DON'T MISS DESTINATION: BYRON'S CREATIVE LITTLE SISTER PRECINCT IS ALL GROWN UP

After a recent trip to Byron, our editor and founder Heidi fell head over heels for Byron life. We've compiled Heidi's hit list of the best and brightest spots to visit. Read on!




Having come away from her summer break breathless with inspiration and creative cravings, Heidi takes us on a whistle-stop tour of Byron Arts & Industrial village - the who, where and what to look out for on your next visit or simply add to your social feed while you plan your next trip north.


Stop 1:

Slabshapers

5/7-17 Brigantine Street, Byron Bay




These savvy crafts-peeps are killing it in concrete forms, creating bespoke concrete basins, sinks, troughs and bowls in any colour and shape you can think of. Look no further for that little extra something when fitting out your bathroom, studio, kitchen, or wet area.


Stop 2:

Habitat

1 Porter Street Byron Bay




Ready, steady, redecorate! This clever mix of shared community, wellbeing and retail spaces inspires at every turn. Shop 'til you drop, pull out your laptop in the shared workspace, grab a coffee or just relax in the pool, surrounded by a thriving lifestyle hub.





Stop 3:

Pop & Scott

4/57 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay




A visit to Byron is not complete without drinking in a little of the inimitable Poppy Lane & Scott Gibson vibe. Homewares designed with the very essence of Australian lifestyle in mind, it's a brand based in a conscious, sustainable, progressive manifesto. We'll take one of everything.


Stop 4:

Tigmi Trading

Unit 10-11, B1, 1 Porter Street Byron Bay




Tigmi adds depth to any interior with the warmth and texture of rugs, textiles and stunning artworks, blurring the lines between vintage and contemporary interiors.




Stop 5:

Folk

1/399 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay



Time for a pitstop? Take a stool at Folk to recharge with a nourishing food bowl from a menu that straddles east and west with a touch of Asia, vegan burrito or single origin drip filter coffee. Come as often as you like - the menu constantly changes with the seasons.


Stop 6:

Comma

7a/11 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay



OK, enough exploring already! If you're looking to get away from every little thing, take pause at Comma. In an essential blend of everything Australian, the pared-back interior incites relaxation from the moment you step inside the white-washed walls of this tranquil haven.



"This is the best massage I've ever had!" - Heidi Albertiri



Stop 7:

Stone & Wood

100 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay




Don't be deceived by the impressive, cavernous structure into thinking this is a multi-national brewery. Made with pride by hand and plenty of passion, this beer is Byron born and bred. Take a tour of its spiritual home to discover where it all started, try a limited release brew and learn how this growing brewery keeps it real, local and fun.




Stop 9:

Pampa

Unit 1, 12 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay




We know you know and love Pampa as much as we do, so this sublime space, filled with incredible quality patterned rugs, textiles, art and objects needs no introduction. It's a miracle Heidi returned home from here at all, really!


Stop 10:

Zulu & Zephyr

10A/11 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay




The perfect Byron Bay souvenir has to be a piece from this hot Aussie swimwear brand. We dare you to stop at one piece...



"I'm crushing just a little on the new towelling collection - takes me back to my Dragstar bike days!" - Heidi


Stop 11:

Pirates Dreaming

1C/11 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay




This is as much a destination for creative souls as a jewellery store. Raw and real, tools are lined up ready for resident artists to swing into action right there on the floor - helping you choose a piece off the shelf or customise one of their designs to your liking.




Stop 11:

Surface Society

8A/11 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay




Stepping inside this stunning showroom is a breath of fresh air. With the very latest surface materials invented, engineered, designed and developed to create show-stopping spaces, even the most jaded renovators, designers, builders and specifiers will be renewed in their love of the hard stuff in this carefully curated shrine to the surface.




Stop 12:

Kouzina Byron Bay

1/1 Acacia Avenue, Byron Bay




Heidi followed her nose and the wafting scent of Yia Yia's cooking to this pretty little hidden oasis, where she and her family were embraced with authentic Greek hospitality, fragrances and food. BYO, this affordable little taverna-style eatery steps you back in time for the most authentic seasonal fare you'll find in this hemisphere, created with love by Phoebe from traditional recipes that will send your senses straight to the bosom of the Mediterranean.






WORDS | Diana Moore, TLSE

IMAGES | Courtesy of Byron Arts & Industrial Village Guide

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