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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

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White Lace and Tan ruffles

Thick gold Chain Necklace

Crisp

White Lace Shirt

Elegantly Casual

Burgundy Nails

Tan Detailed ruffle Skirt

Gold and Snakeskin splice sandals

Top knot Bun

Light Smokey Eyes

Nude Lips

White/snake envelope

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Beautiful colour combo !

 

 

p.s – Pinch and a Punch for the First day of the month !

 

xoxo Much Love,

Yours Truly

 

RHYversusWORLD

Casual Fridays ! Laced in Desire.

Look #5

Ratavosi – The Label.

Spring/Summer ‘13

Laced in Desire. Casual Fridays

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Open back Triangle

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contrast raw silk and textured silk cotton cardigan with cap sleeves and double collar.

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Simple Laced bodice

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Hair and Makeup Done by Charntae – Check out and like her Facebook page here

Photography done by Yasmine Parker @ 000photography. Click the link for full website of click here for the Facebook page.

Accessories | Coco Liberace

Platform Modelling Agency | Jordan Kain

Stay tuned and be sure to subscribe here if you want to be the first to see it all !

Business Inquiries welcome | rhaya.ratavosi@hotmail.com

 

xoxo Much Love,

Yours Truly

RHYversusWORLD

Rapt in a Reverie , Sweet Serenity | Fresh For a Thursday

Look #4

Ratavosi – The Label.

Spring/Summer ‘13

Fresh for a Thursday

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gorgeous pleated detail.

Chunky gold Chain necklace from Coco Liberace

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Rapt in a Reverie Top

Serenity Skirt

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Sexy open back !

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bringing out the Parasol

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Harmony Splice Crop Jacket

 

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Hair and Makeup Done by Charntae – Check out and like her Facebook page here

Photography done by Yasmine Parker @ 000photography. Click the link for full website of click here for the Facebook page.

Accessories | Coco Liberace

Platform Modelling Agency | Jordan Kain

Stay tuned and be sure to subscribe here if you want to be the first to see it all !

Business Inquiries welcome | rhaya.ratavosi@hotmail.com

 

xoxo Much Love, Yours Truly

RHYversusWORLD

Deadly Nuances Wednesday

Look #3

Ratavosi – The Label.

Spring/Summer ‘13

Deadly Nuances Dress

 

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High – Stand Collar – Asian inspired

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open V-back

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Beautiful embroidered Bodice

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Leather Laced splcied front to back

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Love this shot ! 000photography YASMINE YOU ARE AMAZING !!!!

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Really Dark, nostalgic, sexy

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Hair and Makeup Done by Charntae – Check out and like her Facebook page here

Photography done by Yasmine Parker @ 000photography. Click the link for full website of click here for the Facebook page.

Platform Modelling Agency | Jordan Kain

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Business Inquiries welcome | rhaya.ratavosi@hotmail.com

Timeless Tuesdays

Look #2

Ratavosi – The Label.

Spring/Summer ‘13

Timeless Tuesdays.

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Pique cotton Bodysuit with stand collar, zip through back and silk bottom.

Beautifully worn under my very gorgeous tea-stain vintage ombre jumpsuit

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V cut front, Beautifully pleated.

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Hair and Makeup Done by Charntae – Check out and like her Facebook page here

Photography done by Yasmine Parker @ 000photography. Click the link for full website of click here for the Facebook page.

Accessories | Coco Liberace

Platform Modelling Agency | Jordan Kain

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Business Inquiries welcome | rhaya.ratavosi@hotmail.com

Melancholic Mondays

It’s MONDAYYYY !!!!

A Few weeks back I promised to bring to you all my Ratavosi label Spring/Summer photo-shoot pictures.

So to kick off this work week I present to you look 1 !

Scroll and you shall see !

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A very chilli Morning !

After Hair and makeup we set out super early to a rather unusual place for a photo-shoot.

A Cemetery.

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I’d always wanted to do a shoot like this so I guess inspiration and collection was perfect for it.

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Pure Genuine Leather, the softest and best quality one can get.

Structured Fully lined Peplum Jacket with laced centre front panel detail. Fully functional zips on both sides and removable centre front panel.

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Ombre treated, sheer lace, pleated, pencil skirt with Leather waistband.

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Hair and Makeup Done by Charntae – Check out and like her Facebook page here

Photography done by Yasmine Parker @ 000photography. Click the link for full website of click here for the Facebook page.

Ring and Accessories | Coco Liberace

Platform Modelling Agency | Jordan Kain

 

 

 

Everyday this week I’ll Post one look from it !

So Stay tuned and be sure to subscribe here if you want to be the first to see it all !

Business Inquiries welcome | rhaya.ratavosi@hotmail.com

Another Weekend Another Floral

Hope everyone is having a great Monday !

For all the Aussie’s I hope everyone had an awesome long weekend – I know I definitely had quite a nice one but it just went way too fast !

So Last Weekend I shared with you a very gorgeous, simple blue and white floral printed top, this week I’ve got another Blue Floral to share with you.

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The weather was quite Hot and Humid, as it always is when Spring and Summer truly reveal themselves here in Sydney and in saying this A Lady must always dress appropriately !

I present to you a very comfortable, very lightweight cotton floral printed shirt dress.

Scroll down and check out the look !

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Twirl and pin back that fringe girl because

it is way too hot to have hair in your face !

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Curled the tips of my hair because I wanted that vintage day time look.

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Nude brown lips, and short Vintage flicks.

Cute Heart shaped Earrings to tie in the look.

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a plaited caramel coloured belt.

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and ofcourse we all know what shoes I wore !

me love love loveeee them so much !

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My new Laura Ashley three-tone tote bag.

Super big to fit EVERYTHING you could possibly imagine inside !

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Shirt Dresses are an all time favourite, especially for Spring.

Collared styles add that clean-cut touch to your look.

This outfit was just so comfy that I lasted all day in it. No Need to re-style it – Night time the weather was beautiful So I didn’t really have to change up the look.

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Dessert Time called !

OMG has anyone tried YOGURBERRY !!!

I’m so obssessed – Eastwood YogurBerry is actually Self Serve So my boyfriend and I had a bit of fun mixing up all the toppings Winking smile

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Such a Cute little setting just near Eastwood Train Station.

And Well the whole flower thing matched my outfit so I snapped it !

It was very tourist of me but hey Don’t Judge !

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Dessert All gone !

We had an Amazing day and Night – Thanks to my Boyfi !

However Coming home, Startled us a little.

Midnight – As I was being dropped off – opened the car door… and this cute little thing scared the crap out of me !

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Midnight on a Sunday , poor thing was lost !

But it’s okay we saved her ❤

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Our dog Samson playing with her !..

Sniffing eachothers….Rear ends hahahaha

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Too Cute !

❤ paw pals !

 

 

 

That’s pretty much the end !

Lights out Lovely People.

 

 

 

 

 

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xoxo Much Love,

Yours Truly

 

RHYversusWORLD

Wonderful weekend <3

Crazy busy weekend, such beautiful and unforgettable moments with the people I love, and a splash of shopping !

That pretty much sums up my weekend…

Saturday morning began with a mad rush to our local “mall” as mum and I quickly tried to get some super important pre-christening errands done.

I was feeling very drained from the work week, struggling to get out of bed and get to it, so I thought I’d try and refresh myself for a big day ahead by adding a fresh pop to my outfit.

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Nothing screams BRIGHT louder than a neon multi-coloured cross appliqued across your chest on a sheer pastel.

Add a neon textured scarf to it and VOILA you’re shining “bright like a diamond”.

Do we love it ?!

Limping around with my knee I just couldn’t resist ! I had to stop by at Betts,and well… we all know what happens when I stop by at Betts Smile

YAY – Brought new shoes ! *smiles like a loser*

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With my knee, back problems and all, These shoes don’t actually have much of a high heel AND are a great spring/summer style that go with pretty much anything in the wardrobe.

Love the wood and thick black strap design – Cannot wait to take these babies on a Test run.

Shopping was over – we quickly headed home so that I could get my face and hair “did” for our beautiful baby Alex’s christening and First birthday !

Half a can of hairspray and 40 minutes of makeup later, it was dress time !

It seems that when I have important functions there is always something wrong with at least one part of my body, but it’s okay no panic here, we just keep our fashion face on !

For this look I meshed formal with confidence and comfort and with that I present to you the beautiful Saskia Maxi from Zen clothing !

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A gorgeous blue and yellow print, elasticated waist, gold embellished high scoop neck and halter cut.

It was just perfect for all my “body” problems.

I wanted to hide my legs,thanks to knee surgery they were uneven and slightly muscle-less, so the smartest way to do it was with a maxi !

As the dress already had a gold embellishment on the neck, Accessorising it was easier than ever.

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we added one of these babies.

Gold plated waist belt.

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Completely on-trend and very easy to find.

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After the gold comes the nude !

Nude beginnings ?!

Add a big envelope bag made from textured material to dress it up.

and instead of cluttering the look with bangles and bracelets, I just did it simple with a tortoise-shell like Fossil watch.

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and finally the shoes.

Usually I would dazzle it up with a pair of platforms but due to my knee I found the perfect pair of not-so-casual flats.

Thankyou Therapy and my Boss for helping me hunt these down !

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Snakeskin detailed straps.

and a little heel so the back and knees don’t cry.

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Now we were ready to go to the church for the christening.

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Congratulations Little one on this very special day, you have a whole life ahead of you an we are so happy to be apart of your life – Sharing every little step you take.

After the Church comes the reception of course !

The wonderful parents and Godparents or Alex did a tremendous job at decorating.

Every Child’s heaven.

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Wonderful weekend. Complete.

 

 

I’m off to bed lovers, xoxo

Goodnight all over the world, Lights out

 

Much love

Yours Truly

RHYversusWORLD

It’s Finally here | Photo-shoot Fall/Winter 2012

After crazily editing our videos and spending hours and hours picking a song that tickled my fancy, I finally did it !
I promised all you beautiful people footage of my Fall/winter 2012 Amore Amore RTW collection so here it is !
I hope you all enjoy it – because I know my team and I sure did.

RHAYA RATAVOSI 2012 FALL/WINTER RTW COLLECTION.

 Can’t see the Video ??? Click here

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR SHOTS FROM THE SHOOT – COMING SOON !

xxxx Much Love, Yours Truly

RHYversusWORLD

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