Hello, My Name Is Winnie Cooper

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Wearing: By Midnight Swing Dress by Dissh Boutiques | Crossover Slip-on Sandals by Ava and Ever

This past weekend my partner and I had the absolute pleasure of sharing the same day off work. We've been wanting to indulge in a bit of 'glamping' for a while now so we road-tripped down to the whimsical town of Byron Bay, NSW. You either despise this place for it’s chilled out, care-free hippie lifestyle or, like me, you'll want to fully embrace it. I am in no way a hippie but when given the chance to pretend,  I'm the first to kick off my shoes, throw on some kind of vintage floral dress and spend the day dipping in the salt water, gazing at the clouds and sipping on a blackberry cider. As much as I love the excitement of fast-paced city life, I'll admit the people who live here have got it made. I imagine their stress levels must be a microscopic fraction against the rest of ours. It's been mentioned in previous posts that we are HUGE advocates of Airbnb. Why spend precious, hard-earned dollars in a cookie-cutter hotel room when you can rent a unique, charismatic place with charming and sometimes more charismatic hosts instead! In true Byron Bay fashion we rented out this 1970 Winnie Cooper Caravan situated in a holiday park just outside town. The 30 degree heat and constant sunshine made us nostalgic for younger days spent on family camping trips. We adventured down a secret path to Tea Tree Lake, invited friends out for a farm-to-table style bbq, listened to some folk music and hung out until the small hours of the morning. I couldn’t have imagined a better set up for a Friday. Since Byron Bay is THE spot to wear all of your "is this a little too gypsy?" clothing, I lounged the day away in this psychedelic print swing dress and a pair of white crossover slip-on sandals.

For anyone visiting Australia and interested in Winnie, you can book her here.