Friday, 28 July 2017

The Unique Blogger Award

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I will dedicate this post to The Unique Blogger Award. This week PhotosbyCris Blog received a nomination for the Unique Blogger Award by the Amazing

An unexpected recognition as my blog is fairly new, however being recognised by someone who I admire so much as a blogger just reassures me that I am in the right track.

I have been working really hard towards my dreams and have decided to pursue them until I accomplish what I set myself to do. It has not been a smooth ride, however I kept on trying and the nomination is definitely a reminder to never give up. Thank you

The Unique Blogger Award Rules:

1. Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating you

2. Answer the questions ask by the person who nominated you;

My answers to 3cstyle:

1. Life according to you in 3 words  - Interesting, unpredictable and amazing. 

2. Two things you cannot stay without - Air, water and love.

3. The first book that comes to your mind is… One Way Trip by Cris A Santos (my novel).

3. In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8 to 13 people for the same award:

I would like to nominate 13 bloggers who have showed me support and have inspired me everyday:

1. 3cstyle

2. Awesome Travel Gear

3. Vivacious Wish

4. Miss Boucle Noir

5. My everyday wear

6. Nathalie-Alexandra.

7.  The Style Fanatic

8. Seize your Styleblog

9. Anastasia Burmistrova 

10. Shy Biker

11. Pretty In Leather

12. Rock. Paper. Glam

13. Mrs Qbeauty

4. Give them 3 questions to answer:

1. If you could pick a person anywhere in time and in history to have a 30 minute conversation. Who would you pick? 

2. If you could change 1 thing in the world. What would it be?

3. What makes you happy? 

Thank you all. For the kindness and support. Congratulations in your nomination. I hope to keep learning and growing together. 

xoxo Cris from PhotosbyCris

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017



Hello everyone, 

I am teaming up with Oasis Bracelets to give you 3 hand-made bracelets from Thailand!

3 winners will be chosen, each will receive a bracelet.

How to join in?

1. FOLLOW @photosbycris and FOLLOW @oasisbracelets on INSTAGRAM


3. CHOOSE 1, 2 OR 3

HURRY! Giveaway ends Sunday 30/07/2016. Winners will be chosen randomly by me.

It is also Oasis Bracelets Grand Opening Sale!

Please visit Oasis Bracelets  for more info.

When a Oasis Bracelet is purchased 5% of the profits is donated to the Karen Hill Tribes Trust. Karen Hill Tribe is an impoverished community deep in the jungles near Chiang Mai in Thailand.

Have a lovely week.

Cris from PhotosbyCris


Sunday, 16 July 2017


Melbourne in winter is the perfect location to enjoy the season. The streets are meticulously decorated with gorgeous trees and amazing architecture. It was a short stay, only three days! So, this is what I did in Melbourne in my long winter weekend getaway:

1. Visit Luna Park in St Kilda. Spend some time in the area as it has a variety of cafes, restaurants, a beach, Sunday street market and penguins. 

SheIn Dress HERE

2. Brighton Beach is where you will find many colourful small houses called Bathing Boxes.  

FashionMia Coat HERE

3. Melbourne has gorgeous arcades. This one is the Block Arcade, an exquisite building where you can shop and dine with elegance. The stunning and sumptuous architecture is very impressive. The Block Arcade is located in Collins Street. 

4. 333, Collins Street is an address to be remembered. A must see building that once was a former bank and now holds exhibitions and is a sought after location for wedding ceremonies. 

5. You might see these gorgeous horses around Melbourne, they are adorable and friendly. For a 30 min ride it costs $100. It is definitely a majestic way to see this wonderful city.

                    SheIn Dress HERE          

6. Explore Melbourne Southgate. A beautiful location where you can walk by the Yarra River, experience fine dine with a view and go shopping.

                                                                                 FashionMia Satin Floral Clutch Bag HERE 

7. Federation Square has an unique architecture and a lot to offer. Activities, exhibitions, markets, and so much more. To find out more click HERE

8. If you have time, you should try to explore places outside Melbourne. Such as Geelong, The Great Ocean Road and Bells Beach. After the amazing days spent in Melbourne, I found a beautiful tree in Jan Juc not far from Torquay. There I found the perfect place to read my YMagazine where I could lie down on a rug of natural leaves. What a great way to relax!

YMagazine HERE

9. I stayed in Novotel on Collins, a great hotel in the heart of Melbourne CBD. Read all about the hotel HERE

Creative Director: PhotosbyCris

Where is your favourite winter getaway? Have a wonderful day. Cris from PhotosbyCris


Monday, 10 July 2017


My winter destination this month was Melbourne, the capital city of the state of Victoria in Australia. It was a short break, so I made sure to stay somewhere central where I could make the most of it and have as many attractions as possible within walking distance. After researching where to stay, I found the perfect accommodation for me and my family - the Novotel on Collins. 

The rooms are beautifully designed to provide comfort with style. 

The products provided are of excellent quality made with Fair Trade. 

After an excellent night that we spent in our warm and super comfortable beds we woke up hungry. We had a hot shower and went to the breakfast room which was beyond our expectations. The hotel offers a variety of cold and hot dishes. Cakes, cereals, fresh juice, breads, hot drinks, and so much more. I could fill this page talking about our delicious breakfast, so I will let you to find out more when you book your stay at Novotel on Collins

After breakfast and before we left the hotel, I had to go to the gym and exercise. I loved how Novotel's facilites cater for all your needs. I did not have to skip my morning exercise.  

 From the reception you have this amazing view which is also a shopping centre. It could have not been more perfect. The stunning decoration captivates you.  

In the afternoon, after sightseeing, shopping and experiencing some of the most amazing places Melbourne has to offer, we returned to Novotel and relaxed at the indoor heated pool area.

A gorgeous view from the restaurant grabbed my attention, as I stared at the beautiful winter trees touching the window while my imagination drifted away. Novotel's restaurant also offers excellent meals at dinner time. 

An unforgettable stay.

Photography: PhotosbyCris and TC_VisualArt
Creative Director: PhotosbyCris
Location: Novotel on Collins in Melbourne

Outfit Details:

Gym: Top, Leggings

Swimming Pool Area: Bikini, Black Long Sleeve Body Shirt, Sunglasses,  get 10% off Use code PoppyPhotosbyCris

Dress: SheIn Dresses
Stay tune for the next posts on my Melbourne getaway. Leave a comment I would love to hear from you.

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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

10 Things to do in Currumbin Beach

This is one of the many stunning beaches on the Gold Coast. A must go destination, where you will never get bored as it has so much to offer. Below are 10 activities you can do while at Currumbin Beach on the Gold Coast:

1. Go for a walk

Feel the sand under your feet and listen to the waves crashing on the rocks.

2. Explore 

Currumbin Beach has many rocks, they offer ideal ways to see the whole area from different points of view and different angles. The Surfers Paradise iconic buildings can be seen from here.

3. Surf

This is any surfer's dream location as it offers great conditions for surfers of all levels.

4. Practice Yoga

Please go to my YOGA ARTICLE  to find out more.

5. Photography

This place is better than candy shop. If you love photography, this is the place for you.

6. Watch the Seagulls

They are so much fun to watch, the behaviour of these birds is fascinating.

7. Bath in the natural pools

The rocks form natural pools where sea water is trapped and transformed in warm private pools where you can sit and enjoy!

8. Swim

Swimming in clear sea water. However, make sure to always swim in between the flags. In Australia, every beach is patrolled by the Surf Life Savers. They are amazing on what they do and swimming between the flags is a must do, as it is where conditions are better and the area is patrolled by these amazing professionals that put their lives at risk everyday to save beach goers lives.

9. Snorkelling

Discover the underwater world of Currumbin Beach.

10. Have Fun!

It does not matter what you choose to do here because the most important of all is to have fun and enjoy your day at the Currumbin Beach on the Gold Coast.

What else do you like to do on the beach? Please leave a comment as I would love to hear from you.

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