here are some of our favorite photos from our time in sydney, australia! we started our trip here, spending the first few days with our friends the coulsons who were so wonderful to host us and show us around the city each day (you might remember these photos i shared a few weeks ago which tim took during our first day). the kids did a pretty spectacular job adjusting to the time change once we arrived in sydney from the US (let’s not talk about how long and difficult the adjustment period was once we flew BACK to new york, however. ;)
highlights of sydney for us was seeing stick man at the sydney opera house! it was such a fun production aimed for kids, but i was seriously blown away at how great the performers were and the story and songs were really impressive. and the opera house in general is also just spectacular. another highlight was running into this street drummer who i had actually read about a few months before in an article. and then there he was! on the street performing! he was incredible, and conrad would not stop dancing while he played. haha! i actually have a lot of great video of him, so will share soon in the australia recap video coming up. it’s silly to say maybe, but we felt like the people in sydney were so friendly and kind, and the city over all was really clean. we always tend to notice those sorts of details since we’re out and about so much with the kids, and always appreciate when the atmosphere is like that.
a few photos!
kesh making hummus with all the kids! she’s one of my favorite mama’s to look towards for inspiration, because she always seems so level headed and calm and kind to her little crew. i really like that about her.
big boy driving the boat!!!!
first meal in sydney were some yummy meat pies! we hear they are very australian! you might have seen on my snapchat while we were there that we also tried our first chip sandwich (french fries in a slice of bread) which of course is also delicious. how could it not be, honestly.
on sunday afternoon, we stopped by bondi beach for lunch and it was fun to see in person! cannot believe how crowded it was! and i hear that this is not even very crowded compared to other times!
a HUGE thank you to everyone who suggested we try out gelato messina (we had it while at bondi beach). you need to have a look at all of their special flavors because what they come up with is insane! i’m trying to remember the name of the special we got, i feel like it was called compost, but i can’t find it on the site. it had literally everything in it, including popcorn praline and it was so good!
delcious pizza from outside of sydney at la fiamma. (the nutella dessert pizza has been in my dreams ever since.)
and here is conrad basically bowing at the end of his dance routine to gordo, the street drummer i was talking about above. he LOVED listening to him play. it was very sweet to see him keep wanting to get down and bounce up and down to the beat.
kesh took us to this incredible spot called ichi-ban boshi.
and this is a dessert from a great japanese bookstore called books kinokuniya that i am still wishing i had bought and eaten! luckily they have a location here in new york city too. ;)
stick man! sooooo good. thank you josh for planning ahead and getting the tickets!!!!
kids in sunglasses kill me! i love it.
one of our other favorite meals was when we went to lunch at this place called chargrill charlie’s in wahroonga. it’s more of a takeaway place. they had amazing food prepared like in these photos above, but their chicken and potato wedges were sooo good! thank you to the coulsons for taking us here!
we stopped by the museum of contemporary art after church on sunday to catch a performance and see a few exhibits. never can last too long in these sorts of places with the kids, but we had a great time for a little while. :)
also, this wall behind the staircase at the museum was so beautiful! also, highlight of the trip for me was finally getting into a gorman clothing store! i have been obsessed for ages. (my pink skirt i’m wearing above is from there, on sale right now too!)
i keep trying to call my stroller a pram now, haha! it won’t stick for some reason and i keep saying stroller out of habit. but every time kesh said pram it just sounded so much better than stroller. i’m gonna keep trying. ;)
sydney, you were incredible! it’s hard to tell if we’ll ever see you again, but thank you for such a wonderful experience. and australia over all, we love you.
ME: black high rise jeans and red shirt, fedora hat and birkenstock sandals with this lipstick. pink linen skirt and cream lace blouse (on sale! but almost sold out, similar HERE) with yellow bow sandals. black swimsuit in first few photos from HERE.
KIDS: kid sunglasses from HERE, new balance tennis shoes HERE and HERE and eleanor’s sparkly purple sneakers HERE. eleanor’s popsicle dress from polarn o. pyret a few seasons back and eleanor and samson’s watches (they refuse to take them off! it’s so funny how much they love them) are from HERE.
CAMERA: all photos were taken with our canon 6D and 24-70mm lens.