By now, you know that we’ve just released our latest collection and accompanying campaign shot in the beautiful New Caledonia, deep in the pacific ocean. As always we want to give you a little look into the world of our shoots. From rain delays to plane delays, each trip and shoot has the potential to surprise us.
Regardless of whatever bumps we encounter, we always have a fantastic time with our team and always get what we came for. For now, enjoy a little behind the scenes peek!
The wild tides of the ocean are a constant source of creative inspiration.
Jeremy and I we’re invited to spend a night at The Byron at Byron and upon entering the sanctuary like grounds found ourselves on the verge of a stillness, all of our crazy week just a faded distant memory. With the sound of the ocean splashing off the walls of our tropical rainforest retreat, the abundant birds chirping stories to each other and the smell of fresh cut lilies filling the air – we had found a bayside nirvana.
The Byron at Byron is situated a short bicycle ride out of the main village of Byron Bay and is skirted by the beautiful and long stretches of Tallows beach. Of all the places and spaces in Byron it’s Tallows that has my heart, this dog friendly beach stretches it’s pure white sands tentacles long up the coast and wraps itself along up to the lighthouse at the eastern most point of Australia. With excited and playful barks tempering the air, families bonding over the surf dumping them on the shore and the odd cyclists gliding by on the hard sand – these scenes are best kind of beach to me.
Situated on 48 hectares the resort features 90 bungalows sprawled amongst 3 uniquely different ecosystems. A wetland, comprising of a lake and river inlets filled with pops of bright blue water lilies, a dappled light filled forest of pine trees and a lush tropical rainforest all make for a perfect space in which to stroll hand in hand experiencing the wonder and changing landscapes melting together with your significant other.
The resort has taken the ecosystems and continued the elements through the décor of the rooms and common areas’. Staying in any of the bungalows has you in amidst an ecosystem with secluded views onto the picturesque surrounds.
As one would expect from a spa resort, it is fully equipped with every spa facility imaginable and we can highly recommend indulging in a relaxing treatment and finishing with a dip in the spa bath. Topped with with a superb meal at the restaurant and you’ve just had the perfect Byron day.
The Byron at Byron is best reached by flying to Ballina then transferring straight to the resort. They offer hire bikes to get you into the centre of town. Thank you to the Byron at Byron for hosting us & giving us a much needed reprieve from the bustle of our week.
After taking more than 55 flights so far this year, we’ve become pretty savvy travelers and one of our key absolute must-haves on any flight is our headphones and of course music. But of course, after about flight 38 you start to get maybe just a little bored with your iPod’s selections.
Luckily, on a good airline you have lots of choice. Personally, I prefer a playlist rather than listening to an album and from our experience this year, Qantas has some of the best entertainment available. One particular playlist that popped up on my last few flights really stood out this month. After a little research I found that the Q Radio selection each month was something that some lucky soul (best job in the world) at Qantas put together each month.
I tweeted Qantas to find the playlist and, although it wasn’t readily available anywhere for me to get a list of the songs, the fantastic people in their social media team did a little investigative work and emailed me a few days later to tell me they’d found it, attached a text document and well wishes and voilà I had my playlist.
Now, it’s no secret that we’re big fans of Spotify at WAH, and thus our fave Qantas playlist was an instant hit at HQ. Now, we’re so happy to share it with you guys, perfect for a summer Sunday afternoon.