Currently I am sitting in the Qantas Club Chairmans Lounge at Brisbane Airport, waiting for the second leg of my trip to begin towards Cairns in Far North Queensland. Here I will spend 7 days with my family as we celebrate the lead up to Christmas Day, and the big day itself.

For those of you that don’t know, Cairns is my second home and holds a very special place in my heart.

This is a trip that I take every year with my parents, and one that I have become so used to taking each year. Up until I was around 12/13, my Mum, Dad and I used to hop in our car and drive the 3 day journey from Canberra to Cairns. The car would be jammed packed with presents, luggage and anything and everything we needed at the time. Being an only child, I would have the whole back of the car to myself, and I remember watching almost every DVD I owned on my portable DVD player. I used to complain a lot during these trips, but looking back now – I used to love it too. The stops we used to make at small country towns, the frequent stops a McDonalds, and the severe warm weather we would experience as we made our way through country QLD, were my favourite parts.

Nowadays, we fly – but travelling up to Cairns generally takes up the majority of the day – and it’s a ritual I love doing every year.

Id like to say that I have become accustomed to packing for such travelling occasion, and for this particular trip I have had to ensure that I pack for four weeks away (after Cairns I will be travelling to Byron Bay,Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, before heading back to Canberra). I also wish I could report that I packed smart, and was ruthless with deciding what to bring and not to bring, but unfortunately┬áthis isn’t the case.

Normally I’m pretty good with working out outfits and pre determining what I am going to bring with me on trips away, but this time I literally, LITERALLY threw every piece of summer clothing item I own, into my frighteningly small suitcase. I didn’t even follow the rolling clothes method that I normally follow – I went absolutely crazy.

I don’t know if it was the excitement that I was finally going to get an opportunity to wear all the summer clothing pieces I have been saving for months, or if I was scared that if I left a particular shirt behind, I would regret it later on in Byron Bay. I think it was a mixture of both.


Anyway, my point of this post was to really just let you know what my plans are over the summer break. As I mentioned, I will be away for 4 weeks, so this means that there will be less blog posts – but most likely more Instagram posts; so make sure you are following @AStylishMoment on Instagram so you can keep track of where I’m at, and what I’ll be wearing along the way.


Where will you be spending your Christmas?

Have a very safe and merry holiday season! xx