Destination / Wish You Were Here

Wish you were here: love, Ilona

Every day by the ocean. It’s been a while since I have been home, so I can’t wait to listen to great music, catch up with family and friends and enjoy as much warm weather and simple living as I can.

Escaping …
I am heading home to Australia to celebrate Christmas with my family. My sister just moved to Noosa with her family, which is also where my husband is from, so I expect to spend a lot of time with my loved ones at my favorite beaches Little Cove and Tea Tree bay.

Essentials …
I plan on having a minimal ‘fashion’ wardrobe over summer. I prefer to just live in linen shirts, loose trousers, slides and use my favorite cotton string bags and little clutches when I’m home. I just bought a great pair of Céline sandals, which will no doubt be on high rotation, and New Year’s will most likely see me in a black trouser/shirt combination. As for beauty, I am currently obsessed with Dennis Gross products – every time I use the Alpha Beta peel wipes, someone comments that my skin is glowing – so I say run, don’t walk, for these.

Celebrating …
I am looking forward to a summer with friends on the beach. I will be back in Sydney to celebrate New Year’s with a bunch of friends who will be in town from New York and I can’t wait to show them around. Lots of midnight swimming, picnics on the beach and lounging in the sun.  I am also looking forward to celebrating my friend and collaborator Christiane Spangsberg and her exhibition in Australia in January. We have been working together and talking for almost two years now and to be there to support her in my home country and spend time with her will be a nice way to start the year.

What are friends for?