Alice in Wonderland meets Paris; Melbourne is a seductive city that lures you in with its heady mix of European architecture and sweet nothings that whisper into your ear to reveal its secrets. Gaynor Alder meanders down its cobble stone laneways.
We’ve been to New York with Sami Lukis, and ventured through the Canadian Rockies, and now in part 3 of this holiday series we stay in unique holiday accommodation that feels like a home away from home.
In the second article of this series, we’re going to the Canadian Rockies. “But Gaynor, does that mean we’re going off-road? What about those Manolos I picked up in New York the other week? At a steal I might add too.” Yes it’s true, we’ll be going off-road, but if any destination is going to have me swap my heels for flats, it’s surely going to be the splendor and beauty of the Rocky Mountains.
Ladies, it’s time to get your Carrie Bradshaw on, as the first stop in our 7 Unique & Fabulous Holiday series is New York, and what better way to discover the hidden gems and highlights of NYC, than with TV presenter, journalist and radio personality Sami Lukis? And having racked up a gazillion frequent flyer miles both professionally and personally, this uber gorgeous woman sure is match fit when it comes to traveling.
Looking for something new and exciting to do on your next holiday? Don’t want to go on the same old tours everyone else does? Looking for personalised luxury accommodation? Follow The Modern Woman’s Survival Guide every Thursday over the upcoming weeks, to be introduced to some fabulous and unique holiday experiences. First stop. New York with Sami Lukis.
Gaynor Alder reviews a Sydney wine and dine bar, that has a mouth watering modern Asian menu and a mysterious past. As the owners renovated the site, it became all Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, as they discovered secret doorways and ladders in the roof that revealed the true identity of the premises they had chosen to occupy.
The Girl in Oslo is a 30 something girl that left her heart in Melbourne as a 20 something, and has been yearning to go back ever since. Here in this guest post, she introduces us to her favourite places to visit when in her hometown Oslo.
When seeking a bar destination in Sydney, it’s not often that you have to go off the beaten track – for there are a myriad of bars on the city streets that you can traipse into with your Manolo Blahniks and order a gin and tonic. But, if you’re searching for something different, something that beckons you away from the bright city lights with its style, sophistication and substance, then I suggest you seek out the award winning Eau De Vie, hidden at the back of the Kirketon Hotel in Darlinghurst.
As well as being the Editor-in-Chief here at The Modern Woman’s Survival Guide, I am also the Travel Editor at Onya Magazine. I’m currently advertising for a Travel Intern to work with myself and the magazine.
Travel Editor Gaynor Alder doesn’t do off-road – if there’s a 5 star option, you can bet she’s all over it. So how does she do Byron Bay? In the best, most luxe possible way, of course. Ed.
I was formerly the Beauty Editor at Onya Magazine, and now I’m pleased as punch to accept the role as Travel Editor. Who would’ve thought that I’d enjoy gallivanting around the country as much as I did reviewing beauty products?
Whilst people in other states are skipping along in the sunshine like six-year-old girls off to buy a new pair of pretty shoes, we here in Melbourne are subjected to a no show from spring. The first blooms from the cherry and magnolia blossoms whisper promises of something more, but the cruelty of the cold ensures we are merely taunted …
I have casual sex down to a fine art. The name of the game is to avoid the over production of oxytocin, a chemical produced when two people have sex which makes them feel bonded to each other in the name of procreation of the human species. Not wanting to get involved in a menage a trois with genetics, I rely on minimal affection coupled with …
For the past 8 years I have been writing a book. A book I have gambled my whole life on. A book that even though I am a private person, I have bared my heart and soul in. A book that has seen through me through many ups and downs. A book that has been the very reason for me getting out of bed every day. Now, it is time [...]
My attempts at the French language whilst travelling there in 99 were basic to say the least – with my Let’s Go Europe tucked under my arm and an electronic language converter, I was savvy enough to not get ripped off whislt converting my dollars to francs, but my pronnunciation of certain prolific French landmarks were met with abject horror.