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Connie Cao is a Melbourne based travel & lifestyle blogger, influencer, photographer & creative.
Born and raised in Melbourne Australia, but with a Shanghai Chinese heritage, Connie has always been fascinated with art, nature and the beauty of both these things.
Inspired by the world around us, Connie has a passion for creating beautiful photographic content and uniquely personal stories revolving around the topics of travel, lifestyle, home decor, fashion and beauty. Connie and Luna is the place to browse all this content.
As a traveller, Connie loves exploring off-the-beaten-path destinations, eco-tourism attractions, beautiful resorts and hotels, bustling cities, the local food scene and hiking & road trip adventures. She loves to capture beautiful landscapes whilst travelling, with her favourite travel destinations being not just the big cosmopolitan cities, but also the smaller towns surrounded by forests with endless hiking paths, greenery and sunshine. Some of her favourite places in the world range from Ubud, Cinque Terre, Lake Annecy, Mt Cook National Park to Tokyo, London and Copenhagen. Some of her favourite countries in the world are New Zealand, Italy, Iceland, Namibia and of course, Japan. However, you don’t need to travel far to experience these things – Connie also loves to uncover Melbourne’s best travel secrets and things to do, as well as easy day trips out of the city and must-see road trip destinations around the country as well.
When not travelling, Connie resides in a beautiful leafy suburb of Melbourne with her partner Tom. As first home owners, Connie loves inviting her audience along on this exciting chapter of their lives. Her passion for home decorating, styling and home improvement sees her scouring online boutiques and craft markets, collecting unique pieces to make their new house feel like a home. She has a big love for all things green and absolutely loves filling her house with indoor plants and greenery to create an indoor/outdoor feel. In the garden, she has grand plans with transforming a blank canvas backyard into a permaculture designed food garden oasis complete with vegetable patches, fruit trees and herbs – a project that’ll take some time but will make the food journey even more meaningful and closer to home. A fully sustainable home, would be the most beautiful thing.
Day to day, Connie’s interests include photography, yoga, listening to podcasts, practising meditation (trying to), sushi-making, sushi-eating, cooking, skincare, conscious consumption, flower-chasing, gym frequenting and making handmade wedding and spring flower crowns, earrings and accessories for her shop for customers around the world.
Connie has worked in partnership with a strong portfolio of local and international brands including Japan Tourism (JNTO), Starwood Group, Sofitel, PANDORA, Christian Dior, David Jones, UNIQLO, Honda Australia, Coach, Topshop, ASOS, Bunnings, Kikki.K and more. Recently, Connie appeared on the popular TV travel series, ‘Fun Taiwan Adventures with Janet Hsieh’ (2016) which aired on Discovery Network TLC.
She graduated from Monash University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) & Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Marketing). She speaks English, Mandarin and Shanghainese.
To get in touch with Connie, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT CONNIE AND LUNA
Connie and Luna is Connie’s digital home and creative studio comprising:
BLOG – CONNIEANDLUNA.COM
A travel and lifestyle journal sharing inspiring, authentic and unique stories on things that matter most. A curation of local and international travel experiences, home decor and lifestyle musings, fashion, beauty and everything for like-minded readers from around the globe.
SHOP – CONNIEANDLUNA.ETSY.COM
A home for all the beautiful items designed and handcrafted by Connie in her home studio. Connie and Luna stocks all you need when it comes to flower crowns and hair accessories, as well as a growing selection of unique and handmade accessories and wares.
Rowena is a photographer and studio assistant for Connie and Luna. She also works full time as a junior doctor in hospital with an interest to specialise in general practice. When not managing her various roles, Rowena loves baking, chasing sunsets, going hiking and eating the photo props!
Tom is a photographer, videographer and designated drone pilot for Connie and Luna. His interests include exploring the world through tasting local cuisines and visiting beautiful destinations and hikes. When he isn’t outdoors, you’ll find him either at the gym, or enjoying his sleep.
Toro, the newest and youngest member of the team, is the resident cute fluff and shadow CEO of Connie and Luna. He keeps himself busy during the day by sneakily trying to trick us into doing things for his benefit or catching up on his ZZZs after his early morning wake up call.