TRAVEL NOTES

— WITH OLIVE COOKE

We joined free-spirit and style muse, Olive Cooke, on her recent long weekend in Byron. Full of sand and smiles – here’s a little sun-soaked glimpse.
 


 


 

SET THE SCENE FOR US…WHERE ARE YOU PHOTOGRAPHING AND WHO ARE YOU WITH?

At home, in Byron Bay, spending the evening watching the sun go down over Wategos Beach with some of my closest girlfriends.

REFLECTING BACK, WHAT IGNITED YOUR LOVE OF ADVENTURE AND TRAVEL?

From a young age, our parents always encouraged us to go out on adventures – and I think that just stuck with me. I love experiencing new landscapes, tastes, smells and languages, and I think that has continued to keep the spark alive.
 

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY MAKES UP THE PERFECT SUMMER WEEKEND IN BYRON?

Spending the day by the ocean, from sunrise to sunset – surfing, swimming, eating good food. It’s all the simple things.
 

 

WHICH PIECES ARE YOU LOVING MOST FROM JAG’S LATEST COLLECTION?

I love the Kit Stripe Shirt and the Lauren Linen Short! I feel like they can be worn again and again.

FOR A LONG DAY UNDER THE SUN, WHAT ARE YOU WEARING AND HOW ARE YOU SPENDING IT?

I’m always wearing an oversized shirt and bikini, joined by my closest friends – we are really good at long days under the sun.
 

AND FOR A QUICK TRIP AWAY, WHAT ESSENTIALS ARE YOU PACKING?

Sunscreen, water and a good book!
 

 

DESCRIBE YOUR OFF-DUTY APPROACH TO STYLE.

Comfort first.

HOW DID YOU UNWIND AND ENJOY THE RECENT LONG WEEKEND?

Had less phone time and more real time. Relaxed by the ocean, and enjoyed a beachside BBQ.
 

SO FAR, WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST-TREASURED SUMMER MEMORY?

West Australia holds all my most-treasured memories. Childhood summers down south with the family are most precious.
 

LASTLY, WHAT DREAM DESTINATION IS NEXT ON YOUR TRAVEL ITINERARY?

Ooo, I think some kind of African Island is on the cards!