INTERVIEW: AMY AND NICK X LOESS

INTERVIEW

AMY LOUISE + NICK MORLEY X LOESS

Loess is an Australian-made lifestyle brand obsessed with the olfactory. Scent. The powerful memory trigger that transports us ‘home,’ to our wild, wild youth, the raw tear of heartbreak and sheer, untainted joy of love. The mantra of Loess, however, is to connect you deeper, with the land you stand. Thrust you into the beauty of imperfection – yours and hers. Naturally made from high quality ingredients, sans all the nasties and bottled in bespoke, minimalistic vessels, it’s the bottle you want front and centre of your fragrance wardrobe. Here, we chat with founders and fragrance designers, Amy Louise and Nick Morley on positive change through the senses, and dinner parties for 5.

M+E: Loess scents are inspired by the Earth – how does this influence the way you source your fragrance portfolios, and how you layer notes for the wearer?

AL: Our fragrances are created using natural, sustainably sourced and high-quality materials from around the world.

At the heart of each scent, we have selected woody base notes to form a strong, earthy foundation. We have then chosen various notes inspired by nature to create our two unique fragrances; Dark Paha and Céder.

M+E: Define the Loess sensory journey, how does it make the wearer feel, and how is it unique to other boutique fragrance brands?

AL: When creating Loess, it was extremely important that we considered the customer’s entire brand experience. From brand identity to our website and packaging design, all the way to ingredients, we have always had one vision – to connect people to the beauty in Earth’s raw, natural forms. This also extends to the beauty of individuality, where we want our customers to feel celebrated for who they are in their most raw, unfettered self.

Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.

M+E: The objective is to foster a deeper connection between the Loess customer and Mother Earth – how do you achieve this outside of the fragrance itself?

NM: One of the driving forces behind Loess is to create positive change for planet and people. We have partnered with i=Change where we donate $1 of every sale to one of three organisations; Seabin Project, Plan International or Greening Australia. Further to this, we donate 10% of profits to a new charity every quarter. For the months of December, January, February and March we are donating to the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

M+E: What references can be found in the Loess bottle design?

NM: We wanted the bottle to have a minimal and timeless feel whilst  honouring Earth’s natural, raw beauty.

M+E: When did you meet, and can you remember what fragrance you were each wearing?

AL: We met two years ago at a pub in Surry Hills, Sydney. I was wearing Santal 33 – Le Labo as that had always been my go-to scent … until now (haha).

NM: I had run out of cologne at the time so had to borrow some of my roommates – no idea what it was. Given that we are still together two years later, I guess it must have been okay!

M+E: What scents remind you of summer?

AL: Wood and spice always take me back to hot summer nights on vacation … also, the smell of sunscreen never fails to trigger a summer mood.

M+E: You currently have two fragrances available – can we expect more … what’s next from the brand?

AL: Absolutely! We’re super excited to expand our fragrance line in addition to a whole range of different products (can’t go too deep on that now – you’ll have to stay tuned!).

M+E: If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be?

AL: Two that really stand out would be Baina and Nagnata. Both companies are leaders within their space and share our same ethos. No doubt magic would ensue.

M+E: Loess is hosting a dream dinner party for 5 guests, who are they and what fragrance is burning in the background?

NM: David Attenborough, Muhammad Ali, Jess Ruby James, Sophie Ginns and Pip Archibald. Burning in the background is Frankincense incense from Ayu.

M+E: If Loess were an album, what would it be?

NM: Khruangbin – Con Todo El Mundo.

M+E: A wise person once told you …

NM: Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it’s a small price to pay for living a dream.

 

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EDITORIAL: TEXTURED LIKE SUN


EDITORIAL

TEXTURED LIKE SUN


Soft touch textures mimic sea worn landscapes in a story shot beneath the Spanish sun. Adventure out in Menorca with MAURIE + EVE.

SHOP: MIDDLE OF THE SUN MIDI DRESS

Photography // @angeldelaiglesia
Model // @lauraprim
HMUP // @xiscacovas_makeup
Production // @lucystars

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INTERVIEW: JASMINE PARSIA

INTERVIEW

JASMINE PARSIA X ARTIST 

Ocean obsessed, sentimental and in awe of the colour blue. East-Coast based artist Jasmine Parsia was the only choice for our latest limited edition print, High Tide. We chat birthdays, hunting for treasure and the power of blue.

M+E: Talk to us about the prints you’ve created for M+E. What do they represent for you, and from where did you draw inspiration?

JP: The prints speak to my relationship with the ocean, which is endlessly unfolding. When Kelly and I chatted about working together, she shared her ideas for the upcoming collection; inspirations of the ocean, love letters, eclipses of the sun, shifting of seasons. We were already aligned, and she granted me so much trust – it was the perfect meeting of worlds.

I’m often inspired by bits and pieces I find while walking the beach, or on my way out of the water. Small sparkling shells, vibrant pieces of seaweed, smooth stones that have washed ashore. By the end of each beach day, I usually gather a small pile of objects in my pocket. They create loose moments and memories, like small collages of time or little love letters from the ocean. Though I do have a rule – I have to take home an equal amount of beach trash. It’s a very small gesture, but it’s important to me to take care of the ocean in this way.

M+E: Describe your collaboration with M+E in one word.

JP: Treasured. The prints I created circle around the idea of collecting small treasures and transforming something that appears “everyday” into something special. Also, in the sense of MAURIE + EVE’s pieces, each item is carefully made and of such high quality – pieces to treasure for years to come. I think I wore my swimsuit and the Yucca dress more than anything else this summer. 🙂

“It stretches forever, and represents so much – the ocean, sky, mountains in the distance or blue eyes of a loved one. I’ve been working with blue, a pretty specific shade of blue, for almost a decade.”

M+E: What attracts you to the colour blue?

JP: I’m absolutely obsessed with its inherent feelings of both bliss and solitude. It stretches forever, and represents so much – the ocean, sky, mountains in the distance or blue eyes of a loved one. I’ve been working with blue, a pretty specific shade of blue, for almost a decade.

I’m also drawn to blue from a practical way of working. I enjoy defining a loose structure for my work, such as working within a palette or set of materials, and exploring the space within that definition – allowing for chance and intuition to give shape to the work.

M+E: If you could travel anywhere in the world tomorrow where would it be?

JP: The temperatures are starting to drop here, I’d love to go to an onsen in Japan tomorrow. Can we go out for soup after?

M+E: Last random act of kindness?

JP: Not so sure if I can call it random, but we had a small dinner party the other night and invited a new friend. Turns out, it was her birthday. I don’t like making a big deal about my own birthday, but there’s no way I’d let someone else’s birthday slide by. We had pie and sang happy birthday, a small surprise act of kindness.

M+E: Album/artist on repeat?

JP: Laney Tripp’s new record, ‘Fishing From Heaven’ has been on loop in my studio a lot. I’m usually listening to things like Frank Ocean, Four Tet or a playlist of things I’ve put together. Every month I make a playlist of my favourite songs, and they kind of become the theme for the month.

M+E: A wise person once told you …

JP: A friend of mine would say, “There are only blessings, and blessings in disguise.” Perspective goes a long way, and things often unfold in ways you may not expect.

M+E: Your last lesson learned?

JP: I’ve been learning to surf and that’s been such a valuable lesson – the lesson of simply learning something new. When was the last time you did something for the first time? It’s been humbling, playful, and I am learning so much about myself and the ocean.

M+E: Most treasured possession?

JP: I’m such a sentimental person! I’ll hold onto letters, drawings, and voicemails forever – I couldn’t pick just one.

 

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INTRODUCING: ECLIPSE


NEW COLLECTION

ECLIPSE


“Eclipses are harbingers of change — they usher in evolution. At a lunar eclipse, the shadow of the Earth falls across the face of the Moon bringing unconscious feelings to the surface, grounding them in reality. Lunar eclipses are culminations of emotional cycles that have run their course, and they encourage us to let go of emotions and attachments that are no longer serving us.

As the new season sings, we ready for renewal and welcome forth the untamed curiosity of our wild inner child. Neutral tones, Mother of Pearl and Unbleached highlight warm, golden skin – natural grounds for ditsy beach prints, dappled mango and coastal Cerulean to live life in full colour. The feminine energy continues to grow with whimsical prints from LA artist Jasmine Parsia: Womanly shapes and twists of deep sea blue manifesting the carefree spirit of life beneath a vibrant sun.   

Salted décolletage finds comfort in soft organic tees and the twist-and-tie shirt dress begging day-to-night interpretation. For we are nothing without the oceans that bind us, a focus on the future reflects in recycled polyester, 100% OCS certified organic cotton and long, relaxed silhouettes for now and forever.

Explore the story.

Photography // Trevor King
Film // Monica Buscarino

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INTERVIEW: GENEVIEVE ROSEN-BILLER X BED THREADS

INTERVIEW

GENEVIEVE ROSEN-BILLER

It’s gathering season, and with a good portion of 2021 restricted from family and friends, we’re primed to go all out; pitching host mode to new heights with no finish spared. And who better to sit down with than the woman and entrepreneur who has stimulated a new kind of love in the bedroom (and now beyond), Owner/Founder of Bed Threads, Genevieve Rosen-Biller.

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The Australian brand has reimagined the way we think about linen with creative sheet, cover and case combinations together igniting a little interior spirit in even the simplest home maker. Today, the Bed Threads offering extends well outside the master and into the bathroom, dining and heart of the house, the kitchen … hello scalloped napkins!

Here, we chat Genevieve’s top styling accents for various affairs … and how to fold the perfect napkin.

M+E: We are finally free to raise a glass with those we love! With spring hosting in full swing, describe your ultimate table setting for the below themes.

Coastal Ladies Lunch

GRB: When I’m planning a coastal theme, I always take inspiration from the coastline itself and go for natural and blue hues such as Mineral, Petrol and Oatmeal paired with fresh White.

  • Bed Threads Linen Tablecloth in Mineral
  • Bed Threads Placemats in White
  • Bed Threads Scalloped Napkins in Mineral & White
  • Iggy and Lou Lou Salty Sea Pitcher in White Sand
  • Dinosaur Designs Pebble Plate in Moody Blue for serving
  • Bitossi Home Fassano Plates in Blue
  • Bitossi Home Romantic Glass Tumblers in Clear
  • Bitossi Home Wine Glasses in Clear
  • Bitossi Home Table Set

Boujee Dinner Date

For a boujee dinner date, opt for classic white linen with pops of colour within a tonal palette to really elevate the table. Ensure the centrepieces aren’t too high so you can see one another and talk across the table, and set the mood with soft lighting.

  • Bed Threads Linen Tablecloth in White
  • Bed Threads Linen Scalloped Placemats in Sage & Olive
  • Bed Threads Linen Napkins in Olive
  • Caitlin Robson Single Candle Holder
  • Bitossi Home Green Flower Dinner Plate
  • Bitossi Home Wine Glasses in Clear
  • Bitossi Home Table Set

Afternoon Garden Party

You can really have fun with designing a tablescape for an afternoon garden party. Go bold with colour combinations, add a whimsical vibe with mismatched plates and glasses and bring in fresh flowers and foliage from your surroundings for the centrepieces.

  • Bed Threads Linen Tablecloth in Terracotta
  • Bed Threads Scalloped Placemats in Pink Clay and Turmeric
  • Bed Threads Linen Napkins in Turmeric
  • Sophie Lou Jacobsen Wave Pitcher in Amber
  • Bitossi Home Round Flower Platter
  • Bitossi Home plates – various
  • Bitossi Home Glass Tumblers – multicoloured
  • Bitossi Home Table Set

M+E: What are some simple and unexpected styling accents we can consider to boost our table styling from every day to elevated?

GRB: My best tip is to start by choosing a colour palette and sticking with either cool or warm tones – this will ensure everything looks really cohesive. Dressing the table with linen instantly elevates it, starting with a good quality linen tablecloth, placemats and napkins provides the perfect base for your dinnerware, glassware and styling elements. I love to combine contrasting but complementary colours such as a Terracotta tablecloth, Pink Clay and Turmeric Scalloped placemats and Turmeric napkins. Selecting mismatched, coloured glassware and dinnerware (again, within the same palette) is a bold and fun way to add some drama and is very on trend at the moment. And finally, to finish the table, fresh fruit is an unexpected alternative to flower arrangements.

“You want to be able to relax and enjoy the occasion with your guests and nothing will kill the mood for everyone more than if you are stressing about a show stopping and complicated dish you have never made before!”

M+E: Where can hosts go wrong when it comes to styling a table?

GRB: It’s easy to overdo it when styling a tablescape but your guests need to be able to see each other and engage over the centrepiece! Also, don’t crowd the table – ensure you leave enough space for people to eat and drink comfortably and keep personal items on the table.

M+E: For you, what makes a dinner/lunch occasion memorable … what is the secret to guests departing with fond thoughts and a sense of content?

GRB: Don’t overthink the menu, always serve something tried and tested that doesn’t require you to spend the whole lunch or dinner in the kitchen. You want to be able to relax and enjoy the occasion with your guests and nothing will kill the mood for everyone more than if you are stressing about a show stopping and complicated dish you have never made before!  Everyone will enjoy themselves more if the vibe is relaxed and happy.

M+E.: You’re holding a long ladies lunch with your top four females. Firstly, who are they, and what is on the menu?

GRB: It’s hard to pick just four but they would be the amazing women in my family including my beautiful mum, who taught me the art of simple vegetarian cooking; and her mum, my grandmother Barby … who I haven’t seen since January 2020. Spending lunch together would be a dream and on the menu is always a delicious vegetarian feast including Jessica Ngyuen’s Simple Tomato & Garlic Linguine;  and Ellie Bouhdana’s Pan Con Tomate and Tiramisu for dessert!

M+E: What is your favourite way to place a napkin?

GRB: There are so many different ways to fold and place a napkin but at the moment I am loving a three point fold. Start by laying the napkin on a flat surface in a diamond shape, then take the top corner and fold it over to the opposite corner to create a triangle. Fold the right corner over to the left corner, placed slightly downwards so the two points don’t meet. Fold the right corner again towards the left, stopping halfway or until the desired look is achieved. Place the napkin atop a plate.

M+E: Can’t host without Bed Threads pieces?

GRB: I can’t host a dinner party or lunch without Bed Threads linen napkins, because napkins are essential and beautiful high quality linen ones instantly elevate the dining experience. Our linen tablecloths are also a must as they give you a solid base to style the rest of your table around and can hide even the most worn or ugly dining table. I also love our Bitossi Home mismatched hand blown glass tumblers at the moment – theyadd a fun and playful touch.

M+E: Ultimate dinner party playlist?

GRB: I love all genres so honestly… whatever puts you in a good mood!

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MEET THE MAKERS: HAYLEY AND JAYDE HALL X LUV LOU

INTERVIEW

HAYLEY AND JAYDE HALL X LUV LOU 

We share a lot with Northern Beaches sunglasses brand, Luv Lou. Both beach-obsessed, easy to wear and big believers in timeless design … We feel every MAURIE + EVE girl deserves the perfect pair of shades, so have welcomed some of our favourite Luv Lou styles online – add to cart for the total summer look.

Here, we chat with Founders and sisters, Hayley and Jayde Hall on business with family, words of advice and just how many pairs of sunglasses they really own.

M+E: Tell us a little bit about the birth of Luv Lou, at what point did you decide sunglasses were to be the focus?

JH: Luv Lou was born whilst sipping on almond lattes at a regular sisterly coffee date. We both had always dreamt of working together … creating something our friends and family would love to wear. Sunglasses have always been a regular purchase for both of us, the passion was there, so it felt like the perfect fit. Before long, what was a creative experiment – sampling a range – soon became a beautiful business which we now call Luv Lou.

M+E: Doing business with family can come with a warning, why does it work so well for Luv Lou – how does having sisterly support empower and enhance the business?

JH: Hayley and I are honestly more like best friends, we speak everyday about every little thing. I can’t imagine running a business with anyone else. We both have our strengths in the business and trust each other completely when making decisions. I think this is why we work so well together.

M+E: Do you remember your first pair of sunglasses and how many do you each own?

HH: I think between the two of us we would own over 100 pairs! Having Luv Lou makes this a little easier now. Both mine and Hayley’s first pair of frames were extremely oversized  … and bright! How things change, however you never know what trend is around the corner.

“Acknowledge the fact that you’re not an expert in all fields. Be informed by others, ask questions and surround yourself with innovative people who inspire and strengthen you.”

M+E: Despite the obvious (sun protection) why do we all lust over the perfect pair of shades?

HH: They say eyes are the window to your soul, well I believe sunglasses are the window to your style. They can make anyone feel confident and styled.

M+E: Words of advice for women looking to start their own business?

JH: Acknowledge the fact that you’re not an expert in all fields. Be informed by others, ask questions and surround yourself with innovative people who inspire and strengthen you.

M+E: What defines the Luv Lou woman?

JH: The Luv Lou Women is inspired by our beloved Nanna Lou who was strong yet soft, poised yet spontaneous, both beautiful and divine.

M+E: Who/what inspired your recent collection?

JH: We source inspiration from global trends to Pinterest and resurging vintage styles … So many ideas arrive through trawling photography books, observing celebrities and reinventing styles born from history’s most iconic women. It’s about finding that balance of modern and timeless for an accessory that speaks to the current lifestyle code while promising a lifetime of wear.

Our upcoming collection draws from 70s, 80s and 90s style icons and we’re so excited to launch.

M+E: What LL shades are currently on high rotation for each of you?

Jayde: It’s the Gigi Chocolate for me.

Hayley: The Margot in Beige – they do no wrong.

M+E: Key takeaway in business and life in 2021?

HH: Appreciate the simple things. Lockdown life has had us reassessing how we spend our time, energy and money moving forward in our freedoms.

M+E: Album/artist on repeat?

HH: John Legend – Bigger Love.

 

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EDITORIAL: THE FUTURE IS FREEDOM


EDIT

THE FUTURE IS FREEDOM


The future is freedom. Send for sun drenched spontaneity and adventures untold in travel-ready essentials light on body and planet. Talent @anna.alexandra.aa captured by @elianedkov in Mallorca, Spain. 

SHOP: THE MOMENTS WITH YOU DRESS

Photography // @elianedkov
Model // @anna.alexandra.aa

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INTERVIEW: CARISSA WALFORD

INTERVIEW

CARISSA WALFORD

Carissa Walford is an award winning Channel [V] TV Host who became obsessed with human behaviour; digging deeper through the art of interview and into the raw stories and vulnerabilities of her subjects. The objective always to provoke ones authentic self to shine. Her passion had made itself clear, and so Carissa moved on from music and into her current role(s) of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner, yoga facilitator and mentor.

Here, we talk the dying popularity of being 'busy,' the art of being present and breaking free from the ruling of our subconscious mind.

M+E: You have evolved from TV Host to working as an NLP practitioner, mentor, yoga facilitator – dedicating yourself to helping others reach the ‘depth of their truest self and live in full alignment.’ Was there a defining moment in your previous career that awakened you to the understanding that change was needed – that a new path was required?

CW: As an interviewer my job was to bring out the best version of people … musicians, actors and celebrities etc. I was always so fascinated by their raw stories that were honest and vulnerable and found myself digging deeper so their authentic self could shine through. I’m obsessed with human behaviour, conditioning, childhood upbringing and generally what experiences people have gone through that make them the person they are today. I see my career now as a new chapter, but I have always had the same pursuit of connection and bringing peoples’ true self forward.

M+E: We imagine such a career shift would have manifested feelings of fear as you walked towards the unknown, how did you manage these feelings and persevere?

CW: My identity in the media was very external so I did a lot of my own work – reflecting on how that came to be. As an NLP coach I can recognise the limiting beliefs and blockages my clients have that stop them living in their full potential. I was able to spend some time really going inward to re-wire my own conditioning and slowly transitioned into my role as a coach.

Just having the awareness within yourself is the first step of doing ‘the work’ and pushing through any resistance holding you back. It’s still an ongoing process for me and I keep peeling back the layers. My work today is to serve. It’s not about me anymore and that’s become the most rewarding part of my job.

“As cliche as it sounds - when you start to grasp that the present moment is all we ever have, we actually start experiencing feelings of joy, happiness and peace. When you’re reliving the past or constantly thinking in the future, you’re not really living.”

M+E: We hear a lot about the importance of being present with particular reference to the modern individual’s lack thereof (courtesy of technology and busyness). What are some easy-to-integrate, daily rituals/practices we can all consider when striving to be more present?

CW: Stillness. Society will praise busyness however we as a collective are starting to wake up and see through this belief.

As a Vedic mediator – that’s my non-negotiable practice twice a day. If you’re new at meditating I suggest sitting for 10 min in silence to start getting used to being silent and still, and connecting to yourself each day. You can build this over time, and as your nervous system upgrades, you’ll find being busy is no longer fulfilling as it’s always moving further outward.

Walking barefoot for a sense of greater grounding and being surrounded by nature instantly gets me back in my body and out of my head as well.

M+E: What short and long term benefits will we experience from the act of being more present, and what are some short and long term goals we can set ourselves on this journey?

CW: As cliche as it sounds – when you start to grasp that the present moment is all we ever have, we actually start experiencing feelings of joy, happiness and peace. When you’re reliving the past or constantly thinking in the future, you’re not really living. It’s a constant practice of putting your attention back to your breath, and asking yourself if you’re feeling overwhelmed … ‘is there anything wrong in this moment’ the answer is always ‘no.’

M+E: How does NLP apply here?

CW: Your subconscious mind is running your life. Once you become aware of these stories, you start to break free from the habits that aren’t serving you – ie: finding the confidence to start a new career. NLP can get to the bottom of a specific situation or even comment someone said to you at a young age (that’s then formed a belief that you’re not ‘good enough’ for example).

M+E: A wise person once told you …?

CW: A wise man once told me when you make a decision in life the universe will back you and push you forward into the direction you chose. Sitting in fear keeps you stagnant. There is no such thing as failure – just feedback!

M+E: Album/artist on repeat?

CW: Billie Ellish! And Lorde!

M+E: If you could walk in the shoes of anyone for a day (from past or present time), who would it be?

CW: Honestly, no one … I like my shoes!

M+E: If you could travel anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would it be?

CW: Funnily enough I’m currently living in Byron Bay and have realised during COVID that Australia is the most magical country. I would explore more of this beautiful land I grew up in – camping in Uluru would be incredible.

M+E: Last random act of kindness?

CW: Planting trees to increase local koala habitat.

 

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WELLNESS: THE RECIPE BOOKS KEEPING US SANE AND ENTERTAINED THIS LOCKDOWN

INTERVIEW

THE RECIPE BOOKS KEEPING US SANE AND ENTERTAINED THIS LOCKDOWN

The ultimate way to kill time and calm the mind, we’ve been swapping recipes on the regular this lockdown. The ultimate way to upskill, nourish body and beat the boredom, these are the food bibles we can’t put down.

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Kelly Davies-Green, Founder and Designer

Whole Food Cooking Every Day, Amy Chaplin 

Discover 250 recipes (it’s 400 pages!) ninety percent of which are vegan and many naturally gluten-free. Part One explores the pantry, with everything you need to know on stocking your kitchen with nutrient-rich ingredients, while Part Two celebrates the season with recipes that show off local produce at its peak.

“This will surely come as no surprise to those who know me well! I am forever on the lookout for beautiful, wholesome recipes that inspire and nourish … the sesame, rose and millet bars on my list to make next!”

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Jess Engwall, Production Manager

Simple, by Yotam Ottolenghi

The New York Times best selling collection of over 130 easy, flavour-forward recipes from this beloved chef. Each dish can be made in 30 minutes or less, with 10 or fewer ingredients, in a single pot, using pantry staples, or prepared ahead of time for brilliantly, deliciously simple meals.

“SO easy to follow and guaranteed to bring the flavour bombs every time … an impressive starting point for brunch to dinner party. My favourite recipe is actually a side dish – baked mint rice with pomegranate and olive salsa.”

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Anna Hewetson, In-House Photographer

Pasta Grannies, Vicky Bennison

Inspired by the hugely popular YouTube channel of the same name, Pasta Grannies is a wonderful collection of time-perfected Italian recipes from the people who have spent a lifetime cooking for love, not a living: Italian grandmothers … nonne!

“Engaged to an Italian, pasta is only made by hand in our house …. this classic features over 70 easy and accessible recipes from all over Italy. My favourites have to be the meatball pasta and trofie with pesto.”

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Lauren King, Creative Developer

Take One Fish, Josh Niland

Niland revolutionised the way we think about fish with his scale-to-tail approach to cooking, where almost every part of the fish is used. This book builds on his Whole Fish Cookbook from 2019, in a way that he describes as more ‘joyful’ and accessible.

“I love a technical dish that feels simple yet punch-packing on the palette  …. wholesome but a little bit fancy. I also have a passion for cooking seafood, and this book brings it all in one tidy red hardcover. Josh Niland is an absolute genius and shares some insightful knowledge around selecting, storing and preparing seafood, too. Next up … Charcoal flounder with celeriac coleslaw and flounder gravy.”

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Kellie Hannon, E-Commerce Manager

Falafel for Breakfast, Michael Rantissi and Kristy Frawley

Israeli-born chef Michael Rantissi and his partner and ‘balaboosta’ Aussie girl Kristy Frawley (Kepos Street Kitchen) drill down to what we all love about the ingredients and flavours of the Middle East – grains and greens, generosity, pungency, sweetness, sharing. This is food that brings everyone to the table, and won’t let them leave.

“A contemporary yet comprehensive cookbook that keeps the whole family inspired from breakfast through dinner … and dessert! My go-to recipe is the Date and Dukkah brownies … the perfect balance of naughty and nice.”



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DESIGN: THE MAKING OF HERE, SOMEWHERE


DESIGN

THE MAKING OF HERE, SOMEWHERE


It may come as no surprise that MAURIE + EVE Founder and Designer, Kelly Davies-Green creates on feeling, not forecasts. Her creative process hinges on a wonderful mix of intuition, knowledge, love and respect for people and planet … and of course, a borderline obsession for the texture, tenacity and tremendous magnetism of the sea.

The result is always a beautiful snapshot of the world – her world and our world – at the time of design … creations that speak softly, kindly to the delicate ebbs and flows of the human spirit.

With so much changing around us we appreciate more than ever the grounding force of Mother Earth. Here, Somewhere is an ode to her. Her patience, perseverance and adaptability. Qualities we each need now more than ever.

Enjoy this visual snapshot of Kelly’s design process – the starting mood, muses and final sketches … plus some of our collection favourites.

Photography // Tim Ashton
Model // Nylow @ IMG
HMUP // Mikele Simone
Creative Production // Lauren King

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