LIFE & STYLE
Chyka shares her memories, passions and wish list.
FIRST HOME When Bruce and I moved our catering company from Mum’s kitchen to our own, we found a gorgeous building that we called “a slice of cake”. It was triangular in shape and had a kitchen and very, very small apartment upstairs. It always makes me smile to think about all the fun we had there. FIRST CAR A red Ford Laser.
DREAM CAR I’m driving it now – a Range Rover.
FAVOURITE BOOK A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. LAST MEAL Chicken schnitzel and an avocado salad with goat’s cheese, basil and cherry tomatoes. DOG OR CAT? Dog. GAS OR INDUCTION? Gas. I LOVE A VASEFUL OF... Peonies – they are my favourite, with ‘Coral Charm’ the perfect colour. NEXT HOME PURCHASE An antique Chinoiserie lacquered desk for our new apartment in Melbourne – we are just starting to collect!
FAVOURITE SCENT I love anything with amber and oud. I like things to smell dark and mysterious. NEXT HOLIDAY DESTINATION We are off to Hong Kong for a friend’s 50th birthday. WHAT INSPIRES YOU? Travelling to interesting countries that are full of history, colour and treasures. PLEASURABLE PASTIMES My new hobby is gardening and I love botanical drawing and colouring in. FAVOURITE ARTISTS Nicholas Harding [work pictured top centre], Todd Hunter and Joshua Yeldham.
MUSIC I love all the great female artists and especially Lady Gaga’s new album from A Star Is Born.
NEXT HOME OR GARDEN PROJECT We have just finished renovating Main Ridge, ge, so can concentrate on our new apartment being g built in Richmond. GOALS FOR 2019 A new book ok out in September / A summer shoe collaboration with Walnut shoes / Moving into our new apartment nt / Spending more time in the US with my kids / Getting etting better at my circus training / Having time to stop and enjoy everything we have worked so o hard for. # #
2019 goals? ‘Having time to stop and enjoy everything we have worked so hard for.’