The City That Never Sleeps: NYC for a First-timer

Before travelling I generally try to keep an open mind to avoid disappointment… but my expectations were higher than the Empire State building for my first visit to the big apple, a special moment for any wanderluster. I couldn’t wait to scout street art and boutiques in Soho, be in a crush of people on Fifth Avenue and get dizzy at the Guggenheim.House of Emerald - NYC for a first-timer

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One Sheike Dress

It was love at first sight with this dress from Sheike. The crisp nautical monochrome, asymmetrical hem and the hint of sports luxe in the jersey stripe meant it was definitely coming home with me.

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A Guide to Unhealthy Eating in Chicago

I’m recently back from travelling in the United States where I made my first stop in the Midwest, spending a few days in Chicago – aΒ city I was particularly excited to eat in. Travelling this part of the land of freedom food solo made it especially easy to be glutenous!

So without further ado, here is my guide to unhealthy eating in Chicago…

House of Emerald Guide to Unhealthy Eating in Chicago

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Saturday Night Style: Sorted for Under $50

To celebrate being back in the amazing Australian Summer here is an outfit worthy of any Saturday night spent on a rooftop bar, and for under $50 ($47 in fact) – “How?!” I hear you ask? Simple! Here is the breakdown…

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A Night in the Front Row

This week I received my very first media pass in the mail to attend Niki Teljega‘s show case event, so in true fashion blogger style off I and my DSLR went to the Powerhouse.

The show opened with a collection of head-turning designs from Niki’s archives, which produced quite a few collective intakes of breathe from the whole audience – no mean feat.

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Barcelona in Black and White

You might be wondering why I am sharing only black and white photographs from a city as colourful as Barcelona? Read on…



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My Next Overseas Adventure: 100 Day Countdown

I’m very excited to announce my next overseas adventure is booked in and fast approaching – in 100 days I head to the USA and Hong Kong!


In 2010 I was lucky enough to visit San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Las Vegas and Los Angeles on America’a West Coast, as well as island-hop in Thailand in 2012, so I can’t wait to go back and experience more of what North America and Asia have to offer.

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