⋆✵ HOTEL HEADS ✵⋆ 

I must have gone mad for a few weeks, were the past two months all a dream or did it all actually happen? Everything seems to real to be true like I'm floating on top of the clouds and above all the planets.

For anyone who wouldn't know I just want to do a quick recap of how lucky and blessed you can be in certain parts of your life with out even knowing until it's too late to grab hold of the moments. I turned 21, That's just a big enough achievement in itself. I had the chance to roam around at splendour with some of my beautiful and talented friends and danced on stage ( It was a real coming up Millhouse moment ) I then moved house and went backstage with my best friend Daijah and watched some of our friends support Two Door Cinema Club before I jetted off to Vietnam and Cambodia for a month the next morning with 6 of my best friends.

I apologize and I may have a slight case of princess shock syndrome but I needed a moment to reflect and I feel like everyone deserves and needs to do it once in a while.

Now back to the important stuff, the life changing, mind opening, heart warming and huge learning experience that this trip brought me is unexplainable. I never thought two countries, 3 and a half weeks, 6 friends and multiple nights and days of laughing, crying, eating, exploring, dancing and meeting incredibly bright people day in day out would bring me such an over load of happiness but 5 days later as I'm sitting here and writing this I couldn't recommend back packing with minimal items and almost 0 reception more than anything in the world.

Play with the children on the street, get lost in jungles, go on boat rides, vanish for 3 days on a private island, fall in love with everyone you meet, make friends, lose phones, jump off of boats into jelly fish waters, explore caves, fall asleep with the cows, try to tame all the dogs you see, hunt for the best Bahn mi in town, eat all the spring rolls, get lost in the streets while it's thunder storming, get kissed by the sun, hold a puppy while you drink a gin and always have a 9 am beer.

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⭐️ Carnival knowledge ⭐️ 

Dear Universe, We will be home by moon rise.

Sophie and I had hopped off a train in Osaka and right into a time capsule where we had followed Alice straight down into Wonderland. 
We had been welcomed into a dream land and we weren't ready to leave by the time the sun said good bye and went to bed. 

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 👽 Ticket To Tokyo 👽

I traveled to Tokyo and ate so many bowls of ramen with Sophie that we almost exploded, a short story by me.

So get this, Sophie and I had only met for a fraction of an hour in Byron Bay 2 days after new years in her home after she stumbled through her door wearing a white sheet dripping wet after we had all just ran back into the warmth from Falls Festival.
We were sitting there all devouring pizza and talking about everything under the moon before my ear ache kicked in and we were in the bathroom pouring hot salt water inside a ketchup bottle down my nose trying to unblock my ear, then moments after that I went to bed and didn't see Sophie again? The friendship was set in stone.

A few weeks later we got talking about traveling and before you knew it I was picking her up from the airport two days before we were flying to Japan together. 

We found ourselves lost in a universe of fashion, no cares or second looks, kind smiles and the best ramen we've ever let our bellies swim in.
Getting lost in book stores and ubers with funny little friends, Dancing in the most out rages bars and clubs while we lost our marbles and scrambled to find them as we got lost on the streets at 4 am.
Having the giant swans as our very own tour guides down rivers were couples fell in love and every laugh was infectious.

I don't think anyone can take the city, the culture, the endless vintage stores and peach flavoured water away from me, Tokyo you will forever have my heart.

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☄️  Moon Dreamers ☄️  

If you didn't know and you were incredibly unaware I suddenly moved to Melbourne with a hop skip and a jump, so I put together a little video of what I've been getting up to and how much nonsense and mess I've made.
I can't pinpoint exactly why I decided to move so fast but I wanted to tell you all a little story and a tiny update before I run off to Japan and get lost in a dreadful amount of ramen and cherry blossoms.

1. I joined a new acting school. Which I'm head over heels in love with.
2. I lost my license within 3 months of having it.
3. I booked flights to Vietnam ( I'm Leaving for a month and technology isn't invited )
4. I'm off to japan in May and I really want to bring the tea ceremony home with me.
5. I lost someone I loved and never want to feel that pain again.
6. I've made some new incredible friends and the world is offering me so much.
7. Hard work really does pay off.
8. I met, became friends and had a beer with my favourite artist.
9. Groovin the moo was last week and it made my whole body TINGLE.
10. The best things in life are FREE!!!!!!
11. I'm acting in a short film.
12. I may or may not be falling in love for the 48th time.
13. Living in a new state and being away from family has
made me appreciate everything about the word and feeling home.
14. I'm not the only one with stuff going on.
15. ???? I don't know everything, and as much as I think I do, 
I keep learning something new every day.

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Space  Oddity
   

STAR GAZING TRAIL BLAZING

My bedroom is where I come to rest my head,
 where I lay and watch the sun go down and the stars come out.
I watch them flicker and listen to the rain hit my window.
My bedroom is where my week old coffee cups start to grow little
worlds within my own.
Where the sweet sounds of vinyl whisper through every corner 
of my room and where I wake every day,
with the warm sun covering my body like a blanket.
Where I sit and put on my makeup and tame hair longer than 
I have seen it in three years.
Where I create and make all my ideas become a reality,
my little shoe box of memories.
My bedroom is where I dream, where David Bowie Joins me on my own 
 the little dance floor.

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Genius  Of  Jupiter
   
Women are from mars, Men are from venus.
   
Real guys go for real down to mars girls.
   

To whoever shall read this,
I don't know if you've heard but women can do anything men can do and twice as better. 


Terribly so the most exciting thing in my life right now is the new David Bowie book I bought or another called WishCraft that I sparingly scavenged to buy for $2 at my not so local saver's store and the $14 stripper boots I pranced around in and ducked taped but anyway the book I'm reading, it has really hit home recently with a chapter called " When it hurts too much to laugh " but there's also a note on the first page that reads, To my mother who has always believed in me.
So basically this book has become my bible and my manual to everything worth doing and doing it well.

You see now, I've bought a ticket to mars 
but I've landed on Jupiter and I can't seem to find my rocket to get back to Saturn, somewhere along the way I feel like I've made a dreadfully wrong turn and I can't seem to find the directions to life itself or to planet passion.

In my own world, I live in a tiny bubble and in that bubble, all I do is prance around covered in glitter, act in films and live by the ocean. It hits me that the reality of doing none of this and not living in my dream world sucks and id like to do whatever I'd like all day long without one adult chore.

I'm also trying terribly hard to be completely and endlessly in the moment without an inch of my brain wondering anywhere else but for in the now and always living in the now, I also wish I had a genie in a bottle so I could ask to be original 24/7 but in my universe my creative clock is a ticking time bomb and the idea of never having enough time is haunting me lately, so I seem to be feeling a lot like the color blue.

You see the problem I have is coming back down to earth and adapting to the real world, why? I own me! and to be completely honest I wasn't going to for a very very long time. I still thought I had time to live in my barbie dream house with ken before getting a 9-5 job saving all my money for rent, groceries and getting excited to buy the bread on special.

If you've been following me on here then you would know that I have no idea what I'm doing and that I'm still trying to figure it all out, I'm just a girl who isn't going anywhere anytime soon 
with an L in the shape on my forehead.


I know I'm still young and I have so much to look forward to, plus more than enough time to work everything out... but I just can't seem to shake the feeling off that I'm not doing the right thing or anything at all really. I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and that time heals all but it's awfully hard to swallow the idea of this when it seems as if someone's hit stop on the remote and hidden it from me so I can never press play again.

Anyway, Living in an entirely different state all the way from home, trying desperately hard to live like a Beverly hills mum isn't going to cut it right now as much as I would like it to.

I guess you just have to bite the bullet and tell yourself life is too short to worry. I know it makes it terribly hard when you're comparing yourself to everybody around you and constantly looking at their lives and comparing it to your own, I've learnt recently that we all have a secret side that we hide and keep in a box we locked and threw away the key to.

I wish I could tell you or myself when the right moment is going to be but not even einstein could work that problem out, sadly I wish we could just sit around all day and have it all fall into our laps but you just can't!!!!! You have to make your dreams happen!!! 

If you start reaching high enough you might reach the stars, you can't dance around in a place called la la land all day long.

Now I know I'm no angel and I probably have no clue what I'm talking about, but there's so much in life to be happy about and that's all that really matters. So when life gives you lemons Make lemonade and don't forget to add a lot of sugar. ( Basically, life can be sweet and sour ).

As I get to the end of my rant I now know that I have so much to be thankful for, I'm sitting in a warm comfy bed messaging my mum, I'm off to Japan next week, I just booked a trip to Vietnam and I'm surrounded by so many friends that are warming my heart tonight.

So here's to my Mum, who showed a girl how to be a person who trusted herself. My nan for giving me the gift of words and wisdom. My twin for sharing a heart and always reminding me how proud she is and to everyone else who lets me spin around and be me.
THE DREAM IS OVER!
BACK TO EARTH!

I'm in desperate need to express myself so I'm running off with the Indians and the cowboys.

Yours sincerely with much love, Whitney.

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 👼🏼 St Jerome's Laneway Festival 👼🏼

 👼🏼 St Jerome's Laneway Festival 👼🏼

 👼🏼 St Jerome's Laneway Festival 👼🏼

Okay so surprisingly we all somehow made it to pre's ( after we all almost turned into raisins from 32-degree heat at 10 am ) but even better than that !!!!!
1. I dropped my bottle of gin and she survived.  2. Glitter exploded in my bag but i looked on the bright side of everything being shiny.  3. I had some tacos.  4. I danced all damn night with my favourite people.  5. I was covered in confetti.  6. The sunset looked like Neapolitan ice cream.
 7. I looked like Neapolitan ice cream.

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[ Dune Rats ]

[ delinquints on a boat ]​

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                 ☆ DAZED & AMUSED ☆
I've been wanting to do something like this for the longest time, Daij and i wondered around the east coast for almost 3 weeks just playing, meeting beautiful new friends & cuddling old ones, dancing around at falls and being cought in storms and deep conversations over pizza with plenty of captivating people. 
Its so important to remember that when you're on the road with someone for a little bit of time that what you find out about eachother and yourself you cant take to seriously, never take the best moments for granted but also never forget the small ones either.

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♡ BABY BLUE ♡

Lately, I've been waking up with a weird feeling, like where you have a scratch that you just can't seem to itch and it just sits there like a band aid you want to rip off so badly. SUCKS RIGHT? That's me.
There's a little saying I've been seeming to stick by lately and it's 'You're not where you want to be, but you're not where you were', it keeps ringing in my ears like loud church bells.
I'll keep going forward even though I wake up feeling stuck, I know next year will be nothing but magic and feel like one big heartthrob. It will start off with my best friend and I diving in the ocean cleansing out bodies for the new year, before rolling on green grass and dancing to music so that has to mean something right?    
                  


- I've lost almost all sense of direction.
- I had my heart broken, Again.
- All things better in life, are FREE.
- I gave my wardrobe a spring clean for summer, which felt super duper.
- I'm saving up for a 5 week trip to London & Paris, 
( Which I'm a little scared about because I've never been able to. )
- Cigarettes After sex is my new anthem.
- I'm addicted to coffee again.
- I want to learn guitar and piano
- My hair needs to be pink again.
- I keep giving away my heart to easily, I worry myself a little but life is short and I want to love everyone as fast and as much as I can. 
- This year has been a blast and I'm going to cry when it's over.
- I've started making videos!
-So many friends were down on the weekend and I didn't go home for a week but that's ok because I've realised they are my home.
- I have a new job OR two, I'm not certain.
- I finally have a new camera & laptop. ( I'm broke )
- Planes used to make me sick and scared, but now I enjoy being with the clouds,  the sun, the moon and the stars.
- My Primary & High School crush is still my crush.
- I learnt that the truth can hurt.
- Red wine is a new found love that I'll never let go.
- I'm acting again! it feels bittersweet.
- I have a new piercing.
- I'm getting a matching tattoo with my best friend.
- Moving out of home is becoming an itch I can't seem to scratch.
- I really REALLY want to move to Sydney.
- I can't stop eating peaches, I might become one.
- I miss you, I'm missing you.
- I still don't like hot or spicy foods.

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           ​​​​     DEAR DIARY,
  DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?

Dear Diary, You'll meet them all again on the journey to the middle.

To all my Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters I'm not sure what this post is about but I'm going to call it a boring peek into my life in fine detail, and by that, I mean snapshots, favourite songs, quotes, movies, facts about me.
Firstly I'm stuck in a hole that to see progress I might actually have to do something but that puts me in a pickle because no matter how creative and motivated I would love to be all the time it's not something that can be forced and faking it to you make it just ain't gonna cut it so slow and steady is how this race will be won. 
Sadly i wish this is how it could be, that I could sit back watch the flowers grow and watch the magic happen but that wouldn't be very fun and I think dancing around with my friends and working hard to do the things I adore is nice and on the plus side it's vital that I keep creating or I would go insanely mad.

My acting teachers would always tell me to stay still, concentrate and to use my eyes to look at people more because apparently I was nervous and it made me look like I had something to hide which I never argued with because maybe I did, but don't we all? Someone once told me if you don't have secrets then you haven't really lived which of course made me lay back and look at the stars above me and wondered if they had anything to hide seeming they disappear for 12 hours a day.

'' The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool ''.

All the things I share with my friends, the idea that we all love to dance, draw, write, read, travel and be open minded angels so you can say I'm filled and surrounded with nothing but joy but I'm kind of like those old converse strung up on electricity lines you see on the street always up in the air but I think I enjoy it that way.
I mean its so much fun having your head in the clouds until it starts to get gloomy, then 
there's days where I want to be alone and ask the world what the heck I am meant to be doing, although no one has a clue what they're doing and that's okay because we're all in this together.

"
You ought to spend a little more time trying to make something of yourself and a little less time trying to impress people.''

"I don't have to run away and live in the street. I can run away and I can go to the ocean, I can go to the country, I can go to the mountains. I could go to Israel, Africa, Afghanistan.''

Dear Diary, I went to rock and roll heaven and I wasn't on the guest list.

i keep dancing on my own toes reminicing on these songs and movies and how they make me feel like a nostlagic bubble of teenage anxst, although im not a teenager anymore im never really going to grow up.
I'll just pretend im on the tour bus singing tiny dancer wondering if home is really where the road is.


1. 10 Things I Hate About You

2. Dirty Dancing
3. Pretty In Pink
4. Ferris Buellers Day Off
5. Almost Famous
6. Empire Records
7. American Beauty
8. Clueless
9. Sixteen Candles
10. Girls Just Want To Have Fun

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A Conversation I Had With A Friend.

There's something about being surrounded by people, nature, music. How it can make you feel completely at peace and yet so alive and vigorous all at once.
The feeling of being addicted to living every day like it's your last, never letting fear stand in the way of something you so desperately want.

Being close to someone you've known for ten years or a stranger you've known for ten minutes, human interaction isn't want somebody wants it's what everybody needs. That one gentle touch, a conversation, a hug, laying there in silence with one another, a phone call, a letter.
What makes us feel what we feel, why is it so important to be loved and to love in return? we all have hearts so big that we could lift a nation yet we hide them away too afraid of being hurt, building up a wall so high that no one can get past.

The universe is so much bigger than we will ever be, there are 7.4 Billion people in the world.
We all romanticize on the idea of love, bigger places, deeper waters, a far far away place called neverland. Somewhere no one has to grow up, where we can stay forever on a journey so terrifying, constantly testing our confidence and courage. 
These days mortality is burnt into my mind like the tenth cup of coffee I've had today, how crazy time is and if were ever going to have enough of it.
How inevitable death is and how I'm always trying to be as present as I can be, before it's too late.

There's always a point in time where I find myself retracing the steps I had followed to get to where I am in the first place, were these the right ones to follow? am I on the right path or is this just another detour to get to where I'm really meant to be? I'm always battling the idea of reality, it's not as scary as it seems, is it? while half of me is too scared to fly and the other half of me is so excited to fall.
We all have a gut feeling and the idea for us all to follow our heart but what happens when it starts twisting and turning and the fire in your heart starts to burn brighter than it ever has before.

Never let anything stop you from living the life you want to live, completely and passionately in the moment and having fun, being utterly free within yourself. Living life properly and how it should be lived, accomplishing acceptance and getting over fear and heartbreaks. Falling in love and out of love, experiencing the endless amounts of possibilities and enjoying every moment.
You only get to do this once, so stop caring and think why the hell not.

A Conversation I Had With A Friend.
You're Going To Have Your High Highs, And You're Going To Have Your Low Low's.

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Ask Yourself Who Are You Really?

I was born with the darkest of black hair and lots of it, it wasn't until I was about 4 that my twin and I started looking nothing like little identical monkeys and that started to sadden me. Who was I? if I wasn't like someone else? 
If I was to make a confession it was that I really wanted to be as headstrong as her, always had a stable job always learning and studying savings for a car a house.. the way we were all taught to think that this was the way life was supposed to go that we all needed a "plan" but I
 could never concentrate for very long and I always needed to be moving or i would become frustrated, I never found myself being patient.

Ok but I was talking to my best friend who is a million miles away with a time difference that sucks but I was in the shower and she was in bed and she found herself saying that she's been loving other people more then she's been loving herself and I started to think have i been doing the same thing? how are we meant to find and figure ourselves out if we're too busy dissecting the people around us.  " i don't know who I am " is a question I hear come out of a lot of mouths, our dreams, memories, intentions, the want for something more.. all make up for tiny bits of who we are, right?

I mean don't get me wrong I'm a huge believer of surrounding yourself with people who have the same hopes and dreams the same thrive for doing something good in the world, but when do we know when to stop and to just take a step back to reflect on ourselves? there's not one person I'm friends with who don't support me and don't lift me up instead of dragging me down and I couldn't ask for anything more but am I selfish for wanting more love than I already have or is that what makes us human?

Yeah so I don't dress the same as I did a year ago, I don't listen to the same music, i don't shop at high-end stores and I'm almost a year and half at the being vegetarian benchmark, but are all of these things trends? do they throw us into a category? i live in a pair of converse i found for $3 at an op shop, my first pair of levis have 6 holes in them, I throw on shirts and silk dresses not because it's trendy but because I'm lazy and its what makes me feel comfortable.

There's magic in everything we find ourselves in and i find a new piece of my personality every day, a new sense of style, a song I've never heard, food I've never tried, a new dream and want and if we new ourselves entirely already then how we would we discover these new parts of who we are.
How can i love the city and the beach the exact same amount as each other, how can I be so conflicted but so sure of myself at the same time.

The best advice I was given was 'never grow up too fast', chase the feeling inside of you, experience everything and never be afraid of your fears.

So why you still have time go lose yourself,
you never know you might find out who you are along the way.

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Let's take it back to the beginning, when i was standing in Midwest trader searching high and low for a good pair of vintage levis and couldn't find anything that hugged my tiny booty tight enough, that's when my friend told me about Luna Wolf Vintage.
Ali and i first met on a rooftop over some pineapple vodkas * how cliche of me * when we started bantering about a mutual hate here and a future plan to live with each other one day there, and then it clicked where we knew each other from and the friendships been nothing but sunflowers and daisies ever since.

I had no idea she owned or created this slice of heaven until I stumbled upon the little gem by accident above a rad store and tucked away above a staircase.
It became my hideaway and we began to talk about shoots together and who would be good to shoot and then i decided to jump behind the camera for her and in return she would give me a rad Harley shirt or the infamous daisy flares everyone's mouths watered over at splendour.

It's incredible how much I've watched this store grow, from the people Luna wolf has collaborated with and the people they have been able to meet through having such a rad and unique attitude about the brand.
I mean after all its Adelaide and we all help each other out it's what a tiny city that call each other family do.

The shops sadly closed  but you can check everything out on their online store  LunaWolfVintage.com
Photos By Daniel Marks @markseee

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GOOD MORNING
It's 8:30am on a Wednesday and I'm basking in the morning sunlight, i read my horoscope just like i do every morning, sipping instant coffee from a ' CHICKS RULE ' mug and eating peanut butter and strawberry jam on toast? it's my new obsession.
I started writing this on my velvet green couch in the lounge room but I decided to follow the sunlight to my bed to continue rambling on about how busy and happy I've been these past few months and how my todo list is almost all ticked off.
Firstly i turned 20 surrounded by the most amazing friends, saying goodbye to my teen years.. the years that have moulded me into the shrub i am today, wondering off to Splendour and playing hide and seek for almost two weeks on the coast.
Monday-itis is real folks.
I've helped out friends with two short films ( I'm finally acting and it feels so sweet ).
This blog is also getting a workout as I'm putting work in, trying to connect with you all and share my thoughts, creativity and what i love to do.
Collaborating with friends and brands, creating my own style and still discovering new things about myself.
I finally have SAVINGS something i thought i would never be able to say, i also get my license in minus 16 days and i can't wait to drive to the beach every morning in summer.
Everything finally feels like it's falling into place and people need to know that when the time is right you'll know.
I mean i can't afford to fix my phone, i have really bad cramps and i messed up and i cant afford a flight home after listen out but im genuinly, happy.

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THE JOURNEY TO THE MIDDLE

We're all on our own journey of self-expression, exploring the world within ourselves and the one that we live in.
We start to fill our head full of questions and dreams, wondering where the road beneath your feet is bound to take you. You feel stuck in a place you're constantly caught up daydreaming in, forgetting that the whole world is at your fingertips.
It's easy to feel glued to the past and reminiscing on what could've been instead of what can be, craving attention and addicted to the feeling of love.
It's easy to feel alone when everyone and everything around you 
seems to be going a million miles an hour, when you're desperately holding on to someone or something that bleeds of good energy.
Why is the glass always half empty instead of half full? why are we depressed about the past and terrified of the future? when it once was exactly that.
Find the person of your dreams and hold on tight, never settle for anything less 
than what you deserve. Life is one big magical dream and its okay to be scared, nervous.. to feel butterflies in the pit of your stomach and to have your heart pounding in your chest.
Talk to strangers, dance like no one is watching, wear your heart on your sleeve and never look back, laugh, cry, sleep for two days straight or don't sleep at all. 
This very moment the one were in this is all we have, talk about things that matter tell the people you care about that you love them, let a stranger know they're 
beautiful..
tell yourself that you're beautiful.
Ask yourself, are you happy?

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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. 

It's always like walking into one big confetti cake and I'd love to say that it didn't 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 that's not the case and if anyone ever tells you different then they're lying but I there is a truth and here it is....

It's never been just a festival to me and its so easy to loose yourself and be in a self indulged trance for 3 days as you really fall into being who you truly are being 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.

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BIRTHDAY BLUES

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 S
plendour 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 I've shared ad the moments I
have saved in my little memory bank.

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



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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 guard almost every night. Embarrassing or an achievement? 3 Gigs 48 Dinners New friends Bars & Bars Plenty of bagels and coffee and one empty bank.
I didn't 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 -Don't catch Melbourne's trains past 2am!!!

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 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 
fun fettie 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.
A major shout out to my little angel Sasha you know who you are, none of this would
 have been possible without you being a Groovie Smoothie.
 

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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.
spicy pre's with the best fam 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.
I'll 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.


 

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EAST COAST
Photo credit to the lovely Mathias Alexandrou.
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 weather 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 than 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 aloe vera plants and coconut oil to soothe 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 I'm 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 housemates 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.
One 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
superstillwhilei read the second-hand book I bought in Sydney, this train taking forever but the view is nothing like I've seen before. I'm 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.

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It was 10 o'clock at night and I had set of into the night on a long but delicious nine 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.

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SPLENDOUR SPLENDOUR......
I'm so excited to venture off into a wild and unfamiliar place, ready to meet new people and dive into a new world.
One long but delicious flight with four of my beautiful bambinos, a two 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 until 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. 

 
Well tickle me pink what an absolute mess this weekend has been, from the greenest grass I've ever seen to the sludgiest mud I've 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
It's not even day two yet and I've already found myself covered in mud and smelling like a little swamp animal, I don't even know where to start but ill put on some fresh socks and my gumboots while we wait for the first act.
Let's all
hoola dance with the man who has a fake beard and playing air guitar.
Ailish, Lucie, Daijah
andi managed to stumble upon some lovely dudes whilst we sat up until 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 I'm 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 AlisonWonderlandandi
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.
Let's
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 in between jamming in the mud.
Ifyouhavent heard their stuff already then
youre missing out BIG TIME.

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