Sydney has long been a favourite city of mine to visit.
Elegant, alluring, cultured and vibrant – she is all of these things and so much more.
What to do in Sydney
This trip I discovered that you do not need to stay in the heart of the city to experience all the excitement. North Sydney is just a short drive, stroll or train ride away from the CBD and the perfect location if you prefer to unwind with some peace and quiet at the end of a busy day.
This was my first time packing for a few days away with my new capsule wardrobe system. Prior to this, I threw every single item of clothing that I could into a suitcase and hope for the best. I’m discovering that all you need is a few key essentials and you’re literally good to go.
I spent most of Friday walking around the city which really does have the finest window shopping in Oz. Later that evening we celebrated Nuffnang’s new Sydney office launch party at the Pullman’s ECQ Bar thanks to Destination NSW and Qantas.
How luxe and glam is this venue? A Good time was had by all!
I admit to pinching myself once or twice that night. Here I was sipping wine with the finest blogging minds in the country that I now get to call my friends whilst gazing at the Sydney Harbour Bridge in all its night time glory. Pretty damn lucky.
The next day we all headed into the city to dine at Neil Perry’s Burger Project. Fantastic food and company! Grass fed beef, hand-made patties and sauces with healthy options available such as a lettuce cup or burger in a bowl.
Who can resist a gourmet burger especially after a night out on the town?!
Saturday afternoon saw us cruising on the harbour for a spot of sailing with East Sail Sydney and Destination NSW. Even the occasional shower or two could not wipe the smiles from our faces. I am totally ready for the Sydney to Hobart yacht race this year.
Untying one winch is adequate training, right?
We had just enough time to dethaw and get our glitz back on for what was to be the ultimate gastronomical dining event I have had in quite some time – Spice Temple.
Neil Perry was there to talk us through the menu which was 5-star Chinese food that was so fragrant and delicious that I want to go back to Sydney just to eat there again. It was THAT good.
All good things must come to an end and we split up into small groups and caught Uber taxis back to our hotels. I will admit that I was slightly terrified when I caught my first Uber ride. I had no idea what I was in for, what car would show up or how I would pay the driver. Easy peasy and I’m now a total Uber convert.
I woke early on Sunday, it was a chilly morning and the early morning light was just beginning to filter through the windows. How beautiful is Winter sunshine? I sat and sipped my hot tea and soaked up the silence smiling at the thought of how different it was to my usual chaotic mornings at home.
Next on the agenda was an all day conference and once again I was sitting in a room with my fellow Bloggerati who are just so generous with sharing their knowledge and time. I have come home inspired and motivated to get cracking on a long list of projects.
Sydney, you were simply stunning.