A LITTLE BIT OF BYRON
Sometimes a quick escape is all that you need. Last weekend whilst visiting Brisbane we decided to go on a quick road trip to Byron to catch some sun and see what it had to offer. This trip proved all too quick as there is just so much to experience in this beautiful beachside town but I thought I would share a few of the things that we got up to as well as my wishlist of things to do next time.... because you can bet your bikini, there will most definitely be another time.
B E A C H E S
The main reason for our visit was most definitely to catch some beach time and I absolutely recommend leaving some time to recoup by the water. Down at Byron Beach the sand is silky white and water was perfect to cool off. Just to play devils advocate we also relocated to Wategos beach in the afternoon which is around the headland and a much smaller stretch of sand. Here you'll find the infamous Byron palms that are just about as 'grammed as a coffee cup (but easy to see why).
T O E A T
Two days were not nearly enough to experience all of the catering options Byron has to offer. Although if there is one dish I'll be going back for it's the Nachos at Miss Margherita. For a late Saturday lunch we sat in the sun with fruity Pimms and Mojitos while we tucked into the most delicious Nachos I've ever had. I highly recommend that this as your first lunch option in Byron. Everything else on their menu looked great too, but honestly these nachos .... I have no words.
Leaving it a little late to scope out the best breakfast places we had a quick bite before hitting the beach on Sunday morning but I did scope out my hit list for next time.
Combi to try one of their acclaimed Acai bowls.
Leaf and Grain, this place had a beautiful open plan design and looked very popular. I got massive food envy as we walked past people at breakfast here.
Sunday Sustainable Bakery for artisan baked goods made with local and ethically sourced, organic ingredients, and a cute little outside courtyard to boot.
The Mez Club... I say for a drink but I really mean to scope out the amazing interior.
T O S H O P
As you could probably tell from my Insta-stories I feel into interiors heaven at Hope and May. I've long been a fan of their collections online but in store Hope and May is a modern boho delight filled with rustic timbers, raw linens and rattan goods. But with a reluctant boyfriend in tow I decided that my other must-see's will have to wait until next time. These included:
St Agni - handmade leather shoes and laid back linen clothing with an emphasis on ethical production and reducing their environmental footprint.
The Bare Road - quintessential beachside style born and bread in Byron.
Haveli of Byron Bay - an Interiors dream and beautifully curated collection of bohemian antiques.
Spell and the Gypsy Collective- for the modern gypsy at heart, with a complete commitment to ethical manufacturing processes. I heard one of their founders speak at an event once and would love to see where Spell has blossomed in the flesh.
Well it may have only been a short trip but with any luck be the first of many.
There's just something I love about being so close to beautiful beaches yet within reach of great eateries and cool, creative businesses. For me, that's the trifecta. And it seems as though whilst it is a relatively remote little hub there are so many amazing brands flourishing there, it definitely seems to foster a thriving creative community.
So mark my words Byron, you'll be seeing me again soon.