December 14, 2013

Back To The Country

How lovely it is to get back to nature. 

I've just gotten back from a hen's weekend in the Granite Belt region in Queensland. To be honest I'm amazed that I grew up in an area so close to magnificent wine country. I had no idea that this beautiful patch of nature was just around the corner from my childhood neighbourhood. This sure was a weekend of fun, laughter, wine, and beautiful countryside. Thanks girls! 

Photographer: Ellyn Sheyr
Location: Granite Belt Range QLD Australia

November 30, 2013

November 21, 2013

Autumn Leaves

While casually strolling through St James' Park over the weekend it hit me that autumn was nearly done and dusted. It wasn't just the sudden drop in temperature. It was the very fact that there were visibly less leaves on the trees. Sigh. Winter certainly is coming. 

Photographer: EllynSheyr
Location: London, UK

November 14, 2013

The Monument

I realised I hadn't done a post on this spontaneous tourist activity... The Monument. It was built to commemorate the Great Fire of London in 1666. It stands 61m (202 feet) and has a total of 311 steps. Don't let the steps deter you from going up as the 360 degree view of London is well worth it. You can see all of the other city icons quite easily: St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, The Shard, The Gherkin, & London Bridge (just to name a view). By tube you just hope off at The Monument station, too easy. And entrance is a bargain at 3 quid.

My friend Ellena and I (yes the Elle's) decided to climb this tower after work one day as it was a hop and a skip away from both of our offices. That is the wonder of living in London, there are so many historical sights to see that is quite easy to get to. No effort needed. Just the decision to lock it in is the most difficult part. Though I do admit I'm beginning to feel more like a local rather than a tourist, which I find myself favouring weekend social outings over sightseeing. But then again trying new restaurants/cafes/bars like a local is a tourist activity isn't it? Heck it's a win win situation. 

*Ellena has now moved back to London since posting this. Miss you girl! 

Photographer: EllynSheyr
Location: The Monument, London UK

November 7, 2013

Launch...Isabel Marant for H&M

Yet another impressive fashion collaboration from the house of H&M. This time round they've lured french designer Isabel Marant. Click here for the full collection {which will be available to the masses on November 14, 2013}. 

It's a venture pieced together brilliantly; staying true to the spirit and flare of both heavy weights: french chic mixed with swedish minimalism and practicality. A classic combination that never seems to bore consumer markets and fashionistas alike. A collection that will endure the test of time against the ever changing fashion trends, and OMG there are so many out there right now I can't keep up. 

Don't get me wrong there are a few out-there pieces in the form of fringe-tassle features, foil-look textures, aztec inspired prints to appeal to any daring individual. But I for one, as of late, has had to face the reality that rebuilding her wardrobe with the certainty of moving once again to live out my wanderlust lifestyle has had to limit herself to behaving in a manner of shopping smarter and wiser (in style and dollar value). Isabel Marant's H&M collection ticks all the boxes: truly versatile piece(s) to invest in. Yes they are investment pieces in my eyes. I am succumbing myself to a trend: the priceless trend; the basic trend.

image source: H&M Isabel Marant

October 31, 2013

Note To Self

Photography: EllynSheyr
Location: The Monument, London UK

October 25, 2013

Photo Diary: LegoLand Windsor

Yep, I went to LegoLand awhile back in Windsor. This place is not just for little kids. It simply is AWESOME! 

Photography: EllynSheyr
Location: Windsor UK

October 18, 2013

Spotlight On Friends...Campbell Sings

Meet Campbell... a guy who's not afraid to follow his dreams, wherever it may take him. 

Singer, songwriter, DJ, producer - yet he's only 22! Campbell is crazy talented. I was lucky enough to meet Campbell through mutual friends a few months ago here in London. Downright nice guy; funny as hell. Like ha ha funny. Anyways I was impressed by his raw talent and determination to simply make music and share it with the world. He came all the way from New Zealand to take a chance on what he loves. He's got balls. His music is pure. You loose yourself in the lyrics, in the beat. There's an equal balance of ups, downs {if that makes sense at all}. You just want to get lost in the moment and embrace every emotion that comes from it. {Can you tell I'm a massive fan haha He's gonna cringe when he reads this, he's that humble}

Here's his official music video for his single Nine (released October 12). Watch. Listen. Share it! 

Ahhh so stoked for you Campbell!

You can download his music through soundcloud or visit his website.

Video Source: Campbell Sings Youtube Channel

October 11, 2013


When you move into a new flat all you want to do is make it your own. I am on the hunt for an orchid for my bedroom, but undecided on type, colour and size. There's something whimsical about an orchid. Don't you agree?

Photography: EllynSheyr
Location: Singapore Botanical Gardens, Singapore

October 4, 2013

I Love London


Photography: EllynSheyr
Location: London, UK

September 27, 2013

I Love London

How much do I love London (my new home). Words can not describe it. 

Photography: EllynSheyr
Location: London UK

September 20, 2013

Photo Diary: Brighton Pier

This place really does live up to your expectations. 

I took a friend here who was visiting from Australia. Might I add I hadn't seen him in years (we went to high school together), and all of a sudden, out of nowhere I get a message that he was in town. It's funny where life takes you and how it reunites you with dear friends. His visit was his last stop of his European adventures before returning home to Oz. 

Anyways, at first he was a little reluctant to go but it ended up being the best and funnest {is that even a word?} day ever for him and me. We were back in high school all over again. Brighton really does bring out the child within you. 

Miss you Joshy! 

Photography: EllynSheyr
Location: Brighton UK

September 13, 2013

Photo Diary: Scottish Highlands

Yep, the season has certainly changed. I had to rummage around for my stockings the other day and retrieve my jackets and jumpers from a suitcase hidden under my bed. It's such a depressing time having to say goodbye to heat, sun, & summer dressing. Not alone the tearful wave goodbye to ice cream. Hopefully these holiday snaps of my last trip to Scotland (with Rabbie's Travel) will remind me that winter has a few breathtaking moments. 

Yep, I think I'm ready. A little excited now.

Photography: EllynSheyr
Location: Scotland UK

August 31, 2013

Note To Self

Photography: EllynSheyr
Location: Scotland

July 31, 2013

Note To Self

Today (31st July) marks my one year anniversary living in London. Cheers to the places I've seen and the the people I've met along the way. It has been a very humbling 12 months in which I will cherish forever. 

Photography: EllynSheyr
Location: St Paul's Cathedral, London UK

July 13, 2013

Photo Diary: Oxford

A fun filled random spontaneous day of science and wizardry. I love those type of day trips! 

Photography: EllynSheyr
Location: Oxford UK

June 28, 2013

And The Winner Is...

Australia! My glorious countrymen have been awarded the coveted RHS Chelsea Flower Show Best in Show for 2013. After consecutive years successfully winning gold we've finally won the overall prize. Huge congratulations to the team at Trailfinders Australia Garden {presented by Flemings}! You've made us really proud. 

Miss home right now...

Photographer: EllynSheyr
Location: London UK

June 24, 2013

Photo Diary: RHS Chelsea Flower Show Part 02

So much talent at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show that I couldn't condense it to one post. These simply need to be shared with the world...

Photographer: EllynSheyr
Location: London UK

June 22, 2013

Photo Diary: RHS Chelsea Flower Show Part 01

Happy Birthday RHS Chelsea Flower Show! I can't believe I made it to your 100th birthday. What a splendid party you threw. Here's to another 100 years...cheers xx

it took 100 years for a garden gnome to be invited to the party. i still have mixed feelings about this decision
Photographer: EllynSheyr
Location: London UK


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