TRAVEL DIARY: A WEEKEND IN SYDNEY

I spent a couple of nights at Cambridge Hotel last weekend to gather a quick travel guide to Surry Hills in Sydney and contribute a few favourite places around the 4 star boutique hotel. Apart from the weather (unexpected rain all weekend is not fun in Springtime!), it was nice to be just walking distance from a few favourite local eatery and be able to sleep in and still make it in time for their breakfast menu's. I've also always favoured being in a room high up in a hotel - it's that sense of freedom when you step onto a balcony close to the clouds and feel the cold air on your skin as you take in the views. The views are always the first thing for one to instagram on check in!

Travel - A weekend in Surry Hills, SydneyThe view from our balcony

Travel - A weekend in Surry Hills, SydneyShower essentials from Grown Alchemist's Travel Kit - all bottles are under 100ml.

Travel - A weekend in Surry Hills, SydneySleep in's in white sheets are the best on rainy Sundays

Travel - A weekend in Surry Hills, SydneyBreakfast: Natural Muesli w yoghurt & French toast Broiche at Paramount Coffee Project

Travel - A weekend in Surry Hills, SydneyWearing: Country Road knit (similar here & here), Acne jeans, K. Jacques sandals and Céline bag.

Travel - A weekend in Surry Hills, SydneyRiley Street Café & Wine

Travel - A weekend in Surry Hills, SydneyAfternoon fuel

Travel - A weekend in Surry Hills, SydneyMy favourite! The cheese & chutney board at The Winery.Wearing: T by Alexander Wang t-shirt, Uniform Wares watch & vintage straw hat (similar here)

 You can't get any better than being so close to great neighbours - there's Nomad, The Winery, Paramount Coffee Project, Sugarcane, Bar H and Longrain - all part of an amazing Progressive Dinner to get the best of Surry Hills dining all in one night, Riley Street Café & Wine (right at your doorstep, really) and Grill'd - my favourite kind of burgers of all burgers. And that's not the end of it!For a Saturday afternoon out, we went to see the Yoko Ono Exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. They mentioned that she made some exclusive pieces for Sydney as we double checked that it wasn't just the same pieces from her exhibition we saw earlier in the year in Germany. Out of all pieces, I loved the sky puddles. If you get a chance to go you'll see that they're these small puddles scattered on the floor, beside a dozen or so doors, that have reflections of the sky - clouds and blue skies. If you don't, here's a quick snap.Sunday was my official 8 years with my boyfriend! Before heading back home he surprised me with a late Italian lunch at Popolo in Rushcutters Bay. We promised each other no gifts anymore - just travels to somewhere new every year - but a long afternoon lunch was a nice way to spend a Sunday keeping dry from the rain and having a good conversation over pasta and red wine.
The Love Assembly stayed as guests at Cambridge Hotel. Thankyou!All Photos: Aubrey Daquinag & Paul Serra for The Love Assembly