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RAES ON WATEGOS
THE VERANDA IN SOUTH GOLDEN BEACH
We purchased this old beach house several years ago so we would have a place to visit each time we went home. After working tirelessly on the tropical garden and filling the house with our treasure from travels abroad, it is eclectic and welcoming. Its a wonderful spot for family and friends to come together especially on the big sunny deck. The kitchen is perfect for those that love to cook and is fully equipped for entertaining.
Eat Your Fill
MARGARITA SISTERS BYRON BAY
This is a fairly new Mexican restaurant with fabulous food, great margaritas and a wonderful vibe — very alive and definitely worth a visit.
HARVEST IN NEWRYBAR
Harvest is a gorgeous old weatherboard cottage with a fresh breeze to relax by, a lovely balcony and delicious food. The restaurant is kid friendly — I definitely recommend stopping by for lunch.
Twisted Sister has the best gourmet pizza for miles! Just make sure to book ahead as tables are limited — the pizza is well worth a visit.
Yami in Brunswick Heads has by far the best falafel and vegetarian food I’ve tried. I also highly recommend the coffee — this is my first stop most mornings, so that I can get my caffeine hit!
THE BRUNZ PUB
This wonderful old art deco pub is a must-visit family treat. The most enjoyable part is simply listening to the live music, sharing a bottle of wine and watching wonderful people from all walks of life dance away. A stop at the Brunz Pub always brings such a big smile to my face.
Shop Your Heart Out
Make a stop here for a great selection of funky children’s wear.
ISLAND LUXE TRIBE
This is a wonderful store with the best visual merchandising I’ve ever seen. The store is full of gorgeous clothes and incredible, locally sourced accessories. Check out the Buffalo Girl leather pieces.
HOPE AND MAY
For pretty summer fashion, take a peek at Australian designer Lisa Brown, who creates beautiful dresses.
As the sister store of Island Luxe Tribal, this store is fresh and beautiful to wander around in. Apart from the divine clothing and accessories, there is furniture and homewares to salivate over — quite honestly I could move in tomorrow !
To add to the heavenly shopping experience are the delightful owners Helen and her son Samuel, who are always incredibly warm and friendly.
This store has such a wonderful assortment of gifts and clothing. I especially like their candles, books and music selection. There are many goodies to keep the kids occupied as well!
THE BANGALOW PHARMACY
The Bangalow Pharmacy is set in a beautiful old Victorian shop with a fabulous collection of makeup and perfume brands — they even stock Missoni towels and lovely sun hats. This is a girl’s idea of Heaven!
While there are many markets in the Byron Shire this is one of my favourites. I enjoy nothing more than wandering along enjoying the delicious aromas of the organic food carts and local produce on display. Here, many local artisans come to sell their wares and you can find wonderful creations from clothing , jewelry, leather accessories, homemade soaps and body products. I especially enjoy the spices and cooking condiments that are made locally, including sea salts that are spiced and curry mixes ready to go.
NEW BRIGHTON FARMER’S MARKET
This market is an absolute must in my book. I so enjoy visiting my local farmer’s market every Tuesday morning. The produce is delicious and fresh, from local cheese artisans, breads that you can not believe are possible and so much more The coffee is organic and there are is usually local musicians to finish the perfect morning vibe and put you in good spirits for the rest of the day.