sunshine and saltwater

Snapshots from a trip to the beach earlier this week. I’m hoping for a summer filled with plenty of days like this. Also, for those who don’t have Instagram, you can keep up with all of my photos on Followgram or Instagrid.


  1. amy December 23, 2011

    I miss the beach – the winter air keeps me so far away from Summer sands. I love the images !!!

    sending you happy spells

  2. Michelle December 23, 2011

    Maybe you could send some of that lovely Queensland weather down to Sydney?? I live right near the beach and can't enjoy it because the weather has been so bad! Lol πŸ™‚

    x Mich

  3. soph (owl vs. dove) December 23, 2011

    @amy: thank you Amy πŸ™‚

    @Michelle: Oh no, that's just like one big giant beach tease! Right now it's rainy, but I'll try and send some sunshine down when it comes back out again haha

  4. Carmen @ Forgotten Fancies December 23, 2011

    I was just going to say exactly the same thing as Michelle. We have had nothing but horrible weather here in Sydney.

    At least I can look at your pictures and pretend I'm at the beach. Wishing you many many more lovely beach outings.

  5. Joy December 23, 2011

    this looks like an absolute dream right now!

  6. Anh December 23, 2011

    Why is Queensland weather so divine and Sydney weather is so angry? Beautiful photos by the way. I can't wait until the rain clears up so I can hit the beach as well!

  7. Briana Le & Merissa Ren December 23, 2011

    ahhh, i want to be in australia right now. these are gorgeous.

  8. Rachel, Cold Knees December 23, 2011

    So jealous right about now.. looks like perfection. I'll trade you for some London rain and grey sky?? x

  9. Kiara Michelle King December 23, 2011

    It's so warm here as well at the moment – loving these summer days. Wish I wasn't so busy at work so I could make the most of them as well!

  10. Her Persona December 23, 2011

    i wish it would stop raining here, love the pics

  11. Blithely Unaware December 23, 2011

    I love summer, these photos are so quintessential summer.


  12. Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark December 23, 2011

    So obnoxiously American of me to say, but I CANT BELIEVE ITS SUMMER FOR CHRISTMAS THERE! I am insanely jealous. It would be so awesome to unwrap gifts and then hit the beach.
    Have fun! πŸ™‚

  13. Kasia. December 23, 2011

    lovely ! πŸ˜‰

  14. soph (owl vs. dove) December 24, 2011

    @Carmen: thanks. Wishing you better weather in Sydney too πŸ™‚

    @Anh: oh it's not always so great, apparently it' going to be one of our wettest summers yet! Just lapping up the sunshine while I still can.

    @Rachel: you know what, I wouldn't actually mind BEING back in London – I think the novelty of a wintry Christmas would make up for the rain and grey haha. Swap?

    @Kiara: yeah, gotta make the most of them while they're here!

    @Kallie: not obnoxious at all. My friend's English bf is visiting and experiencing his first ever summer Christmas and he's pretty much been saying the same thing haha.

  15. missklicious December 25, 2011

    I wish Sydney had more beach weather this summer!! I'm so keen to go…

  16. LINDA December 25, 2011

    Merry Christmas!

    Linda from

  17. Yolanda Romero December 25, 2011

    lovely blog <3

  18. Eugenia December 26, 2011

    Lovely pics! I miss summer and sea..


  19. lavelle December 28, 2011

    I'm very jealous that you are spending Christmas on a beach, whilst it is blowing a gale here! Hope that you're having a lovely time xx

  20. Galit December 31, 2011

    Such summery vibe you caught with your photos! lovely!
    We spend Christmas on the beach but it was actually chilly and raining!
    We're going to camp tonight to welcome the New Year under the stars and hopefully will have some of this sultry weather tomorrow!

    Brilliant 2012 to you Soph!! Big dreams! x

  21. BrightWhiteNoises January 10, 2012

    Beach beach beach ! I want summer and sun so much ! I'm fed up with winter and wind :@


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