I'm writing this sitting in one of the most glorious parts of the world: Noosa, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. This area has the most glorious winter weather, when you can be outside for most of the day and everything you need is at your doorstep. Some people travel to escape from work but I find it such a source of creative inspiration.
I've been starting each day with a walk in the beautiful Noosa National Park -- gorgeous trails through the bushland where a glimpse of ocean through the trees still manages to take my breath away sometimes. Don't be surprised to see some of these cool, earthy tones making an appearance in the Naudic Winter 18 range!
It's always fun on holidays to pretend you're a local, and I've definitely managed to suss out my very favourite haunts on my many trips to Noosa over the years. You'll find the best ever roasted fennel, pear and walnut salad from Providore on Hastings Street -- a daily delight. Then afternoon drinks at Miss Moneypenny, or, for special occasions, a sunset dinner at Bistro C.
Mixing business with pleasure has been particularly rewarding on this trip, catching up with our Sunshine Coast clients -- many of whom I now count as friends -- planning for the upcoming Spring collection and booking in fashion parades. A highlight was dropping in on my beautiful friend and client Kate who runs The Eumundi Store, selling everything organic, friendly and local. Thanks for the yummiest bowl of soup I think I've ever eaten, Kate! While I was in bohemian Eumundi, I couldn't resist a visit to historic Berkelouw Books. I'm now engrossed in My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante.
Planning the Naudic Winter 2018 collection has been in full swing during my trip, and I honestly couldn't have picked a better location to be working from. With the ocean backdrop it was easy to imagine all you amazing Naudic women out there and what you'll want to be wearing when travelling, lunching with friends, and taking those early morning chilly walks or late afternoon strolls. There's a sneak peek above, but you can expect new shapes and special fabrics, with a focus on layering, comfort and ease of wear. It's classic Naudic... with some extras for you sporty chicks who like to mix it up.
Thank you, Noosa!