GUEST BLOGGER – CHANTEL BARBER
We love this time of year. Nothing like the smell of coconut oil and a summer storm to remind us why we will always call Australia home- no matter how far we travel.
Byron Bay in summer is like nowhere else – it’s an unlikely mix of neo-hippies, nouveau riche, hula-hoopers, fire twirlers, sun saluters, party people – everyone seems to be on holiday. My partner Blair (the business brain behind the label) and I have had a really busy 2012 so we decided to take a couple of weeks off and be tourists in our own town. It’s wonderful to be home enjoying a little break in the company of friends and family, cooking delicious summer foods and going to the beach with our gorgeous little boy Arlo & lovely old dog Biko.
When we were asked to pull together something to contribute to Spell’s blog I decided to throw together a collage with a summer feeling… Rich in textures, expansive blue skies & memories of the exotic travels Ive enjoyed around the globe over the years. This is the concept behind our creations – to integrate everything we love in life – it’s inspired by the rich culture of travel but also influenced by the way we relax at home.
We have two beautiful boutiques in Byron and Bali – both are little havens that feature our seasonal collection and filled with an array of handmade treasures. This collage embodies all of the things that make my life what it is, representing all the colours of travel, inspiration, business & baby.
I don’t remember my life ever being this busy before, but I certainly don’t remember feeling so full & alive since becoming a mother & juggling life and all its adventures.