Theses Are A Few Of My Favourite Things: JANUARY 17

Woo Hoooooo. Welcome to 2017! And aren’t we off to a flying start?! Where the hell has time gone?! I swear I blinked and suddenly I was back in Wollongong chilling with my friends, looking back on 2016 like it was all a dream. Luckily for me, it wasn’t a dream and I fortunately experienced so many wonderful things. So without further adieu, let’s recap on the start of 2017 which I can just feel, is already going to be a freakin awesome year.

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California: SAN FRANSICO / LOS ANGELES / ROAD TRIP

To get the full scope of everything we did in California (there was a lot) I’d recommend checking out my YouTube video here. But beyond the video, CALIFORNIA IS FREAKIN AMAZING! I can’t wait until I get to go back again.

 

HAWAII

Absolute paradise. I don’t know if there’s anything else I can really say about Hawaii except the fact that it’s just honestly beautiful. It was so lovely to be back in the heat again! Hawaii was pretty much non stop swimming, eating, exploring and swimming. You can check out my YouTube video here. 

DISNEYLAND 

OMG…. enough said.

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Euro Disney, Paris, 2013
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Disneyland, California, 2017

BACK HOME: AUSTRALIA

So I’ve returned home after nearly 7months. It was so amazing seeing my friends and family. You know once you return home after a long time away, and your headspace is just so positive? It was so awesome to apply my new found outlook on life to life back in Australia. I think it makes me much more excited and grateful for everyone I know and everything I have here in Australia.  At the moment I’m currently looking for a place to live in Wollongong, so hopefully by the next time you check into this blog, I will have found one and I’ll be showing you around!

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Beautiful Port Stephens – lucky to call this home

TUNES

Amy Shark – Adore. The first time I heard this song was on Australia Day while tuning in to the Hottest 100 on Triple J and OMG I’ve had it on repeat ever since.

 

Ed Sheeran – Castle on the Hill. The ginger ninja is back! Let’s be honest, this guy kills it every. single. time. And I’m absolutely loving it! I can’t wait for his album to be released!

Films

War Dogs. I watched this film on the plane back to Australia and damn was that actually made my 10 hour flight enjoyable.

Please Like Me. OK So this one isn’t a film, but it’s a freakin addictive Australian show on Netflix! It is millenial comedy/drama at its best! I actually can’t get enough.

Books

I’m happy to say that I actually finished a book this month… and damn was it a great read. I’m a huge fan of Mitch Albom’s after having read his book ‘Tuesday’s with Morrie’ and ‘Five People You Meet in Heaven’ whilst I was at school and I loved them. I picked up this book at the airport in Hawaii and I read it in a week. For anyone who loves music, books and a great story being unravelled in front of you, then this book is for you!

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Blogs & Vlogs

Lost LeBlanc. Man, this guy has been killing it lately. His Bali vlogs were on point, his Philippines vlogs were on point and his Panama City vlogs….. DAMN. Honestly, this guy is definitely on his game!

Sawyer Hartman. I’ve been following this guy since I met him at BufferFest in Toronto. His drone shots and cinematography is superb! Plus, when I was in Venice in LA I actually ran into him. It was so cool to meet him and have a chat. PLUS I MADE IT IN THE VLOG! You can check out his video and my cameo below.

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So I’m doubling up this month. The first one is be excited about everything. It honestly changes your perspective on everything when you get excited about things you’re doing or people you’re going out with! I’d recommend it.

And the second one is definitely related to the first, but also to always remember to be inspired and grateful, but to surround myself with people who share the same values.

Alrighty, so that’s my month wrapped up. Watch this space for some exciting things to come!

These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things: MUSIC

If anyone knows me in the slightest, they’ll be able to tell you that I love a good dance and sing along. I probably say ‘OMG I love this song,’ about 50 times a day, so when it comes to music… it’s kind of a big deal. Along with having just voted for Triple J Hottest 100, I thought now would be a good time to share some of my favourite tunes from 2015! (Note: They’re not all from this year, in fact I’m a bit of a sucker for being 2 years behind the times, but it doesn’t stop them from being AMAZING songs).

MUSIC FESTIVALS

Future Music Festival

You can read about my experience here. The absolute highlight for me was seeing Die Antwood and Nero. They absolutely KILLED it!

Ed Sheeran

The ginger man himself. I may or may not have cried when I went and saw him in April. He absolutely rocked it. There’s not many people that could perform just with an acoustic guitar in front of thousands of people!

Alt-J & Asgeir

What a combo! Seeing Asgeir had been a dream of mine since having to sell my tickets to see him last year. And when I found out he was supporting Alt J… I grabbed two friends and bought tickets ASAP!

SAFIA

The best $15 I’ve ever spent and the cheapest I’ll probably ever see them again. Held at our local uni bar, I was blown away by the quality and talent of the band. Definitely going places!

Fox and the Hound

The singer may only be a 7 but their music is an 11! I’ve probably listened to their EP waaaaaaay too many times. Please hurry up and release an album!

Mumford & Sons Festival

Such good value for money! A one day mini festival in the Domain. Featuring the beautiful Meg Mac, Jake Bugg and plenty of others we danced through the rain and had an absolute blast!

SONG – Top 15

  1. Bed Peace – Jhene Aiko Feat. Childish Gambino

2. Emoticons – The Wombats

3. Two Weeks – #1 Dads (Like A Version)

4. Perth – Bon Iver

5. Kids – The Kooks (Like a Version)

6. Coffee – Miguel

7. Love for that – Mura Masa

8. Glosoli – Sigur Ros

9. Five More Hours – Chris Brown

10. Concrete – Fred Page

11. Brain – BANKS

12. Where are U now – Diplo and Justin Bieber

13.Alive – Sia

14. 2 On – Tinashe

15. Taro – Alt J

 

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My Hottest 100 Vote for 2015

Aaaaaaaannnddd that’s a wrap!!! Can’t wait for some new releases from some of these artists and to discover some more! Who were your favourite artists from 2015? Let me know in the comments below!