Adiós Amigos

Even though none of them are Spanish this is a farewell post to all my international friends who came & went from all corners of the globe to Australia for these happy holidays. I asked them their must do’s when they come down under… Happy Australia Day!!

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Nicci Hunter, International Communications Manager sass & bide: Must buy a packet of Allens Retro Party Mix lollies, raid the design room at sass & bide and boogie board in Palm Beach.

Gabriele Hackworthy, Fashion Director, Harper’s Bazaar UK: I go to Valonz to see Renya, Getrude & Alice for second hand books and always eat a Lamington!

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Jonathan Bookallil, Photographer NYC: Snorkeling at North Bondi, dinner and margaritas at Barrio Chino and shopping on Gould st, Bondi.

Anthony Kendal (with Kirstie Clements, Vogue, Aust) Acne Global Communications Director, UK: Drinks at Icebergs Sydney, Swim at Cottesloe Beach WA and dinner at Nield Avenue.

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Malcolm Carfrae, Global Communications at Calvin Klein and Co-Founder, Australians in New York Fashion Foundation: Go for a boozy seafood lunch at Bathers Pavillion, Balmoral Beach then a dip after lunch, meet Romy and friends at Neild Avenue for cocktails and spend an afternoon body surfing at Long Reef Beach.

Louisa Gent, Art Director, Laird and Partners NYC: Must stay with StyleMeRomy, and roll in the Audi, eat breakfast at BILL’S, always the corn fritters and drink cocktails with all my best-est lady friends at North Bondi Italian.

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Kevin Carrigan, Designer at Calvin Klein NYC: Go to Icebergs for dinner with friends, lunch and a swim at Boy Charlton Pool, Hang at Kings Head Beach near Byron Bay.

Lincoln Pilcher, Photographer NYC : I must have a dozen Sydney rock oysters and lots of Aussie white wine, a surf at North Avalon rocks on my fav long board and buy Insight board shorts!