It’s not quite Breakfast At Tiffanys - but Breakfast On The Great Barrier Reef is the next best thing.
It’s high summer now in the tropics of Australia - around 30°C by breakfast time (that’s 86°F in the northern hemisphere), but that doesn’t stop me taking my petit déjeuner each morning outside on my tiny balconette. And why wouldn’t you, with a view like this ?
Breakfast in paradise
My apartment faces the Coral Sea of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. I enjoy views through swaying coconut palms to Magnetic Island on the horizon. Pure magic !
Most mornings lately, I am up at 5am before it gets too hot - walking or running along the beachfront, plunging into the sea for a refreshing dip, then back home for a ritual I relish each morning - breakfast with a tropical view.
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not take time to honour this hour for yourself ? Although my balconette in my beachside abode is trés petite and the table a little rustic, I make breakfast look pretty and sit down to drink tea, journal and reflect on the magnificent view.
Journalling and drinking French Earl Grey tea en plein air (outdoors) are non-negotiables for me at the start of each day. I have a gratitude journal and visualisation journal to keep me focused on my highest aspirations.
What’s on the menu Down Under ?
Most mornings during summertime, I’m eating lightly - granola, coconut yogurt and fresh tropical fruits.
In place of croissants and confiture (jam preserves) that I used to have for breakfast in Paris, I sometimes partake of quintessentially Aussie fare - Vegemite with my eggs on toast, or maple syrup over homemade banana pancakes.
Say bonjour in the tropics
Sometimes I miss a little French flair at breakfast and will grab a delectable pastry from my local bakery, or set my petite rustic table with a delicate and feminine tea set and pretend I’m still in Paris.
Breakfast on the go
If I’m in a rush to get out the door, I’ll make a quick and simple smoothie. Sometimes it will be packed with berries and topped with granola, or a green smoothie with spinach, cucumber, coconut water, vanilla protein powder and frozen bananas.
Happy breakfast | Bon apétit !