SPLENDOUR SPLENDOUR SPLENDOUR...
Just like how i started it off last year, my heads full to the brim of memories and spilling everywhere... i feel like i was wearing those kaleidoscope glasses where ever i went because it all felt like one huge magical dream.

This year felt like no other, the weather was impeccable and it made me feel like i was an animated Disney princess where everything was perfect and nothing was going to rain on my parade... it never did not once. 

Its always like walking into one big confetti cake and id love to say that it didnt take Kiah and i seven hours to find our campsite on the thursday night or that i woke up fresh without a hang over but thats not the case and if anyone ever tells you different then theyre lying but i there is a truth and here it is....

Its never been just a festival to me and its so easy to loose yourself and be in a self enduldged trance for 3 days as you really fall into being who you truley are beng wissped away by how real everyone is, the music, the people the energy... how comfortable you are in your own skin, its such an addictive feeling. You have this whole weekend this one weekend to be your true self to float away and have your head in the clouds.



I'm currently buzzing around in my own head trying to pick out the most delicious and juicy things to tell you all but I'm going to jumble the things that stand out the most.... ready set SPAGHETTI.
My Dearest friend played on stage with flume, i witnessed a robbery, i laid down with 40 people on a pink floating circle at 4am ( the party came to the street ) i rode a bike and fell off, Kiah and i made plans to get married but we missed our own wedding, i had a massive school girl crush on a boy ( correction i still have that crush ), i rollie pollied down the massive hill and successfully made it to the bottom, I got a lift in a wheelbarrow, Tommy gave me a hat he guarded with his life, i stayed up until 6am and talked to a guy who was proposing to his girlfriend that day ... they met 5 years ago at splendour and it was her birthday.

I feel so blessed this year to have been surrounded by the most selfless warmhearted incredible people, they all deserve a huge shout out.. it would not be splendour without them radiating energy and the unforgettable vibes that were floating around our campsite and on top of the hill.

Renee, Lewis, Kiah, Britt, Darcy, Daijah, Haley, Hannah, Lili, Jamie, Pat, Jade, Colby, Jake, Charlie, Tim, Carl, Tom, Matt, Sammy, Harriet, Mossop, Jalala, Mathias, Jordy, Emmanual, Baro, Fergus, Mich, Jono, Claire, Lucie, Sav, Emma, jack, Sara, Liss, Edwina, Tommy & Hons.

To everyone that made this weekend worth wild, full of love and a reason worth smiling for then thank you to the stars and back.. words can't explain how full i am with love 
HUGS & KISSES ETC 


Make it your lives resolution to go to Splendour every year until you can't walk anymore and then get in a wheelchair make no excuses and keep going, this place is full of magic and hillsides full of nothing but fairy dust and the sounds of laughs where dreams come true.
We all come from different parts of the coast to reunite year after year again and again, were all best friends and forever joint at the hip for the very same reason for that we love music and being surrounded with the purest of happiness.


Hello I'm terribly sorry for running away and hiding in wonderland in a big rabbit hole rolling around in glitter but i have been day dreaming about July and holding on really tightly to every day in the past month, I've been feeling a lot like cinderella when finally her wish comes true and she is given a beautiful dress and the night of what only dreams are made of.

I'm finally back in Adelaide after wondering half way across the east coast and back, tiptoeing around like a little glitter fairy at splendour and shaking my tail feathers with a zillion of my most cherished friends on my birthday.
I've gone from running around in a million layers of clothes to prancing up and down green grassy hills and a night sky full of stars in my underwear, I'm still unpacking and making a glittery mess of everything i pull out of my suitcase... but who's complaining?
It feels like I'm sprinkling a little bit of magic where ever i go.

ATTENTION, please!!!
I've been dawdling around and i was going to wait until i had a huge group photo of everyone i cherish but I'm really impatient and I'll burst if I don't get this floating bubble of love out of my head soon...

I've been pondering about how blessed and out of this world lucky i am to have such incredible, warmhearted, weird little rascals in my life.
I never thought i would be sitting here today falling crazy in love, wth my group of friends and the beautiful people I've crossed paths with, the doors that have been opened the smiles and laughs ive shared ad the moments i have saved in my little memory bank.

So this cheesy little word vomit goes out to everyone ive boogied, wiggled and giggled with. you all know who you are, old and new i love you all the same.


I spent a massive eight days in Melbourne, running around with Daijah making memories with some of our friends who played at the corner hotel... so we ended up being recognized by the security gaurds almost everynight. Embarresing or an acheivment? 3 Gigs 48 Dinners New friends Bars & Bars Plenty of bagels and coffee and one empty bank.
I didnt want this blog post to be taken over by photos but more so the memories that were made in the short time span i was there that i will never forget, i mean i ate 30 dumplings for $10?
QUICK TIP - Dont catch melbourne trains past 2am!!!


MAY 10TH , 2016
I met a deliciously cute dog named max, rolled in glitter from head to toe and was called short by the bottle-o guy, what a day you were GTM I've never GROOVED so hard and i couldn't thank you enough. 
YOO HOO Alex thank you for 
owning a convertible and being a part of the Brady bunch, I felt like we were one giant cake being baked in a funfettie oven. Sloppy McDonald drive-thrus and making friends in traffic, Stealing all the mustard sauce and a random lemonade can. Being proposed to with a can of beer " oh will you beer mine 4 ever ".
Coming back to the oh so saucy ALLYOUCANEAT-CLUB for a nifty after party in the green room with acts like AlisonWonderland, WhatSoNot, Golden Features, Safia, The Meeting Tree, The Rubens & ODESZA  etc etc.
A major shout out to my little angel Sasha you know who you are, none of this would
of been possible with out you being a Groovie Smoothie.


FEBUARY 10TH, 2016
                Oh laneway, laneway, laneway...

You were an incredibly delicious day cooked in a giant oven this year, the heat of the day was forgotten about the moment we planted our butts on the grass and our feet in the dirt where we shook our tail feathers from the moment the sun rose to the moment it set back down to go back to bed again.
A spicy pre's with
thebestfam and a slippery bus ride to get us to where we need to be, Jo if you're reading this you should've worn your silk Pajamas.
The acts were even more insane then my day had just become, from Methyl Ethel to DMA's, The Internet, Hermitude, Violent Soho, Grimes, Chvrches, The Smith St band....and last but not least FLUME.
Ill run around and play lottery with Tori hand in hand all day long whilst we end it with a game of wheres
Riki and day of the week.


 
JANUARY 20TH, 2016
JANUARY 10TH, 2016
EAST COAST
Photo credit to the lovely Mathias Alexandrou.
OH... what a tiny tinsel town you are Currumbin, you can eat me up and spit me back out anytime you want. From Adelaide to Melbourne, Melbourne to Sydney, Sydney to Brisbane on a terrifying redirected flight with some not very tasteful wether outside we finally wiggled our butts into the beautiful town on the Gold Coast full of just as many beautiful people and beaches.

Day 1.  Wake up its time to go fall asleep on the beach and wake up redder then a spicy lobster, oh how incredible the first day was and always will be from the ocean to rock pools... giant boxes of fruit and vegetables to natural alovera plants and coconut oil to sooth every inch of my body.A shower with a delightful view to end the day and a bowl of fruit and peanut butter toast will do the trick, every time.

Day 2 -  You're all at work or swimming in waterfalls and im only just waking up on the couch burning from head to toe after yesterday dose of the sun... off to lunch we go, how about soul bowl and a bit of bowie for the drive? The is insane excuse me why i wander off into my own little world.

Get home everyone is time to watch a movie about a mop while we smother ourselves in whole food chocolates and goji berries.
Gather all the house mates together after work its the last night the Adelaide wombats are going to be in town, indian for dinner and a game of phone stack to keep us all connected one last time.
1 order of PAPADAMNS? 
A massive vegetarian dish with a side of BYO red wine. Before bed lets all play a game of who can scare crispy or Whitney the most, a message and back crack from the infamous Jordy whilst everyone crashes on the couch piled on top of each other.

OH  SUNSHINE
Day 3 - The last a final day of this two week long trip ( ps. sorry to be only sharing small but huge parts ) once again we woke up and drove straight to the nearest coffee shop and beach, could i get any more burnt? i don't want to leave please someone tell me to stay because i will.
Its 12pm we've been at the beach since 9 and its time to get on the Gold coast to Brisbane airport train, i miss everyone already someone let me off of the train.
I'll sit super still while i read the second-hand book i bought in Sydney, this train taking for ever but the view is nothing like ive seen before. Im at the airport now i go to sit down and buy a veggie paste i notice a german girl here on holiday so we sit down and talk for half an hour... i hear the last boarding call and run before the gates shut, time seems to be flying ... more than literally.

 
SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2015
It was 10 o'clock at night and i had set of into the night on a long but delicious 9 hour drive with the destination of Melbourne being in my hands.From the dreamy sunrise to the morning dew and mist, nothing had me ready for the day i was about to embark on.
My spicy friend tom was performing at Listen Out and had snagged me a pass so i was able to dance away into the night. From Childish Gambino, SBTRKT... Alison Wonderland, Joey Badass and of course Golden Features.
​I couldn't believe that i would be at a festival with so many people i cherish none the less of 24 hours the day before hand.

JULY 31ST, 2015
SPLENDOUR SPLENDOUR......
Im so excited to venture off into a wild and unfamiliar place, ready to meet new people and dive into a new world.
1 long but delicious flight with 4 of my beautiful bambinos and a 2 hour road trip later we finally arrived in Currumbin valley. Brisbane at around 3am.
This is where i would snuggle a house full of spicy friends untill the sun would return so we could go stock up for a crazy weekend ahead. Gum boots and rain coats at the ready we set off on a journey, leaving glitter where ever we go.

 
                                            BYRON BAY
Well tickle me pink what an absolute mess this weekend has been, from the greenest grass ive ever seen to the slugiest mud ive ever swam in .. and yes i literally mean swam, there was no escaping it.
Jumping onto the splendour band wagon with more than two hand full of friends and most importantly the little dweeb Daijah who managed to scurry her way into the camping grounds. Here are some photos and memories from spending one of the worlds most loved and famous festivals with some of my best friends.

 
                                               DAY ONE
Its not even day two yet and ive already found myself covered in mud and smelling like a little swamp animal, i dont even know where to start but ill put on some fresh socks and my gumboots while we wait for the first act.
Lets all hoola dance with the man who has a fake beard and playing air guitar.
Ailish, Lucie, Daijah and i managed to stumble upon some lovely dudes whilst we sat up untill 6am charging our phones with numerous strangers phones. SHNOOKUMS oh how i miss you.
Boots and cats and massages are always a treat, along with free pizza from the guy who feels sorry for us cold kids. ( Forever a hero )

 
 
 
 


 
                                       DAY TWO
What an epic day yesterday was i can only hope for the same today, my legs are tired and weak from pulling them out of the mud all day and my hairs covered in sludge and god knows what plus im drenched in rain water but hand me the Vegemite and an avocado and ill be as good as gold.
SO FAR SO GOOD, we have managed to see multiple acts, roll down hills, shower and use Pams Pamper Parlour so we were feeling FRESH.
Daijah got in contact with AlisonWonderland and i managed to run into a thousand and one friends i never get to see so i couldn't be happier frolicking in my fringe skirt and rainbow scarf.
Carbonara for dinner anyone? A shoulder ride on Daijah to say hello to my boys from circa waves? thank you for the inch of extra height.
PS FLORANCE AND THE MACHINE, YOU ARE WHAT LIFE IS.

 
                                  DAY 3
GOOD MORNING..
How incredible day three has been, acts after acts meeting new people and finding someone camping with some of my best friends WHO i went to kinder garden with and have not seen in 15 years?? TAME IMPALA you will float my boat every damn time, how beautiful your set was and yours to Wombats.
In the arms of the beautiful Brittany Odell all night whilst we frolicked through the electric city tipi forrest.
At last midnight coffee and then a boogie in the silent disco where ill meet Mitch and steal giant letters off of the " knit happens sew what " sign.
Lets all crawl into the same bed tonight, 1,2,3,4,5? 6? girls in a one man tent later and were fast asleep dreaming of the days we just had.

1am - 2am shnookums with Ailish, Jordy & myself with a wicked boots and cats rapping legend.
The OH SO VERY TALENTED, Kyle Lionhart & Ziggy Alberts absolutely killing the game. ( Click on their names )
Feeling oh so very lucky that i got the chance to hang with these rad dudes inbetween jamming in the mud.
If you havent heard their stuff already then youre missing out BIG TIME.

FEBUARY 7th, 2015
Oh how another year has passed! It only felt like yesterday that i  was strapping up my vintage black overalls and lacing up my boots before we ventured off to Laneway.. Andy Bull, Dune Rats, Banks, FKA Twigs, Flight Facilities, Mac Demarco, Pond and Jungle.
Now only just around the corner and im so excited to be back with all my little minions.. you'll find me laying under a shady tree keeping nice and cool before i go and shimmy to all the rad and crazy talented artists.
COVERED in glitter and dripping in jewels.. where i feel most at home so here are last years photos to get us all excited.

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