Coconut and Lime Cocktails

We love summer entertaining! Our Coconut and Lime candle embraces all things summer and is the perfect candle and fragrance for your outdoor table…in fact it’s so good you could almost eat it…but we did the next best thing and made these amazing Coconut and Lime cocktails!

This fresh and delicious cocktail will have you dreaming of island escapes and poolside hangs with its sweet coconut flavour and vodka infused with fresh ingredients like sparkling water, pineapple and freshly squeezed lime juice. It takes less than 10 minutes to whip up a batch big enough for an all-day party in the sun.

Ingredients (for around 12 cups)

  • 2 cups organic coconut water
  • 5 cups of chunked fresh pineapple
  • 5 cups vodka
  • juice of 2 limes
  • sparkling water
Add pineapple chunks and organic coconut water to blender. Blend on high until pureed smooth. Using a manual juicer, squeeze the juice from 2 limes.

Add lime juice, vodka and pineapple/coconut puree to a 12-cup pitcher and stir to combine. Add the sparkling water and top with ice. You can also garnish with fresh limes and coconut flakes. 
Enjoy x

 

Bali Dreaming

Motel Mexicola

Nestled amongst the palm trees on Seminyak’s Jalan Kayujati, this colourful tropical oasis is a must. Feed your senses with the vibrant decor and scrumptious food. Be sure to order a frozen margarita and dance the night away.

www.motelmexicolabali.com

Kim Soo Home and cafe

Shop til you drop at Kim Soo Home (the most inspiring space drenched full of island luxe interiors) then sit down and relax under an umbrella at Kim Soo Cafe. With great coffee, a selection of freshly baked cakes on top of a yummy menu it’s the perfect post shopping pit stop to refuel and recharge.

www.kimsoohome.com

Mrs Sippy

LA meets Bali with the island’s newest pool club, Mrs Sippy in Seminyak. It’s open daily 8am-midnight and from 12pm it’s adults only. Inviting oversized daybeds surround the large turquoise pool amongst lush greenery. After a cocktail or two you may even give the 5m diving board a go!

www.mrssippybali.com

The Lawn

If Seminyak is a little too busy for you then head 20 mins north and you’ll find yourself in the more relaxed Canggu, a chilled beachside community full of creative ex-pats and hip boutiques and cafes. The Lawn has a pool which runs parallel to the famous surf break Batu Balong… so you can either sip your bintang in the thatched roof ‘swim up’ bar or nab a daybed or spot on the lawn and watch the afternoon turn to night with those famous bali sunsets. This place is not to be missed.

www.thelawncanggu.com

The Slow

Eat, drink and sleep at The Slow. Just up the road from The Lawn, this Canggu gem offers luxury boutique accommodation and celebrates art, local culture and interactive retail.
The restaurant at The Slow connects to room 13, which is the gallery space featuring a rotating art collection and a barista station.

www.theslow.id

The Colony Hotel

This adults only hotel, located in the heart of Seminyak and right next door to Kim Soo Home and Cafe is the perfect boutique stay that is walking distance to all that’s on offer yet provides sophisticated seclusion in complete style.

www.thecolonyhotelbali.com

Fella Villas

Whether you’re going glam with the fam or wanting a romantic retreat, Fella Villas (located in Canggu), inspired by travel, art and architecture is a villa with serious style. Created by the founders of iconic Australian swimwear brand FELLA, this lush abode is the perfect place for those wanting to live like a local.

www.fellavillas.com

The Jungalow Bali

Another Canggu gem, the Jungalow is a luxurious and spacious two bedroom boutique villa that focuses on simple modern design and interiors and offers a lush pool next to a live green wall, this tropical paradise is one for those who love the outdoors.

www.thejungalowbali.com

Enjoy xxx

Ahoy Trader

On a recent getaway up to beautiful Byron Bay we caught up with one of our stockists, the incredibly talented and creative Byron local Jai Vasicek, the man behind Ahoy Trader. Like something out of an adventure storybook, Jai spent his childhood sailing the world aboard his family’s yacht and his artwork and creations reflect his love of the sea and the wild outdoors. His boutique store is an array of beautiful textiles and furnishings complemented with lush greenery and his own colourful and vibrant creations including his renowned wall tiles. If you are ever in Byron this store is a must visit, just be prepared to carry some tiles back in your hand luggage!

www.ahoytrader.com

Little Black Shack

We have just come back from a weekend away with friends at The Little Black Shack, a beautiful and lovingly restored cottage on Mackerel Beach overlooking Pittwater… a quick ferry ride across from Sydney’s Palm Beach. The house was divine- sandstone fireplace and wood fire oven (we made the most amazing seafood pizzas and roast beef the following night) breathtaking views and direct access to turquoise waters below. The cottage has two bedrooms and both beds have linen sheets (so incredibly lush!) We feel completely recharged and inspired after spending some time in this magical home and cannot wait to go back in the summer! For more check out:

http://www.stayz.com.au/accommodation/nsw/sydney/great-mackerel-beach/169760

The Atlantic

Located right in the heart of beautiful, vibrant Byron Bay is The Atlantic. As far as a home away from home goes, it doesn’t get much better than this; a collection of boutique guest rooms in original coastal cottages surrounded by lush, tropical gardens and palm trees. The interiors are a unique mix of ocean and surf charm and eclectic textiles and furnishings. Byron’s array of cafes, bars, boutique stores and markets are a stones throw away from your room, yet once inside this inspirational oasis, you cannot help but feel a million miles away. The lobby stocks a carefully curated mix of locally sourced homewares and gifts (including our candle range) to take away with you as a reminder of how special this place is. The Atlantic celebrates all that is magical about the Australian coast and with some of the world’s best beaches an easy stroll away, this place seriously needs to be on your bucket list.

www.atlanticbyronbay.com.au

Newrybar Merchants

In the quaint country village of Newrybar, just 15 minutes drive from Byron Bay, a charming 1890’s bungalow has been lovingly restored and converted into a boutique, collective space that celebrates Australian creatives with a focus on local artists. Creations from Sibella Court, Driftlab, Shannon Fricke, Jai Javiseck, Diana Miller, Tigmi Trading, Mister Zimi, Beautiflora, Fate & Fortune and leather maker Wolf & Maiden fill these walls and share the collaborative space together. It is a unique shopping experience and one that you can never experience online. It is a beautiful drive into the Byron hinterland and while you’re there why not cross the road and grab a coffee (or wine) and a bite to eat at Harvest Cafe.

Corcovado

We love getting to know our diverse stockists, the people who help to bring our product to life and share it with those around them. This month we head to New Zealand’s South Island and visit the incredibly gorgeous boutique ‘Corcovado’ in the city of Christchurch.
Walking in through their oversized glass doors, you instantly feel like you could be anywhere in the world. There is a real celebration of globally-inspired style and it is impossible to not feel in awe of the divine textiles, homewares, furniture and lush greenery. In a world where online shopping seems to be the easy option, it is stores like this that remind us of how magical and uplifting retail shopping can actually be. Every item seems to tell a story and you cannot help but want to walk around again and again and again, just in case you missed something the first time round.

 

The Boathouse Pop up Store

 

If you happen to be day-trippin’ to Palm Beach in Sydney’s Northern Beaches this summer then make sure you stop at number 1 Beach Road for The Boathouse pop-up store open daily from 8am-4pm. The space is lovingly full of all things seaside from homewares, textiles, furniture and art, as well as our summer collaboration candle ‘jasmine and lime’. After a browse make sure you head around the corner to the Boathouse for a bucket of prawns followed by a swim at the locals favourite, Snappermans Beach. Oh how we love summer.

www.theboathousehome.com.au

Beachwood Designs

Stepping inside the beautiful boutique ‘Beachwood’ in Avalon on Sydney’s Northern Beaches is like being inside a house in the Hamptons prepping for a Vogue Living shoot. This store is lovingly overflowing with an array of beautiful textiles, art pieces and books… and a great collection of industrial and antique inspired furniture all with a coastal charm to them. There are lots of different spaces within the boutique, each with a different story to tell. If you love interiors then this store is a must-visit next time you’re in Avalon… just don’t expect to walk away empty-handed.

www.beachwood.com.au

 

Weekend with The Beach People

Where did your love of the ocean come from?

Emma: I lived on a yacht until I was the age of 3. I’ve always been water obsessed. A dip in the sea after a big day just feels so good!

Victoria: We always holidayed at the beach so it just feels like a happy place.

What inspires your designs/creations?

Victoria: Travel, art, architecture, music and nature are our biggest sources of inspiration. We recently traveled to Montauk for the summer and we felt so inspired by the coastal town that we designed the ‘Montauk Roundie’ after it… Same as the Palm Springs roundie in midcentury colours and lines….

Emma: We love designing products that we feel like our personal lives need. Like the ideas behind the roundie came to us sitting on the beach one afternoon and I turned to Victoria and said ‘round towels could be cool, it would give you more space than a conventional towel and we could do them in beautiful prints and patterns’.

What are the things you cannot live without in your home?

Emma: Definitely my roundie! It’s in the back of my car at all times ready for the beach, poolside or park…

Victoria: My dog Duke!! Such a buddy around home… We are just about to launch our new bath collection, it’s super soft organic cotton (made in Portugal) with a beautiful stone wash finish plus it’s fast drying, so good for our climate. Say tuned for launch dates! I can’t imagine my home with out it now.

How do you juggle work and family?

Emma: Owning your own business means the work load is endless. Some days we just have to do what we have to do, kids and all, just get it done and we’re ok with that. Balance goes out the window, that’s just life and the sooner you stop stressing about balance the better, I think haha. Generally we switch off after hours/ weekends and spend time with our loves.

Victoria: Our parents owned small businesses and they always included us in what they where doing. We always felt like they had time for us even though they were busy people. I have a 10month old (Theodore) and some days I tell the office I’m available by email or phone and I just give him my time and attention if I feel thats what he is needing that day…

What is on the horizon for the Beach People? Where would you like to be in 10 years time?

Victoria: As I mentioned earlier we have a new collection called “Earth and Sea” launching very soon. Lots of new products including our first ever bath collection….

Emma: 10 years, hopefully doing more of this! Continually designing beautiful products and home textiles that we love and bringing them to your homes. Hopefully still spending long lazy days at the beach with my sweet family and friends. We live for the simple pleasures.

Jason Grant Collaboration

 

What are some of the things you cannot live without in your home?

Our home is our space… we decorate it together. It’s lived in and loved. It’s a work in progress, always in motion. I love to test some items from my own collection, MJG (www.mjgstore.com) at home as well. We also love the quadrant soft modular (seating) sofa (from Koskela) in the living room and we love to fill the apartment with plants, we are not precious and yes Sophia (our boston terrier) is allowed on the furniture (she has great taste in textiles!)

What inspires you on a day to day basis?

I’m always inspired by nature and travel. Living in Bondi and travelling often my head is always filled with new ideas, currently i’m working on the winter MJG collection and my third book with Hardie Grant.

Tell us what this new candle means to you…

The new candle is inspired by the magical time of day just as the sun is setting and the beautiful golden light sparkles before for one last moment, the scent has a more winter feeling with woody and citrus notes.

Best styling advice?

Don’t be afraid to find your own style and confidence – buy and decorate with things you love and connect to and it’s important to take time there is no rush.

Favourite place to travel to?

I love to travel, it’s hard to choose but equally India and California (everyone knows I love LA and San Fran)

One place you’d love to visit?

ITALY! I have never been but I do drive a Fiat! I have always been intrigued by the culture and of course love the food,a trip through out would be nice… Lake Como and the Amalfi Coast are high on the list!!

At home with Peppa Hart

Your house is unreal! Where do you draw your interior styling ideas from?

Ow thank you so much, that is very kind of you. I draw inspiration from so many places but mainly from travelling. I wanted our house to feel like we were on holidays all the time. So it’s open and bright and perfect for entertaining. I also love a good Instagram screenshotPinterest of course – mood boards galore when we were renovating and home magazines like Adore and Real Living.

Your perfect day?

My perfect day would be with my darling husband and beautiful baby boy Hendrix – we would be together in the sun, swimming + relaxed, followed by a delicious long lunch + a bottle of Rosè and ending it all with a big dinner feast at our place with our nearest and dearest and a few sneaky mojitos.

What are some of the things you cannot live without?

My family + friends… Our pooches Duke + Stella… My laptop and good internet to run my business. Sunglasses…. Healthy fresh food and good coffee.
Whats on the horizon for your business?

Lots to look forward to with work, a couple of super exciting projects in the works for next year but mainly growing my Digital Agency business, helping brands grow to their full potential online. A couple of really exciting collaborations are coming out early next year, will be revealing it all on my Instagram as it happens.
Describe your style…

Homestyle is a little bohemian and playful, my personal style is very monochromatic and a little edgy I guess… My wardrobe is filled with leather, denim, black, white and stripes. I like to invest in beautiful bags, shoes and jewellery.
Any advice to other working Mummas?

You can have it all, you just have to work really hard for it. Its definitely a juggle but if you love what you do, you will make it work. I swear at the moment every minute of every day is used – but after becoming a mother I feel like I am laser focused, if I am spending time away from Hendrix, I don’t waste a second of it – I wish I had that level of focus pre- motherhood. And I think the biggest thing is to not put pressure on yourself, some days will be amazing and some days will be hectic but you just have to roll with the craziness and it will all work out.

Prudence Caroline Collaboration

You grew up in a small coastal town in Victoria. What are some of your most fondest memories?

…and still live here! I have fond memories of rugging up in our winter woolies and going for beach walks as a family. I took Teddy to his first day of kinder a few weeks ago and a heap of great memories came flooding back of my first year of painting. Especially as it is the same kinder I went to 30 years ago!

How did your upbringing help shape you as an artist today?

My parents were/are always immersed in something creative. My father designed and built all our homes (although he’s in the petroleum trade) and my mother always expresses herself freely in the way she dresses and her interior decorating. They’re both very inspirational to me.

What inspires you on a day to day basis?

My surrounds. My garden, music, Teddy, early morning salt air.

One thing you cannot live without at home?

My stovetop coffee maker, fresh flowers and a scented candle!

Your art work is colourful and eclectic…can you describe what the pieces mean to you?

They’re a reflection of how I’m feeling at the time. I like to paint when I don’t have to look at the clock and when I’m feeling good. hopefully thats what comes through in my work.

What have you got planned for the year ahead? Any exhibitions?

I’ve been working on a few exciting projects that will be released later this year. I’m currently working on transforming my studio into creative space to host workshops.

Watch this space!

Prudence Caroline

At home with Pony Rider

What does home mean to you?

Home means a place to unwind and relax, a place to raise your kids and be inspired by your surroundings.

A place to inspire, delight, entertain your dearest and to rest.

Where do you look for inspiration when designing for Pony Rider?

I don’t look anywhere but I see everywhere. Something needs to humour me or show me a space that it’s needed.

I don’t care for creating everyday things for everyday spaces, I am only concerned with what is missing and if it will add value.

Everything has to mean something to me otherwise I have no connection with it.

What can’t you live without at home?

I can’t live without my family. I am not a lone ranger, I am more of a pack animal. I can always live without objects, they don’t mean that much to me unless I found them on my travels.

You recently renovated your original beach cottage. What advice can you give to anyone else about to embark on a house renovation?

We tried to hold onto as much heritage as possible and in fact I wish I’d held onto more. It’s a funny thing when you renovate. You scour through pages of pinterest in a blind panic hoping you see every kitchen set up layout in case you miss something that is awesome and you have to have it. When deep down you know what it is you like and all you need to do is sit down and start sketching. Trust your gut and go out and hunt objects you like and take them home. That makes it your home.

How would you spend your “perfect” day?

Perfect day is spent in the garden planting plants. There is something incredibly satisfying about making things and watching things grow.

Favourite scent?

I like the posy scent, reminds me of being a child in my grandma’s flower garden.

www.ponyrider.com.au