This stylist and florist visited NSW’S Hunter Valley for Armando Per cuoco’ s home story on page 42.
The NSW Hunter Valley region holds a special place in Sydney-based stylist, visual merchandiser and florist John’s heart. Born in the Philippines, he and his family migrated to Australia in 1989 and would, “holiday annually in the Hunter Valley and stay at the same vineyard,” he says. “I remember the excitement the first time I saw a group of kangaroos hopping among the grape vines!” Journeying back to the region and watching chef Armando Percuoco cook up a feast at his Laguna property was a joyful experience for John, as was being surrounded by the natural beauty of the area. “It’s always a joy to see flowers and foliage that I normally see in florists growing in the wild,” he says.