Many Australians have been forced to tighten their belts amid the financial burdens that come with a global pandemic.
But for Sydney power couple Michael Clarke and Pip Edwards, scrimping on the budget simply isn’t an option.
In the past week, the pair have spent their down-time feasting at swanky restaurants, cruising on Sydney Harbour and socialising with their well-heeled pals.
How the other half live: A week in the life of Sydney power couple Michael Clarke, 39, (left) and Pip Edwards, 40, (right) as they enjoy long lunches, luxury yacht cruises with their rich pals and even wear matching face masks
Here, we explore a week inside the charmed life of Australia’s hottest couple.
Last Wednesday, the lovebirds were spotted sailing on the $15million superyacht owned by Michael’s close friend and accountant, Anthony Bell.
Joining the pair aboard the vessel were millionaire foodie king Chris Lucas and his partner, Sarah Lew, who is the former daughter-in-law of billionaire retail magnate Solomon Lew.
Quite the friendship group! On Wednesday, Michael and Pip were spotted on a $15million super-yacht in Sydney as they spent time with millionaire foodie king Chris Lucas (far left), his partner Sarah Lew (second left) and another male pal
Sweet: Pip, who shares a close friendship with Sarah, shared a glimpse at their day on the water via Instagram Stories
Pip, 40, who shares a close friendship with Sarah, shared a glimpse of their day on the Harbour via Instagram Stories.
‘Reunited!’ the P.E Nation founder captioned a gallery of photos taken during the get-together.
On Thursday, the couple made a glamorous return to Anthony’s super-yacht as they celebrated Michael, 39, receiving his Order of Australia medal.
Celebration time! On Thursday, the couple made a glamorous return to Anthony’s super-yacht as they celebrated Michael receiving Order of Australia medal
Making a statement! Pip made sure to pose for a photo with pal Sarah Lew as they celebrated Michael’s success on Thursday
Good times: Pip smiled as she posed for yet another photo with their guests including Erin Molan
Congratulations: Pip also publicly congratulated Michael in a gushing Instagram Stories post on Thursday
The couple toasted to Michael’s success alongside a gaggle of celebrity pals, who were all dressed to the nines in matching black-and-white outfits.
Of course, it was Pip who stole the show, turning heads in a figure-hugging $1,200 gown by Ellery.
The likes of Larry Emdur and Erin Molan were seen partying with the couple on the yacht, while Pip put herself front and centre as the group posed for Instagram snaps.
Fine dining: On Saturday, Pip and Michael spent more quality time with Chris Lucas and Sarah Lew during a long lunch at Catalina in Rose Bay, where an average three-course meal costs around $130
On Saturday, Pip and Michael spent more quality time with Chris and Sarah during a long lunch at Catalina in Rose Bay.
Catalina’s is one of Sydney’s most acclaimed waterfront restaurants, with an average three-course meal costing about $130.
Clad in an eclectic orange ensemble, Pip documented the lavish meal by uploading a photo of herself and Sarah cosying up at their table.
Living the good life! On Sunday, Pip and Michael returned to Sydney Harbour for yet another cruise – this time venturing out on an inflatable boat
‘Youuuuuuu!’ the mother of one cooed in the caption, adding the love-heart emoji.
At one point, Pop decided to excuse herself for a cigarette and was seen puffing away on a bench outside the restaurant.
A P.E Nation spokeswoman recently confirmed that Pip is a social smoker, after she was spotted with a packet of Dunhill cigarettes in June.
Looking good: Fashion designer Pip showed off her sensational figure in a skimpy beige swimsuit and cap
‘Pip is committed to a balanced lifestyle and will sometimes, on occasion, have a social cigarette,’ the representative said.
On Sunday, Pip and Michael returned to Sydney Harbour for yet another cruise – this time venturing out on an inflatable boat.
Joined by another couple, the publicity-loving duo spent the day sipping champagne and topping up their tans.
Cheerful chap: Another photo saw Michael revealing his buff chest, while socialising with a pal
Pip put her gym-honed physique on display in a high-cut swimsuit crafted from a knitted fabric.
Meanwhile, Michael went shirtless in a pair of black-and-white boardshorts.
At one stage, health and fitness obsessed Pip was spotted smoking yet another cigarette.
Self care Sunday!: Following Sunday’s picture-perfect summer outing, Pip and Michael returned home to enjoy an intimate evening of pampering- posing side-by-side in matching face masks
Following Sunday’s picture-perfect summer outing, Pip and Michael returned home to enjoy an intimate evening of pampering.
Taking to Instagram, Pip uploaded a photo of the couple quenching their skin with matching therapeutic face masks.
She wrote in the caption: ‘Roped him into doing my Sunday skin hydration routine, “Power to the Foil”. Looks like I found myself my own masked Ned Kelly’.
Going public: The couple confirmed their relationship in July when they were spotted enjoying a romantic vacation in Noosa, Queensland (pictured)
Michael, ever the supportive boyfriend, was wearing a shirt from Pip’s fashion line, P.E Nation, in the image.
He also shared the same photo to his Instagram Stories, captioning it: ‘The things I get roped into!’
Pip and Michael confirmed their romance in July when they were spotted enjoying a romantic vacation in Noosa, Queensland.
High-profile split: The sporting great had separated from wife Kyly Clarke (pictured), 39, in September last year, but only revealed their split in a surprise announcement on February 12
Michael separated from wife Kyly Clarke, 39, in September last year, but they only revealed their split in a surprise announcement on February 12.
It is understood there was no third party involved in their break-up.
The Clarkes have said the ‘amicable’ decision to separate was ‘the best course’ for their five-year-old daughter, Kelsey Lee.
While Michael is notoriously private about his love life, he did reveal he was ‘so happy right now’ and ‘in a great place’ in an interview with Stellar magazine in September.
Pip shares a 13-year-old son, Justice Maximus, with her ex-partner Dan Single.
Family: The Clarkes have said the ‘amicable’ decision to separate was ‘the best course’ for their four-year-old daughter Kelsey Lee (pictured)