Thursday, January 11, 2018

Rae's on Wategos - Relaxed Glamour

Whenever we are in Byron Bay we always take a drive past Wategos Beach on our way up to the lighthouse. One building you can't help but notice is Rae's on Wategos a boutique beach hotel nestled amongst the trees right by the beach. It has always been on my list of places to visit but I've never had the chance as I think it is a place better appreciated sans kids. 

As I was flicking through the latest issue of Real Living magazine I noticed that Rae's had been given a makeover. I am loving the new relaxed beachy glamour. I can't get enough of the neutral tones and use of different textures. It's just stunning! I love that the hotel has retained it's own style and hasn't succombed to the traditional beach look.

What do you think?

Seeing these pictures definitely makes me want to stay.

Have you been to Rae's?

Grab the latest copy of Real Living Magazine to read all the details x

All photos via Real Living Magazine + @RaesonWategos

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Summer Holidays - Gold Coast + Byron Bay.

We started our school holidays by driving to the Gold Coast to catch up with our QLD family before Christmas. We had a lovely relaxed day at their place with an amazing lunch and the cousins catching up and playing in the pool. The next day we all met up at White Water World for a day on the waterslides. As it was still early in the holidays we managed to beat the crowds which was great!

We stayed at Royal Pines Resort as it was near the family and the waterpark. It was such a great place that we will definitely be back. A great deal too if you're a member of NRMA or RACV.

Our room had a beautiful view over the golf course and the Gold Coast skyline.

After a few days we packed up the car, said goodbye and headed to Byron Bay. Along the way we had a little detour to Halycon House at Cabarita Beach. I've been wanting to check it out for a while and it was as lovely and as stylish as I had heard. I'll be back to stay one day.

We then arrived in Byron Bay. We've been coming here for about 12 years and have decided that this will be our last trip here for a while. We are ready for a change and to discover new places. 
So this trip was kind of poignant as we took pleasure in all of our favourite things that we love about Byron. We've got so many amazing memories!

All the boys have loved surfing at The Pass. Noah is following in his brother's footsteps. 
He couldn't get enough!

Our days fell into a routine of beach, eat, repeat. With a trip to town and a wander around the shops when the mood struck us. There are always so many amazing new places popping up in Byron so it is fun to discover something new and revisit old favourites. 

We're now enjoying the rest of the holidays at home. This is my favourite time of year when the days roll into each other and it's all about the fun stuff and no commitments. Bliss!

How have your holidays been so far?

Monday, January 1, 2018

Hello 2018

We rang in the new year with a quiet night at home watching the fireworks from our backyard.
It was all about glow sticks, sparklers and the 5 of us as we said good bye to 2017 and hello to 2018.

Wishing you all a wonder 2018!

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