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...Byron Bay, Australia
Located at the most easterly point of Australia, Byron Bay is the epitome of Australia’s laid-back surf culture. With perfect white sand beaches stretching out as far as the eye can see and crystal clear turquoise waters glistening in the sun, Byron is the paradise lifestyle you once only dreamt of.
Friendly bare-footed locals and easy-going sun kissed travellers give off a welcoming energy that reigns you in to their world. The Byron Shire offers an alternative lifestyle that will force you to question why you ever lived the busy city-life waiting for you back home.
Whether you’re looking for a luxurious villa, a Teepee in the hinterland or a true insight into Byron life through the wonder that is Airbnb, there is something for everyone. Surrounded by expansive rainforest, the Villas of Byron are tranquil upscale properties offering you the perfect paradise, “A Sanctuary for the Soul” in their words, and we find it easy to believe.
Villas of Byron
When it comes to places to eat in Byron, where do you even start? There are so many incredible restaurants and eateries in Byron so we thought we’d tell you about the more exclusive local treasures:
The Roadhouse - This place offers everything you could ever want; morning coffee that forms a queue out the door every morning, a daily changing menu offering the freshest ingredients in innovative dishes, and as a specialist whiskey bar, these guys stock the best whiskeys from all over the globe. http://byronbaycafebar.com.au/#/roadhouse-gallery
Wholesome goodness from The Roadhouse
The Roadhouse - coffee too pretty to drink
Treehouse on Belongil - This place is famous for their wood-fired pizzas and as it’s off the beaten track, the Treehouse is strictly locals. Offering live music from talented local musicians, you can’t go wrong. http://www.treehouseonbelongil.com/
Top Shop - Breakfast in Byron is a big deal, and Top Shop is the place to go for the best coffee, cold pressed juices, fresh homemade pastries and fresh granites. https://www.instagram.com/topshopbyronbay/?hl=en
Drinking and Dancing
As much as Byron Bay is about the laid-back beachside surf culture, this small town knows how to party:
La La Land - Located in the heart of byron, this upstairs bar and terrace is straight from the seventies. After a full renovation and a rebrand La La Land is back and better than ever. http://lalalandbyronbay.com.au/
Join the care free and ultra stylish 'gypset' in LaLa Land - Byron Bay
The Northern Hotel - A traditional pub at the front and big stage for incredible gigs at the back, a bottle shop to the side and a restaurant… this place offers everything you need. The Northern is a local favourite and the reason for that has to be the back room’s line-up. From talented Byron locals to huge Australian bands, every week boasts the best in live music. http://www.thenorthern.com.au/
Railway Friendly Bar - The Rails is a quirky laid-back gathering place to listen to live music, mingle with friends and even grab a bite to eat. With lots of a outdoor seating, you can dance beneath the stars in a friendly atmosphere. http://www.therailsbyronbay.com/
How could we do a post about Byron Bay without talking about two of Nepenthe’s favourite brands. Spell & the Gypsy Collective and Arnhem were both born in Byron and come with the infamous bohemian spirit that clearly resonates within their designers. Fans travel from all over to come to Byron just to shop at their exclusive boutiques:
Spell Designs - http://shop.spelldesigns.com.au/
Arnhem - http://www.arnhem.co/
Get your Byron Bay fashion fix from Spell and the Gypsy and Arnhem Clothing
The treasure cove in the Spell and the Gypsy store
Sun drenched days, balmy nights and endless local treasures just waiting to be discovered. Home to Nepenthe labels Arnhem and Spell & the Gypsy Collective, Byron is the birth place of original authentic bohemian luxury.
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Sunday, 7 February 2016 11:13:10 Europe/London
SUNDAY STYLE CRUSH
It was only a matter of time before this blonde bombshell made it to our Sunday Style Crush. French actress Bardot was known as a major sex symbol from the fifties through to the seventies when her style became heavily influenced by the bohemian culture of the time.
The infamous BB has been the inspiration for many designers, stylists and young women in the years after. Bardot is famous for her blonde locks (and that fringe), her perfect hourglass figure and her role as one of the first and most liberated women of her time. After retiring, Bardot became an animal rights activist, it’s not hard not to see why this blonde beauty has become a role model for so many.
Steal her style...
For Love and Lemons Love You Knot Bondage Bralette and High Waist Femme Fatale Panty
Blue Life Capri Swimsuit Blue Life BB Dress
Sunday, 31 January 2016 11:05:56 Europe/London
SUNDAY STYLE CRUSH
Vanessa Hudgens is not one to shy away from boho influences when it comes to her style, infact it has become a huge part of her identity. Over the years her signature style has evolved to a more grown up and sophisticated bohemian look, making her an obvious choice for our Sunday Style Crush.
Hudgens can be seen in Nepenthe labels including Spell Designs, Blue Life by Planet Blue - and of course, an all time favourite of hers it seems, For Love and Lemons. Vanessa was recently photographed in the For Love and Lemons’ Penelope crop top - available now on our site!
Steal her style...
For Love and Lemons Penelope Blouse Flynn Skye Geneieve Crop Top and BFF Mini Skirt
Flynn Skye That's a Wrap Crop Top and Wrap it Up Skirt Blue Life Mystic Dress
Spell and the Gypsy Sunset Road Romper
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 21:14:06 Europe/London
If you’re like us and spend your mornings scrolling through your Instagram feed, day dreaming over paradise locations, then chances are you are no stranger to the idyllic scenes of Tulum, Mexico. This rustic bohemian location has become a hotspot for the fashion elite with streets filled with charm and beaches sparkling with turquoise waters. Situated just south of Cancun on the Yucatan peninsula, what once was a quiet hidden getaway has now become a hugely popular traveller location.
Despite being overrun by stylish travellers, bloggers and celebs alike, Tulum still holds on to the essence of why it originally became such a sought-after destination. We take a look at some of the hidden gems that make wanderlust worthy Tulum number 1 on our beach break bucket list…
The Hotel - Coqui Coqui
Coqui Coqui offers the ideal base for your Tulum getaway. Surrounded by white sands, gorgeous jungle and the Carribbean Sea, you couldn’t really ask for any more. The design of this incredible residence and spa is heavily influenced by the local architecture and the infamous nearby ruins meaning that you won’t be taken away from a true Tulum experience. Exposed spa, bright breezy bedrooms and a beachfront location - we can’t think of a reason not to spontaneously book into this place.
The Restaurant - Hartwood
The name of this Tulum restaurant is one that seems to pop up time and time again - and for good reason. Aside from the delicious food and awe inspiring surroundings, the driving force behind Hartwood is their passion for searching for the best local ingredients, often travelling hours into the interior of the Yucatan to source them.
The After-hours - Gitano
Dance the beautiful balmy nights away surrounded by jungle in this dream-like venue. Sip cocktails under the stars in this incensed oasis and take in the ‘jungle-disco’ with live bands and international DJs. A favourite of the likes of Zac Efron and Orlando Bloom - you might even have some famous eye candy waiting at the bar…
Of course there is more to Tulum than the glamorous hotspots over-run with fashionistas. One thing that really draws us to Tulum is its passion for sustainability. Environmental responsibility is something that resonates within the local culture. This is a place that has a real community driven feel, and at the top of everyone’s agenda? To connect with self, with others and with nature.
Tuesday, 22 December 2015 18:04:58 Europe/London
SUNDAY STYLE CRUSH
Kendall Jenner in For Love & Lemons
Kendall Jenner has grown up to become one of the biggest style icons of her generation. Walking for the likes of Chanel, Balmain, Donna Karen, Givenchy and Alexander Wang, Kendall has secured her place in the fashion elite.
Kendall’s style has evolved over the years yet she maintains a sophisticated look always with that bohemian edge that she’s famous for. Seen in labels including For Love and Lemons and Some Days Lovin, Kendlall is a true Nepenthe girl.
Steal her style...
For Love and Lemons Lolo Crop Top and Mini Skirt Stylestalker Whiskey Dress
Spell and the Gypsy Ophelia Duster Spell and the Gypsy Fleetwood Bells
Saturday, 28 November 2015 16:01:07 Europe/London
GOLDEN HOUR GETAWAY
...introducing the new collection
drop from LA label For Love & Lemons
The Holiday collection has arrived from For Love & Lemons and we just can’t fault it. This collection is perfection in every way. Dreamy lace panels and intricate crochet details feature throughout, and in classic For Love & Lemons style, sit against sandy sheer nude mesh for a sultry feel.
The seventies influences aren’t going anywhere for this season. Victorian and Bell sleeves feature on the Vivian and Penelope dresses for a truly ethereal look.
Clearly the statement piece of the collection - already sold out on the official website - the Temecula dress features a plunging neckline with crochet detailing around the waist. This For Love and Lemons beauty is a dream of floral embroidered goodness and if you want to stand out from the crowd, this is the number for you.
Get these For Love and Lemons treasures before they go - live on our website now.