In the words of Shakespeare, ‘from you have I been absent in the spring’ – but now spring is here and I for one, could not be happier.
When it comes to fashion lovers, many of us rave about winter – the styles, the layers, the coats, the fabrics and the eternal chicness that a winter outfit can bring. But I’ve never been a winter girl. Being a native Queenslander I’m all for bright colours, summer dresses and sexy sandals. This dress from Cooper Street Clothing is one of my seasonal faves. It can work with tights in the winter but is more suitable for spring./summer as it consists of cut-outs and a t-bar neckline. Team with a sophisticated blazer or grungy leather jacket for nights out on the town.
Where should one wear a dress like this in the warmer weather – well all over Sydney of course and I’ve mapped out some of the amazing activities available during the spring months here in our fine city.
As the weather heats up, why not check out some rooftop bars for a scenic afternoon of cocktails. A few cracking joints (where this dress would be ideal) are:
- Coogee Pavilion
- Glenmore Hotel in The Rocks
- New Brighton Hotel in Manly
- Darlo Bar in Darlinghurst
- The Rook in the City
- El Topo in Bondi Junction
- The Royal Hotel in Paddington
- Sweethearts Rooftop BBQ in Potts Point
- Pyrmont Bridge Hotel
- The Sky Terrace in Pyrmont
- Royal Oak in Double Bay
- Vue Bar in Bondi
- Strawberry Hills in good ol’ Surry Hills
- Bondi Icebergs
Another massive highlight coming into the ‘new’ season, is Spring Racing Carnival and this year I’ll be making a few too many appearances at Randwick Racecourse to celebrate the annual festivities and frock up in my ‘philly’ finest. Royal Randwick wakes up from winter’s slumber with Epsom Day and Champion Stakes Day. I plan on going to both!
The Night Noodle Markets is also one of my favourite springtime events as daily savings rolls in and there’s a smorgasbord of delicious and cheap foods to try. It;s the perfect after work activity or for those who don’t work in the city, venture in on a Saturday evening and make a real night of it in the city.
If you’re looking for something to do that’s a little outside the hustle and bustle of the city, head to beautiful Bowral. The Tulip Festival there is absolutely divine and screams spring. For those who don’t have a green thumb, simply walking the streets and perching yourself in one of the numerous coffee shops is a brilliant way to watch the day pass you by.
In terms of non-events that are available all year round but are perfect for the spring season there are two that stand out as my favourite things to do in Sydney. As you know I’m an aunty to six and I’m blessed to often have my niece come down from Queensland to visit me and when she does, we always catch the ferry somewhere special. Last time, we went to Taronga Zoo and I never tire of the incredible view of the harbour from this special wildlife sanctuary.
My other favourite activity is sitting my the beach and reading a book while gorging on fruit/yogurt cups. I can sit for hours and watch all the people walking past, wondering what their stories are and how they came to find themselves at Bondi Beach.
There are so many amazing things on offer i our city, let me know what I’ve missed in the comments section below. Lotsa love, LM X x