Destination / Wish You Were Here

Wish you were here: love, Edwina

As the temperature drops below freezing in New York, I’ll be back on home turf soaking in the Sydney sunshine with my feet in the sand.

Escaping …
This holiday period I’ll be escaping the New York winter and returning to my home town of Sydney to stay with my family in Darlinghurst. I really love the parks around the area especially down by the harbor in Rushcutters Bay, so I’ll be taking our family dog, a dachshund named Dasha, on long afternoon walks stopping along the way for coffee at one of the many local cafes – Australian coffee really is the best in the world. I also plan to spend as much time as possible at the beach, set up for the day under an umbrella with a good book.

Essentials …
I’ll be travelling light – just the basics: sunglasses, a wide brim hat, light summer dresses, denim shorts and cotton tees. Sunscreen is a must, as is leave-in conditioner after an ocean swim. I’ll also be packing a few books that have been on my reading list for a while now starting with The Rest is Noise by Alex Ross.

Celebrating …
For me, eating a delicious meal in the company of my nearest and dearest is the ultimate celebration. To welcome the new year, I plan to do just that – settle in for a long, suitably indulgent dinner with friends as we catch up on everything and anything over bottles of champagne and endless plates of food.