Sydney based jewellery designer Claire Suzy Stannard creates unique jewellery pieces that pack a punch, creating a street edge glamour. What’s more, her jewellery can be worn by both guys and girls. Bonus!
I’m an artist creative type working in mixed media, installation and photography, with a love of collecting, finding the irony, beauty, and fury, and putting it all together and making it pop with humour and wit. My latest show, Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend: An Exhibition Fit For A Queen, is timed to coincide with the Queens Diamond Jubilee and asks the question, ‘Is it time this fairytale came to it’s end?’ It’s at Sydney’s Sheffer Gallery from now until December.
Tucked away from the bustling tourist enclave of Sydney’s Manly Beach, there is a very magical place. Like Alice stumbling upon the rabbit hole, I fell madly and deeply for this little bookshop, which is more than just a bookshop: it’s a hive of endless creative possibilities.
I stumbled across Linda Tahija and her beautiful jewellery at Sydney’s Manly Market last year. There is a beautiful balance of exotic elegance and boldness in her jewellery. My favourite is the rose gold plated Marrakech ring. You can buy manufactured cheap jewellery anywhere, anytime. So why not save up and purchase something that has longevity and style.
Nothing is worse than cheap perfume that smells like carpet in a bar after closing. Aromantik is literally a beautiful breath of fresh air, hand made by perfumer Sally Woodward-Hawes in her workshop in Manly, on Sydney’s northern beaches. With titles such as Strangers in Blood, Landlocked Lovers and Happily Ever Afternoon, her scents are both subtle and intoxicating and packaged with beautiful simplicity, and most importantly, are a great fit in your handbag. My favourite at the moment is her latest edition, Dark Side of the Spoon: it’s sweet, spicy, and a delectable treat for the skin.