Seven Highlights of a Weekend in Hobart

Heritage architecture makes for an amazing weekend retreat - Grant Heino - Blogger - Hobart, Tasmania

Looking out over the heritage rooftops of Battery Point on a beautiful drizzly morning in Hobart. A fantastic way to kick off a long weekend.


This past weekend I traveled to Hobart, Tasmania to celebrate my best mate’s birthday and to enjoy everything that this beautiful city has to offer. We were in Hobart for three nights, four days, and I though rather than giving you a blow-by-blow of the whole weekend, I’d focus instead on seven of my highlights from the trip.

I booked us into a gorgeous AIRBNB property in Battery Point for the weekend, and it could not have been a better choice. The beautiful building is over 170 year old and impeccably designed and modernised. I love staying in hotels when travelling, but when you’re with a group there’s something so much nicer about having your own home-away-from-home. The location was perfect, with plenty of little restaurants and boutiques in the street we stayed in, and a very easy 10 minute walk into the heart of Salamanca Place for the Saturday morning markets. I really couldn’t have wished for a better experience of the city.


Canberra Centre presents – Luc Wiesman

Luc Wiesman Ink & Leather

It is a bit rare for menswear to get much of a look in here in Canberra, so when one of the most exciting contemporary voices in menswear happens to be stopping by the Canberra Centre to present a style-centric talk on all things menswear; you’d better believe that I am there!

Luc Wiesman is the founder and managing editor of D’Marge, an online magazine aimed at magnificent bastards all over Australia who are looking for a bit of an edge in their grooming and presentation without having to faff-about too much to get to the nitty-gritty.

Since launching in 2011 D’Marge has quickly grown to one of the largest menswear and lifestyle focused websites in Australia, with over 800,000 visits a month.

I was lucky enough to shoot Luc some questions around menswear and our fair city of Canberra, and his answers offer a fantastic insight into what we can expect from tomorrow evening’s presentation at the Canberra centre.

Daily Outfit: Ink & Leathers wears Short Shorts

20141019_aThis morning I met up with the gorgeous Jiawa from Closet Voyage, for brunch at Ha Ha Bar in Belconnen, and she was also kind enough to take today’s daily outfit photos for me.

It was a truly gorgeous day here in the Capital, and I decided to make the most of the glorious weather and to bust out some short shorts. I’ve never rally been one for short shorts, or for shorts of any length for that matter, but I grabbed these for my trip to Finland earlier in the year and I’ve never looked back. It was the perfect weather for short shorts too- the sun was shining vibrantly, there was a beautiful cool breeze, and I got to catch up with a fantastic friend while drinking tea and watching as the world passed by. (more…)

Daily Outfit: Leopard Print For Men

20141006_1I bought this leopard print hate from ASOS recently, and I have been looking forward to trying it out. Now that we’re getting into the warmer weather here in Canberra my thoughts are turning towards protecting my pasty white skin from the incredibly harsh rays of the Australian sun, and now that I have the hat I am that much better off. Granted, as far as sun protection goes this hat is not exactly up there. It is better than no hat at all, which is what I ordinarily wear. Plus, it was a perfect excuse to give into my budding fixation with leopard print.


Daily Outfit: Style Scouting for Hustle & Scout

Today I met up with Jiawa from Closet Voyage, and she kindly too my photo for the Hustle & Scout Twilight Fashion Markets Facebook page, to announce that I will be there on Saturday doing Style Scouting!

I’m really thrilled to be able to take part in the event, and to see who will be there and wearing what. The past two Hustle and Scout events that I have been to have been absolutely phenomenal, and I am really looking forward to this new Spring session in a beautiful new home at Hangar 47 in Fairbairn.

I’m really excited to check out the new location this Saturday, especially with the promise of 2,000 free car parks, ATMs,  and a magnificent view of the runway and lots of aircraft activity. 

I did my best to channel something that my inner Style Scout would approve of for today’s daily outfit, and I’m wearing:

Navy and white gingham blazer – Larsen’s Store for Men, etsy
Light blue oxford cloth button-down shirt – Polo Ralph Lauren, thrifted
Navy silk necktie with palm tree motif – Austico Reg, thrifted
Gold-tone tie clip – gift
Black leather belt – Raphael Steffens
Royal blue skinny-leg chinos – ASOS
Blue leather boots with buckle detail – G-Star

There will be a total of 53 designers and collectors showcased at the market, including Fashfest alumni Corr Blimey, as well as an exciting line-up of fresh music talent. Visitors can also sample over 25 food and beverage stalls at The Forage food market, a roaming model performance, tiki bar and lounge, photo booth, and the AFL grand final will also be televised.

So, if you’re in Canberra this long weekend, make sure you get down to Hustle and Scout Market at Hangar #47, 8-10 Point Cook Ave, Fairbairn from 2-7 PM.

And if you see some guy stalking around taking photos, it’s probably me! So come over and introduce yourself, and you might just get Style Scouted!

Daily Outfit: Saturday Casual


Today was all about getting ready for the week ahead. 

Most people, I imagine, use their weekends to relax and rewind and not to run around like a madman getting their lives sorted for the following week. I am unfortunately not such a person, and while I did find time today for one or two moments of relaxation, the majority of my time was spent running errands, doing chores, and generally getting my life sorted out for the following six days.

I didn’t really get a chance to stop until I headed out to dinner tonight with the boyfriend.


It was a beautiful Spring day here in Canberra, but there was still a mild chill in the air this evening, and so I decided to play it safe, and wore the following to dinner:

Grey cotton sweater with raised argyle pattern – Reserve, Myer
Black cotton t-shirt – Puma
Black leather belt – repurposed from wedding outfit
Straight leg stretch denim jeans – Calvin Klein, gifted by friend
Black cotton canvas espadrilles – ASOS

Delightful GM bag in monogram coated canvas – Louis Vuitton, pre-loved


I like to dress down on weekends, and this outfit was really perfectly suited for what I was doing all day anyway. I feel like if I am spending the majority of my weekend getting my Blogging life sorted, as well as doing chores and preparing meals for the week ahead; that at the very least I can forsake being impeccably dressed and at least be super comfortable.20140920_d

Daily Outfit: Homeward Bound

This weekend I’m back in my home-town of Bega, NSW, to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday with our families.

We stopped on the side of the road on the way down this evening to take the photos of my daily outfit. I’ll be taking my outfit photos for the upcoming week while I am down here, but I wanted to take the opportunity to snap something in my favourite area if the country, the Monaro.

For this travel friendly daily outfit today I am wearing:

Navy wool over-sized double breasted blazer – Oxford, thrifted
‘Macho’ print navy t-shirt – Slick It Up
Navy and white canvas webbing belt – Sportscraft
Royal blue skinny jeans – ASOS
Navy and cream sneakers – Puma, thrifted

I love the Monaro area f NSW. It is a barren, rugged areas of grassland plains and it is so incredibly beautiful. I have travelled between my parent’s home in Bega and my new home in Canberra so many times in my twenty-eight years on this planet, the stark beauty of the place has grown on me.