I have been on the road doing stories, meetings and attending the state Tourism Awards. We have photographed some very inspiring people and some glorious houses, full of love and creative ideas. Can't wait to see them myself on the printed page...
Being at the Tourism Awards reminded me that I have written many times about how important I feel it is to have an inspiring surroundings when you are on holiday. It might be a simple bush shack, a modest beach house or a 6-star hotel room - a thoughtful interior adds another dimension to the experience.
The tourism awards threw up some new names (for me, anyway) but there were not many hotels and resorts that had outstanding interiors.
A friend of mine has a small BandB in Jervis Bay. She and her husband have created the perfect beachy escape without spending a fortune and this is what I am talking about. They have restored their old HMAS Creswell cottage themselves and decorated each room with an eclectic mix of antiques and inexpensive vintage finds mixed with new. The colour palette and overall vibe is restful but chic.