All Posts By Catriona Rowntree

‘Why I Love Fiji’ – in “Take 5”!

by Friday, April 28, 2017

There is so much to love about Fiji... short flights, friendly locals and drinking freshly-opened coconuts under swaying palm trees. There are many other reasons for stepping on a plane during Winter, and disembarking in paradise. My latest "Take 5” piece is a series called 'My Fave Places' is all about our Pacific Island neighbour and why I think ...

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The Hotel Portsmouth, NH, USA

by Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Joshua Labbe knows New England. Having grown up on the beach in South Portland, Maine, he loves all the "wonders" of the state, including tourism's seasonal ebb and flow of summer bustle and winter quiet - a rhythm endemic to seaside towns.  In his role as General Manager at The Hotel Portsmouth, a member of the Lark ...

Sean’s Restaurant, Bondi

by Sunday, April 23, 2017

US-based Salt Hotels Chief Executive David Bowd and Creative Director Kevin O'Shea visited Australia in February this year and clearly fell head over heels in love with Sydney. This was Kevin’s first visit to Sydney. David's last trip was 15 years ago and he found it fascinating to see how much the city has grown, in particular the ...

Travel Beauty Must Haves

by Tuesday, April 11, 2017

I recently tracked down the creator of my favourite lip glosses (they smell, taste AND look great), to find that the brains behind this beauty biz, is none other that Alex Fevola. I've always known Alex to be a beautiful, creative, busy working mum. She is also a talented photographer, trained makeup artist and, yes, ...