4 weekend getaways from Melbourne

As much as we’d all love to be able to go on overseas trips constantly, sometimes that just isn’t on the cards. If you’re short on time or money and looking for some inspiration a little closer to home, then this article is for you. I’ve drawn together 4 top weekend getaway destinations, all within just a few hours of Melbourne. Whether your preference is the beach, countryside or the mountains, there is something for everyone, offering you a weekend retreat to escape from your city life. Best of all, autumn is the perfect time to explore the rest of Victoria, as the summer crowds have all but disappeared! (more…)

Hong Kong Destination Guide

This destination guide is designed to be a more in-depth companion guide to pair with the ultimate Hong kong itinerary. If you’re looking for help on where to stay, eat and shop, as well as handy transport info, I’ve got you covered! (more…)

Ultimate Hong Kong Escape

A great mixture of modernity and history, combined with spectacular culinary experiences and world class shopping, Hong Kong is truly an ultimate urban escape. Whether just visiting for a stopover, or as a stand alone holiday destination, this vibrant and lively city is hard to hate. (more…)

New Beginnings

Welcome to the new and improved version of ‘My Champagne Taste Life’

It has been some time since my last post. Over the summer, I decided to take a break from blogging and do some serious soul searching. I was feeling a bit out of touch and frankly just didn’t have any ideas of what to post about next. In the last few weeks, I have really come to realise what I am passionate about and what gets me truly excited. The subject that I could talk about for hours and not get bored. For me that is definitely travel!


7 places you need to visit in Japan

It has been a while since I last posted! Every now and then, I need to search for new inspiration and I find that one of the best possible sources of that for me is TRAVEL.
Having been back from the land of the rising sun for a few weeks now, I’ve had some time to reflect on our trip and have compiled a list of my top 7 must see places in Japan. (more…)

Travel beauty essentials- Carry on

IMG_2462We all know the struggle of trying to pack your carry on beauty bag. How will you survive without your full make-up kit?! How is all your stuff meant to fit into a tiny clear plastic bag? As someone who struggles to condense my regular beauty products for travel, let me tell you, I hear you loud and clear, but don’t panic, it can be done! (more…)

The Pre-Travel Checklist

IMG_2408When it comes to travelling, you can never be too prepared in my opinion. I like to be super organised, hence will often start my research and planning weeks or even months in advance! (What can I say, I’m eager with anticipation!) (more…)

20 inspirational photos of Japan

Japan has to be one of my favourite countries in the world. Having been lucky enough to have spent some time living in Tokyo when I was younger, I was able to experience the unique quirkiness, natural beauty and history of this fascinating country.  I’m very excited to be heading back again later this year, so I thought I’d share some photos from my last visit.


How to save for a big trip

So you have a big trip in mind, which you are desperate to make happen sooner rather than later! But you’re probably wondering how on earth you’ll be able to save up the money needed. Sounds like you need to come up with a proper budget and savings plan, which in all honesty takes a lot of determination and hard work, but then again so does anything in this life! So if you’re not already rolling in a bath of $100 notes, read on for some advice on how to make your big trip happen.


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