Ubermodel Kristy Hinze and husband Jim Clark hit the Hamo high-life . . .

photographer Andrea Francolini

About as far north I travelled this week was Brisbane to be part of the Mercedes Brisbane Fashion Festival, but for a crew of others, Hamilton Island was the hot spot.

A swag of fashion and boating types flocked to the fair isle for a week of style and sea water as what looks to be an event to bookmark on the circuit calender. (Memo to self: save money to go next year.)
Read more


Dinnigan's designs do some island dwelling on Hamo . . .

Pics by Andrea Francolini

Fashion designer, Collette Dinnigan, previewed her new Cruise Collection 2009 to guests at sunset on the secluded Pebble Beach at the luxury qualia resort, nestled on the revamped Hamilton Island.

The opening ‘walk’ was taken by one model du jour and here from New York, Elyse Taylor.
Read more


MUDGEE: canes, cars and just a little bit of kitsch


ONCE we got the vocals of Traudl the Audi Audio Travel guide sorted (aka, the Sat Nav) it was Mudgee, here we come.

A contingent from the Oatley family (of wine and Hamilton Island fame) and a few ‘ friends of ‘ headed to the annual Burning of the Canes Feast – it’s the Oatley’s way of saying ‘see ya’ to the current grape vines, before new vines start growing for the picking next year. And a very cute way for 250 people to have a weekend in the wine precinct.
Read more