I asked Victoria to be a guest writer of her take on our trip. Thank you V.
Sydney was an interesting experience, I was a little disappointed in the weather, but it was a great way to spend a birthday, and who better to share it with than my mum.
Our hotel was overlooking the Sydney Harbour, and at night we could see the light show that was being projected onto the Opera House - and apparently Lou Reed was in town, which was exciting..
We visited David Jones, Myers, and some little boutiques in the main central Sydney. Town was bustling with people, and amidst the chaos we had a fabulous time shopping. I managed to snag a great bargain on some marc by marc jacobs velvet suede peeptoes, and yet another pair of Ksubi jeans - I can never get enough! I found it difficult to shop, as there were so many things that were on my adore list, but they shall have to wait until I'm rich and famous (Chanel Boutique made me cry) haha
There was also the launch of the Apple Ipad at the store and there were a million people around.
The weather was cross between a drizzle and a looming grey over the harbour. The light was quite pretty though.
On our final night in Sydney mum and I went to a little Italian restaurant at the Rocks and ate pizza, it was a pleasant way to end our short holiday.
The view from our 26 th floor room, notice the raindrops on the window.
We ate breakfast at a little cafe on Circular Quay and took in the sights of the Opera House and Harbour bridge.
"The Rocks" is a very old part of the City and as you can see this old Pub has been there since 1828, as so many of the other old shops and buildings in this area.
Whenever I am in Sydney, I make a bee line to Castlereagh Street and visit the Chanel shop.
Whatever your taste, style, age or budget there are major department stores, designer shops. boutiques or markets to suit you.
Sydney is a wonderful walking City, but we really wished we had worn more comfortable shoes, because by the end of the day walking around in heels in the rain, we were very tired and it was lovely to go back to the haven of the Hotel.
Today the Ipad had arrived in Sydney and people were lining up at the Apple Store, to buy one.
The Queen Victoria Arcade was beautiful and a great place to escape the rain.
I loved the old lead light windows.
We flew over with Emirates in the new Airbus 380 which I must say was very comfortable and lovely and the service and food was great.
On Friday night when we arrived at the Marriott Hotel, Circular Quay, we checked in with the Concierge and she gave us the keys to a room on the 16th floor.
Now we had paid for an Opera House and water view and pulling back the drapes, this was certainly not that room with the view. We were looking back towards the City, over offices and buildings.
We were feeling very tired after the flight and they apologized when they realized the mistake and quickly moved us up to the 26th floor and brought complimentary bath robes, slippers, and wine.
On Sunday morning we had a wake up call at 4am, so a very early start to the day to get out to the airport in time for our flight back home.
So all in all, a lovely weekend, feeling a little tired and I seem to have picked up a bug and have a sore throat and cold.
It was great to have a shopping trip with DD and spending time with her and to see the sights and shops in Sydney.
I hope that you are having a wonderful week