Cruise into Christ­mas…

Inside Out (Australia) - - Editor’s Letter - Vic­to­ria Baker ACT­ING EDI­TOR

The count­down is on, and you’re feel­ing calm. Right?! The busiest part of the sea­son is here, with back-to-back hol­i­day par­ties, school func­tions and end­less shop­ping lists to get through, but just think of the break to come. Take a deep breath, sit down and flick through this is­sue for ideas and in­spi­ra­tion to keep things sim­ple, but spe­cial. If you’re en­ter­tain­ing this sum­mer, you could do worse than fol­low the lead of the fam­ily be­hind the Robert Gor­don pot­tery busi­ness. We vis­ited them in Vic­to­ria and cap­tured some gor­geous mo­ments (and recipes) to in­spire your own re­laxed lunch. Find the story on page 140. We also have per­son­alised ideas for set­ting the ta­ble and great last-minute gifts for those Se­cret Santa dilem­mas. Just to keep things prac­ti­cal, we’ve also in­cluded a fea­ture on the best fridges for those who love to en­ter­tain on page 120.

I’ll ad­mit I’m look­ing for­ward to an end-of-year get­away, in­spired by the coastal homes in this is­sue. Our cover home in Shoal Bay, NSW, was built by Lau­ren and Michael Charge as a hol­i­day house for their fam­ily as well as a rental prop­erty. You re­ally couldn’t help but re­lax, faced with that view! Find it on page 68. We also take a peek in­side a new glass and steel home on the NSW South Coast, en­hanced by a beau­ti­ful pool and gar­den. Turn to page 106 to read the story of the build. And for more beachy, boho style (but this time in the sub­urbs) we go in­side the lat­est ren­o­va­tion by the Three Birds gang – friends who’ve turned to ren­o­vat­ing and made a suc­cess­ful busi­ness of it.

I hope you en­joy this is­sue, and the end of 2018. From the team at In­side Out, we wish you all the very best for Christ­mas. We’ll see you on the other side!

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