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Wild Spin of the Web {2}

In this second edition of Wild Spin of the Web, we’ll follow a family road trip in California, get a sneak peek at a new travel-inspired exhibition in Brisbane, go on safari, visit a hot new Perth hotel and get some colour inspiration – San-Francisco style!

TRAVEL  –  We know Byron Bay’s Spell & The Gypsy Collective for their floaty, floral, boho fashion, but I only just discovered that they also have a dreamy blog. This adorable post of the Abegg family’s travels in Big Sur and Yosemite, California, is one to give you some serious road-trip envy.  Be sure to watch the video, and take down some notes for your future family road trip. I assume you all plan to do that trip at some point if you haven’t already. (feature image on this post is from Spell & the Gypsy Collective)

STAY – Tribe Hotel, Perth Years ago, after coming back from a year of being overseas, I was not ready to settle back in Sydney, but couldn’t afford to get overseas again, so I decided instead to head for the far opposite coast and lived in Fremantle for around 4 months. And while I’ve been back to Perth briefly a few times since, it was seeing this new Tribe Hotel on Wallpaper* that has shuffled it back into the list of places I want to visit in the not-too-distant future. Love me a design-focused hotel and this easily could have squeezed onto my recent Wild Five: New Australian Hotel Openings post if I had seen it in time!

Tribe Hotel, Perth

Tribe Hotel, Perth

EXHIBITION – Another Aussie city tempting us towards a trip is Brisbane, with the new GOMA exhibition Travellers on from now until the end of October. It promises to feature works that “capture images of discovery, trade, pilgrimage and forced relocation” by various artists in a collection of sculptures, prints, videos and paintings. And then you can stroll along South Bank in the sun. It’s Brisbane – it’s always sunny, amirite!?


Jeffrey Smart The Traveller GOMA exhibition

Image: Jeffry Smart, The Traveller

TRAVEL/STAY – Dreaming of safari?! Campsbay Girl is a collection of inspiring photos and stories by South-African blogger Carlinn, who recently made us all envious with her stay in the Madikwe Kopano Lodge, complete with a plunge pool and fireplace. It features some great shots of the animal safari as well. Oh man, I need to get to Africa!



VISIT: Colour Factory, San Francisco – better pack one of those extra phone battery charge fittings when you visit this Insta-drool of a new venue in San Francisco. The team behind the cuteness overload website Oh, Happy Day have opened a pop-up venue full of ‘colour experiences’ in one of my fave cities. It’s only open until the end of September, so snap up those tickets.


Missed our first Wild Spin of the Web? You can check it out here.

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