Sunday, February 5th 2017
What a way to kick off the new year! After a big first week back with The LANE girls, looking back at the wild year that was 2016, and planning out 2017 with content that inspires us, stirs us, and we know will push us even harder to create... we finished up with a fun afternoon out on the stunning Oscar II.
A surprise for the team, and a big welcome to the new creative girls that just joined us, we spent the afternoon drinking in views of Sydney Harbour, after a beautiful lunch and champagne on the water. It's definitely not all luxury yachts and languid lunches at The LANE... but after one of the biggest years of growth and change last year and an immense workload for this small but incredibly inspiring team of women I’m so grateful to work with, we could all use a champagne or 10!
In an industry that shifts and changes faster than we can keep up with sometimes, it's rare to carve out moments to really stop and acknowledge how far you've come as a team, to look back at the challenges and successes you've worked through together, but more importantly to remember that in amongst the goal setting and crazy ambition, to enjoy the entire experience; the ups, the downs, the excitement, the stresses, the magic you're creating, and to celebrate it all. To let go from time to time, to be happy with right now without obsessing over what needs to be, and just enjoy all of the little moments in between, on the path to bigger goals. When I look back at everything we've achieved since launching The LANE 7 years ago, far beyond the bigger events, it's always the little moments between that lead there, which echo the loudest.
A big thank you to the amazing team at Oscar II for having us. For those considering an engagement party or wedding on the water (which after this afternoon, quickly became an idea we were obsessed with) we can't speak more highly of the beautiful Oscar II. Head over to their website for more details.
Photography: Samara Leung