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One thing you may not know about me is that I enjoy pottering around in our cottage garden, located in the front of our property, in my spare time. I always feel wonderful when I connect with nature in this way.  

I also really enjoy spending time walking around beautiful gardens, be it the Melbourne Botanical gardens, Olinda's Rhododendron Gardens or the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, which happens to be one of my personal favourites

Whenever my husband and I travel to Ballarat to visit family, we always make a special trip there. It's just gorgeous! You've got to go if you haven't done so already. The only downside is that Ballarat can get very cold at this time of the year, so you need to make sure you rug up! 

These pictures were taken on our recent trip to Ballarat, which was on Easter Monday. Hope you enjoy them!

Have a lovely Sunday! I'm looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow and catching up with my mum for afternoon tea.

Yours in style,

Suzi x

Styling Details

Jeans: Arabella Ramsay
Sweater: By Maelene Birger
Scarf: Eugenie Cashmere
Boots: Paul Green
Handbag: Louis Vuitton Alma in Monogram

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Yours in style
Suzi x
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