HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!! Wishing the happiest birthday to the most marvelous Mom in the world! Although I am down under, a day doesn’t go by when I’m not thinking of you! You inspire and amaze me every single day! You’re my best friend, mani buddy, and partner in crime! Wish I could be here with you today to celebrate you and your special day! Can’t wait to see you and throw a big celebration when I’m home! Here’s to endless cake, smiles, and margaritas! I love you so much Mom! Hope you have a great, wonderful, and amazing day! Love you lots
Last Sunday, I went to Melbourne’s Sea Life Aquarium and it went swimmingly! What better place to go look at sea creatures than Australia?! Here, we saw penguins, sea horses, crocodiles, sea turtles, and plenty of string rays! They also had coral caves straight from Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef! Perhaps my favorite part of the Aquarium was the overhead glass bridge referred to as Mermaid Caves. Here, I some of the most frightening sharks and string rays pass by right over my head! It was absolutely amazing!!
It was definitely am amazing day an an awesome opportunity to see some indigenous Australian fish and sea creatures! We even found Dory and Nemo 🙂 Luckily, I survived and didn’t get eaten by a shark!
Last Friday, I had the pleasure of attending a lovely birthday party in St Kilda. St Kilda reminded me of beachy California and it was equipped with boardwalks, surfers, and lovely eclectic shops! St Kilda is also home to Luna Park, a cool retro-style amusement park build around 1912. St Kilda was beautiful and incredibly beachy and we got to see many lanterns pass by along the beach as a part of Melbourne’s annual Light the Night Leukemia event. It was such a great night and warm weather as well! At around 80 degrees, we killed it in St Kilda!
Last Wednesday, I traveled down the amazing Great Ocean Road: 413 miles in total located just outside Melbourne on the coast of Victoria! The day started at 7 am and we returned around 9. We traveled down the scenic coastline and visited the towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay. Next, we made our way to the Bay of Martyrs, Shipwreck Coast, the Bay of Islands, London Bridge, and the famous 12 Apostles. The 12 Apostles was by far my favorite spot as we got to see some extraordinary limestone rock stacks coming out of the ocean. We also got to see some koalas and tropical birds in the Otway Rainforest. It was one of the most breathtaking and magical days to date!!! Another magnificent day down under. SO glad I got to see the Great Ocean Road and get it off my bucket list. Lots of love.
Hello my Aussie friends! Last weekend, I traveled to Sydney and fell in love with the weather, the beaches, and the people. I saw Darling Harbor, Manly Beach, and the stunning Sydney Opera House. I started the day by flying out from Melbourne to Sydney at 6am. I got to Sydney around 8 and started the day with a run around downtown. I checked into my hotel and explored the surroundings. By lunch, I met up with my Aussie friend, Marcus and he showed me some of the Sydney hotspots and Darling Harbor. That night, we went out to dinner and grabbed cocktails at the Blu on 36th, one of the priciest spots in all of Sydney. We ascended to the 36th floor and got a stunning view of the Sydney Opera House and the city skyline. I pinched myself, it was almost too good to be true! I also had some of Sydney’s famous seafood, mussels, and sushi. The next day, I tanned on Manly Beach and took a tour of the Sydney Opera House, Sydney University, and the Royal Botanical Gardens. It was a beautiful day of about 75 degrees, the weather couldn’t have been any better! It was the most beautiful weekend, felt like a dream! Although I love Melbourne, Sydney won me over and may be considered one of my favorite cities in the world! Sydney stole my heart in more ways than one! 🙂
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week was a dream come true! It runs every year from August 28- September 4 and features spring looks, pastel dresses, floral designs, and lots and lots of swimsuits! For a reasonable price of $30 Australian dollars, I was able to see some of the most beautiful looks cross the runway. I received a gift bag and saw lots of posh Aussies! It was one of the coolest experiences of my entire life and can’t wait to try out some of the new spring trends down under!
Day 1 of my internship started today! On day 1, my boss Christy picked me up at the train station and I was introduced to the marketing team and staff. I walked around the community and met with local businesses. What is the Australian Baseball League you ask?
Well…the Australian Baseball League is a partnership (merger) formed between Baseball Australia and Major League Baseball (MLB) in 2008. The ABL was formally launched in 2010, including six city-based teams: The Melbourne Aces, the Sydney Blue Sox, the Brisbane Bandits, the Canberra Cavalry, the Perth Heat, and the Adelaide Bite. The ABL allows for players to play baseball at a semi-professional level during off-season and the league draws players from Europe, Japan, and the United States.
The league is still relatively small due to the large influence of rugby and AFL (Australian Football League) within the country. The ABL’s mission is to “build a sustainable business that inspires and entertains generations of Australians through the game of baseball” and the season runs from October through February. Overall it was a great first day on the job! The field is beautiful, the mission is innovative, and the people are extremely kind! And our logo pays homage to Top Gun! How cool is that? Here’s to a great season, endless hot dogs, and many home runs!