May Gibbs x Walnut Melbourne Collection

May Gibbs has captivated our hearts and imaginations with her iconic Australian bush fantasy. Tales of Gumnut Babies, Banksia Men and Aussie Natives rocked us all to sleep.

This year we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of May Gibbs’ much-loved classic, Tales of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. These cheeky Gumnut Babies deliver grand doses of nostalgia, something that Walnut Melbourne want to now share with your little Bush Babies.

This collection showcases May Gibbs’ uniquely Australian folklore onto Walnut Melbourne’s famous children’s canvas and baby apparel. This collection is a part of Walnut Melbourne’s Resort 2018 collection and officially launches on the 17th of October.

The range of 36 pieces includes an assortment of girl’s shoes, boy’s shoes, baby shoes, hats, blankets, tees, leggings and onesies.

Born in 1877 in Kent, United Kingdom, May arrived in Australia at the age of four. She drew and painted as a child and went on to study art in Western Australia and in the UK before settling in Sydney as a children’s books author and illustrator.

On her passing in 1969 she bequeathed 50% of the copyright of all her works to The Northcott Society and 50% to Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Through her foresight and generosity, proceeds from the sale of May Gibbs products have supported thousands of Australian children with disability and their families.

This collaborative collection proudly supports The Northcott Society and Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

Source: Walnut Melbourne

News from Norfolk Island Tourism - Adventures Abound

Norfolk Island is the perfect escape from a demanding world. The delightful switch to ‘Norfolk Time’ allows the internal clock to release the passing of each hour and frees the mind from expectation.

Everywhere you look on Norfolk Island there is something to explore. Every local has an interesting story and every artefact in the museums speaks of a past long gone but remains pivotal in the lifestyle and for the people, who call this special place home today.

Adventures await at every turn with the island presenting a rich history and picturesque tapestry of tranquil forests, peaceful gardens and pine-dotted meadows, surrounded by some of the deepest and most beautiful waters in the Pacific Ocean.

The green rolling hills, lagoon-fringed shoreline, treasure-filled rock pools, soaring seabirds and majestic and world-famous Norfolk Island pines are part of an amazing backdrop of country charm and seaside serenity ready for you to explore on foot via the many laid out walking tracks and on meandering roads in a colourful Mini Moke, on push bike or on the many 4WD tours with local guides.

In nature’s paradise, discover White Terns fluttering overhead and Red-Tailed Tropicbirds gliding past sheer cliffs and catch sight of one of the rare Green Parrot, which can only be found on Norfolk Island, and over many years has been under the watchful eye of local rangers and National Parks and Wildlife to ensure this beautiful species lives on. And take a trip over to nearby Phillip island, another important breeding site for at least 12 species of seabirds.

Enjoy a refreshing swim at fabulous Emily Bay where you can also start your channel challenge to Slaughter Bay and back, snorkel at Cemetery Bay and off Salt Mill, kayak in the open waters and, for surfers, catch a reef break at Kingston.

Stories of catching four fish on one line are true so head out on a guided charter where a feed of Trumpeter (Red Emperor) is almost guaranteed and try for Kingfish, Grouper, Snapper, Trevally, Rock Cod and Tuna.

Back on land, play a round of golf on a world-heritage listed 9-hole course alongside sweeping gardens of Government House, learn about the history and culture of the island in the many museums and roam through remarkable remains of the Second Penal settlement.

And stand atop Mount Pitt and marvel at the absolute 360° views as you take in all that is there for you to experience on intriguing and fascinating Norfolk Island.

Qantas Holidays is offering a 7-night Escape to Norfolk Island package including:

  • 7 nights’ twin share accommodation in a Standard 1-Bedroom Self-Contained Apartment at Aloha Apartments
  • Half-day Island Tour
  • Return airport coach transfers

This package will be priced from AUD$489 per person twin share for stays on Norfolk Island through to 30 June 2019 for bookings until 30 November 2018. Subject to availability and blackout periods – representing a saving of $392 per couple.

For inquiries within Australia please contact Qantas Holidays on 1300 443 485 or visit

Source: Qantas

Affordable ‘Pod’ accomodation in Canada for ski season

When the Pangea Pod Hotel opened its doors itn August it revolutionised the hospitality industry by bringing chic and price-conscious solo accommodation to one of North America’s top tourist destinations.

The first hotel of its kind in Canada, Pangea’s rooms cost half the price of a conventional hotel room, and usually far less. This new style of accommodation will make the resort more accessible to solo and budget travellers wishing to experience all that Whistler has to offer.

Husband-and-wife team Russell and Jelena Kling spent several years traversing the globe, garnering first-hand experience about what makes for a comfortable and satisfying stay. Loosely inspired by Tokyo’s capsule hotels, Pangea, located in the heart of Whistler Village, is the result of three years of planning and prototype development.

“Pangea combines the affordability of a hostel with the perks of a boutique hotel,” says co-founder Russell. “We wanted to cater to the type of traveller who enjoys the conviviality of shared spaces but prefers their own personal space at the end of the day.”

The hotel’s 88 independent sleeping pods are divided among eight separate “suites”. One suite is dedicated to female-only guests. Bathroom facilities are divided into individual components (more than 60 in total) to offer privacy and limit line-ups. These individual components include washrooms with vanities, showers with changing space, stand-alone vanities, and changing rooms.

Each cleverly-designed, wood-lined pod contains artwork and mirrors, as well as a comfortable double memory-foam mattress, individually controlled LED lights, a built-in fan that provides both air circulation and white noise, a lockable cabinet for valuables like iPads and phones, hanging space for clothes, and a storage area for luggage.

But Pangea isn’t only about the pods; it offers superb shared spaces too. The Living Room, a stylish combo of lounge, bar, café, and espresso bar, boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the bustle of Whistler’s Village Stroll, giving the space the feeling of an outdoor patio. The Rooftop Patio is Whistler’s only true rooftop bar, providing a bird’s eye view of Mountain Square. And The Toy Box, an open-plan secure storage area for skis, snowboards, mountain bikes, and other gear, was custom created to address the needs of equipment-laden outdoor enthusiasts.

“When Pangea opened this summer it’s going to make the Whistler accommodation mix even more diverse,” said Nancy Wilhelm-Morden, Mayor of Whistler. “We’re thrilled to see this major reinvestment in the Village, and to see a novel business idea start up in our community – important factors in keeping Whistler fresh and competitive.”

Pods are now available for booking at

Source: Pangea

Marc Jacobs Beauty Announces New 2019 Campaign Face

marc jacobs beauty has announced lila moss as the newest face of the brand for 2019. a dedicated campaign will debut in the uk at harvey nichols, the brand’s new exclusive retail partner in the uk and ireland, in  October.  This is the first official image of the campaign featuring lila, shot by david sims with creative direction by katie grand, makeup by diane kendal, hair by guido palau and nails by jin soon choi.

in the lead campaign image, lila wears fineliner ultra-skinny gel eye crayon in (grape)vine; one of five brand new, limited-edition colours debuting for spring 2019. fineliner is a smooth, waterproof eyeliner with a transformative gel formula which glides on precisely for flawless application, then sets in place for all-day wear – a liner so fine with the power to makes eyes appear so bold.

Lila joins iconic women such as jessica lange, edie campbell, winona ryder, aya jones, kaia gerber and adwoa aboah, who have previously served as faces of the brand.

“when i met lila grace for the first time in 2008, i was on a holiday in ibiza and went to formentera for the day to visit with her mom, kate moss, and other friends and family. At just 6 years old, lila’s strong character, demeanor and great beauty was already very apparent.

 The next time i saw lila was in august of 2011 at kate’s wedding, her character was even more dynamic and her beauty even greater. This past july is the last time i saw lila when kate brought her to the set of our marc jacobs beauty campaign shoot with david sims. It was a bit surreal to have kate in the studio with lila as it brought back memories of the first time i met kate when she was 18 years old and cast to walk for the perry ellis spring/summer 1993 grunge collection.

 Kate and i became very close after the grunge collection and remain lifelong friends (much of which is very well documented!). When lila came to nyc to work with us in july to be the face of our latest beauty campaign, it felt a bit like an intersection of my personal and professional life coming full circle as we gathered in the studio with david sims, katie grand, guido palau, diane kendal and kate moss.

 It is with great pride and a full heart that i share this first image from our shoot with the incredible lila grace in her first ever beauty campaign for marc jacobs beauty. lila’s beauty, composure, patience and kindness made this project even more special than i could have imagined. with each look we photographed, she got into each character effortlessly and gracefully.”

– marc jacobs

Source: Marc Jacobs


Rihanna Releases First Ever Tutorial Tuesday For Fenty Beauty

Rihanna’s has released her first-ever Tutorial Tuesday with a #CHILLOWT edition beauty look. Watch as she personally shows you how to use the new Fenty Beauty Chill Owt Holiday Collection.

Included in this collection is the Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Palette, used to create a look that’s icy, celebratory and ready for the holidays with “not too much drama, but it’s still DRAMA”.

The limited-edition palette of seven all-new hyper-metallic Killawatt Foil highlighters in a range of frost-inspired shades designed to make all skin tones pop.

Who says fire and ice don’t mix? Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter Palette brings together seven all-new, never-before-seen metallic highlighter shades: Get frosted in stone cold lavenders and icy blues, or heat up in fiery coppers and tangerines. With intense metallic edge, each rule-defying hue looks equally killer on all skin tones.

Take a cue from Rihanna’s personal highlighting technique and rev up your glow with unexpected pops of chrome color. Rihanna’s no-limit approach to highlighting is all about layering luminizer to create colorful dimension from cheeks to eyes to temples—blurring the line where your highlight begins and eyeshadow ends.

Like the bestselling Killawatt you know and love, Killawatt Foil keeps skin lit beyond sundown with its weightless longwear formula—a cream-powder hybrid that instantly melts into skin and blends with almost zero effort. Another win: It’s loaded with extra fine, ultra-smooth shimmer to make all your hyper-metallic gleams come true.

Source: Fenty Beauty