• THE HOME LAND

    She’s the girl with kaleidoscope eyes. Meet our trove team member Melody; raven-haired and softly-spoken, she is intrepid and nonchalant in equal measure.

    On a long weekend not long ago, she packed an overnighter and took to the skies for the South Australian countryside. Here, she shares her favourite find: Lake Bumbunga.

     

    I recently travelled to Adelaide after hearing so many wonderful things about the city. Although the city itself did live up to its expectations, It was the landscape of South Australia that really captured my heart. 

    An hour and a half North of Adelaide is a place called ‘Lake Bumbunga’. Which totally blew my mind. A must see for anyone thinking of travelling to South Australia. Its nestled in the beautiful Australian outback amongst the red dirt. It truly is a pink paradise.

    The Australian outback is often an overlooked destination of travel choice. Growing up in Australia, it was always a dream to travel to far away lands that I’d hear about and that would often get more recognition. It has only been more recently that I have started to look within Australia for travel inspiration. I am seeing the landscape, colours and botanicals of my homeland with new eyes and I’ve realised I’ve never been more in love with this place.

    Images via Melody Neale.

  • Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

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    Raw beauty is something that often catches a muses eye. We are always seeking natural wonders as inspiration for our oncoming adventures. When we unearthed The Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia Argentina, we were in awe of its radiance. Read More

  • Bathing in Pamukkale, Turkey

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    Often times, us muses find ourselves in a dream state… dreaming up inspiration for our next adventure, whatever it may be. Also often times, we find our best inspiration while soaking in the bath. Imagine the dreams and schemes you could create while floating in the natural hot springs and travertines in Pamukkale, Turkey.

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  • Globetrotter: Jaharn Giles

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    We crush on the wanderlusting spirits of the world, who aren’t afraid of the unknown; who thrive off new discoveries and who pave the way for the modest adventurer.

    Jaharn Giles founded the Mister Weekender blog in late 2013, and has since encouraged and inspired (over 70,000) souls across the globe to see the world at first hand.

    Cast your eyes over Jaharn’s breathtaking imagery of her travels…and prepare to be blown away…

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    Mister Weekender ventures to destinations near and far, we love the array of locations she shares with her readers.

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    This beauty has inspired the Molten muses to venture out and experience all corners of the world. 

    We are longing to see where she ends up next…

    To follow Jaharn on her around the world travels visit www.misterweekender.com and @misterweekender

  • From Oceans to Foreign Fields

    “Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe. ” – Anatole France

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    Tomorrow I take to the skies for Japan in search of beautiful goodies.  

    This trip, my first international voyage for the year, marks the first in a string of scheduled sojourns in pursuit of inspiration. Over the next three months, I’ll be travelling to Tokyo, Tulum, Los Angeles, Rome, Florence, Paris and beyond…

    Some of these destinations are, on paper, work-related. Travelling to meet with our makers, source new finds… Others hold court more in the realm of ‘pleasure’ than ‘business’.

    But for a creative entrepreneur, is there much distinction from one to the other?

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    In the 2009 documentary, The September Issue, iconic Vogue US Fashion Editor Grace Coddington drives through Versailles. Staring thoughtfully out the window of her taxi, she muses;

    “In my early years as a fashion editor I worked with (photographer) Norman Parkinson and he taught me to always keep my eyes open, never go to sleep in the car, keep watching, because whatever you see out the window can inspire you.”

    For me, travel is a love story in real time. There is poetry in the vulnerability you feel when you arrive at a new place, attempt to greet a stranger in their native language, and discover new ways of being, doing, and existing for the first time.

    I can’t wait to share this chapter of the adventure with you. I’ll be instagramming and Snap-chatting (add us via MOLTENSTORE) up a storm whenever I find something I think you’ll love, so stay tuned.

    Stay wild,

    x Jessy

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  • Adventure Diary: The Pinnacles, WA

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    Late last year, my friend Kelly and I travelled to the end of the earth.

    The Pinnacles desert in Western Australia is hours away from civilisation and is an otherworldly wonder of nature.

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    We made a pitstop at the Atlantis Aquamarine Park, an abandoned water theme park that was built in the late 90s by foreign investors for a tourism boom that never happened. If you, like me, read Goosebumps novels as a kid, you would appreciate the supernatural eeriness of the park. That’s a statue of King Neptune ion the background that stands three storeys high, holding court above the bush as if frozen in time.

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    When we arrived at The Pinnacles, it was like stepping out onto the moon.

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    x Jessy.

    All images via @moltenstore.