NEW YEARS EVE 2016

 

It really is no doubt that Sydney has the best fireworks displays. I rang in the new year in style. It was a night filled with great food, the greatest friends, timeless memories and wondrous photos.

taken 31/12/16 – 1/1/17 on an iPhone 6S Plus

xx Simran

COLDPLAY 14.12.16

I’m sore and tired and at work on three hours of sleep. My body hurts from all the dancing and my voice is hoarse and weak from the screaming and singing. But beyond doubt, this was the best 18th present I could have ever received. 

Coldplay was lit. Coldplay was stunning. Coldplay was beyond perfection. Chris Martin? He is flawless. He has some of the greatest stage presence and charisma I’ve ever seen. He is a god. And I can’t even. 

He even wrote us a song cos he’s just really friggin special ❤


I can’t even. I don’t think I’ll ever get over this experience. Coldplay was bloody phenomenal. 

xx Simran 

In nature

We travel, not to escape life; but for life to not escape us.

9:00 am sharp. It’s 15 degrees outside. The Audi is packed. The road trip playlist is already blasting. We have a stash of the best snacks with us in the back seat. We’re decked in Autumn-winter beauty: Ponchos, gorgeous knits, jeans, gold jewellery and boots. We’re ready to party hard all the way to the Blue Mountains for our biannual escape to Mount Tomah.

Every time I return to Mount Tomah, I fall more and more in love with the place. It isn’t just about the nature, the tutti fruitti ice cream or the best alcoholic cider I’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting. It’s about the sense of serenity I gain. It’s about the peace and calm and innate beauty that comes back to remind me that there is so much beauty and perfection in our world. We just have to go searching for it.

*all photos taken with an iPhone 6S plus. There’s something satisfying about capturing beauty with the touch of your finger. While I love my DSLR to bits, and my canon is my baby, learning to capture good quality images on an iPhone has brought an immense amount of satisfaction*

 

After going through hell with my health and midsemester exams, this escape was so worth everything. All we needed was our family, good food and the want to go and find ourselves in nature.

Withdrawals from paradise are real.

xx Simran

Wanderlust 

  
Traveling leaves us speechless, and then turns us into the world’s greatest storytellers. 

Seeing this glorious sunset outside my window as I study for my mid-semester exams is doing nothing to curb my wanderlust. July and South Africa cannot come fast enough. 

xx Simran 

On the 9th day of Autumn 

It feels like a century since I posted a sunrise/sunset blog post 

  
Peach sorbet skies making a return. Autumn definitely has the prettiest sunsets. So much beauty in one image. 

But on that note, Sydney weather can you chill? It is hot AF and I’m impatiently waiting for the 21 degree days where I can finally wear my leather jacket and layer and look cute AF. Is that so much to ask?! 

Summer, you were cute and all, but it is time for you to leave. 

xx Simran 

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In a casual love affair with Sydney’s winter sunrises. Besotted by beauty at 6 in the morning. 

Also side note, Jack Falahee and Conrad Ricamora? You guys are hella cute. And you aren’t doing justice to my feels when you post cute af selfies on set of htgawm. I’m not ok because instead of reading about Tacitus and romanisation, my heart is palpitating because of feels. And also you guys are halfway across the world. It isn’t like I can just fly over and meet either because I live in Australia and my parents would also judge me for suggesting this because they don’t get my feels. Also HSC and graduation 😦 

Stahp.

Two days til Melbourne. I’m so ready.

Xx Simran 

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When life is beautiful albeit blurred, but nothing comes close to the hazed, violet beauty outside your window.

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These were shot within three minutes of each other. Different bits of the sky holding exponential amounts of beauty. Sydney please. 

IMG_2583Wishing away all the stress and anxiety of HSC and needing to do well and studying incessantly to a bliss in November where I can travel and work and explore things about Sydney, about India and about the world I live in. Please come quickly. My wanderlust is ready to burst.

I just want to travel so I can witness new sunrises and new sunsets in new places. I want to feel the excitement and joy of being in a foreign place that’s ready to be explored. I want November already.

xx Simran

I tried to follow the rainbow 

I guess waking up at odd times in the morning has its perks

   
   

😍 Sydney is just eating away at me because now the whole world is ruined for me. Not waking up to this would be devastating. Not being able to run in the glow of reds and pinks would break my heart.

Xx Simran