The Farm Byron Bay

When most of us think of a farm, we tend to conjure up thoughts of a rambling homestead in the middle of nowhere, cows, sheep, chooks, tractors and endless paddocks growing something that will probably end up on our plates. There is no disputing that this description is true, but like the old saying, oils […]

The food scene in the Northern Rivers’ region/Byron Shire

Anyone who has read my previous Blogs would know I am an unapologetic advocate of domestic tourism because this land we call Australia and, for most of us home as well, has an abundance of riches to offer the intrepid traveller, especially if you hit the road and explore beyond the metropolises. I was so very fortunate […]

Interior Design and Decorating

Whether you’re embarking on a complete home makeover, updating a few rooms or starting from a clean slate for a new build, interior design and decorating can be an exciting and fulfilling experience, yet predictably, not without its challenges too. Planning is key to achieving the outcome you envisage which includes finding the balance between your needs […]

Dedication to the victims of the recent fires and our courageous firefighters

With the support of the owners of the Byron Bay Beach Houses, this Blog is dedicated to our fellow Australians who have been devastated by the ravages of the recent fires and the efforts of our mighty volunteer and other firefighters who once again, starred down mother nature’s vengeance against the odds. With some of the […]

Christmas in Byron Bay

It’s that time of year again when we begin to see Christmas decorations make their appearance in the shops and television ads reminding us of how many days we have left before Santa flies in from the North Pole. Another telltale sign that the festive season is just over the horizon is when people start […]

Weddings in Byron Bay

For some time, Byron Bay, including its beautiful hinterland, has become a magnet for couples getting married and it’s easy to understand why. Tying the not is a joyous occasion yet it can also be fraught with a tad too much stress courtesy of all the seemingly endless arrangements that need to be made and […]

Byron Writers’ Festival

Scroll down the list of over 140 writers and thinkers appearing at the renowned Byron Writers’ Festival and you will know immediately that the 2019 three day event commencing on Friday 2 August will again be nothing short of inspirational, educational, entertaining and an opportunity to appreciate the power and influence of the written word and those who tell […]

Winter in Byron Bay

If you’re sitting in front of your computer screen with the Winter blues and wishing you were elsewhere, let me suggest that Byron Bay could be that elsewhere, as it’s not only in Summer when this renowned east coast town shines as vibrant as the beacon radiating from its famous lighthouse. Over the next few months, Byron is gearing […]

Byron Farmers’ Market

For me, I just love cooking up a storm in my kitchen, particularly when I’m using quality, fresh locally sourced produce and that’s exactly what you’ll get when you visit the Byron Farmers’ Market (BMF), home to over 70 stall-holders from around the Byron Shire. Since hitting the ground running seventeen years ago, this vibrant not-for-profit […]

Cape Byron Lighthouse

Cape Byron, named by Captain James Cook in honour of fellow British explorer, John Byron, is home to Australia’s most popular and well known lighthouse. This magnificent white, concrete block structure was built by Charles Assinder Harding and opened in 1901. Its cylindrical tower and lantern stands an imposing 23 metres aloft the rocky terrain on […]