You would already be aware that I divide my time between Melbourne and Bali which means when I am back in Melbourne for work, I hit the ground running and am in back-to-back meetings!

I barely have time to do anything and the massive list that the children give me of what to buy them as their (gifts) is ever expanding! I often also need to just grab some bits and pieces in general for myself and the family as a whole. Thank goodness there is a Target store near me when I am back and staying in Melbourne! It’s my one stop shop and in there I can get my hands on any number of things for the kids, as well as some basics and accessories for myself.

The children’s clothes at Target are so on trend and so affordable, and the fact that my children are growing at a rate of knots Target kids’ fashion is perfect for them! I love the t-shirts and skirts for Stella and this denim skirt is perfect for her. For Rocco, there are Batman costumes, great wearing t-shirts, shorts, and other basics. And for little Frankie, there is just almost too much to choose from!

Personally I find it a ridiculous waste of money to spend copious amounts of cash on children’s clothing as they trash them in half a second. With all the different collaborations that Target is involved in such as Ksubi for Kids and Collete Dinnigan for Kids there is also no fear of daggy looking kids hanging out in the playground!

While I am in there, let’s face it, there is also some things that I can grab for myself. Target has great basics and ‘essentials’ and some of the accessories on offer are great to pair up with an outfit.

In this trip I stocked up: all the basics like undies, bras and t-shirts and then of course I had to do the toy aisle too!! I don’t think I would ever be forgiven if I didn’t bring back something Batman-related for Rocco!!!!

You can check out all that Target has on offer here shop.target.com.au

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Sharing Bali is a fantastic fitness retreat that I have just discovered in Bali!

It’s high up in the hills near Ubud and it was such a joy to leave the hustle and bustle of Seminyak for a few days! There are still so many parts of Bali that are untouched and litter free..

Sharing Bali has an array of different kinds of activities from yoga, boot camps with Michelle Bridges, bike rides and trekking. You’re invited to try authentic Balinese food and have a real taste of traditional Balinese life while staying in the authentic Balinese style huts.

The owners Karan and Wayan are extremely warm and friendly and can give you a real in site to Bali living .

I joined Karen and a group of fabulous people from Melbourne who were staying the week on a boot camp retreat and I was luckily enough to be able to climb Mt Batur!

Mt Batur is an active volcano in Bali and I have always wanted to watch the sunrise from the top!

This was one of the most amazing things I have ever experienced ! I highly recommend it even though it’s a 2.30am start!!! After the 4 hr round trek we then relaxed in the hot thermal springs with the most impressive mountain back drop .

Check out www.sharingbali.com.au for more info
Twitter: www.twitter.com/sharingbali 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SuaraAir

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Cooking eggs in the Volcanic steam

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I love myself a kimono and have always had a fascination with them! I love how they make you feel, so regal and chic even first thing in the morning….

I recently discovered Lisa’s Closet, a girl from Byron who has managed to capture all the styles I love and live by through her kimonos! They are all made by hand and screen printed in Bali using traditional techniques.

Lisa’s style in her own words ‘will undobtubly want you all to get a bit of warrior princess in you and rock out’ in one of her beautiful creations!

Lisa’s style …. “I am a lover of all things Bohemian. I collect treasures from bygone eras. I am intrigued by the beauty that lives within other cultures. I am retro 60’s, slam’n 70’s and RAD 80’s. I am gypsy. I am future chic. I am whatever I want to be.”

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Carly Brown Photography.

I feel so sad that my time on this beautiful island is coming to an end! I have enjoyed every minute of my time on Hamilton Island and I plan to come back in November with the children!
We had our last supper ie breakfast on the beautiful Bommie Deck and my taste buds were tantalized with an array of fresh exotic fruits from Simon George and son.
After breakfast I did a hike up to the lookout which was well worth the pain and then got to relax and unwind with a relaxing massage from Spa Qualia.
Thank you to the team on Hamilton Island for showing me the most amazing time!
See you all in November!
Lindy x

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Day two on Hamilton island has to be one of the best days I’ve ever had.

We rode in a helicopter to Whitehaven Beach which was spectacular! It’s honestly one of the most amazing beaches I have ever seen (you don’t get beaches like this in Bali). We then got a boat to Chalkies Beach where we had the most spectacular seafood feast – all caught locally. The day ended with a BBQ on the sand where we were in encouraged to try crocodile and Kangaroo.. none for me thanks! I just can’t do croc but did eat the most amazing chicken.

We’re so lucky as Australians to have this amazing place right on our door step. I would encourage everyone to put Hamilton Island on their list of must-go holiday destinations! If you take a good crew of people with you, there is so much fun to be had!

Lindy x

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I was lucky enough to be asked to join in on the Hamilton Island Instameet: Return2Paradise, showcasing the amazing Hamilton Island and its beautiful surroundings – of course, our job was to do all of this through Instagram.

THE BEST JOB EVER!

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Hamilton Island has come such a long way from a few years ago when I was last here, the accommodation and restaurants are world class. I’m staying at the Yacht Club Villas which are so beautiful and big enough for a family of 6! Lucky for me I got to bring my closest friends along to enjoy the journey.

I have just spent the day at Qualia Resort and will also be dining there for dinner tonight – the setting is breathtaking and most importantly, the food is to die for. This might be a big call, but I had the most amazing seafood platter over lunch so am very excited to see what the dinner menu will bring.

Here are some pics I took since we arrived today so I hope you enjoy Hamilton island through my eyes x

I was lucky enough to be nominated in this years InStyle Women of Style awards in the beauty category which was very exciting for me seeing as I have never been nominated for anything in my life!!!

Toni made my beautiful one of a kind dress for me and I will be forever grateful, thanks Toni. Shoes were by Dior and my amazing jewellery was by Cerrone who also made my engagement and wedding bands. Tre flew up to do my make up and the fabulous team at Moroccan Oil did my hair.

A fleet of Audi’s picked us up from the Langham to deliver us to the snow white carpet. Host Jessica Rowe kicked off proceedings and we got to listen to the beautiful voice of Emma Birdsall to close the show.

Nicole Kidman was inducted into the hall of fame and her Mum accepted the award for her, making a hilarious and influential speech.

I would like to say congrats to Nads founder Sue Ismiel for winning the beauty category and although it wasn’t me I still felt so proud to be a part of this diverse mix of influential women (girl power!)

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The best thing about living on a hoilday island is that you get to have friends come and visit all the time. One of our favourite people is John Kappa. He is always up for anything and goes with the flow. I find that this type of guest is always the easiest and most fun! Their one and only agenda is to have a good time and hopefully we can assist with this!

People are always asking my why I love Bali, well this is why!

TONI MATICEVSKI

Mr Toni M what can I say?? You are truly the most talented man I know! I will be dreaming of your show for a long time as it was simply heaven! 
Love you always Lx ImageImage

 

ImageImagePictures courtesy of APL Photography