C I T I Z E N S O F T H E S L I D E — Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview — I V Y T H O M A S ≫≫ GOLDEN SLIDER ≫≫ by Tracee Annetts – photography by Fran Miller “The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun.” So they say. When Ivy Thomas and her Gold Coast posse including mate and fellow surfer/Photographer Fran Miller hit the waves together, it’s guaranteed to be non-stop smiles. We’ve seen a lot of awe-inspiring ocean images of Ivy taken by the legendary Fran Miller and other talented photographers in the area and wanted to find out what’s keeping Gold Coast-based Ivy stoked in and out of the water.
UNITED BY T H E S E A ≫≫ HANDSOME CITIZENS
BALI TO BYRON BAY ≫≫ Interview with SEEA by Rhea Cortado – photography by Carly Brown
The paradox of photos living in the Internet clouds is that they are simultaneously disposable and immortal. We rediscovered these images of Tracee Annetts aka Handsome Citizens photographed by Carly Brown two years ago in Bali, and the dreamy mood felt no less refreshing. Fascinated by social media’s ability to connect people across oceans and time, we caught up with Tracee to talk more about how Instagram was a lifeline to the outside world while living in Bali, and sparked face-to-face encounters with new friends.
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K A R I N A R O Z U N K O ≫≫ SACRED THINGS ≫≫ Karina on Van Life: “It’s a sense of freedom, to get up and leave wherever & whenever you please. You learn to travel light, bring what you need, not things that are precious, but sacred.” Continue Reading →
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S U N D A Y M O R N I N G … by Tracee Annetts – photography by Gabi Mulder
With those long lazy days of Summer, but a dream behind us, we’re taking a moment to reflect upon a languid Sunday morning with our face to the sun as we relax on the back porch. Central to capturing this mood, is the ultimate chilled playlist helping you ease into a complete sense of idleness, with no inclination for anything other than falling into a dreamy blissful state.
C R A I G P A R R Y & M I G A L O O by Tracee Annetts – photography by Craig Parry CRAIG is an international, multi award winning nature photographer based in Byron Bay, Australia. Recently Craig captured everyones attention with images of MIGALOO the rare albino humpback whale on his annual migration up the East Coast of Australia, past Byron Bay. Craig shares details with us of the awe-inspiring moments with Migaloo.
To date we have had the pleasure of a talented bunch of female Sea Gypsies who’ve featured in our Citizens Of The Slide Interviews.
And until now no Sea Pirates to add some testosterone
to the mix. Enter Wisp aka
— CHRISTIAN BARKER —
all burly and bearded. Something we noticed
from his recent McTavish
“Dedicated to the Craft” film is that he has soul, and is passionate about his surfing..
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NOT SO ORDINARY CITIZENS INTERVIEW—
The A N C I E N T ART of WAVE RIDING
with its Polynesian origins are thriving in the heart of Josie Prendergast.
Her graceful footsteps hypnotise as they make their way lightly to the nose. Reminiscent of a sacred dance, caressing the tip of her McTavish underfoot, as the beauty of Wategos slides past in the background. Continue Reading →
T H E D O O R S ‘BEFORE YOU SLIP INTO UNCONSCIOUSNESS’ P L A Y L I S T
including the lyrically poetic
‘THE CRYSTAL SHIP’
A compilation of our favourite Doors arrangements along with the compelling lyrics and inspiration behind these iconic tracks. Continue Reading →
— C R O A T I A — The Country with Endless Appeal.
Take us back to the European Summer of June 2006 ~ hot, balmy days, with barely a whisp of wind, the sky so blue, the water in every bay, ocean, inlet; crystal clear in every shade of blissful turquoise.
C O N N E R H A T S have made their way onto the heads and galleries of some very talented surfing / creative individuals on Instagram. On a recent girl’s Eco-surf adventure to Tonga, Chrystal Fitzgerald, Lauren L. Hill and Ming Nomchong had a very sweet selection of Conner Hats packed for their journey.
We are chatting to WILL CONNER, whose father Bill started crafting leather hats in the late 60’s in Florida USA.
He then immigrated to Australia and set up an iconic Australian company named BC hats. These are still made today in the Conner’s hometown of Byron Bay.
— J u k e b o x —
‘ H U R T ‘
a song written by Trent Reznor, first released on
Nine Inch Nails’ 1994 album
‘The Downward Spiral’.
In 2002 ‘H U R T’ was covered by JOHNNY CASH
to critical acclaim; it was one of Cash’s final hit releases before his death.
The song clearly includes references to self-harm and heroin addiction, although the overall meaning of the song is disputed.
B A M B U I N D A H
is a boutique resort featuring traditional Javanese and Sumatran architecture, organic gardens and sweeping views of the Ayung River gorge.
Located along the Sayan Ridge 10 minutes from
Ubud, Bali in Indonesia.
The hotel is a stunning combination of bamboo buildings and antique Javaneseteak wood bridal homes, each with individual design details to surround you in beauty and comfort. Continue Reading →
First there was Serge Gainsbourgand Brigitte Bardot. They had a brief, passionate affair, both were married at the time. Bardot, aged 34, was still a huge star, but her film career appeared to be over. more.. much much more..
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C A F E B A L I The decor, food, service and thirst-inducing cocktails at this beautifully designed restaurant overlooking Jalan Laksmana has been enticing our tastebuds on every return visit to the Island. In 2014 we had a 10 month stint living out on the Bukit Peninsula – Cafe Bali was our go-to after the long motorbike ride to town, for a refreshing Margarita drink, tranquil vibes and comfy cool spot to let those jelly limbs revive after the long bumpy ride. Continue Reading →
K A S H M I R L E D Z E P P E L I N Its only our all-time favourite Led Zepp song. Actually, pretty much our all-time fav song.
FULL STOP. For your listening pleasure…
All four members of Led Zeppelin have agreed that “Kashmir” is one of their best musical achievements. John Paul Jones suggested that it showcases all of the elements that made up the Led Zeppelin sound. Continue Reading →
Above photo by Daniella Rech of Cisco in her Luxury Bali Villa Red Door
Garance is interviewing an Australian friend; Cisco Gorrow on her must see places to go and see in Bali. Cisco; a talented slashie : a model / certified Raw Food chef / Yoga teacher / + studying to be a health coach; originates from Germany, but her heart has a home in Bali, especially since she and her husband George Gorrow [Ksubi] have built a house there…Continue Reading →