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Monthly Recap: November in Sydney (2016)

posted by Courtney Jones December 5, 2016 18 Comments
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November in Sydney is a really great month.

Ok, so I don’t know about you guys, but I felt like November FLEW by! It feels like just days ago that I was writing my October Recap – wild.

So, November.

November started with Melbourne Cup, the race that stops a nation. Literally, stops a nation. In case you have no idea what I’m talking about, Melbourne Cup is a horse race that is a HUGE deal in Australia. So much so that it’s actually a pubic holiday in the state of Victoria, which unfortunately I do not live in; however, even in NSW it’s a big deal. Most offices (mine included) have champagne and food from 2.30pm, in preparation for the race that starts at 3pm. Everyone places bets, gets excited and drops what they’re doing when the race starts at 3pm. The race only lasts about 3 minutes, and a good amount of people head out for drinks for the rest of the afternoon. Australia is so weird, but so, so awesome!

Melbourne Cup Jet Set BrunetteThe following weekend I took a trip down the south coast with some friends to a beach town called Mollymook. We rented a cool condo near the beach, drank lots of wine and enjoyed being away from the city for a few days. Mollymok is an amazing place for a weekend trip. It’s chilled out, casual and has a great beach and some great wineries!Mollymook Jet Set BrunetteMollymook Jet Set BrunetteThe weather is starting to get nicer in Sydney, so I have been spending lots of time beaching and sunbathing! There are so many beaches within a few kilometers of me. I know, I knowwwww, I am spoiled.

I turned 29 in November, and wrote an article on my bucket list for my last year in my twenties. Don’t get me wrong, I’m actually really excited to turn 30 next year! For my birthday, I went for drinks at Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel, which is absolutely one of the most Insta-worthy bars in the whole of Sydney.

Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Jet Set BrunetteJohn took me to the Mudgee wine region for my birthday weekend. Mudgee is AMAZING! I’ve been obsessed with the Hunter Valley for years, and I can honestly say that I now think I like Mudgee better!

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I also did another hike to the Figure 8 Pools, which is my favourite spot to visit in Royal National Park. I mean, seriously, how cool are these pools?!

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My most popular Instagram photo from November in Sydney:

Never stop dreaming. #loganwines

A photo posted by Courtney Jones (@jetsetbrunettexo) on

This photo was taken at Logan Wines, a gorgeous and incredibly picturesque winery in Mudgee. I was recommended this place by at least four people, and it definitely didn’t disappoint! The wine was fab…and this view!

What’s next?

November in Sydney was great, with a couple of amazing weekend getaways thrown in. December is going to be a quiet travel month, as I’ll be spending all of it in the city. Keep following to see how the Aussies celebrate Christmas!

What I’m super excited for is…Japan and Korea in January! Tokyo, skiing in Nesiko, Kyoto, Osaka and Seoul yesssssss! Let me know if you have any recommendations for any of those places! 😀

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