Destination / Wish You Were Here

Havana nights with Senior Designer Gabriela Hidalgo

Nights danced away, scorching days spent reminiscing at the beach. This summer will be less about down-time and new year reflections, and more about enjoying the moment. My mantra for the season: just live a little.

Escaping …
This year I will be dreaming of Havana, Cuba. On the playlist … Celia Cruz, Orishas and Buena Vista Social Club. Hit repeat.

Essentials …
These holidays I’m straying from my repertoire of  crisp summer whites and diving deep into colour, starting with a set of bright yellow toenails, inspired by Chanel. Light and airy fabrics for the AM, and for the balmy evenings, a bold (purple?) eyeshadow and a classic pair of 90s inspired gold heeled sandal (to match my new tan) is all I can think about.

Celebrating …
This year I’ve made a conscious effort to shop locally and support artisans for the festive season. [Spoiler alert] friends and family will be receiving  hand-crafted goodies from The Provider Store in Surry Hills. And for myself, some new vinyl, a couple of books and a pair of wireless headphones is at the top of my list.