Friday Faves – Our Amazing Mini Honeymoon at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort Australia

What an incredible few weeks this has been! Getting married is SO. MUCH. FUN! Our wedding day was incredible and I’ll be sharing it all with you very soon… but today, I wanted to share our amazing mini honeymoon at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa on the Gold Coast in Australia. We truly had the most incredible vacation together, it was the perfect start to married life.

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If you’re looking for honeymoon ideas, or a romantic vacation, I wanted to share our experience with you. When we arrived in the grand hotel lobby, we were greeted at reception with a glass of bubbles and some delicious chocolates, then moments later we were whisked up to our gorgeous Corner Junior Suite with ocean views high on the 25th floor.

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When we arrived in our suite, we went straight to the balcony, which had the most stunning panoramic views! The beach was on one side, with blue water as far as the eye can see. On the other side, was a gorgeous mountain range (as the sun set a little later, it was breathtakingly beautiful).

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We also had a perfect view of the incredible sparkling lagoon pool, white sandy beach and cascading waterfalls below us, it truly is the most amazing resort. The lagoon even has tropical fish, which we enjoyed snorkeling with during our stay!


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Our Corner Junior Suite was absolute luxury! Being positioned on the corner of the hotel, we enjoyed sweeping views of the Gold Coast. One of my favorite things about hotels is of course sleeping in a luxurious bed! Surfers Paradise Marriott offered the most divine experience, with the softest sheets and a cloud-like mattress topper, it was heavenly.

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On our first day, I loved spending time browsing through all the experiences and guest services offered at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa. The room service menu was also one of the best I’ve seen with fresh, healthy gourmet options and of course a few scrumptious indulgences!

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Like many newlyweds, I spent the first few days just staring at my hand every chance I got! It was quite surreal seeing the rings together on my finger and thinking, oh my gosh… we are married! I absolutely adore my oval halo engagement ring and diamond eternity wedding band. So much sparkle!

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Around five minutes after we arrived in our room, there was a knock at the door and we were surprised with a chilled bottle of Moët champagne and delicious chocolate covered strawberries. We were so thrilled, what a way to start your honeymoon!

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I love a good amenity kit selection and had to make special mention this one offered by the Marriott… it included a hair band! Genius! I have never seen this in a hotel before and honestly, I softly squealed with delight. How many times do you forget (or lose!) your hair ties on vacation, it’s thoughtful little touches and attention to detail like this that make the Surfers Paradise Marriott a true five-star luxury hotel.

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On the morning of our second day, we enjoyed a relaxing breakfast together high in the sky at the Elandra Retreat Club lounge on the top floor of the hotel. We received a very warm welcome and relished the opportunity to start our day in this exclusive space, complete with a chef who kindly cooked eggs and omelettes to our liking.

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In fact, Chris actually commented, “that was the best omelette I’ve ever had!”. I agree, all the food we enjoyed during our stay was so fresh and delicious. The Elandra Retreat Club provided the most relaxing vibe, we loved sitting in our lounge overlooking the ocean to enjoy breakfast and tea…

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When we were planning our honeymoon, our dream was to spend time together, enjoy sunshine and white sandy beaches, relax by the pool while sipping cocktails and champagne, indulge in gourmet food and soak up a little luxury… the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa delivered all this, and then some.

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We loved relaxing in our very own poolside cabana, sipping the most delicious Pina Coladas in real coconuts! This is what honeymoons are all about.

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The resort features it’s very own sparkling saltwater lagoon, complete with an array of the prettiest brightly coloured tropical fish. During our afternoon in the cabana, we enjoyed a few hours of snorkeling – it was amazing to walk just a few steps from our cabana into this underwater kingdom.

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Relaxing together in our private cabana was the perfect way to soak up the sunshine and enjoy all the resort features.

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As part of our Junior Suite accommodation, we enjoyed access to the Elandra Retreat Club. In addition to a fabulous breakfast, this also included evening drinks and canapes. Located on the top floor of the hotel, this exclusive lounge boasts panoramic views of the Gold Coast, including sweeping ocean views, which are absolutely spectacular at sunset. Photos just don’t do it justice!

We adored spending each evening here together, sipping champagne and reminiscing about our wedding day. It was so much fun asking questions like, “How did you feel right before I walked into the church?”, ” Were you nervous?” and “What was your best memory of the day?”. Taking time to just be in the moment, truly enjoy each others company and connect… it’s magical moments like this, that made our honeymoon at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa so incredibly special.

Truth be told, we didn’t want our stay here to end. However on our final day, as we floated out from this blissful dream, we vowed to return each year to celebrate our wedding anniversary and reassured ourselves the honeymoon isn’t over… in fact, this is just the beginning.

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Style Sessions: What A Weekend! We Are Married!

What a weekend! Chris and I are now married! It’s amazing to say that… it almost seems surreal. We are spending a few days this week on a mini honeymoon, which I can’t wait to share with you, along with all the photos from our very special day. It’s true what they say, it all flies by so quickly – but we soaked up every moment and enjoyed each second with our family and friends.

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We Are Married!

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Friday Faves – I’m Getting Married This Weekend!

I’m getting married this weekend! I can’t believe the day is almost here… I am so excited, but the butterflies are really fluttering around in my tummy! I can only imagine how I’ll feel on Sunday morning as we are getting ready. It’s hard to believe that by Sunday night, six years after we met, Chris and I will be married!

I hope you all enjoy a beautiful weekend, I can’t wait to share our special day with you!

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Friday Faves – Valentine’s Day Gifts For Friends, Loved Ones and Furry Pals!

Looking for cute Valentine’s Day gifts for friends? You’re in the right place. V-Day isn’t just about celebrating with your partner… it’s about celebrating friendship and love, in whatever form that comes. From gifts to self (because we all need to treat ourselves), to gifts for your furry friends, Valentine’s gifts for your bestie, thoughtful gifts for your family and of course if you’re coupled up, a lovely present for your partner.

Here’s my guide to the best Valentine’s Day gifts for friends, family, lovers and of course, you – all under $75!

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Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Friends:    1. DIFF Eyewear Rose Mirrored Sunglasses    |    2.  ‘Forget Me Knot’ Cuff Links (also in gold and gunmetal)    |     3.  Bow Tie Dog Collars (lots of prints and colors!)    |    4.  Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment    |    5.  Monogram Wallet    |    6.  Love Spinner Necklace    |    7.  Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Body Polish    |    8.  Prosecco Rose Candle    |    9.  Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish Set

Do you have any fabulous ideas on Valentine’s Day gifts for friends, lovers, furry pals or yourself? Please share and let’s help inspire each other!

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Style Sessions: Our Engagement Photoshoot on the Beach

I’m so excited to share our engagement photoshoot on the beach! I had been looking forward to it for weeks! It was such a fun, easy and relaxed shoot and I was delighted with how the photos turned out. I wore one of my favorite dresses of all time, it’s from Free People (I love everything they have) and you may recognize it from this summer afternoon in Santa Monica last year. It has that perfect effortless, boho vibe and is just one of those dresses that make you feel great! Plus, the flattering cut suits all body shapes too.

I hope you enjoy seeing these special photos, I can’t wait to get them printed and framed for our wall at home. I’m also sharing the 25 best engagement photoshoot dresses, click through to see them below. Of course, they’re not just for brides-to-be, these dresses are perfect if you’re after an easy, breezy boho vibe dress for everyday life…

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SHOP – THE 25 BEST ENGAGEMENT PHOTOSHOOT DRESSES:

 

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Our Engagement Photoshoot on the Beach

 

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Friday Faves – The 7 Prettiest Semi Naked Drip Wedding Cakes

I’m well and truly in the midst of wedding planning right now (only 50 days to go!) and one fabulous thing to organize is of course, the cake! I’ve been scouting Pinterest for inspiration and there are some truly incredible creations… but with so many beautiful options, it gets a little confusing – I want them all! So that’s where I’d love your help… can you please help me decide? I love the effortless feel of semi naked drip wedding cakes, they are lively and fun. One of my colors is rose gold (wait til you see the invitations from Wedding Paper Diva’s – you can add metallic details to almost everything they have, I was in heaven!), so I’d love to incorporate the metallic rose gold element into the cake. I am thinking…

Option One: Semi naked drip wedding cake with white frosting sides and some metallic rose gold brushed details throughout. Then white drip over the top and finished with flowers, macaroons and other fun little treats.
Option Two: Semi naked drip wedding cake with all-white frosting sides and metallic rose gold drip over the top. Finished with flowers, macaroons and fun treats too.

Also, do you think topping the cake with soft blush pink flowers or bright pink flowers would be best? Please leave a comment and let me know your thought – I’d LOVE (and actually really need) your help! If you have any ideas on a creation, or a mix of the below, please comment and let em know.

If you’re after inspiration for your own birthday or special event… or just love looking at cakes (hello, who doesn’t?), I wanted to share some of the best semi naked drip wedding cakes I found on Pinterest, I think the addition of drips on the cake makes it even more fun too. Which wedding cake style do you like the most?

 

The 7 Prettiest Semi Naked Drip Wedding Cakes

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Cake One:  Ombre Semi Naked Drip Wedding Cakes via Pinterest

 
 

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Cake Two:  Brushed Gold Semi Naked Wedding Cake via Pinterest

 
 
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Cake Three:  Semi Naked Wedding Cake with Fresh Flower Topper via Pinterest

 
 
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Cake Four and Five:  Gold Drip Wedding Cakes via Pinterest here and here

 
 

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Cake Six: Metallic Gold with White Drips Wedding Cake via Pinterest

 
 

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Cake Seven:  Gold and Ivory White Tiered Wedding Cake with Fresh Flowers via Pinterest

 

 

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Friday Faves – #GirlBoss Tips To Boost Your Success in 2017

I personally think January is an amazing month, it’s a fresh start and brings so much excitement and anticipation for the year ahead. I always like to take some time at the end of December to dream, plan, get inspired and set goals – I really believe it’s a huge key to achieving success (professionally and personally).

There are a few things every Girl Boss needs to kick goals and today, I wanted to share a few essentials to boost your success in 2017 and make the next year your best EVER!

Whatever you dream of, the most important thing is to start. It’s as easy and as hard as that… just start! Do one thing over the next day that will lead you closer to where you want to be this time next year. Then, do one thing the next day… just take one step at a time. Stay focused, be positive, take action and when you put the work in, have the right strategy and surround yourself with like-minded people who lift you up and genuinely encourage you, it’s amazing what you’ll achieve!

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Be excited and willing to invest in yourself. If you want your business to flourish, whether it is a product or service, it is essential to invest. Think about where you want to be a year from now… really take a moment to close your eyes and picture it. What does life look like?  What are you doing? Importantly, what does it feel like? One of the greatest things you can do is map your path to success.

What do you need to do to be where you want to be this time next year? Do you need to up-skill with a course? Investing in your own education and increasing your knowledge is one of the best things anyone can do to empower themselves. Or perhaps you need to hire someone to help turn your vision into reality? Or spend a little money on marketing and advertising? When you’re in business yourself, there’s often a million reasons you can think of not to spend money and at times can over-think everything and end up talking yourself out of things. After all, when it’s your own money, it’s crucial your investment achieves results… and sometimes there’s no certain guarantee up front. I can totally relate to this, I use to do everything myself (perhaps that’s also part of my perfectionist nature and being somewhat of a control-freak), however what I’ve learned is sometimes you just have to take a leap and be willing to invest in yourself and your business. The old adage, “you have to spend money to make money” is true (naturally it has to be done in a strategically to maximize your return on investment).

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I also truly believe in the power of positive thought and the influence your environment has on your mental state. Create vision boards and put it somewhere you look every day, they are incredibly motivational. Surrounding yourself with beautiful, inspiring and uplifting things is key to maintaining your passion, drive and enthusiasm. Create a space you’re excited to be in, after all… as your business grows, you’re going to be spending a lot of time there!

I’d love to know, what is one #GirlBoss goal you have for 2017? Personally, mine is to continue developing the community and content here at Style Elixir – particularly video content. Yay! I also look forward to continuing my work with fellow bloggers, I absolutely LOVE the energy, passion, strategy and results I see for all the participants who take my Professional Blogging Course or personal consulting sessions. It gives me such joy and sense of fulfillment to share everything behind what I’ve done to grow my blog into a business and help others be able to move into full time blogging too.

Finally, I recently started offering blog design and want to continue to grow this service. I have been involved in some significant website developments and creative direction, but I really just want to work with fellow bloggers to help set them up with everything they need to blog successfully. It’s a niche I’m super passionate about, so the blog design work I’ve been doing has been such a brilliant process! Those are a few high level goals of mine, I’m excited to hear what yours are – please leave a comment below and share!

 

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Friday Faves – Pretty Christmas Gifts Under $35

Wooohooo! It’s only 15 days until Christmas!  I’m sharing pretty Christmas Gifts under $35, it’s time to snap up the last of your presents to ensure they arrive in time (without having to pay for express shipping). To shop my picks, just click on the item image below for more info.

I really love this Reiko Kaneko Lip Tease Mug and this All In Good Taste book by Kate Spade, they both make fabulous gifts for any girl!

Are you stuck trying to find gifts for anyone? Or are you after something in particular but can’t find it? Comment below and we can try to help each other out!

Pretty Christmas Gifts Under $35…

Christmas Gifts Under $35: 1. Lancome Juicy Tubes Lip Gloss Gift Set, $32 (valued at $76)    |    2.  Knit Beanie with Pom Pom, $19    |    3. ‘If You Love Me Let Me Sleep’ Eye Mask, $25    |    4. Quartz Ring, $32    |    5. Quartz Cuff   |    6. Voluspa Maison Candle Set of 4, $32    |    7. Monogram Coffee Mug, $24

 

Pretty Christmas Gifts Under $100…

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Christmas Gifts Under $100:  1.  XOXO Trinket Tray, $15    |    2.  Biren & Co. Tobacco Vanilla Candle    |    3. All In Good Taste book, by Kate Spade    |    4.  Reiko Kaneko Lip Tease Mug    |    5.  Elizabeth and James Astral Ring    |    6.  Richmond & Finch White Marble iPhone Case

 
 
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I love this grey Mermaid Tail Blanket, only $32. Plus, for more great ideas, visit the Style Elixir Christmas Gift Shop!

 
 

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Sharing How I Live #MyBestLife with Doctor’s Best

Over the past year or two, I’ve become so much more conscious about health and wellness. Maybe something automatically kicks in when you turn 30, but it’s been a brilliant journey to discover and learn more about eating and nourishing my body for good health. When Doctor’s Best reached out to me about trying their range of supplements, I did a lot of research and everything cam up very positively – so I was thrilled to experience them and share my thoughts with you. I love that they have a few ranges when you’re on the go too – makes it so easy to pop them in your bag and have them when you need a little pick-me-up!

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I’ve been keeping a few sachets of Doctor’s Best Fish Collagen and Immune Probiotic in my bag, it makes it easy to get nutrients on the go!

 

Before I get into more about the products, I wanted to mention that an aspect I love about the brand is their wholistic approach to living your best life. It’s all about giving your body the nutrients it needs to allow you to live life to the fullest and enjoy the things you love most. Of course, that means something different to each of us. For me, my best life is all about travel, adventure, trying new experiences and making amazing memories with those I love most. There’s nothing better than the feeling of being able to jump right in and give anything a go!

Doctor’s Best are currently running a HUGE giveaway and entry is the easiest I’ve ever seen! All you have to do is share a photo that represents your “Best Life” and use the hashtag #MyBestLife on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. It could be a photo of anything you love in life… family, friends, cooking, travel, sport, lazy Sunday’s or even a simple pleasure like your morning walk, coffee or juice. The grand prize is valued over $1,000 and four runners-up will receive a Doctor’s Best vitamin pack worth $100. Because they’re only running this giveaway for a short time and sharing it with a small audience, I’ve been told the chances of winning are very high! You can find full details here.

I wanted to share a few photos with you that really sum #MyBestLife…

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#MyBestLife:  Hiking the Hollywood Hills and soaking in breathtaking views of Los Angeles

 

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#MyBestLife:  Sunset Yoga on Santa Monica Beach

 

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#MyBestLife:  Rooftop margarita’s with friends overlooking Venice Beach

 

I’ve been able to try a range of Doctor’s Best products and wanted to share a few of the standouts with you…

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Curcumin from Tumeric Root:  I’m sure you’ve heard all the buzz about tumeric lately, especially after Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop site raved about the benefits of tumeric! This Curcumin supplement contains a potent extract of Curcuma longa root, known as Tumeric. It has been said this may benefit joints, brain, heart and the circulatory system by helping neutralize free radicals.

Wild Alaskan Fish Oil:  I particularly love this product as it contains fish oil from wild caught Alaskan Pollock. I’ve long been a fan of taking fish oil supplements, the Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are said to support overall health and may benefit heart, joint, immune, cognitive (brain), eye and skin health.

Astaxanthin with AstaPure:  This product may help enhance skin moisture and elasticity to decrease the visible signs of aging, as well as help minimize collagen degradation from UV sun exposure. AstaPure supplies natural Astaxanthin, an ultra-potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger.

Lutein with Lutemax:  The carotenoids supplied by this product are excellent antioxidants which naturally accumulate in the retina and support healthy eye function. A key part of this supplement is the protection it may provide against photo-damage from blue light. Blue light is said to be the most hazardous component of the visible light spectrum and computers, TV’s and other digital devices are the biggest blue light offenders. This is one I’m really excited about continuing to use, as being a blogger and website / blog designer, I spend enormous amounts on time in front of my computer and phone.

100% Chelated Magnesium:  As an essential dietary mineral, magnesium plays many important roles which include supporting optimum nerve function, helping muscles relax properly and maintaining a healthy heartbeat. This may help facilitate the body’s energy production and support nervous system electrical activity.

 

If you’re interested in finding out more, you can visit Doctor’s Best. Be sure to also enter their huge giveaway for your chance to win a grand prize valued over $1,000 or four runners-up will receive a Doctor’s Best vitamin pack worth $100. All you have to do is share a photo that represents your “Best Life” and use the hashtag #MyBestLife on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

 

*This post was sponsored by Doctor’s Best, however all opinions and thoughts are 100% my own.

Friday Faves – Seriously Gorgeous Christmas Gifts Under $60

With all the sales over the past week, I’ve managed to get quite a lot of shopping for Christmas gifts done – and couldn’t be more thrilled. It’s the best feeling! It just makes you feel like you’ve really got your ish together… kind of like when you eat a salad and think you’re literally the most healthy being to ever walk the earth.

If you’re hunting for Christmas presents, I’ve rounded up some of the best Christmas gifts under $60. I’d love them all myself, so a few will probably end up as little ‘gifts to self’ under the tree – but there’s nothing wrong with that, is there? For example, I am uhbsessed with my rose gold Lumee iPhone Case. I think it’s the most life changing invention… so basically, every one I know is likely to get one in their stocking this year. I only just recently got one… and am seriously kicking myself for not doing it sooner!

What are your weekend plans? I’m currently writing this from a cruise ship. Quite honestly, I don’t think there’s a better place to work from. It’s my birthday tomorrow, yay! So my family organised a big cruise to celebrate. I went on a cruise to Papua New Guinea for my birthday last year and casually (but not so casually) mentioned I would love to do a cruise every year for my birthday. So far so good! I’m off to find myself a margarita and a sun bed, I hope you all enjoy a beautiful weekend too!

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Seriously Gorgeous Christmas Gifts Under $60…

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Christmas Gifts Under $60:  1. Lumee iPhone Case in Rose Gold    |    2. Polka Dots Monogram Mug    |    3. Mantra Band Quote Cuffs    |    4.  Pinata Tassel Drop Earrings    |    5.  Gilded Muse Collection Rose Gold Candle    |    6.  Marc Jacobs Daisy Roller Ball Set (only $49, valued at $78)   |    7. M.A.C Nutcracker Sweet Nude Mineralize Kit (only $49, valued at $78)

 

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