Through Vashte’s Eyes- The Gold Coast

by Vashte on June 13, 2012

London dancing queen turned beach babe…

The Gold Coast of Australia.

My Beach- Gold Coast Australia

Some people instantly think of tackiness, some people think of the party town, some people think of the beach.. whatever you think of it, this is where I am based currently and I have grown to love it. I hated it to begin with; coming from London via Brasil to the Gold Coast was a sudden change of pace and style of living BUT I have stopped looking for things found in the city, and love the purity of a smaller town, beach side.
Purity on the Gold Coast Vashte? lol – yes it is here – just stay out of the night life! That easy!

View from my home. Gold Coast Australia

I love my morning walks before the sun comes up- even now when it is cold and brisk. Something the people of the night miss out on all together- I did for many years! 5.30am in the Winter here is a special time for me- most people sleep and as you walk, rugged up, you feel the peace and tranquility of the earth. With the ocean rumbling and the sun peeking up over her as the hour dawns, there is something special about being one of the few strange people out exercising at this time in the morning- especially in Winter.

I have a series of photos to show you a part of my life and the way I see it these days. Through the lens of Vashte. A couple of these shots were taken by my dear friend Rene, thank you x An amazing photographer who I respect greatly as a professional and a friend.

Through the lens of Rene

I have fallen in love with this place. It has taken a while, but look- I am still here. I arrived late 2007. It is now mid way through 2012. Who would have thought! City chick turned beach babe! I have met some intriguing, wild, crazy people, as well as some very caring ones here. Just as there are in many places in the world.

My home viewed from the beach- Rene

The Gold Coast is a hard place to live, and I have lived in many places around the world. Meeting people who are here for a long time, is rare. So I find solitude in my dear friends spread throughout the world, many of whom are in Melbourne, and appreciate and absorb my beautiful blessed life on the Gold Coast without looking for things that just don’t exist here. Getting up early in the morning is absolutely worth it here, I miss none of the nightlife this place has to offer! I win !!

The sun sets over the Hinterland. Glass of champagne anyone?

I hope you enjoy a part of my world and can see a little of what I love about the beautiful Gold Coast!

Candy floss skies

Fire Orange Sunsets

Sunsets galore

Blood Red Skies

The sky is never the same..

 xx Vashte xx

Dancing Queen Cityside turned Beach Babe.. ;)

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Rene June 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm


I feel honored finding my name and pictures in your blog, I am so fortunate of having met you and having shared great moments with you. You live in such a beautiful place but through your eyes and words is even more beautiful.



Vashte June 15, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Rene Roberto!!!! You read it!!!! I am honoured!!! Thank you!! You have absolutely shared wonderful times with me, and I thank you so much for being a part of my life! I LOVE your photography, you know that. So talented. My friend, always. Your friend, and someone I care greatly about. Always.


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