—  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.

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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.

Hanging Lights at Cafe Bali, Seminyak 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.  


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GARANCE DORÉ
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CISCO GORROW

on B A L I

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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 →

S T O N E  &  W O O D 
B R E W I N G
‘The Way It Should Be’
the new video created by Stone and Wood Brewing Company in their Spiritual home of Byron Bay.

Broken Head

Highlighting a slow pace of life in a creative coastal town famed for its beach culture and plentiful surf.
You can see how this trio of lads are pretty buzzed since they quit ‘working for the man’ & got back to basics handcrafting Ales on the beautiful shores of the Northern Rivers of NSW.
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2_7_11_HartwoodEricMya53942 2_7_11_hartwoodericmya5569Its reputation preceded itself, as we walked from our beachfront bungalow to
H A R T W O O D  in  T U L U M
on our first night on the Mayan Riviera,  Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.  It is an outdoor dining restaurant,  with palapa roofs covering just a few of the tables and the bar.  The restaurant is unique in many ways…
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in a joint venture with
 S P A R R O W  C O F F E E  ✧
In unison they opened their doors on Macrossan Street,
Port Douglas on June 5th 2015.

Through the louvered front windows of the ‘Trove’
[definition: a store of valuable or delightful things]
the scene is of a salty, tropical, beach house vibe.
With homewares and art beckoning to deck your walls, along with relaxed easy flowing fashion, to make you feel at home on the beach, jetty or the deck of a yacht.
All marinating with the wafts of fresh grinds from
the Sparrow Coffee Crew,
serving up the Allpress bean, with super sonic speed.
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heather-headshot-287x300Heather Goldman of
Heather Benjamin Jewelry

This story encourages you to follow your heart; be lustful for adventure, life experiences, and how to combine your passions with work and at the same time, travel the world…

We are chatting to our friend Heather Goldman, Founder/Creator behind the
beautiful and unique designs that 

HEATHER BENJAMIN JEWELRY
are famous for. Heather is currently located in Santa Monica L.A. and manufactures her jewelry in Bali, Indonesia.

This is Heather’s story 
— ‘Not So Ordinary Citizens’ interview —

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Coconut black rice breky bowl

Coconut Black Rice | Breakfast | Lunch | Dessert

We are addicted to healthy eating and have a huge love for breakfast…breakfast anytime really…could, and do, eat it all day. This is one of those handy recipe’s that adapt particularly well on a weekend. We love it for breakfast but it is also a favourite in a lot of Asian restaurants for dessert. But you could also have it for a summery lunchtime meal chilled by the pool or have it in a steaming bowl on a winters day or night. Did I mention breakfast at any time of the day?!

Recipe read on ⤵
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Combining our three favourites F’s –
FASHION, FEDORA’S & FOOD.
This fun & sassy video is filmed at Motel Mexicola displaying plenty of its kitsch Mexican fiesta decor, showcasing the stunning collection by Mister Zimi teamed with lack of color Fedora’s for a vibrant splash of Island Life..

lack.of.color.mister.zimi.motel.mexicola.on.handsome.citizens Get a hit of summer style…
we can almost taste the margarita’s now! Hit the links to shop online at Mister Zimi & lack of color. And when in Seminyak, get yourself down to Motel Mexicola for Taco’s, Margarita’s & good-times..

Sex and the City 15th Year Anniversary

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Can you believe that it has been 15 years since we all became fixated by Carrie & her gang of elegantly attired girlfriends, & their antics around the NY Meatpacking District?  The fashion, the hair, the Louboutin’s, the sex-capades, the manhattans, roof-top bars & swanky restaurants.  First on our screens in 1998 & still in every girls heart to this day.  Some of our fav fashion inspired SATC images ⤹

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Chelada’s & more at La Zebra, Tulum Mexico


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When at the beach in Tulum, Mexico make sure you visit La Zebra where you can stretch out under a coco palm with the sand between your toes Continue Reading →

Claret House Teneriffe, Brisbane

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The Claret House Wine Bar is one of HC’s favourite haunts located in the iconic Century old, London Woolstore » Continue Reading →

Black Coffee Lyrics

Black coffee lyrics is the concept of three friends who wanted a little something more from what the Gold Coast had to offer a dining experience.   Continue Reading →

Pawpaw Cafe @ the Gabba, Brisbane

ImageCombining a European-inspired menu with Asian-influenced decor, Pawpaw offers an all-day breakfast and lunch menu, with options to suit both the discerning Woolloongabba foodie as well as the local student and tradie. Green leafy tones mixed with rustic timber of the interior pay homage to its Green Papaya roots, while the street-art-sprayed corrugated iron exterior  Continue Reading →

Autumn in Sydney – Petrol @ Potts Point

Petrol The Porridge

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Enjoying this glorious Autumn morning in Sydney, April’13; leaves turning copper, air feeling crisper, skies looking bluer, the coffee tasting warmer to my insides. Stumbled upon a Cafe Continue Reading →