I've felt a strange pull to Australia for as long as I can remember, and despite never having stepped foot here, I knew this is where I wanted to be.
Call it a weird intuition, call it fate or destiny, but whatever it was, I was right.
I danced around actually coming here for years, and instead travelled far and wide to South America, Europe, and Asia. But, in 2017 I finally packed up my backpack, left behind a winter in London and set off on a solo trip to visit the land down under.
A rainy start in Sydney did little to meet my huge expectations, but a stop in Byron Bay stole my heart. The hinterland hills, the beaches, the creative community and the soul of the small surf town captivated me with all it's hedonistic charm. I was sold, and moved here in early 2018.
It's not been easy. It's definitely not all sunshine and surfing, but I realised recently that I was now living in the destination of my Pinterest dreams. A serial Pinner (is that a thing?) I had spent so many wet Sunday afternoons Pinning inspirational pictures of a life by the ocean. A life I now live in. Looking back recently, I realised my inspiration has turned into my manifestation.
I wanted to share with you the pictures that helped me to manifest my dream, and I hope it inspires you to manifest yours, too.
Sunsets and swimwear made even more dreamy by angel face, Rosie. Thank you to a top team for making my first ever shoot in Australia such a pleasure! Shot On location in Brunswick Heads, Australia.
Photography | Wade Edwards
Hair & Make up | Satya Schmitz
Model | Rosie Tupper @ IMG
Creative Direction & Styling | Leigh Williams