— C R O A T I A — The Country with Endless Appeal.
Take us back to the European Summer of June 2006 ~ hot, balmy days, with barely a whisp of wind, the sky so blue, the water in every bay, ocean, inlet; crystal clear in every shade of blissful turquoise.
C O N N E R H A T S have made their way onto the heads and galleries of some very talented surfing / creative individuals on Instagram. On a recent girl’s Eco-surf adventure to Tonga, Chrystal Fitzgerald, Lauren L. Hill and Ming Nomchong had a very sweet selection of Conner Hats packed for their journey.
We are chatting to WILL CONNER, whose father Bill started crafting leather hats in the late 60’s in Florida USA.
He then immigrated to Australia and set up an iconic Australian company named BC hats. These are still made today in the Conner’s hometown of Byron Bay.
— J u k e b o x —
‘ H U R T ‘
a song written by Trent Reznor, first released on
Nine Inch Nails’ 1994 album
‘The Downward Spiral’.
In 2002 ‘H U R T’ was covered by JOHNNY CASH
to critical acclaim; it was one of Cash’s final hit releases before his death.
The song clearly includes references to self-harm and heroin addiction, although the overall meaning of the song is disputed.
B A M B U I N D A H
is a boutique resort featuring traditional Javanese and Sumatran architecture, organic gardens and sweeping views of the Ayung River gorge.
Located along the Sayan Ridge 10 minutes from
Ubud, Bali in Indonesia.
The hotel is a stunning combination of bamboo buildings and antique Javaneseteak wood bridal homes, each with individual design details to surround you in beauty and comfort. Continue Reading →
First there was Serge Gainsbourgand Brigitte Bardot. They had a brief, passionate affair, both were married at the time. Bardot, aged 34, was still a huge star, but her film career appeared to be over. more.. much much more..
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C A F E B A L I The decor, food, service and thirst-inducing cocktails at this beautifully designed restaurant overlooking Jalan Laksmana has been enticing our tastebuds on every return visit to the Island. In 2014 we had a 10 month stint living out on the Bukit Peninsula – Cafe Bali was our go-to after the long motorbike ride to town, for a refreshing Margarita drink, tranquil vibes and comfy cool spot to let those jelly limbs revive after the long bumpy ride. Continue Reading →
K A S H M I R L E D Z E P P E L I N Its only our all-time favourite Led Zepp song. Actually, pretty much our all-time fav song.
FULL STOP. For your listening pleasure…
All four members of Led Zeppelin have agreed that “Kashmir” is one of their best musical achievements. John Paul Jones suggested that it showcases all of the elements that made up the Led Zeppelin sound. Continue Reading →
Above photo by Daniella Rech of Cisco in her Luxury Bali Villa Red Door
Garance is interviewing an Australian friend; Cisco Gorrow on her must see places to go and see in Bali. Cisco; a talented slashie : a model / certified Raw Food chef / Yoga teacher / + studying to be a health coach; originates from Germany, but her heart has a home in Bali, especially since she and her husband George Gorrow [Ksubi] have built a house there…Continue Reading →
— J u k e b o x —
‘DEVIL or ANGEL’
by LOU DOILLON
Acoustic inspiration from the album
P L A C E S
French actress, model and now singer Lou Doillon the 31-year-old daughter of Jane Birkin and the half-sister of singer-actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, spent her bohemian childhood entirely in the spotlight. Continue Reading →
S O R M A R I E
N I E V E S A talented Longboard rider, is the essence of beauty, grace and style. Take a look at her surfing images and you will see why she is a huge source of inspiration for us. C I T I Z E N S O F T H E S L I D E
— NOT SO ORDINARY
CITIZENS INTERVIEW —
C I T I Z E N S O F T H E S L I D E — Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview —
Lore, Mademoiselle of the Sea is a unique label and creative project by L A U R E M Y R the designer of surf skins & swimsuits for women seeking a stylish hassle-free salt water experience. The label is the epitome of French chic, with elegance, style and originality at the heart of her designs.
We’re somewhat besotted with Joni Mitchell, so we loved loved loved these Interviews on this multi-talented artistic force.
The now 70 year old, talks about her ‘Woodstock Experience’ and is extremely candid with Jian Ghomeshi, the amiable interviewer. Incredibly interesting, sharp as a tack; and clearly still enjoying a durrie or two. The sheer force of her presence is mesmerising..
I N D I A N S U M M E R Byron Bay’s current state: that unseasonably warm and dry Autumn weather that sees us spending afternoons at the beach, listening to tunes like this and holding off on snuggling into those winter layers, just yet.
T h e D o o r s Indian Summer was one of the first songs the band recorded. They played it on a demo they’d recorded in 1965. It was finally released in 1970 on the album Morrison Hotel. Continue Reading →
— T u e s d a y T u n e s — SUBTERRANEANHOMESICK BLUES B O B D Y L A N was originally released in 1965. It was Dylan’s first Top 40 hit in the U.S.
The first line is a reference to codeine distillation and politics of the time — “Johnny’s in the basement mixing up the medicine / I’m on the pavement thinkin’ about the Government”… Continue Reading →
Our love affair with all things Raw, Natural and Earthy was fuelled further after we chanced upon the Love Warriors blog. One of their creators and Photographer; Hannah Lemholt; has her own blog ‘Honey Pie Living etc’; both of which present those unmistakeable bohemian muted tones and simplistic aesthetic.
S T O N E & W O O D B R E W I N G
‘The Way It Should Be’
the new video created by Stone and Wood Brewing Company in their Spiritual home of Byron Bay.
Highlighting a slow pace of life in a creative coastal town famed for its beach culture and plentiful surf. You can see how this trio of lads are pretty buzzed since they quit ‘working for the man’ & got back to basics handcrafting Ales on the beautiful shores of the Northern Rivers of NSW. Continue Reading →
C I T I Z E N S O F T H E S L I D E
— Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview —
HC: 6 things to know about A L E S S I A
M A R I E T T I
Who: Alessia Marietti, I am me… remember you can never be a better version of yourself because you are the only you.. I’m 16 years old.
From: Originally I’m from Argentina, Corsica and Italy but honestly, I say that I am from the World as I do not feel like I belong anywhere, I feel like I’m from Everywhere. I was born and grew up in Bali my whole life, so let’s say Bali is home.Continue Reading →