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Gin-uary Hobart

Seven hours. Eighteen distilleries. Over thirty different gins. Twenty-eight degrees. Gin-uary Hobart was a fairly epic day.

With the number of Tasmanian gin distilleries pushing 30, it’s a wonder there hasn’t been a gin festival this far Down Under before now (Melbourne gets two)! Luckily a clever cookie called Courtney called it: Tasmanian’s like their gin, and they really really like it when all the gin is in one place. Especially if that gin is surrounded by pretty trees, tasty tacos, and gin-infused donuts.

Plus a cocktail bar. Which is an exceptional thing to have on a 28-degree day.

Ally + Me: Scandinavian Style in the Heart of Hobart

If you’ve ever walked down Liverpool St in the Hobart CBD I guarantee you’ve at least lingered in the doorway of Ally + Me, a boutique store beautifully curated by Di Kelly and her daughter Ally. Wander inside and you’ll find a space with an intrinsically Scandinavian aesthetic — natural fibres, colours and textures, all of the highest quality and all ethically made. It’s hands down one of my favourite stores in Hobart!

I was lucky enough to be allowed a little peek into the store with my camera, and learn a little about the store, the style, and the…

Hello Laura Jane: Paper Cutting Workshop

This here, right now — this is my absolute favourite time of year. As well as the warm and cosy clothes I’ve waxed lyrical about before, June means Dark Mofo winter festival season in Hobart. The city turns red, the art spills out onto the streets, and I get an excellent excuse to visit.

This year I had double the excuse, thanks to Bec from Thirteen Red Shoes! She teamed up with Sydney-based paper guru Laura Jane to bring her skills (and her person) down to Hobart for a day of paper cutting, great company, and super tasty treats.

The…

Hobart Food Styling + Photography Workshop

You know how sometimes things just all line up and work out perfectly? The stars align and everything falls into place?

Dividing my time between Vic and Tas is actually pretty fun — I get to fly around lots, which is less glamourous than it sounds — but it can be tricky to arrange events around jet-setting. Usually when I spot something cool coming up I’m inevitably in the wrong state at the wrong time.

But not this time!

I’ve been a huge fan of Dearna’s food and photography over on her blog To Her Core for a long while now, and…

Alice Tasmanian Coffee Scrub

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Pride is a really nice feeling.

I think it’s a particularly nice feeling when it’s not your own achievements you’re proud of, but someone else’s — not self-satisfaction, but admiration and delight at something you have some connection to. Putting it that way makes it sound like a selfish sort of pride, but maybe that’s okay. I hope that’s okay.

This is the feeling I get when something extra fantastic comes out of Tasmania. I’m sure it’s not specific to my little home state, but it feels extra strong down there — maybe…