Have you forgotten how beautiful you are?

Have you forgotten how beautiful you are? How powerful, how magnificent, how strong. I had. This morning, despite the vigorous strides I took as I climbed the hill to the lookout point at the lighthouse, I was feeling deflated. I was feeling less than beautiful, less...

The Bread Social

I’m often asked, So you eat bread?. Yes, I eat bread. The next question, What bread do you eat? Nearly always sourdough and living in Byron Bay, I’m spoilt. Down the road, tucked away at The Farm in Ewingsdale are some of the best bread makers ever; The...

Picone Exotic Fruits

If you visit the Byron Bay, Mullumbimby or New Brighton Farmers Markets from October-May each year, you must stop and say hello to John and Lyndall Picone. Since eating their fruits, I find it hard to buy much from a store. Usually picked the day prior, you start to...

The healing feeling of summer holidays

The sweetest memories of my youth always involve our summer holidays. And these holidays always involved either the beach, the mountains or bush. Whether it be the carnivals, penguin parades or pier donuts at Phillip Island; the fishing, horse riding and bush walking...

The Roadhouse

Literally on the side of the road in Byron lies my second kitchen. When I’m too tired to cook, need a bit of nurturing or just want to eat and be around real food, I head down the street; usually on a daily basis! Run by four locals and staffed by a team that...

GAIA Spa and Retreat

If you are looking for a place to unwind and be pampered, I can highly recommend GAIA Spa and Retreat in the Byron Hinterlands. Situated on the highest point in the region, people normally go there for the spa treatments, spectacular grounds and time-out. I went for...

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