We spend the morning on the beachside. The golden stretch of sand is busy with locals and a whole bunch of visitors here to see the parade of VW kombis lined up on the promenade. The atmosphere is electric and mother earth is putting on a brilliant show with a flawless blue sky and a perfect 27’. Before we know it, it’s lunch time and we head Manly Wine for a casual bite at an old favourite.
The atmosphere at Manly Wine is best described as a relaxed summer beach house. Ceiling soar above comfortable banquets, it’s bright and breezy with white shiplap walls punctuated with a fun seaside palette of yellows, blues and even pink.
We love the fact that no matter where you sit you can look out to the heavenly strip of blue sea and watch the beach goers enjoy the weekend.
The seafood driven menu is fitting given the sparking waterfront location and we order lots of plates to share.
After ordering, the dishes arrive together as we requested and it’s a ridiculously good spread. It’s also worth mentioning the staff are incredibly friendly, so we give full points on service.
The mushroom poppers are delightful. Your teeth break through the the crunchy crumbed exterior to a juicy field mushroom infused with truffled parmesan. Seriously good.
The lobster roll is also substantial and the tea smoked king trout is as you would expect and looks beautiful plated up.
The split and grilled Yamba prawns are also a delectable favourite. The Smokey grilled flavour is ridiculously moorish with the gentle hint of heat from the chipotle. The warm spice is offset with fresh lime juice, it’s a real winner and all the serves are a good size to share.
Our camera man Rad has a burger and coke which seems to be his standard order when he’s on our shoots and all reports are encouraging with the mmms and ahhhhs of satisfaction.
Of course, true to form we order a side of chips which is the WTE naughty standard and they are amazing. The perfect chunkier cut is what we love and all this is delicious food is washed down with a glass of crisp, chilled vino.
Outfits guides for this venue is simple.
You can afford to dress up a little but use a beachside palette for your inspo. Whites, pastels, maybe pops of bright yellow or a rusty pink. Navy and white stripe is definitely an option and we suggest a loose and unstructured silhouette. Boho or floaty frills would be perfect for this spot and if you love linen this is exactly where you’d wear it!
Manly is fairly low key generally so you can dress casual if you really have to! Haha
I wanted to wear something light or pastel in colour. My skirt although fitted is playful and a bit more relaxed given the frills. The high waist works well to pair with a cropped top so just a peak of skin shows. The dusty pink colouring of my top is fresh and summery and I finish the look with some barely there nude heels and the LV Metis.
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TOP by Kookai (shop similar)
SKIRT by Sheike (shop similar)
BAG by Louis Vuitton
SHOES by Nine West (shop similar)
Much like Angela I love a pastel by the water as much as I adore a billowing blouse, for which there is only one destination and that is Zimmermann. They truly hold the crown for breezy beach attire which converts easily to a stunning lunch outfit by the water.
My skirt is an easy sell as it almost disappears under the busy print of the blouse meanwhile belting the outfit adds some nice curve and the Hermes bag finished any outfit nicely. Especially when the bag in question is the Constance Elan in white, which is both cool and uber chic.
SHOP THE LOOK
BLOUSE by Zimmermann (shop similar)
SKIRT by Kookai (shop similar)
BAG by Hermes
BELT by Vintage (shop similar)
SHOES by Windsor Smith