There and back again!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 1 title sunrise

So it’s time for us to take a deep breath, smell some of them roses, and enjoy some down-time after a pretty crazy trip. We’ve been so busy, our Instagram Diary hasn’t been updated in a little while, but here’s what we’ve been up to on our favourite social media platform:

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 2 Cuban flashback

We’ve been to Cuba and fixed a classic car… well, pretended to anyway.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 2a strange Cuban street scene

We’ve met some interesting people with interesting… friends.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 3 fish tacos

We’ve been to Mexico and eaten the best fish tacos Mrs Romance has ever experienced. Thanks, Lulu, from our hotel Casa de las Olas in Tulum. Your cooking has left a lasting impression on us!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 4 mezcal cocktail

We’ve had amazing mezcal cocktails in Mexico too. Just down the road from our hotel is this restaurant, MamaMuu, that serves delicious food and great cocktails too.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 5 Mayan ruins

We’ve been to amazing Mayan ruins on the Caribbean Coast. We’ve even visited Mayan people in their home villages. Such a unique experience.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 28 Mrs R in Mexico

Mrs Romance get’s a glamour shoot in the Caribbean Sea… meaning, I take some ‘hair flicking’ shots on my iPhone!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 6 Mexi-boat

We’ve seen some breath-taking water views here in Mexico too.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 7 Mexican cenote

We get to visit cenotes – natural swimming pools with crystal clear water – scattered around the Yucatan Peninsular of Mexico.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 8 Route 66 roadtrip

We’ve driven Route 66 in America… well, not this bit. But best of all, we get to do it in a Ford Mustang! Cool or what?!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 12 Roy's in Amboy

We do drive to This place on Route 66 though. Roy’s Motel in the town of Amboy. The town only has two people living there. I don’t know if Roy is one of them though!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 9 heartbreak

We have our hearts broken by the sad news of the terrible siege in our home town of Sydney while we’re away. So sad, so appalling. We just hope something – anything – good can come from it.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 10 Palm Springs

We’ve visited the odd city of Palm Springs. It’s a favourite haunt of a huge list of celebrities like Frank Sinatra, Errol Flynn, Bing Crosby…

anyway, our first night in here we stay in the iconic Ace Hotel and Swim Club, a remodelled mid-century motel. It’s a really cool place, beautifully styled and a great representation of what this crazy little place is about.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 11 Palm Springs Parker

We’ve sneaked into the uber cool Parker in Palm Springs to have a look round. This place is incredible. Huge grounds surrounding a palatial hotel. We’re not sure if visitors are allowed here, so we take a few ninja photos and hit the road again.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 13 Venice

We’ve driven to Las Vegas through the desert. This place is crazy! The Venetian has a complete mock-up canal running through it complete with gondolas and a painted ceiling that makes it look like day! So trippy!

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We celebrate Mrs Romance’s birthday in Vegas!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 15 Elvis Wedding

We even get married again! Thanks Elvis!

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Mrs Romance – the blushing bride – looks stunning I’m proud to say!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 16 Vegas Burger!

We’ve eaten at one of Gordon Ramsey’s restaurants. BurGR in the Planet Hollywood on the Vegas strip is so cool. The blue cheese burger is pretty awesome and gets into my hallowed top 10 burger list… but it’s not No. 1!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 17 San Fran

We’ve been to San Francisco. Even in the middle of winter, it’s still such a beautiful city. The Golden Gate Bridge is an incredible sight. Instantly recognisable.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 18 Pinterest HQ

While we’re in San Fran, we get to explore the Pinterest HQ offices. So damn cool! This is the Bar – just somewhere you can sit and work. Nice, ay?

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 29 Mrs R in Pinterest HQ

Mrs Romance can’t resist a quick Pinterest + Hair Romance pic!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 19 Sonoma wine trip

We’ve visited Sonoma – one of the most famous wine regions in the States. Wine and panini picnic at the Larson Family Winery with our awesome friends Melissa and Peter. A superb way to spend our time here.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 20 back on the road

We’ve driven Route 1 – the Pacific Highway – down the Californian Coast. What a spectacular way to see the country!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 21 Cali roadtrip

The road here is awesome!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 22 Bacara Resort, Santa Monica

Our last night in America, we spend in the ridiculously fine Bacara Resort and Spa. Now that we’re here, we wish we had more time to stay even more than before we arrived at Bacara!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 23 sunset on the trip

The sun sets over the Santa Barbara coastline and on our journey. In the morning we travel to LA to fly home to Sydney.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 24 Christmas Day in Aus

Finally home, we drive up to the Port Stephens area to spend the rest of Christmas Day with Mrs Romance’s fam. We fend the jetlag off with a swim in this water. Not bad, is it?!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 25 beer six-shooter Murray's

Tonight, we went to Murray’s Brewery just down the road from our beach shack. The beer flight of six tasters ($21) is the best way sample the best of what this cool little craft brewery has to offer.

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 26 burger in the best 10 list Murrays

And the Murray’s burger is the best way to sample the food! It’s a bit expensive but it’s also managed to get into my top ten list! Very tasty!

Mr & Mrs Romance - Insta Diary - 27 DIY

But here’s what we’ve been working on the last couple of days. My in-laws’ beach shack has needed a new ceiling for quite some time. It’s been good to do some physical work, and the ceiling looks amazing, but we’re all happy it’s over!

We wonder what the rest of the Christmas and New Year holiday has in store for us!

How have you been the last couple of weeks? How did you spend Christmas? Do you have a top 10 burger list? Tell us in the comments!

Images by Mr and Mrs Romance via Instagram: @MrAndMrsRomance, @HairRomance and of course @AngryBastard!


  • Hope you are both enjoying wedded bliss! It all looks totally awesome – can’t wait to see what the new year has in store for you both! And I LOVE that hair flicking shot, on an iphone no less! You guys are hair flickers and photographers of awesomeness!

    • Reply January 2, 2015

      Mr Romance

      Hey Sammie. Yeah, married blissfully! 🙂
      I know! 2015’s looking good already! Glad you like the hair pics. Good ol’ iPhone. Got some good out takes from that shoot though! Will have to show you when we see you next!

  • Reply December 29, 2014


    O. M. G. I have gotta stop visiting you guys. If I turn any greener you’ll start calling me Kermie. Needles to say, I loved the peek into your adventures. Great hair flicking, C!!! Happiest of all the happy New Years to you both. x

    • Reply January 2, 2015

      Mr Romance

      Ha ha! Please don’t stop visiting, Bron! Wouldn’t be the same without you! I was a little worried when Chris started her hairflicking – thought we’d be dealing with a bad neck strain at one point, but no. She’s a hair pro!

  • ooh wow, all those photos as simply stunning, what a fantastic holiday that must of been. Happy new year to you both xx

    • Reply January 2, 2015

      Mr Romance

      Thanks Kat! Yes, it was an incredible trip – we learnt so much! Happy new year to you and yours, Kat!

  • Reply January 1, 2015

    Larissa @heylittlespender

    Wow – great pics! I went to some of those same places in Mexico and Cuba last year, and that brought back some happy memories for me. How good is Cuba for a ‘digital detox’?!

    Happy new year.

    • Reply January 2, 2015

      Mr Romance

      It’s amazing, isn’t it, Larissa?! For the first couple of days we were freaking out a little bit, but by the end of our trip there, we’d stopped looking at our phones completely. Great wat to de-stress.
      Happy New Year to you too! 🙂

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  • Reply January 9, 2015


    Brilliant snaps guys, it was great to follow along with you on Instagram. I love that we managed to get you hitched again #vegasstyle 🙂

    We’re heading off on the 13th Feb, looking forward to your Vegas eats, San Fran eats and PCH re-caps by then (no pressure AT ALL!! hahaha)

    Happy New Year to you both!
    Daisy xo

    • Reply January 12, 2015

      Mr Romance

      Hey Daisy! Yeah, thanks for egging us on to meet priestly Elvis! it was a lot of fun – and a great thing to do!

      I bet you can’t wait till February! You’ll have an awesome time! Yes, we should have a lot more info for you by then. We LOVE the pressure, so keep it up!

      Happy New Year to you and yours too!


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