It’s amazing to break out of the routine and be exposed to new experiences every now and again, isn’t it? For me, travelling (even if it’s to somewhere close to home) is like a creative reset – a chance to have some time out from the busyness of life and just be. It’s a chance to reconnect, not just with your travel companions, but also with yourself. I’ve just returned from a few weeks in Italy feeling truly refreshed and inspired – there’s so much to love about this special part of the world.
One great thing about living in today’s hyper-connected society is that we don’t have to travel the world to gather inspiration from other cultures – it’s all there at the touch of a button. We’ve been including a bit more overseas inspiration in the magazine lately and I hope you’ve found it interesting! Real Kiwi homes will always be the backbone of Your Home and Garden, but we like to mix it up sometimes, so do let me know what you think.
I’m not the only YH&G family member to jet overseas this month – style director Catherine has been in Palm Springs, USA, our chief sub editor Steph has been in Europe, and editorial director (and this month’s cover girl) Shelley has been in beautiful Bali. Read all about the interior design inspiration she brought home, plus how you can achieve the same vibe at your place, on page 36.
So much pink in La Maddalena, Sardinia
Arches and beautifulmorning light at the Colosseum, Rome
Italian architecture andwildflowers. Swoon!