West Lindfield, Sydney NSW
What do you do?
Review books, movies and literary events for my book blog Read Me.
Talent you’d most like to have?
To sing like a nightingale!
Favourite neighbourhood café?
Terrazza Café Restaurant and Pizzeria, Chatswood. It’s my favourite location (as it just happens to be right next door to the amazing new library) and home to the best gnocchi in Sydney!
You’ve recently started your own blog, so what are your top three tips to running a successful blog?
-To write on something that you are very passionate about so that it’s not a chore
-To ask advice when you need it
- To persevere
What advice would you give to your 18-year-old self?
To be confident and strive to do something you’re really passionate about. Often interest and excitement lead to expertise and skill. It’s wonderful to get up everyday and do a job that you love!
You’re also a stylist and have spent many days making gorgeous homes even more gorgeous… but what about your own home – how would you describe your own interior decorating/styling aesthetic?
Modern, clean lines, personalised with photos of family, friends, travels and experiences.
What would be your Top 3 Picks for books that make excellent gifts for milestone birthdays or special occasions:
‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ by Mitch Albom (Hodder; Hachette) – this is an inspiring story of a man who visits his elderly professor 20 years after the professor taught him in college. Some fascinating and beautiful life lessons learnt.
‘Fashion House’ by Megan Hess (Hardie Grant Books) – a beautiful visual coffee table book of fabulous fantasy interiors designed for the likes of Tom Ford, Diane von Furstenberg, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor by illustrator, Hess.
‘A History Of The World In 100 Objects’ by Neil MacGregor (Allen Lane; Penguin) – a beautifully presented book bringing history to light in a really fascinating and engrossing commentary.