OWNER OF THE GOOD GIFT CO, SCHOOL TEACHER AND MOTHER OF TWO SONS, 29 Unable to buy high-end products near her cattle and sheep property near Tamworth in NSW, Holly took a step back from teaching and began The Good Gift Co.
What do you love about living in the country? I was born and raised on beef cattle properties. I love the peacefulness, the landscape and the ability to be with nature. The time that we spend outside is truly our family time. I cherish these moments.
How would you describe your style? A mix of classic, relaxed and modern styles. I wear pieces that suit my shape and are comfortable yet give a polished look.
What are your wardrobe essentials? A linen dress or skirt. A well-cut white T-shirt. Sunglasses. Straw hats. A good pair of boots. In summertime, I live in Birkenstocks, St Agni sandals or white sneakers.
If I go to town, I always take a basket or tote.
What are your favourite clothing labels? I love Australian labels. Everyday go-tos are Country Road, Seed, One Teaspoon and Viktoria & Woods. For special occasions I choose Zimmerman, Maurie + Eve, and Camilla and Marc.
Where do you shop for clothing and accessories?
Nice Martin, Longrass Style, Passenger and Hip Digs. Greenwood Designs for pearls.
What are your essential beauty products? I love and use all of the Grown Alchemist skincare range. I love a good mascara (Armani Beauty Eyes to Kill Classico), a pink lipstick (M.A.C or Sportsgirl) and I can’t live without L’oréal Serie Expert Silver Shampoo.
Do you have a preferred fragrance? My wedding perfume, which I continue to wear: Chanel Chance.
What things in your daily routine help you keep a balanced life? Feeding the horses in the morning – the fresh air makes everything feel balanced. Checking stock at the end of the day and getting away from everything for an hour, watching the sun set.
What are you reading? Grounded by Anna Carlile.
Where are your favourite local spots to eat? Ruby’s Cafe, Espresso Addimi and Goonoo Goonoo Station.
What are the best local places to shop for homewares? Mae & Jeune, Tarnished Interiors and Bungalow G.
How do you celebrate Christmas? To me, it’s all about family and the children. We celebrate with an earlymorning present opening, then lunch with the extended family that continues through to dinner. This year we hope to continue with the family get-togethers on the property, but it’s hard to say where everyone will be allowed to travel.
What are your go-to Christmas gifts? Quality leather goods from Bespoke Leather, a luxury towel from The Beach People, linens from Kennedy The Label, wooden toys from Country Toys Australia, and personalised gifts are always winners. >