19 August 2019

My favourite shoe shop has been announcing (for a wee while now) its end of winter sale. I am not fooled. While I don’t doubt for a minute that there’s a marriage of beautiful shoes with great prices to be found in store, I do know that “end of winter” isn’t really upon us yet. And so, I’m heading to the tropics.

Adventuring with Dad


I have a wee sojourn to Fiji on the horizon. By the time I get back it may well be Spring (well, it will be early September). There’s a few things I need to purchase before heading away, and so this blog is about some travel essentials.

Of course, Father’s Day is just around the corner, so I’ve kept that in mind while checking out the goodies available at Westgate Lifestyle. The socks idea has long-since been shelved, so why not go the extra mile and find something that’s spot on suitable. Harvey Norman makes it easy, I noticed, offering gift categories such as: modern dad, dapper dad, workout champ, entertainment king, kitchen wiz etc.

There’s certainly plenty to please on the technology front – check out the smartwatch that offers on-device music so Dad can bring his tunes along to any workout (btw music is only part of this watch’s smartness).

Check it out! I’ve included some more traditional ideas too, like the wine decanter I found at NOOD and the drinks trolley from Freedom.

And those are my ideas for today. I’m off now to start packing. My trip may be a full week away but half the fun’s in the anticipation. Happy days.

Gift ideas for Dad

1. Arielle wine decanter, $99.99. from NOOD |2. Garmin vivoactive 3 music, $549, Harvey Norman |3. Canon powershot SX430 IS super zoom digital camera, $398, Harvey Norman |4. JBL live 400 wireless, on-ear head phones, $158, Harvey Norman |5. Toucan beachbag, $9.99, Briscoes |6. Westlight drinks trolley, 2-shelf, $269, Freedom |7. Nautic club timeout beach towel, $11, Briscoes |8. Hopscotch ABS travelling trolley case, Flamingo Black, $40, Briscoes |9. Korjo hanging toilet bag, $39.99, Bed Bath & Beyond |10. Claro rush straw surfers’ hat, $19.99, Rebel Sport |11. Speedo women’s eco fabric short sleeve suntop, $89.99, Rebel Sport |12. Caribee squall belt bag, black, $49.99, Rebel Sport.

Note: Prices mentioned, and availability of products featured are subject to change. If you love the look, we recommend you head in store to find out more.