One of the best things about shopping with Marguerite was she got me looking at clothes and accessories in new ways. There was a gold belt with a buckle that featured a frog on a lily pond found at Vinnies. Marguerite suggested wearing the belt as a necklace (which I’ve since done).
For the past twenty years the buzz has been that Agnes Water will be the next Noosa. Lucky for us that hasn’t happened (sorry Noosa). Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy are just a bit too remote and still feel like authentic beach holiday towns: think beach cricket, bushwalks and ice cream.
Hobart’s Tip Shop is a gigantic lucky dip, but you are sure to find something special for a fraction of the price that you’d pay in a vintage shop or on eBay. There are generally no price tags; take your treasure to the counter and they’ll suggest a low, low price.
Unlike health club saunas that are usually a pine box, this sauna has one transparent wall. As you sit in the sauna, you can see the sunlight on the dark lake, the eucalypt hills behind and the daytime crescent of the moon against a blue sky. It’s truly beautiful.
One of the most photographed swimming pools in the world is the Bondi Icebergs pool, which is also home to one of Australia’s most famous Winter Swimming Clubs of the same name. It’s breathtakingly beautiful and, depending on the time of year you’re swimming, sometimes takes your breath away when you dive in too. But you will always leave the pool feeling exhilarated and ready to return.
In this monthly class participants can join Kati Ackerman for a guided meditation whilst having their energy cleared via Reiki & Pranic healing, then a sound bath via Crystal bowls, Medicine drum & Gong.