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RESTAU­RA­TEUR AND FOOD PRO­DUCER, 36 Palisa, her hus­band, Matt, 48, and their chil­dren So­raya and Archie, love life on their 46-hectare Tya­garah prop­erty in NSW. What’s your favourite coun­try es­cape? Boon Luck Farm, our farm in the By­ron Shire. In the past year I have fallen in love with Cygnet in Tas­ma­nia. I adore Wharekauha­u Lodge in Pal­liser Bay and Kai­teri­teri in New Zealand. How would you de­scribe your style? It’s not some­thing I think about. My fam­ily and friends would say it is free-range, nat­u­ral and eclec­tic but, above all else, func­tional. What are your wardrobe es­sen­tials? For the city, 7 for All Mankind den­ims, Wat­son x Wat­son shirts, Cos ba­sics (like tees), af­ford­able cash­mere knits, my old Paul Smith calf­skin an­kle boots and So­phie Di­gard knit­ted scarves. On the farm, linen trousers, Kit and Ace tech­ni­cal tops, and Hunter wellies, plus Rowie dresses for the beach. What do you al­ways pack when trav­el­ling? De­cent shoes be­cause I love to ex­plore by foot. On re­search trips, we can eat up to 10 meals a day so elas­ti­cated pants come in handy! Do you have any favourite ac­ces­sories? My scarves and chil­dren’s hand­made neck­laces. What are your go-to beauty es­sen­tials? My ethos is, if you can’t eat it, you shouldn’t use it on your skin. Caro­line from Est Aus­tralia makes the most de­li­cious body but­ter (beeswax, olive oil and es­sen­tial oils). On my face, I use an an­tiox­i­dant, hyaluronic acid and vi­ta­min C oil from a com­pound­ing phar­macy. For clear skin, I drink ti­sanes that I make with a mix­ture of dried rhi­zomes, herbs and flow­ers. What do you never leave home without? Est Aus­tralia Rose and Honey Rem­edy for lips, Val­len­tine’s Honey for sore throats and cuts, and dragon’s blood liq­uid resin for in­sect bites. What are you read­ing/lis­ten­ing to? The Weed For­ager’s Hand­book by Adam Grubb and An­nie Raser-rowland. I lis­ten to pod­casts in the field; on ro­ta­tion are Sus­tain­able World Ra­dio, BBC’S The Food Pro­gramme and TED Ra­dio Hour. Best style ad­vice you’ve re­ceived? Don’t waste en­ergy on junk — save for qual­ity not quan­tity. It’s a mantra ap­pli­ca­ble to ev­ery­thing in life. How do you man­age work/life bal­ance? As best as I can, day to day. My hus­band Matt is my true part­ner in ev­ery­thing and has shoul­dered the bur­den equally in work and home life. > Fol­low @boon­luck­farm on In­sta­gram.

CLOCK­WISE, FROM ABOVE Palisa ready to har­vest pro­duce; herbs gath­ered for her ti­sanes; Palisa also in­cludes flow­ers and dried rhi­zomes in the ti­sanes. FAC­ING PAGE Palisa with So­raya and Archie wan­der­ing through the farm.

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