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Summer Essentials

Warmer weather and longer days are here! Here are our picks to get you making the most of the sunshine today. Picnic Table Perfect for relaxed catch-ups in the park or on the beach, these amazing picnic tables are fully fold-able and portable. Just add snacks, friends and wine! Made in Australia, they are an… Read more »

Caring for your Candles

The simple act of lighting a candle can help soothe the soul and quiet the mind. With it’s soft flicker, warm glow and subtle fragrance, a candle adds a gentle ambience to your home that can induce calm and evoke relaxation. By making the home feel warm and welcoming, candles are a simple enjoyment that… Read more »

Time to Flourish

Staying true to their belief that taking the time to nurture yourself is one of life’s pleasures and something we should take time to do every day, the team at Urban Rituelle have created Flourish. A beautiful range thoughtfully formulated using certified organic ingredients and scented with an essential oil blend for a natural and… Read more »

Winter & Your Skin

Downside of Winter #17 Cold temperatures + Icy winds + Low humidity + Artificial heating = Dry Skin And if you are anything like me, that dryness can lead to uncomfortable itchiness, flaking and cracking. Ouch. So, what’s the key to avoiding dry winter skin? Hydration. Inside and out. Inside If you only listen to… Read more »

Beach House Haven

Our Tuggerah store was recently renovated with new flooring and a fresh coat of paint. And it’s looking better than ever. Light timber style floors teamed with neutral colours on the wall set the tone for our classic beach house style. The perfect canvas to showcase our beautiful range of seaside-inspired décor. Our staff have… Read more »

Welcome Winter

When the temperatures drop and the days shorten, the commute to work seems long, cold and dark. We daydream about escaping the winter chill and retreating to our warm, cosy home at the end of those long days. There really is nothing like coming home.   Walking in the front door, swapping shoes for slippers…. Read more »

Say it with Heart

“At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel” – Maya Angelou Jewellery is one of those perfect gifts. Whether for your lover, your best friend or even your Mum, the right piece of jewellery can make them feel so special. It… Read more »

Winter on the Beach

“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)… It’s always ourselves we find in the sea” – E.E. Cummings As the days get shorter and the winter chill starts to roll in, the days spent soaking up the sun on our glorious beaches are fast becoming memories. The sea may lose its summer… Read more »

Bring The Outdoors In

Take a walk into one of our stores and you will see how much we love styling with plants. They bring so much life to our displays and many make their way into your homes. So we were very excited to hear that “Greenery” was announced as Pantone’s 2017 Colour of the Year.   A… Read more »

A New Year. A Fresh Start.

A new year. A fresh start. It’s the right time to freshen up your bedroom space. Here are our 6 tips for creating a relaxing bedroom… Lighten up your space with some fresh bed linen You know what they say, “Happiness is fresh bed linen.” Is there anything better than climbing into bed at the… Read more »

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Last Minute Gift Ideas… Have you finished your Christmas shopping? Are your presents already wrapped and under the tree? No? Me neither. But don’t panic… Here are some of our favourites to help you (and me!) get your presents bought, wrapped and under the tree so you can start celebrating the festive season. Palm Beach… Read more »

We wish you a Coastal Christmas

Here in Australia we are so incredibly lucky to celebrate Christmas under the warm summer sun. Let your festive décor reflect this special time of year by adding a touch of Coastal Christmas to your home.    By adding a few seaside-inspired decorations to your existing décor, you can create a beautifully simple festive feel… Read more »

Summer is on it’s way…

The weather is getting warmer and the days a little longer. Sunny spring days call for picnics in the park. And on those warmer days that give you a taste of summer, it’s time to hit the beach. We have some great new towels in store that are perfect for picnics, beach days or relaxing… Read more »

15 years and counting…

2001 – It was an unforgettable year. The centenary of Australia’s federation. The attack on the World Trade Centre. The first Harry Potter movie hit cinemas. Apple released their first iPod. It certainly was a year full of significant and iconic moments. It is also the year we opened our first store in Westfield Hornsby…. Read more »

Father’s Day

“Any man can be a father but it takes a special person to be a Dad” The first Sunday in September is nearly upon us. The day we show the fathers in our lives how much we appreciate them and all that they do. Dad. Grandfather. Uncle. Step Dad. Big Brother…Father figures come in so… Read more »

Lisa Pollock

On a recent trip up north we were lucky enough to catch up with Lisa Pollock, who creates the most beautiful and inspirational homewares and art pieces. Her creations fill our stores with a lot of warmth and love and it was such a thrill to see just how busy her head office and warehouse (just minutes… Read more »

Endless Summer Days…

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” Winter may be here, but that doesn’t mean we cannot inject subtle coastal charm into our homes. Often, it is during these cooler months that we look to the beach for inspiration… When we dream about being mermaids and swimming in… Read more »

Australian made series: Urban Rituelle

On a beautiful and sunny autumn day we made our way south of Sydney to catch up with Leanne Haining, founder of Urban Rituelle, a divine range of bath, body and home fragrance products. Leanne’s incredibly light and spacious home that she shares with her husband Scott, their two daughters, two cats and two turtles,… Read more »

Australian made series/ Palm beach Collection

We love Australian made. Over the next couple of months we will be celebrating Australian businesses and having a sneak peek inside some of the Australian brands that we proudly stock. This month we catch up with one half of the creative duo behind Palm Beach Collection, Kirsten Walker. Palm Beach Collection is Australia’s favourite… Read more »

Dream on Dreamer

Dreamcatchers originate from Native American cultures. The story behind them is they are made to look like a web, then decorated with ‘sacred’ items such as feathers and beads. These ‘webs’ catch any harm in the air including bad dreams. The bad dreams get stuck in the web and disappear in the daylight. The good… Read more »

Stories of sea shells

“Don’t let the waves of others drown out your own ocean song. Hold your heart as though it was a seashell. And listen to it. Listen to its music. To the whispers of your ocean within. And then swim. Swim to your own ocean music.” S.C Lowrie Each shell tells its own unique story. They… Read more »

A new year has begun…

It’s a new year. Time to inject new pieces into the home to refresh what is already there. If you are feeling like you are ready for a little change, start small. Often adding subtle textures such as throws and cushions or new artwork can add so much life to a room. Never underestimate the… Read more »

It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas

Christmas decorations don’t have to be all about the green and red tinsel, they can be understated and should reflect your style and complement your home. We love the idea of keeping it simple and adding a few subtle decorations throughout the home, embracing different textiles and objects. We have everything you need in store from driftwood xmas trees to… Read more »

Table styling

With summer just around the corner and only seven weeks til Christmas, now is the perfect time to invest in new table wear and start planning those long, summer nights entertaining friends and family. We love the idea of having a main colour theme throughout the setting and using fresh garden flowers or one of our… Read more »