Adventures in Sydney, Australia

Sydney feels like home to me. When I think about the feeling it gave me, it feels like home. When describing Sydney, the words pretty, exhilarating, and epic come to mind. The biggest culture shock was that everybody has nicknames, even in professional businesses. On your business cards, you most likely will have your nickname on there instead of your birth name. They don't stand on ceremony at all, and it is kind of fun that way. The locals are fantastic at having a good time. When they are off of work, they enjoy drinking outside and having a BBQ with friends. The best local food is the seafood at the markets. If you want a good meal, head over to the markets for some fresh fish. Another fun thing the locals like to do is people watch, and they call this "perving".   I love that everyone uses terms of endearment. Your barista, waiter, dentist, and doctor will all most likely call you love.  I miss living there, it was a fun time, and I would love to visit again soon. Below are some images from one of My and Mike's trips to Sydney. 



4 Things...Endless Summer

With the heat wave that has been hovering over San Diego the last few days, we hope everyone has found a way to keep escape the heat. This weather is an excellent excuse to escape to the beach and swim in the cool water. The picture below is from a trip we took to Sydney, Australia, our sister city who also has one season. Summer. Endless Summer. Here are a few things I've been loving this last week...Discovering: I just recently heard about Smart Girls by Amy Poehler, Meredith Walker, and Amy Miles. This blog is meant to be an inspiring place for women of all ages to learn about their true selves. In their bio the women state that they hope the blog opens up resources and experiences for girls, teens, and adults to learn about . They even have camps and workshops for teens to teach them about their opportunities in life. They encourage women to explore and discover new ideas, learn about new topics, and most discover themselves.

Reminiscing: A resource party with my friend Taylor McWethy. Taylor is a marketing and advertising specialist. I feel so immensely lucky to have such wonderful friends to collaborate with. We got the inspiration for this from Mighty Girl.

Reading: Year of No Sugar by Eve Schaub. Sugar is my weakness, which is why I decided to read this book. The author explains the hidden effects of consuming as much sugar as Americans do and why it should be cut out of our diets. She also exposes foods which I would never have guessed contain sugar hidden within. This book definitely puts healthy eating into perspective.

Dreaming: of waterslides.

Happy Weekend.