EMBRACING SPRING: AWAKENING OUR SENSES WITHIN

Winter you were a treat. We did enjoy your rich textural textiles and cosy spaces, but we are definitely ready to say ‘See you later’ and embrace the best of Spring!

We are oh. so. excited. for the fresh blooms, vibrant colour palettes and most of all being able to sip on frose in the warm glistening sun, when rooftop bars become bearable again.

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SPRING SCENTS

Nothing says Spring like a bouquet of fresh and vibrantly scented blooms. These bunches from Posy Supply Co are beautifully wrapped and a match made in heaven to set the right refreshing tone of the new season. They make for the perfect gift, treat or home accessory, brightening up any interior space and welcoming the outdoors in!

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SPRING SEASONING

Dinosaur Designs have done it again! Introducing their new collection of salt and pepper grinders that are inspired through the form, texture and tone of washed pebbles, we are obsessed and keen to embrace the extra spice in our life! This perfect pair will make an enviable addition to your kitchen and soon-to-come outdoor BBQs!

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SPRING SIPS

Finally, the sun is starting to show its face a little more, making rooftop bars bearable! We are crushing hard over Henry Deane at Sydney’s Hotel Palisade. A cocktail lounge with a contemporary, luscious and modern edge, it’s truly a hidden gem. Providing incredible views, fancy cocktails and a satisfying menu, it’s the perfect way to unwind and start your weekend in style.

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SPRING SURPRISES

There’s a new café on the block and they’re serving carrot cake waffles! We can’t think of anything more scrumptious. The contemporary and unique menu at Joseph Hyde has left us drooling and craving a bite!

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SPRING SLEEPS

The time has come to say goodbye to our toasty and thick woolen throws and hello to In Bed’s lightweight linen duvet set. A soft and breathable fabric that will still keep you warm on those crisp nights, we are in love with the earthy colour tone range. We love them all but our favourite set has to be in oat – it looks good enough to eat! With sheets like these, who needs to count sheep!

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SPRING SPLENDOR

Now that the weather is getting warmer, trees and plants are getting their leaves back and greenery is re-appearing, we have weekend getaway on our mind! A road trip up the coast with a group of friends or family, taking in the great outdoors and staying at Byron Bay Beach Abodes sounds splendid to us. These beach houses offer luxurious accommodation, creating a retreat-like experience. Each of the 9 properties have been designed individually with its own story in mind. A coastal, bohemian and minimalistic interior design approach that we adore! Ideal for a relaxing weekend getaway.

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SPRING STYLE

We love the idea behind BlowBarCo, a luxurious and easy-going spot offering a wash and blow dry, all with champagne in hand nonetheless! With to-die-for event packages, including braid tutorials offering styling, drinks and a cheese platter (!) we’ll be sure to see you there!

DESIGNER HOLIDAYS

Suddenly we’ve blinked, the New Year is over and its already February!

As the summer temperatures continue to soar through the hottest month we can remember, it seems the only way to escape the heat is to get out of Sydney all together! 

But where to? 

Going on holidays often means hauling over-packed bags, traveling for days at a time, dealing with delays, unruly children (your own or strangers!) and multiple modes of transportation to get anywhere, hoping that in the end the destination is well worth the effort! 

We’ve been daydreaming of our ideal holidays where it’s not about the journey but all about the destination! Why don’t you come and join us . . .
 

GLAM STAY

Maddie is dreaming of places she has never travelled, such as Milan! She is lusting over Senato Hotel Milano and its beautiful interior, made up of a plush material palette boasting of black and white. The character of the building’s neo classical exterior remains intact and the interior given a much-needed face-lift and contemporized with bright brass features.
 

Senato Hotel, Milano
Senato Hotel, Milano

Senato Hotel, Milano

CULTURAL GETAWAY

Jess can’t wait to return to the The College Hotel, Amsterdam that she discovered a few years ago on a ‘design getaway’. She fell in love with the building’s historical charm and details such as the high ceilings, large fireplaces and luxurious suites decorated with muted but bold colour palette.
 

The College Hotel, Amsterdam
The College Hotel, Amsterdam

The College Hotel, Amsterdam

HAWAIIAN HAVEN

Demi is planning her return to the Modern Honolulu, Hawaii. Designed by one of her all-time favourite designers, Yabu Pushelburg, the hotel has a contemporary design with a tropical twist. She adored every detail from the shadow lines to pivoting timber plantation shutters to the secret bar hidden behind a bookcase!
 

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The Modern Honolulu, Hawaii

The Modern Honolulu, Hawaii

NEW YORK ADVENTURE

Stuart can’t wait to jet off to the Big Apple to stay in The Hudson Hotel, New York. Designed by Phillipe Stark, The Hudson Hotel is filled with fun unique pieces, each designed specifically for the hotel. The unconventional combination of interiors creates an urban adventure throughout New York, all combined in the one building.
 

The Hudson Hotel, New York
The Hudson Hotel, New York

The Hudson Hotel, New York

MAGICAL RETREAT

Alex is daydreaming of the magical Il Sereno Hotel, designed by Patricia Urquiola and with vertical gardens by famed botanist Patrick Blanc. She is drawn to this modern marvel built of stone, bronze and copper which stands on the shore of Lake Como, Italy. It’s amazing architectural detailing creates an intimate connection to the lake with specially framed glimpses created throughout the hotel interior.

Il Sereno Hotel, Lake Como, Italy

Il Sereno Hotel, Lake Como, Italy

A CHARMED LIFE

Julia longs to return to charming Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, a French town she fell in love with as a solo twenty-something backpacker. This time, however, she would love to rest her weary head on a pillow at the Hotel De Tourrel and experience the luxuries she could only previously dream of on a backpacker’s budget. She loves the elegant mix of original features and modern interiors that are housed within the buildings 17th century architecture. Handmade furniture by ClassiCon designers Eileen Gray and Konstantin Grcic fill the seven exclusive suites of the hotel.
 

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Hotel De Tourrel, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Image 1 via Senato Milano / Image 2 via The D Pages / Image 3 & 4 via The College Hotel / Image 5 via Boutique Travel Blog / Image 6 via Yabu Pushelburg / Image 7 & 8 via Morgans Hotel Group / Image 9 & 10 via Sereno Hotels