Finding my Bliss…

To travel on your own as a woman can be liberating yet daunting for those who haven’t experienced it before.  I wouldn’t encourage first time solo travel to just any destination, however when that final destination offers a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment, where you can relax, unwind and reflect while surrounded by likeminded women, I would not only encourage but insist on it, asap!

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New Airbus A350 XWB Touches Down in Sydney.

The highly anticipated Airbus A350XWB landed in Australia for the first time this morning as it completes its around the world test flights.

Flying in from Johannesburg to Sydney, it is one of five test versions of the model that is set to be delivered to its first commercial airline, Qatar Airways, at the end of the year.

Lighter and more fuel efficient, the test cabin has 43 business class seats and 223 in economy class. It is set to play a major role in airline operations through Australian airports as it takes over from the A330 and 777.

The test flights are the final part of the aircraft’s certification that is expected to be received in September.

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A snap from twitter account @Airbus, G’day Australia! Airbus A350 XWB touches down in Sydney.

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Cover Yourself for Stress Free Travel!

Adventure awaits, free yourself with Travel Insurance.

Adventure awaits, free yourself of worry with Travel Insurance.

I can’t stress how important travel insurance is. I’d be lying if I said I’ve never been sick overseas.  In fact I’ve spent time in several hospitals around the globe due to unforeseen accidents and illness’s. It’s never fun, in fact absolutely miserable in most cases. The last thing you want is to also be worried about the cost of it all. A good travel insurance plan will cover your stay in hospital, emergency transport, medicine, loss of flights, emergency accommodation , etc.

Relax and enjoy knowing that you're covered.

Relax and enjoy knowing that you’re covered.

Medical care can cost a fortune, so make sure you get a policy that covers all of your activities, and if you are insured at the time you book your travel, you will be covered if you have to cancel your trip if anything unexpected happens and you have to change your travel plans. So having travel insurance may even cover your cancellation costs. It really does pay to be safe!

Happy Travels.

Laura XX


Rose Bay Marina Lights Up with the Stunning Princess Yachts Collection.

Last night I attended a VIP party for an exclusive twilight viewing of the  multi-million dollar Princess Yachts collection at Rose Bay Marina.

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Dressed in a black long sleeved leather Rebecca Vallance dress I joined my good friends the very dapper Jordan and Zac Stenmark, Kris Smith and Larry Emdur to ogle over the super yachts on display. We’ve all put in our “wish list” so if we are very very good maybe the Yacht Gods will answer our prayers…

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Jordan and Zac Stenmark, Kris Smith, Larry Emdur and myself.

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Travel in Style and Comfort like these Celebrity High Fliers!

 A comfortable and hassle free outfit when travelling is everything, it can make or break your overall experience. With comfort in mind and a methodical dash of style you can create an effortlessly chic travel combo just like these celebrity high fliers who have cool and comfy down to a fine art.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba shows us how it’s done in comfortable casuals with a splash of colour to glam up the total look.  Comfortable pants, a loose fitting top and jacket to keep  you warm and allow for movement on long haul flights. With this kind of outfit you can get off the plane looking as good as when you boarded. 

Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz

I love Cameron Diaz in this cool casual ensemble.  She opts for comfort in stretchy jeans, slip-on flats, a loose fitting jacket and a fab over-sized scarf. Slip on shoes make it easy to take on and off when going through airport security and a large warm scarf can double as a blanket/pillow and will smarten up your outfit.

It goes without saying that uncomfortable shoes are a big no-no when it comes to airport dressing.  You want ease and comfort not an airport fiasco on your feet!  Instead, keep it simple like Cameron, steer clear from buckles and studded gladiator sandals—you never know when you have to run to catch a flight.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio looks sensational in her monochrome separates. Invaluable noise cancelling headphones, comfortable shoes and a jacket thrown over a loose fitting t-shirt. This Victoria’s Secret model has her travel wardrobe and accessories down pat.

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum

Heidi Klum looks cool and collected in her simple yet stylish get up. Slip-on flats, comfortable stretch jeans and a patterned t-shirt is the perfect ensemble. However the studded belt is a hassle when going through airport security. You’ll have to take it off to put through the scanner. It slows down the process and can be annoying for other travellers waiting in line.

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swandepoll’s outfit is perfect for moving through the airport and plane travel. Noise cancelling headphones to dull out crying babies and loud talkers on the plane, jeans, t-shirt, an easy to carry jacket for added comfort and slip on and off boots.  Simple style is the best. Keep your jewellery to a minimum, with all  the unclasping etc it takes too much time. Put your gems in a ziplock bag so you can easily access them once you land. This attire makes moving through security and plane travel easy and comfortable.

Cate Blanchett, MIla Kunis, Katie Holmes

Cate Blanchett, MIla Kunis, Katie Holmes

Cate, Mila and Katie pull-off cool and casual chic when travelling.

Jessica Biel, Jess Hart, Gwyneth Paltrow.

Jessica Biel, Jess Hart, Gwyneth Paltrow.

These stylish high fliers look as comfortable as can be while still looking frequent flier flash!

Happy Travels! xx

LOVING LAOS

I get itchy feet if I’m not going through airport departure gates, sad but true!  After so long working on a travel show I now enjoy going back to some of the places I filmed at and enjoying them at my own pace and spending more time in the places that had an impact on me.  One of those places is Laos. I regularly hop on a plane to Asia and throw myself into an Adventure. Laos in South-east Asia is bordered by Burma and people’s Republic of China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west.MAP OF LOAS

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VIRGIN ATLANTIC TURNS 30 AND BRANSON IS CELEBRATING IN STYLE

Virgin Atlantic has reached the “dirty thirties” and as part of the celebration Richard Branson last weekend offered Londoners the chance to drop everything, jump in a taxi and jet off to the Big Apple for a free weekend trip!

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The brilliant business man has also successfully launched airlines in three continents, with Virgin Australia and Virgin America going strong alongside Virgin Atlantic. He credits his “amazing staff” for giving Virgin the edge on their competitors.  Virgin continue ploughing profits into developing clean fuels and Branson believes the future looks bright for the next 30 years. [Read more...]

The Ultimate Girls Weekend at The Star.

My Mum lives interstate, and when she comes to visit me in Sydney I always organise something special. I’ll normally take her out to a great restaurant or a trip out on the harbour, try to spoil her a little.  This weekend I planned a couple of days of utter indulgence and I do believe locked in the title “daughter of the year”.

I picked Mum up from the airport and we headed straight to The Darling at The Star.  We were met by the extremely friendly staff  and shown to our impressive suite.  Excited we leapt on the bed, felt the sheets, admired the swanky bathroom, studied the view, played with the high-tech tv remote which also opened and closed the curtains and regulated the temperature!

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Luxury

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