Jew­ellery de­signer Sa­man­tha Wills shares her travel loves

Australian Traveller - - Contents -

1. As a child, our fam­ily hol­i­days were al­ways to... the mid-north coast of New South Wales in the caravan. We would stay at a lot of the lit­tle coastal towns, South West Rocks, Coffs Harbour, Nam­bucca Heads and Yamba [pic­tured bot­tom]. I think it in­stilled in me my early love of camp­ing and the outdoors.

2. Now if I have time for a short break, I head straight to… By­ron Bay – not only one of my favourite places in Aus­tralia, but one of my favourite places on the planet.

3. My local’s tip for home­town Sydney is… well, I have two: the Bondi to Bronte walk (I sug­gest Coogee to Bondi); I have done it thou­sands of times, yet it still never ceases to take my breath away. The sec­ond is tak­ing a sea­plane char­ter up to Palm Beach for lunch. This is a great sur­prise day for in­ter­na­tional guests – they see the stun­ning coast­line and get a front-row aerial seat to the Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

4. My sou­venir of choice is… a cam­era roll full of pho­to­graphs and a heart full of mem­o­ries.

5. My last hol­i­day read was… Light is the New Black, a book by Re­becca Camp­bell.

6. My travel wardrobe al­ways con­sists of… a black Tigerlily bikini, Splice leather san­dals and some Sa­man­tha Wills jew­ellery that can take your sum­mer wardrobe ef­fort­lessly into evening.

7. If money was no bar­rier, send me off to… the Aman­giri ho­tel in Canyon Point, Utah.

8. The most ad­ven­tur­ous thing I’ve ever done on hol­i­day is… snow­mo­bil­ing through open coun­try in Jack­son Hole, Wy­oming. We were fly­ing at 100 kilo­me­tres per hour and it was the scari­est, most in­cred­i­ble, amaz­ing, near-death thing I have ever done!

9. The best bed I’ve ever slept in was… at the W ho­tel in West Kowloon, Hong Kong – ev­ery­thing from the mat­tress, the linen and the ‘Dream’ but­ton for sleepy light­ing.

10. My favourite restaurant is… Chi­nese Tuxedo in New York. It is the brain­child of Aus­tralian restau­ra­teur Eddy Buck­ing­ham, and is a MUST if you are vis­it­ing the city!

7 9


6 9




Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.