters weekend getaway, all with thanks to my boyfriends sister and the celebration of their Mothers very special 60th Birthday.

I had a fantastic time, it was a great chance to bond and relax. In a Country like this, where we are always so busy working, running errands, and just generally on the go, it is nice to be able to zone out from Work and Everyday Life.

It’s important to try and maintain that balance no matter how delayed a Getaway is.

Scroll on and see my pictures from The Hunter Valley, I have also included the places we visited as a guide for the Hunter if you ever decide to go.

We were there During the first weekend of July, so the weather was quite crisp yet still beautiful enough to enjoy the outdoors and activities that Hunter Valley has to offer.

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Thursday Night | The Night before our Hunter Valley Journey : Before I started Packing for the Hunter, I had only one thing on my mind – HATS !

So I head down to the nearest General Pants store and bought myself Agent Ninety Nine’s Wide Brimmed Hat.

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Followed by that, I stopped at a Little Stall to buy a Beanie. I somehow manage to loose my Beanies all the time.

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Friday Morning | My Future sister-in-law Made these beautiful itinerary cards.

Great Job Kazzie – You’re definitely talented when it comes to all things stationary and Style.

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Group Selfies as we head out for The Hunter.

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Tempus Two Winery | Corner of Broke & McDonalds Roads,Pokolbin NSW 2320

After a few short hours ( It’s really not that far from The Hills/Hornsby Shire), Our first stop was Tempus Two.

where Tempus Two wines are Located there are also a few other stores including an amazing Cheese store if you’re one of those people who LOVES Cheese.

 

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I guess its okay to start early when you’re at the Hunter.

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All Gone !

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McQuigan’s Winery | Corner of Broke & McDonalds Roads,Pokolbin NSW 2320 


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McGuigan Winery was one of my favourite winery’s we visited.

Personally, as I mentioned before I’m not really a big wine Drinker, or Taster, But the very friendly and informative staff here helped me find just the right one for me ! Actually Two !

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 Peterson’s Champagne House and Hunter Valley Chocolate Company | Corner Broke Road and Wine Country Drive

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Peterson’s Champagne house have an amazing Range of Sparkling Rosès, Sweet and Delicious.

It’s Hard to leave without one.

Right next door, you will find Hunter Valley’s Finest Chocolate company.

Divine little Treats, perfect for gifts to take back for your loved ones.

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What better way to end the night : Margarita’s for everyone !

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Dress ups In the Morning
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Hunter Valley Gardens | 2090 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

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Hunter Valley Gardens – Definitely a Must-visit place especially during July and if you have kids. There is plenty to do here with Brilliant Stores.

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And I bought another Hat !

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This particular photo was taken in Storybrooke – a section of the Hunter Valley Gardens.

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Hunter Valley Gardens was so Beautiful and so Relaxing !

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Cafe Enzo | Broke Rd & Ekerts Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

I didn’t get the chance to take more photos of this beautiful rustic place but Cafe Enzo is definitely the place to eat

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Ballabourneen Wine Co. | 2347 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320

 

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Town of Wollombi

And as we head back to Sydney, taking the longer scenic route, we visited the old Town of Wollombi.

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I loved this store – It had a bunch of handmade Nepalese Crafts to die for ! Beautiful bright Colours – amazing Camel embroidered Bags

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The Twin home Store . The interior is tastefully decorated with an affordable collection of Rustic Goods definitely a must if visiting this town

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Have a great Weekend Everyone !

xxx Much love,

Yours Truly

The Xmas Book Edit | Good reads for Any Fashionista

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It’s Friday everyone !!!!!!!!!! Yayyyyyyyyyyy 🙂

Who’s excited !?!?!? – I know for most of you it’s the last day of work before the Christmas and New Year Break. Unfortunately for me, I’ll be working through it all but that doesn’t mean we don’t have time for Christmas Cheer or for this post – A book Edit.

Last Month We made our way into the city, and as always I love visiting my two favourite book stores  – Dymocks and Kinokuniya.

Sadly, That weekend was really hot and busy so we weren’t able to make our way as far as Kinokuniya, but I did manage to pop into Dymocks.

So Below you’ll see my Top five Fashionista Picks for Christmas And What a Score, I received one of them today as a gift.(I guess this book Edit will make it a little easier to fill up my Christmas Stocking ?!?)

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First on the List…. Drum roll pleaseeee *makes strange noises*

My Idol, My Inspiration, My love

“Mademoiselle – Coco Chanel and the pulse of History”

I have this major obsession with Chanel, seriously, Who doesn’t know of my Love for Chanel, Paris and everything French ???

Every time a new Book about her comes out, It’s like this crazy monster takes over and I roar “I MUST HAVE THAT” – so believe me when I say, it was hard to walk away from this without purchasing.

I’m holding hope that someone’s thought of me and bought it for Christmas, but if not, don’t worry It’s still on my Christmas list.

I wouldn’t completely walk away from Chanel.

 

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Alexa Chuna – It

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She is another one of my Muses, I love her Style and her gorgeous big eyes.

I love the cover and colour of this book. Very pastel and Girly, Much like Alexa’s Style.

If you are stuck for a Christmas gift and she happens to like Fashion and Certain Style Icons, then I’d definitely buy “It”.

 

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Humans of New York – Brandon Stanton.

Oh my God ! I Love the Humans of New York Feed on face book and all their stories that randomly pop up as you scroll.

For me, it is not only amusing but also very interesting to know. I often find myself in the car or at the park, at dinner, just out in general, looking at other people and wondering what kind of life they lead, and what their story is.

I actually received this as a Christmas gift today and I cannot wait to flip through it and have a Good Read !

It’s a quirky kind of read ,definitely something to gain inspiration from.

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4 –

Burda Style – Sewing Vintage Modern.

I cannot stress just how important it is to find a decent pattern book that ALREADY HAS patterns that come with it. It is one of my favourite things and makes it easy for anyone to follow.

Burda is also one of my preferred patternmaking Choices as I find, not only are they on trend with their style but their patterns fit beautifully.

Definitely a recommended gift for Fashionistas and anyone who is interested in sewing, or into 1920’s – 60’s Style with a Modern Touch !

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5 – Lucky Last

The Beginners Guide to Dressmaking – Wendy Ward

Yet Another Dressmaking book – I believe if you are going to sew, learn how to sew or be interested in sewing ,

It’s important to have a few good dressmaking Reads and this is definitely one of them for the coming year.

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Well There it is Chica’s,

My 2014/2015 Christmas Book edit for Fashionistas.

If you’re looking for some Good reads, they are highly recommended.

As I read them, I’ll give you guys a review.

 

Hope everyone has a brilliant Friday, and an even better Weekend.

For those of you who are travelling over the Christmas Period, Stay safe xoxo

 

Oh and also – We also still have some more Accessories from Our Mexican Range for purchase – Let us know if you’d like to order any.

 

Much Love,

Yours Truly

Spreading the Christmas Love | Free Shipping* on All Shourouk Necklaces | Offer Ends Tonight 10pm

Happy Hump Day Everyone !

There’s Only a Week Left Until Christmas, One of my Favourite Holidays of the Year so I’m going to Spread the Christmas Love with a Special Offer to you all.

I was so relieved and pleased with how well The weekend Markets worked out, as well as all the positive feedback I received, that I’ve Decided to give Free Shipping* on All Shourouk Orders within Australia.

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Our Gorgeous Model Mona Lisa wearing our Shourouk Jewels, one of the hottest accessories on the market right now.

This Stunning Necklace can add Colour to any Outfit or even be that Perfect Christmas Gift you’ve been looking for.

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As there are limited numbers in stock, it will be First in Best Dressed… LITERALLY… so HURRY !

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xo Much Love,

Yours Truly

 

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Bienvenido De Nuevo | Spring Summer 15 Campaign Shoot

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Bienvenido De Nuevo | Collection is out Now !

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Hi Chica’s !

It’s been a beautiful weekend for us, Sunshine and a little windy but thank Goodness there’s been no Rain !

As I have mentioned earlier this week on Both Instagram, Facebook and Our Blog, Our Collection is now available to the public via the Hills Artisan Markets.

We had a nice first time Success for our first Market Day ever at Castle Hill Showground and we are happy to say we will be back Next year February 28th 2015, 7am – 12 noon for the Artisan Markets.

So please don’t forget to Pencil us in ! We hope to see more of you there Next year.

If you’d like to pre-order some of our range, As you know the Accessories are available online on our blog via the “Shop” Menu. However if you are after the Clothing simply fill out a contact form on our Contact Page and we will send you a Price and Item List with all Details.

Before I end this post, I’d like to thank everyone for their purchases, especially all of you lovely Chica’s who came and visited us at the markets ! Your Presence didn’t go unnoticed , I assure you !

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This afternoon I have been Editing the Video to our Bienvenido De Nuevo Photoshoot !

I’m so excited and RELIEVED to be able to say it’s finally Done !!

Video Sneak Peek has already been uploaded on our instagram and Youtube.

Our YouTube Description has a full Price List of our Items, Again, If you’d like to Purchase anything please send us an inquiry via our contact page – It’s really easy, all you have to do is fill out a contact form telling us what you’d like, and we will send you a price and size list, if you have any other inquiries, please feel free to ask us !

For Sizing inquiries, We have a Size 8 – 12 size range and only offer One Size only for 3 of our Styles.

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Our Video will be up soon ! Check back here at 7.30pm

Cannot wait for you all to see it.

xxxx Much Love,

Yours Truly

PENCIL IT IN | Announcement for the Collection !

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