About me: Townsville born and bred. Favourite childhood memories are of family holidays on beautiful Magnetic Island. Descendant of the Butler family (first European settlers on Magnetic Island) – our family history is proudly on display at Butler’s Hut, Picnic Bay. A widowed/single mum, now happily married again and currently empty nesters, as our son Aaron fell in love and moved to Cairns. I recently celebrated my 10 year Anniversary with Smith and Elliott Real Estate – having worked for Sally Elliott over 28 years ago under a different role, and currently as Sales Support Administrator.
MY BAG I think I speak for the majority of ladies – I LOVE BAGS! But in all of my fifty years I have never had one particular favourite bag that gets used every day or on numerous social occasions. I do however have a definite GO TO when I travel (never leave home without it ) is this Oroton black and gold leather satchel. It was initially 70% off then a further 20%! Do the math – absolute steal! It holds all the essentials for all seasons and for all destinations!
VITAMIN WATER As any seasoned traveller will tell you – hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
VERA WANG MIRROR COMPACT A special gift from my W.A. gal pal. Purchased on a ‘no boys allowed’ trip to Sydney. Shout out to Peters of Kensington!
SAINT CHRISTOPHER MEDAL (Patron Saint of Travel) A gift from my beautiful Mum, it keeps me safe on all journeys x.
HAND CLEANSER No need to explain – it’s just essential.
BURBERRY LIPGLOSS An overseas holiday gift from my thoughtful boss. Practical and glamorous.
PEPPERMINT MENTOS Can sometimes serve as a quick and easy alternative to pulling out the toothbrush and paste on connecting flights (don’t judge).
CAMILLA SCARF /WRAP A friend of mine introduced me to Camilla at Melbourne Emporium. As we stepped through the bejewelled doors she quietly stated; “This may be the first time for you, but I can assure you it won’t be the last.” OMG was she right! I’m now completely obsessed and constantly spread the word!
TRAVEL TREATS They vary from time to time but I always include Wallaby Bites. I came upon them in a hospital café in Western Australia while visiting a sick dear friend x
LADIES SWISS MINI TOOL COMBO For all those nail and wardrobe emergencies. N.B. to airline employees that might be reading this – it’s always safely stored in my suitcase in the belly of the plane during flights!
FACIAL SPRITZER Cosmetic party purchase – necessary in order to stay refreshed.
REUSABLE COMPACT SHOPPING BAG Just doing my bit for the planet.
TRAVACALM GINGER TABLETS help with take-off and landing because turbulence is not my friend.
GEL SHOE CUSHIONS A must for long walks or shopping. I learnt the hard way on our 10th Wedding Anniversary surprise trip 17 years ago!