Whether it’s near or far I love to travel!
I also love to play the perfect host at home in Bondi (Sydney) too!
Paris, New York, London, LA or Byron Bay (my second home) even India! Travel is everything, its the best form of inspiration. It’s all about adventures and a change of head space. I love heading somewhere new that I have never been before and back to old favourite places too, always looking for cool new things to eat, see, shop drink and do!
So I thought I would share some of these with you as I go, keep your eyes peeled as I will keep updating this as often as I can…
Bondi is where I call home, its pretty special and I feel spoilt being so close to the ocean and the city, its beautiful all year round but especially in summer!
Bondi (pictured above) Photo At Dusk/Chris Prestidge
Eat & drink
Head to Anchor for awesome margaritas!
Bills Bondi is one of my favourite places open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Bill Granger get its oh so right! the is equally as good as this awesome interior fit-out! (pictured below) Photo Thanks to Bills
Bondi Harvest Restaurant (Bondi Junction) Awesome Restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Corner House is a favourite, great for local dinners and drinks.
Da Orazio Pizza and Porchetta Maurice Terzini’s Pizza joint modern but old school Italian.
Earth to Table (Bondi Junction) raw food cafe – with lots of healthy sweet treats.
Harry’s Bondi great food and good great space too, open for for breakfast and lunch – try the blueberry ricotta hotcake!
Icebergs Dining Room and Bar Iconic restaurant and bar with the best view of Bondi totally worth a splurge!
Lapiadina tucked away this hole in the wall place is a favourite the don’t do Pizza but maybe its better! The Number 8 is my all time favourite.
North Bondi Fish Matt Moran’s seafood focus family style Restaurant – also with an Awesome View
Panama House my favourite coffee spot (you will find me here most mornings) great for lunch and dinner too try the Panama Burger or one of their cocktail specials!
Paradisne Road Diner Great Burgers and a little bit of modern 1950’s Americana in Bondi.
Porch and Parlour One Bondi’s best cafes – great coffee, try the green pea pancake, or the or the green break bowl.
Seans Panoroma open for lunch and dinner serving modern but comforting home style food with an awesome view of the ocean.
The Bucket List is the closest to the beach you can eat and drink it’s right in the middle of Bondi Beach an awesome view for lunch, dinner or drinks.
The Shop and Wine Bar The original hole in the wall Bondi cafe, great coffee breakfast, lucy and dinner.
QT Bondi Now Open – offering super cool boutique Hotel Apartments with the beach just minutes from your Hotel room – its the best place to stay when visiting Bondi
Bondi Wash have their Flag ship store 76 Gould St, Bondi Beach – filled with products for Home, Body, Baby and Dogs made with native botanicals.
Aqua Bumps Gallery is what Bondi is all about, a gallery to local Photographer Eugene Tan – His images mostly of Bondi are some of the best you will see, no visit to Bondi is complete without a visit here! (pictured below) Photo thanks to Aquabumps
Assembly Label relaxed fashion for Him and Her with a cool costal vibe. (pictured below) Photo Jacqui Turk
Carousel Bondi Womans Clothing and accessories store
Harry Hartog Book Store ( Bondi Junction) a great election of books and gifts.
The Health Emporium All the good things you need and awesome green smoothies!
Springcourt Cool shoes
The Academy Brand cool mens fashion and accessories
Tuchuzy Fashion store with designer fashion brands for her.
Uashmama Awesome accessoirs made from washable paper (pictured below)
Walk from Bondi to Bronte along the costal walk South Bondi (pictured below) Photo Jacqui Turk
Walk around to North Bondi rocks.
Visit iconic Icebergs Ocean Pool
Head to Bondi Farmers Markets (Saturdays) and Bondi Markets (Sundays) Bondi beach Publics School click here for more details
Theres plenty of places to swim in my neighbourhood – here’s my favourite swimming spots
Bronte Ocean Pool
North Bondi and Icebergs Pool (pictured below) Photos Lauren Bamford
the Atlantic My Byron Bay Home away from Home, I love this place and the family that owns and runs it, super cool and super stylish but super relaxed. My favourite place to stay in Byron.
Eat & drink
Combi yummy yummy healthy pretty food, smoothies etc and a pretty fit out
100 Mile Table one of my fave cafes – feel good food and lovely people
Bayleaf cafe my favourite coffee in town and not just because its so close to The Atlantic!
Harvest cafe renowned Restaurant and Cafe in Newrbar
The Mez Club – eat and drink and feel like you’re on holidays in Europe
Miss Margarita awesome Mexican and margaritas!
The Road House super cool local fave cafe
Top Shop Byron Bay yummy food and great coffee great for breakfast or lunch
The Balcony Bar upstairs in town with a cute nautical vibe
St Elmos head here for tapas and great cocktails
The Farm the cutest working farm ( check out their Scottish Highland cattle!) home to Three Blue Ducks
Fleet Restaurant (Ok technically Brunswick Heads) It’s a short drive from Byron Bay but a must visit. Possibly my most favourite place to eat but be sure to book ahead.
Newrybar Merchants a cute old house full of merchants selling wonderful things including my very Own MJG collection!
Nikau Store a home plant and clay emporium – full of jungletastic good vibes
Bisque (Bungalow) beautiful furniture , lighting, homewares fashion and more
Ahoy Trader super cool Home ware and Fashion Lifestyle store by cool creative Jai Vasicek
Hope and May fabulous holiday feel homewares, fashions and accessories
Fabulous Mrs Fox ( Brunswick Heads) vintage and curiosities
Cactus Hill Project designer homewares
Island Luxe super cool fashion Byron and Bangalow
Liberty Trading Co. cool homewares
Our Corner Store homewares and fashion (Bangalow)
Spell Designs Byron local fashion sensation
Stand up Paddle board or learn to Surf!
Head to the light house – great walk for sunrise or sunset (anytime of the day really)
Swim/ surf at the Pass
Swim at Wategos one of the best beaches in Australia (pictured above Photo Lauren Bamford)
Drive to Bungalow, Brunswick hHeads and Mullumbimby
Head to Newrybar
The Atlantic pictured below Photos Lauren Bamford
Its no secret that I LOVE LA! its a firm favourite and always on my list to visit from Venice Beach to Hollywood it sure is magic!
Eat & drink
Mardi – super cute rooftop restaurant
Bar Marmont at Chateau Marmont
Honor Bar cute bar /restaurant for cocktails and burgers
Ep & LP Aussies in LA!
Laurel Hardware a favourite spot for cocktails don’t be fooled by its modest entrance
Pace Restaurant tucked away in the the hills a great (intimate) place to eat
Sunset Tower Hotel classic cool hollywood cocktails!
The Ivy classic LA paps and all!
Alfred Coffee best coffee in LA!
The Hudson great food and drinks and good vibes
Cactus Shop super cool cactus shop!
HD Buttercup destination furniture store
Modernica classic design furniture
Potted plants and outdoors
Kelly Wearstler She is the Queen of Decorating with a little edge and glamour! I love her flagship store on Melrose
Paul Smith no vist is complete without a visit and a photo of the iconic pink exterior of this store on Melrose!
Blunt super cool furniture you will love!
Carlton Drew super cool edit of mens fashion run by my Handsome friend!
Fred Segal classic/cool LA fashion hot spot
Pali Society in West Hollywood, on Melrose and also in Santa Monica (pictured) Offering unites and stylist places to stay in style!
The Line Hotel possibly the most instagramable interiors! this is my dream Hotel!
Melrose Trading Post/Fairfax Markets Awesome weekend Vintage markets
Take a walk /run at Runyon Canyon
Griffth Observatory – for the best View of LA late afternoon til sunset is the best time for day into night view
Drive by the Hollywood Sign
Window shopping on Rodeo Drive
Eat & drink
Intelligentsia great coffee and food
Toms the store that gives back! I love there Sunglasses and other accessories.
One Piece Collective A cool edit of things for you and your home and possibly the most famous shop front on the internet! LOVE that yellow paint effect!
Hues cool design with a scandal influence.
Bassike Aussie Fashion favourite now in Venice!
Chariot on fire cool homewares
Take a walk (or hire roller skates or a bicycle) along the promenade of Iconic Venice beach
Head To “cool street” Abbott Kinney Blvd Venice for shopping and eating
Walk thru the back streets and take in the cool architecture- so many cute houses
Sydney’s biggest design showroom, a warehouse full of everything you
need for you home with a slant of local and australian designed
products and more
a beautiful edit of objects, art and furniture, sarah has a eye for
design and the store is carefully edited with simplicity being the key
Find Kate and Kate Home, Pony Rider, Hunting for George, Armadillo & Co and MJG by Mr Jason Grant and more in this big warehouse space!
The Society Inc
Stylist Sibella Court’s amazing store full of treasures and trinkets
All australian made classic/ contempory furniture
Iconic Australian brand of homewares and Jewellery by Stephan Ormandy and Louse Olsen
An amazing collection of vintage furniture
a sweet collection of homewares with a focus on table top, fine
breautiful lines and utensils with all kinds of wonderful things for
the home located in the murobond paint showroom
super cool homewares and accessories edit in avalon – well worth the
drive (pack your swimmers)
Sydneys longest standing family run homewares business (since 1968)
they have a large slection of home and gift and one of the best
collections of gift cards you can find
Another destination store on the northern beaches, all Australian made and designed timber furniture like no other
best collection of ocean/beach inspired photography
a collection of all things for the home with a focus of clena minimal
lines also australian made furniture at its best
a visual feast, this store is an experience and homes a wonderful
collection of the best kind of vitange finds
the original surry hills design store now in redfern with a great
selection of new and old featuring design classics and an extensive
range of fabrics for the home
a new addition to crown street this is the first flagship store for the scandoi brand in australia, everything that you never realised you needed.
a superb edit of homewares with a focus on table ware with a touch of
Everything you need for your outdoor space including decorative objects, furniture plants and more areal green haven!
Sydney’s chicest homewares store head here for beautifful things for yout home including kelly wearstlers signature home collection.
A modern home collection like no other online and in several location, an extenvice collection of classic for modern day living.
Online and multiple locations, its a favourite of mine amongst the big players – a modern edit for the considered home, cool design for a stylish home. Furniture, accessories and more.
Some of the best Handmade table ware made in Australia
Head here for some of the best designed furniture near and far, also including the
classic Missoni home collection. Fiona Spence has an eye like no other.
a collection of modern clean line and minimal funriture lighting a
Heaps of great contempt furniture
A bespoke store ( 2 locations) focusing on quality local designers.