Belle - - Contributors -

Melissa gave us her im­pres­sion of this year’s Mai­son & Ob­jet fair in Paris ( p61). What as­pects spoke to your de­sign sen­si­bil­ity? The crowd was the shini­est, sassi­est and best-dressed I’ve seen at any world trade fair in years. Your en­dur­ing cre­ative in uences? My fa­ther who was head of his­toric Syd­ney print­ing com­pany WC Pen­fold and my glam mother who cre­ated the most beau­ti­ful houses all over the world. Where is home for you and what do you love about it? I split my time between our place in Syd­ney’s east­ern suburbs and our coun­try pad in the south­ern high­lands, which is de nitely ‘home’ – it’s all about fun, fam­ily, food, en­ter­tain­ing and liv­ing the good life. Favourite lo­cal haunts? Caffe Rosso in Bowral, where I al­ways have the pizza. I go to An­tiques on Con­sign­ment in Brae­mar, NSW, my favourite shop­ping haunt. Your ul­ti­mate travel es­cape in 2016? All my pals are talk­ing about Che­val Blanc in the Mal­dives, which sounds nice. What’s on your read­ing list? What­ever magazine has a ‘Cur­rent Is­sue! Air-freight copy!’ sticker on the front cover.

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