The Camino de Santiago…
The Camino de Santiago…
Today’s location… the beautiful and most easterly point of Australia, Byron Bay!
We landed nice and early at Ballina airport and picked up a white little nissan beep beep to get us around for the day. On our way to Byron we stopped in beautiful Bangalow – a lovely village consisting of one adorable street full of independent boutiques, cute cafe’s and juice bars that could fit into any high-end metropolitan shopping strip. That’s where we found the gorgeous new stockist ‘Our Corner store’. An absolutely stunning and creative concept/homeware store, full of awesome international brands set in a hundred year old timber shop converted into this cool store!
S T U N N I N G.
After we finished strolling around Bangalow visiting all the cute boutiques, it was time to go say hello to Byron. We both had forgotten how beautiful the drive there is. The winding road leading through the rolling green hills and palm tree plantations with the ocean as the backdrop is just jaw-dropping.
Byron was as welcoming as alway, with everyone being in holiday mode, walking around barefoot in colourful beachwear. Love the relaxing vibe. We strolled all around town to see all the shops we had as prospects before having lunch at the gorgeous ‘Bay Leaf’ cafe to discuss which stores would suit WANDERLUST best. Amazing salads btw! They have a green brekkie dish that is to die for!
Then we went back into our favourite stores to introduce the book. We can’t really say where we will be stocked yet but we are very happy with the outcome.
Ended the day celebrating with a coconut and raw food treat next to the gorgeous AHOY trader shop. Mint choc slice was to die for! Byron never fails to deliver. Sad we didn’t have time for a dip-had brought the bikinis in the business bag 🙂 Only another reason to be back very soon!
Wanderlusting around the Northern beaches looking for cool shops in our awesome Go get car. Found an absolute gem that we will tell you about soon. Just started an account with these Goget guys and it works great so would recommend it to anyone!
What else could we ask for? A tranquil boozy escape from the frenetically trendy streets of the Marais, Paris is ‘La Belle Hortense’.
Whilst researching the next store for ‘Wanderlust’ to be stocked in Paris, I came across this fabulous bookstore which is now I think my new favourite! A bookstore which not only has walls lined with books, but also walls lined with wine! With its pretty blue frontage it’s all about settling down with a good book and nice glass of wine. La Belle Hortense hosts readings and literary events, including new releases, rare volumes, independent poetry and classic collections. To accompany all this is a wine list which is just as enormous as the collection of books.
Hoping this will be our next beautiful and creative bookstore to stock ‘Wanderlust’, because what a great reason to fly to to Paris again!
Just if we could write even a quater in which she wrote.
The oldest women at age 89 to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Sadly this amazing life and artist passed away on the 17th November 2013. Doris made a massive impact on the literary world and has left us with her beautiful foot prints. From ground breaking novels to memoir and science fiction, if your looking for your next book, then celebrate her life, because your life won’t be complete until you have read a Dorris Lessing novel. The Golden Notebok a favourite.
This account of the fractured lives of British women after the war has been hailed as a feminist masterpiece. Framed by a third-person story of a writer, Anna Wulf, and her friend Molly, the novel weaves together four of Anna’s notebooks which mirror the different strands of her life – Africa, the Communist Party, a doomed love affair and her journal – to arrive at a fifth , The Golden Notebook, which binds them all together. The Swedish Academy called it one of a “handful of books that informed the 20th-century view of the male-female relationship”. Lessing herself, typically, was less enamoured with the book’s reception, complaining that it had become an “albatross” after critics focused almost exclusively on the feminist aspects of the novel, failing to engage with the novel’s scope and structure.