Wearing: Toast Waxed Jacket (gifted), ASOS Sunglasses, Bassike Trousers, Converse Trainers

My parents have just been over from the UK for a few weeks and expressed a desire to go to Tasmania for a few days. It's been on our must-visit list for a while, so we were more than happy to oblige and join them on the trip. We hopped on the 6am flight from Sydney and were in Hobart by 8am, greeted by the freshest, crispest (read: coldest) day we'd experienced in a while. 


We drove another couple of hours east to Coles Bay, where we found our Airbnb - a beautiful open plan space that backed right onto Sandpiper Beach (that picture above was the view from our outdoor deck; the picture below was mere steps from the back door). We lucked out with that Airbnb - more than enough space for six adults, a great big deck for watching the sun go down with a glass of wine and you're on the beach in seconds. 



It was the kind of place where you couldn't help but completely slow down either. The only noise was the lapping of the waves outside; the only traffic was the odd fisherman going past in his boat.

 

And slow down we did. Mornings were spent having long breakfasts, during the day we'd explore the local bay and Freycinet National Park, and come evening we'd wander down the beach, enjoy a sundowner and cook - cracking open the dominoes as after-dinner entertainment.


Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park

The landscape of Tasmania is incredible. So wild, rugged and unspoilt. Beaches are huge, empty and quiet, there are rolling hills and mountains for days, and the water is crystal clear. You could spend weeks exploring the many areas, regions, towns and cities - or you could park yourself in one spot and do absolutely nothing but soak up your surroundings. 


Honeymoon Bay, Freycinet National Park

 

Days were relatively warm, but I was secretly grateful for the cooler evenings - mainly so I could take this new waxed jacket from Toast for a spin. It ended up being the most-worn item of clothing in my case, thanks to it being warm enough for the fresher temperatures without being bulky or too thick (I sized up for a slightly more oversized fit). It's part of Toast's SS19 collection and is perfect for that transitional stage before you get into the higher temperatures of summer (or the cooler temps of winter, in the southern hemisphere's case). 



Wearing: ASOS Sunglasses, Uniqlo U T-shirt, ASOS Belt, H&M Trousers

We managed to tear ourselves away from the beach and heavy relaxation for a trip to Devil's Corner, a cellar door about a 20 minute drive away. The location was incredible, with uninterrupted views right across the bay. After a bit of wine tasting, we settled on a bottle and plonked ourselves down for the afternoon, taking advantage of the on-site casual eateries (seafood and pizza fans, this place is for you). 


Our final day saw a whistle-stop tour of Mona - Hobart's Museum of Old and New Art - which is worth a visit for the architecture and ferry ride alone, even if you're not a big art fan. 

We left feeling super relaxed...and planning our next trip to the island.