I can’t get over how beautiful it is here… I have been enjoying my time here so much, and it’s only been two days!
Decided to stop by Starbucks for a quick bite to eat in the morning. I noticed that the Venti iced cups were not as tall as the US and a tall frappucino costs about $6.50 AUD. Unbelievable! But how cute are these dolls…?
After breakfast, I headed over to The Rocks for some shopping. Every weekend, there are markets with local vendors. What made this trip even better was we ran into Stan Kasten & family here! Stan noticed us first & we had a fun conversation about Bondi Beach & Puig.
Lunch: Fine Foods
Government House & Botanical Gardens
Just a few blocks from our hotel were the beautiful gardens & government house.
MLB Opening Series- Sydney Cricket Grounds
Finally, the day has come! This game was pretty packed with MLB fans from all over! It was great to see the Australian natives enjoy the game of baseball!
Scott Van Slyke
After a 15 hour flight, I made it to Sydney!
I started the sightseeing as soon as I could. Here are some highlights from my first day in Sydney!
Beautiful harbour with a mall, lots of restaurants, and the zoo/aquarium/museums.
Lunch: Momofuku Seibo
Decided to eat lunch at David Chang’s Momofuku in Sydney. Lunch consisted of 10 courses and I was so excited. However, this meal was very underwhelming…not as good as I thought.
The highlight of this day (possibly trip) was meeting the players! We happened to be eating lunch at The Star Hotel, which is where the players were all staying. As they got out of the bus, I got to meet the players. At one point, because I was so star struck when seeing Kershaw and Ethier, I couldn’t take a picture of approach them. However, I was lucky enough to meet a fewDodgers! What a great start to my trip =)
Hyun Jin Ryu
President & Park-Owner of the Dodgers- Stan Kasten
Sydney Harbour Bridge & Opera House
It was a beautiful day to take a stroll around the harbour.
Ended our day eating at Micky D’s. Ordered the Chicken Schniztel Sandwich & the Mc Spicy. First of all, why are the meals so expensive here? It cost about $8 AUD for a meal. The schnitzel reminded me of a chicken katsu. The McSpicy was way too spicy.
Stay tuned for day 2!
A few months ago, I discovered the greatest sweepstakes. The Dodgers will be playing their season opener in Australia this year, so I thought I’d test my luck and enter for a chance to win!
And guess who won…??
ME!!!! Can’t believe it to this day…
My sister and I will be going to Sydney, Australia mid-March to enjoy the Dodgers season opener! Free roundtrip airfare, hotel stay near the Opera House, and 2 platinum level tickets to the first game of the season.
I’ve been trying to plan places to visit and eat while in Sydney…and there’s so much I would like to do. What are some recommendations?
A new month…which means a new box!
Here’s what’s inside the November 2013 PopSugar Must Have box…
Barefruit Crunchy Sea Salt Caramel Apple Chips
*Baked with 100% real fruit
Lands’ End Single Canvas Wine Tote
*This month’s box comes with either the Naughty or Nice candle- a spicy wooded scent or sweet vanilla fragrance.
Maison De Monaco Strawberry & Blackcurrant Cream Preserves
Michael Stars Wrap
*Wear this as a scarf or a shawl. Perfect for the fall/winter!
CanvasPop $30 Gift Card
The Soap & Paper Factory Roland Pine Shea Butter Soap || Absolute! Nail Polish Remover Pads
My POPSUGAR Must Have Box for October is here!!! I like it SO much more than the September box.
Note: Announced today…the box is going to go up in price to $39.95/month. =( Use the code REFER5 to get $5 off!
Here’s what’s inside the October box…
Each box comes with a card with a description of each item.
THE CAN’T COOK BOOK
This cookbook is filled with basic how-to’s on kitchenware and delicious recipes!
NYX Liquid Liner & Smokey Shadow Palette
Gorjana Charity Bali Bead Bracelet
In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month…this bright pink bracelet was included. Not sure if I will wear this because it’s so bright. 100% of the proceeds for this piece go to charity Breast Cancer Connections.
Julep for POPSUGAR Duo
I was so excited to see nailpolish in this month’s box. It came with a beautiful blue polish with a top coat.
Jane Tran Bobby Pins
Six glittery bobby pins…perfect for clipping my hair!
The Wet Brush
Supposedly this brush eliminates all tugging, tearing, pulling, and ripping of the hair. We’ll see how well it works!
The Crispery Halloween Crispycake
So excited to see some sweets in this month’s box. This huge rice crispy treat is so chewy and soft and best of all…it’s not too sweet! The top is a layer of more marshmallow with sprinkles.
This was another subscription box that I was interested in! So when I saw this, I was so excited to see that I will get $20 off my first purchase! Yay!
October’s box definitely got me hooked on POPSUGAR!
This was a very cute and quiet bar.
The Can Can
A restaurant/burlesque show. Food and show were both not that good.
Had an interesting and strange experience here…
Knee High Stocking Co
This place is so small, but so cute. Need to ring the doorbell to enter.
Theo Chocolate Factory Tour
So interesting and learned a lot about chocolate and the process of making chocolate. So many samples! Theo is the first and only fair trade and organic chocolate company. It can be found at Whole Foods- and I highly recommend the milk chocolate/salted almond chocolate bar.
the sad Charlie Brown cacao tree
cute wall decor
cacao nibs. so bitter and it tasted weird!
handmade chocolate- in their kitchen
from top left going clockwise:
gray salted caramel, burnt sugar ganache (tasted like creme brulee), ghost chile caramel (not spicy!), and apple cider caramel