About me: I am twenty-two years old and for me home is a little place called Tolga on the beautiful and lush Atherton Tablelands. I am an only child and was raised by my dad. After finishing high school I moved to Brisbane to study archaeology at the University of Queensland. In 2014, I transferred to JCU in Townsville to complete my archaeological studies. Brisbane stole my heart, so the choice to move to Townsville was a hard one. As much as I hate to admit it, I have warmed up to the idea of living in Townsville over the last couple of years. Jam Corner’s sensational Asian chicken omelette and the Seaview’s $20 Corona Buckets had a lot to do with this change of heart! Whilst studying full time I work in hospitality. Earlier this year I graduated. In the next few years I am hoping to travel and further pursue studies in museum curatorship.
My Bag My Fjallraven Kånken backpack is the perfect bag. I love this bag because it’s gorgeous, simple and practical. I bought this little beauty around two years ago in a little shop in Temple Bar, Dublin. I exceeded my daily travel budget that day (i.e. broke uni student backpacking overseas) but it was honestly worth every penny.
Foreign Currency I’m notorious for keeping foreign currency in my purse long after I return home. I like to keep it as a souvenir.
Coffee Card Coffee is love. So I always have a few coffee cards in my bag.
Student ID It might be expired by a few months but it still gets me sneaky student discounts at the cinema!
Watch The Horse Watch is simple yet stylish. Exactly what I like. The watch was a Christmas present from my grandma. Christmas 2014 was a pretty special one. It was the first Christmas I’d spent with my mum since I was little.
Ring I just adore this ring. Solid sterling silver, sapphire and opal ring is 1950s vintage. I bought it earlier this year at a vintage flea market in Carlingford. There’s a unique appeal about antique jewellery, making this gem all the more precious to me.
Pouch I love my black Status Anxiety pouch. The pouch was a gift for my graduation from one of my oldest friends, she knows me and exactly what I like.
Recent Selfie taken in June this year when my mum and I travelled to Romania. We spent a week in Romania, visiting Bucharest, Transylvania and Constanta. The Black Sea was absolutely stunning.
Earphones After a hectic day I always look forward to putting my earphones in, listening to some music and just zoning out. I can never just sit in silence. I always have to have some kind of background noise.
Novel I love anything history related. Currently, I am reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.
MAC Lipstick I’m sure every woman can appreciate the beauty of a MAC lipstick.
Old Photo Taken at a friend’s wedding about fifteen years ago. I cherish this photo of my dad and I. He means the absolute world to me.
Perfume Black Orchid by Tom Ford is my go-to perfume. Five years on and I still get compliments when I wear it. It is distinct, sexy and timeless!
Voss Water Hydrate, it’s super important.
Passport For me getting my passport stamped is a huge thrill. I just love it! My first overseas trip was in 2008 to New Zealand. Since 2012 I’ve travelled to fifteen different countries, across Europe, Africa and Asia. I am hoping to tick America off my list in the next year or two.
Pana chocolate My favourite! It’s the perfect snack size and I never feel guilty afterwards.