WHO’S STAYED HERE: Mel Carrero, Lisa Danielle and Mel Gubbin / Bower House


And that’s exactly what Byron locals Mel Carrero (PR and Marketing Angel at Spell Designs), Lisa Danielle (social media influencer/model/brand ambassador/content creator for both fledgling Australian businesses and international mega-brands like Spell Designs), and some of their closest girlfriends enjoyed while they celebrated Mel Gubbin’s birthday. Mel is owner/creative behind design and project management company Avenue Twenty Two, and her work has been seen in Real Living, Vogue and more. You can read about Mel’s extraordinary transition from fulltime PA to fulltime designer in her Local’s Guide to Byron. Her story is both inspirational and aspirational and at the same time you’ll get her insider tips on everything Byron, from the best place to have brunch, to where to get your fill of live music.

Mel Carerro, Lisa Danielle and Mel Gubbin staycation at The Bower Byron Bay

Bower House was the place they chose to be and not just because of the distinctive, elegant round swimming pool, embedded in its lush landscape of towering palms. It was definitely a magnet though, and the photos of the girls cosied up on their Beach People roundie towels is testament to that as well as perfect blue-sky Byron days.  The house is designed for just this - groups of friends or family to share time in relaxed comfort and luxury and the girls took full advantage of it.  Swinging in the hammock, chilling in the sheltered terrace with its inviting daybed and bbq area, lounging around on the plump linen-covered sofas, chatting, laughing, celebrating.

Mel Carerro, Lisa Danielle and Mel Gubbin staycation at The Bower Byron Bay

And if we’d been staying, we’d have added a pretty pink cocktail to the mix and our choice?  A Ruby Rose Pampelle, with a delightful, French bitter/sweet summery apertif as its base. We thought you’d like the recipe too:

1 part Pampelle
3 parts rosé
1 part soda

Add ice to a large wine glass and pour in the Pampelle and rosé before adding a splash of soda and finishing with a slice of ruby grapefruit or orange.

Why not rally some of your closest buddies or family and come do your own celebrating.  We’re pretty confident the pics from the girls’ birthday bash will be inspiration enough.

Mel Carerro, Lisa Danielle and Mel Gubbin staycation at The Bower Byron Bay