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White sand

Just north of Brisbane is a favourite weekend haunt, the gorgeous Sunshine Coast. Here the whitest sand meets blue sea and the light is just as white as the sand. So when I found this house (at Sunshine Beach) while real estate stalking I knew it was a perfect interpretation of the coastal resort in which it is found. With glimpses of the sea and a canopy of lush palms and bushland shading it from the bright white light it's cool and inviting.


Vanessa Hadaway

Vanessa Hadaway is an interior stylist from Sydney, Australia. Following a modern, minimalist approach, her spaces are simple with an occasional splash of colour, bold art and streamlines furnishings.


The great escape on the Great Ocean Road

What a day at work! I'm exhausted. I think I need a long weekend in a secluded yet stunning spot. Moonlight Head Lodge on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia is a private lodge with 4 suites, designed by Glenn Murcutt and Wendy Lewin. In such a beautiful place the noise and hassles of the city become a distant memory. Ah a weekend to relax, to unwind, reflect, and enjoy the company of good friends. Apparently the expert chefs on hand will prepare whatever we desire all washed down with a hand picked selection of local and international wines. I'm in and there's room for a few more. I know it's short notice but who else can make it?

Images from Kiwi Collection


A Canadian's art and an Australian's shop

Since I am off today and am avoiding chores around the house, I thought I would give Jo a little break from a couple WINKS this coming weekend. First, I received an email from Zoe Pawlak, a painter and mom living and working in White Rock, British Columbia. She is incredibly talented, and all her work had me totally intrigued. Gorgeous colours and touching portraits and drawings. I love it all. See more of her amazing art here.

Lee McCabe also wrote us about a homewares site that his wife Jennifer has just launched, based in Australia. It's called Whiteport, which is a perfectly suitable name because all the products are white. "Our products look equally good in a city loft apartment or a sprawling beach house. White products are simple, timeless and complement any colour scheme." Selling all sorts of accessories for kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and dining rooms, if you love white you've got to check out Jennifer's store (and they ship internationally). Here are some of my favourite items.


Rachael's former home

Rachael sent me an email the other day with photos of her home in Paddington, Sydney that she recently sold (??!!??!!). It is such an incredible transformation - I don't know how anyone can go through such an extensive renovation. And take note of her living/dining room wall colour, which she says is her favourite (and she'll have to leave the colour in the comments as it wasn't included in her email). Luckily, she sent some before photos as well which show the extent of this renovation. She's in the process of renovating another home and promises to send photos. I'll hold her to that, because if it's anything like this...

She knows I am a sucker for animals photos so she included one of herself and Chilli the labradoodle which I had to post as well. :)