MARCIA LEONE of NOT SO MUMSY
To celebrate amazing mums everywhere, we've talked to Marcia Leone of Not So Mumsy about her Perfect Weekend Away. Leone is an ex-marketer and founder of lifestyle and motherhood blog Not So Mumsy, married to the co-founder of impossibly cool eyewear brand Sunday Somewhere and mum to adorable Archie Valentino. If you scroll through her Insta, you know she's definitely not so mumsy. Her brand has garnered a serious following among mum's who love motherhood but don't feel they need to sacrifice their sense of style in the process. We love her laid-back look, her gorgeous, honest blog and we couldn't wait for her to share where she escapes to when not shooting, writing or being a mum in Sydney.
Where are you on your perfect weekend away? On a secluded stretch of the south coast, where the mountains meet the sea.
When do you arrive and how do you get there? Road trip! Stopping off in small character-filled towns for home made pies and shakes.
What's the season? Early Autumn, when the crowds are gone, the days warm and the nights are cool.
What do you pack? Relaxed lounge wear, one piece costume, magazines, a book and my son.
Tell us where you stay. A renovated retro beach house with floor to ceiling windows overlooking a hill that runs down to the ocean.
What's the first thing you do when you arrive? Soak in a bubble bath overlooking the ocean.
What’s do and see when you open your eyes the first morning? My son jumping on the bed to wake us.
What do you do on Saturday and Sunday? Bake banana bread, drink coffee, have BBQ lunches, read on the sundeck, go for beach walks, swim and explore the rock pools.
What's the tone of the weekend? As lazy and relaxed as possible with children around ;)
Do you work or switch off? No wifi policy. Switch off and enjoy family time.
Who is with you? My husband, son, sisters and their partners and kids.
What does everyone do over the weekend? The adults play board games, the kids entertain themselves and go exploring, fishing, swimming and lots of eating.
What do you love best about this place? We feel a million miles away and can truly switch off from our every day pressures to re-charge.
What makes this place special to you? Getting into nature, but still surrounded by luxury amenities.
What are the things you'd only do here? Play board games, have proper hour-long conversations with my sisters over wine, switch off my phone!
Tell us about dinner time. BBQ lunches on the deck and a glass of wine by the fire when the little one goes to bed.
What is the soundtrack? A mix of the soothing sound of the ocean and children laughing in the distance.
How does the weekend end? With a last swim in the morning, late breakfast and drive home stopping off at cute little towns for a bit of market shopping.
Thank you, Marcia! Happy Mother's Day to all the Mums out there. xox
Images via Marcia Leone