SO WHAT'S A DAY LOOK LIKE FOR YOU, DAILY HABITS, WEEKENDS HERE DOWN SOUTH?
I’m a dreamer at heart and life seems to be a constant hazy blur of wishing to be on the road yet living for those slow, simple days at home. I’m often away for work so I really do cherish my time at home. In my 20’s I lived a mix of life on the coast and out in the country, somehow though I always found my way back south. I grew up here and nowhere else feels like home. It’s funny how sometimes leaving a place behind for a while makes you realise just how perfect it is.
If you peeked through my living room window in the morning you would spot fresh coffee brewing, a record spinning and Palo Santo burning. I work out of my home studio most of the time and when not here I love spending time outdoors, hiking the escarpment, my camera always with me. The Royal National Park holds a special place in my heart; I love spending time there shooting on film.
Most weekends I’m usually driving the highway on route to a wedding or two. I love that it’s always somewhere new that I’m headed though; I’m incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to explore the country as I work. If I happen to have a rare weekend off you can usually find me grabbing coffee and croissants at Bread, Espresso & in Thirroul and hanging out with my four-legged daughter Piper.
OMG PIPER IS!
She runs the show! She is without a doubt the most curious, intuitive, affectionate and hilarious sidekick. She has more energy than I’ve ever known but at the same time loves a good nap in the sun and is always the last one up in the morning. She lives to explore and takes food very, very seriously. She brings such joy to life.
OK SO WHY DO YOU LOVE NOEL and GLADYS, ANY PICKS FOR OUR READERS YOU CAN RECOMMEND?
I fell in love with the perfectly curated selection of goods and the spirit of what the store stands for. I have a connection to the beautiful pieces that have found their way from the store into my home, mostly hand crafted goods with a story to tell.
My favourite find as of late would have to be Dutchie Scents, I spotted Sundazed burning in the store one Saturday morning took some home and my house has had the magical scent drifting through it ever since.
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