Overcast afternoons on Tamborine Mountain. Such a condition seems to be the usual whenever we decide to visit the Gold Coast hinterland. Last weekend, we were invited for lunch at Naomi’s new family retreat up on the mountain. Their second home is beautiful and dreamy, its sprawling grounds surrounded on all sides by the most grandiose of trees. The estate is a very tucked-away sort of place, despite its short distance from Gallery Walk. Everyone calls it ‘The Farm’, despite the lack of any farm animals on the premises, but it is home to so much green pasture and, well, Tamborine is famous for its farmlands, so ‘The Farm’ is as good a name as any.
We were graced with rolling clouds and occasional pockets of blue from the skies above. We were lucky there wasn’t even a slight drizzle, just cool breezes and moody light.
There’s this amazing (yet somehow haunting) driveway that leads up to the house, narrow and lined on either side by sky-reaching trees. It automatically reminds me of those British dramas that take place in the countryside.
Louie the dog loves to play fetch. And gets very scruffy in the mud.
Henry the cat is gorgeous, but ever indifferent.
Warm lights and calming tones. A very vintage-style interior design that makes the house both cosy and fairytale-like.
Ella’s mega playhouse. James’ niece has everything.
This casual late afternoon soirée capped off with some insane dirt-flinging buggy rides around the estate. It amused the kids somewhat, but entertained the grown ups a hell of a lot more!