Tania has been one of the first people I connected with when I started blogging. I've been eagerly following her adventures, making the move from London to Sydney. It's been a visual lovefest of beaches, food and great style, so I am so happy she's sharing a glimpse into her morning with us today.
1) Are you a morning person?
I never considered myself a morning person because I am a sloth when it comes to sleeping, and as a result waking up is not my favourite. It takes me a good hour to emerge & get out of bed. I snooze a million times within that hour, unless I have something very exciting to wake up to, for example when I'm flying off somewhere, I literally jump out of bed at the first sound of my alarm! Unfortunately I don't fly off to places every day.
With time and a job that has me up at 6AM every morning, I am starting to realise how much I enjoy early mornings. There's nothing better than watching the sun rise with your morning tea. I also love waking up before the rest of the world, there is this deep silence in the air and the promise of a brand new day ahead of you, you can't beat that.
2) What is the sound of your alarm and what time does it go off?
My trusty iPhone wakes me up (I make sure to put it on airplane mode every night though). I like to wake up to different songs, I change the songs weekly otherwise I get bored of it and can't hear that particular song anymore. At the moment it's Manhattan Moon by Lucy Kaplansky.
3) What is the first thing you do when you get up?
During the week, I jump in the shower because it's the only thing that will wake me up completely. Then I'll go into the kitchen, make some tea, get dressed while sipping on tea or lemon water (if I remember!)
4) What do you have for breakfast?
After getting ready on a week day I'll either prepare a green smoothie in my Mix&Go (BEST invention!) and have it on my way to work or if I'm not running late (something I need to work on...) I'll have a warming porridge with stewed fruits & a dollop of yoghurt, sometimes a bowl of greek yoghurt with berries and granola.
Now, the weekends, oh boy, it's a whole new story. I'll sleep in for a little bit, not too late as my body clock won't let me (I force myself back to sleep though!) I'll wake up slowly and normally jump out of bed pretty easily because I know I have time to make pancakes.
If there's one thing that will get me out of bed in a flash, it's pancakes. Last weekend I whipped up these, they were delicious! If I'm not running late (I always do, that's something I'd like to change about my morning routine) I make tea and bring everything back into bed. Breakfast in bed is one of my guilty pleasures (I've mastered the no spilling/no crumbs techniques!) One of my other favourite things to do is go out for brunch at the weekends, Sydney's brunch scene is unbeatable.
5) Do you swear by a particular beauty routine or product?
I believe in less is more, especially when it comes to skincare (oh, and especially in the mornings when I am half awake). I've recently started using the Fabulous Face cleanser by Aesop and I'm in love! I then proceed to moisturise like it's my job, Pai moisturisers are my favourite. My makeup routine is quite minimal, a little concealer, a bit of bronzer and a touch of mascara and off I go.
6) Do you have a secret/silly/weird morning habit no one knows about? Do tell!
Once a week I like to have a 'me morning' where I take my sweet time, have a bath, make a delicious breakfast (probably these). I'll make tea and bring everything back into bed with music and a good book.