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Well known nutritionist and author Lola Berry is back today with another super tasty and ridiculously easy smoothie recipe from her new book, Lola Berry’s Little Book of Smoothies & Juices.

Lola’s ‘Rosy Posy’ smoothie combines strawberries with rosewater and fresh vanilla for a supremely sweet and deliciously perfumed treat!


Australia’s Most Stunning Gardens, Revealed!

Call us biased, but Australia is home to some of the most beautiful gardens in the world.

Representing the very best of the industry are the shortlisted Landscape Design entries in the 2020 The Design Files + Laminex Design Awards. This category awards one standout residential, public or community garden completed within the last three years, as determined by industry legends Paul Bangay (Paul Bangay Garden Design), William Dangar (Dangar Barin Smith) and Georgina Reid (The Planthunter). 

Finalists in this year’s awards range from rugged coastal gardens, to historic suburban estates, family-friendly backyards, and a museum pathway. Take a closer look below!

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A Contemporary Reimagining of Robin Boyd’s Fenner House

Sally McGarry grew up in the Fenner House – a significant 1950s house designed by Robin Boyd in Canberra’s Red Hill – that inspired her own family home, Las Palmas.

Designed by DUO Architects in association with Davis Architects, the Byron Bay hinterland property is an entirely new build that captures the mid-century style of Boyd’s original, while responding to its very different site.

The property is home to Sally, her husband Matt, and three boys, and is also available to rent part-time as accommodation.

Read the full story here.


Las Palmas is a home and part-time accomodation venue in Myocum, NSW. Photo – Tom Ferguson. Styling – Duo Architects and Sally McGarry

The design is inspired by Robin Boyd’s Fenner House where owner Sally McGarry grew up. Photo – Tom Ferguson. Styling – Duo Architects and Sally McGarry

The top storey contains a generous verandah which looks out over the Coral Sea. Photo – Cieran Murphy.

The house was designed by architect Shane Thompson to unfold with the seasons. Photo – Cieran Murphy.

Straddie contains an abundance of native flora and fauna from whales and manta rays to natural gorges and pristine beaches. Photo – Cieran Murphy.

Photo – Adam Gibson.

Photo – Adam Gibson.

Each of the Five Acres cabins has a slightly different colour palette – pictured here, the Barley cabin with kitchenette clad in Laminex AbsoluteMatte Earth surfaces. Interiors by Belle Bright.  Photo – Marnie Hawson.

Each cabin has a toasty open fire for those cosy winter nights! Photo – Marnie Hawson.

Photo – Marnie Hawson.

Wombat Lodge is a converted shearing shed, turned three bedroom holiday house. Photo – Ness Vanderburgh.

Wombat Lodge is a cosy family retreat, with rustic, moody interiors by Melbourne based Emily Fitzgerald. Photos – Ness Vanderburgh

The main level contains a living and dining room in the one space cantilevered out over the bottom floor. Photo – Nic Gossage.

Windows run the length of this valley-facing level giving panoramic views out over the gorgeous scenery. Photo – Nic Gossage.

The sublime views out over the Blue Mountains. Mount Solitary and the Three Sisters rock formation can be spotted across the valley. Photo – Nic Gossage.

Views from the sleep out. Photos – Jessie Prince. Styling – Sarah Ellison

This new accomodation is located in Bangalow, about 20 minutes from Byron Bay. Photos – Jessie Prince. Styling – Sarah Elliso

The original buildings on site were built in the ’70s. Photos – Jessie Prince. Styling – Sarah Ellison

A Colourful Log Cabin Surrounded By Forestland

Insert crackling fire here. Photo – Nikole Ramsay.

Sage green bunk beds perfectly complement the timber walls and ceiling. Photo – Nikole Ramsay.

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