A LOCALS GUIDE TO BYRON

September 23, 2020
Frida's Field restaurant

NEW IN BYRON: Frida’s Field

A brand-new farm-to-table restaurant has quietly launched in Byron Bay’s hinterland. Nestled in a working property and surrounded by lush rolling hills, Frida’s Field is a joint project between the Rawlings family and Icebergs Group alumni, Daniel Medcalf. The eatery promises to be a celebration of produce and agriculture from the Northern Rivers while shining a light on sustainable farming practices, with the added bonus of being downright delicious!
August 28, 2020
Father's Day in Byron Bay

FOR HIM: Last Minute Father’s Day Shopping in Byron Bay

You’re on holidays, you’ve managed to remember to pack everything from your phone charger, to your new swimsuit, that far-too-expensive night cream made it without smashing, and you even brought your refrigerated pro-biotics. But, you still can’t shake that niggling feeling that you have forgotten something… something important! Your stomach drops, you’ve forgotten Father’s Day! While men can be notoriously hard to buy for at times, we’ve made a list of last-minute ideas you can […]
October 11, 2019

A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO BYRON: Danelle / Bower’s Property Manager

MEET DANELLE. SHE’S THE PROPERTY MANAGER AT THE BOWER AND TOGETHER WITH HER HUSBAND AND THREE GREAT KIDS, HAS LIVED IN BYRON FOR MORE THAN A DECADE. She’s one of the friendly faces who’ll greet you when you arrive and ensure your stay is an unforgettable 5-star experience. “I just love Byron and our amazing environment and get such joy out of sharing my experiences living in and exploring the region with our guests, “ […]
August 8, 2019

A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO BYRON: Helen Blair / Savvy Wed

THE TIME BETWEEN SAYING ‘YES’ TO THE “WILL YOU MARRY ME?” QUESTION AND SIPPING ON THE FIRST GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE AT YOUR WEDDING RECEPTION CAN BE FRAUGHT. And sometimes even more so if you opt for a destination wedding.  There’s just so much to think about and organise, and then there’s the tyranny of distance.  It’s what prompted long-time Byron local Helen Blair to set up Savvy Wed which ‘connects the dots between standout destination […]
June 13, 2019

A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO BYRON: Stacey Burt / Little Company

STACEY BURT IS A NEW BYRON LOCAL AND THE FOUNDER OF LITTLE COMPANY, A BOUTIQUE BUSINESS WITH SPACES IN MELBOURNE AND BYRON’S THRIVING INDUSTRIAL AREA, THAT CHALLENGES THE USUAL SALON NORMS AND INDUSTRY CLICHES. They’re spaces where living skin facials are paired with meditation, and tailored at-home skincare routines to achieve beautiful skin, in a sustainable way. She’s a Mum of two little girls (Lex and Stevie), has a staffie called Zizz, and with her […]
January 25, 2019

A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO BYRON: Belinda Kirkwood / Beach Byron Bay

BELINDA KIRKWOOD IS ONE PART OF THE DYNAMIC DUO BEHIND MULTI-AWARD WINNING BEACHFRONT RESTAURANT, CAFE AND COCKTAIL HOT-SPOT, BEACH BYRON BAY, AND NOW AFTER HAVING CLOCKED UP 23 YEARS AS A LOCAL, SHE KNOWS THIS SPECIAL PART OF THE WORLD INSIDE OUT. She’s a restauranteur, designer, wedding and events planner, brilliant networker, a mum of two, an outdoors girl, philanthropic, warm, engaging and absolutely passionate about local – local producers, providores, suppliers and local business of all […]
December 19, 2018

A LOCAL’S GUIDE TO BYRON: Isabella Pennefather / Spell and the Gypsy Collective

ISABELLA PENNEFATHER – OR SPELLY AS SHE’S BETTER KNOWN – IS ONE PART OF THE CLEVER SISTER DUO BEHIND SPELL AND THE GYPSY COLLECTIVE, THE BYRON-BASED FASHION COMPANY WITH A FAN-BASE THAT CROSSES THE GLOBE. MARGOT ROBBIE, CHRISSY TEIGAN, ALLESANDRA AMBROSIA, MILEY CYRUS, CANDICE SWANEPOEL, VANESSA HUDGES, AND BYRON’S MOST FAMOUS LOCAL MUM, ELSA PATAKY ARE ALL RUSTED-ON FANS. While Spell designs tap into that sense of nostalgia, beauty and freedom that so compliments the […]