With a bubbly personality and a keen eye for luxurious design, interior designer Rosie Morley is the perfect person to share her favourite hot spots as part of the Habitus Tastemaker’s Guide.
A principal at leading Australian architecture and design firm Fender Katsalidis, Morley works across a range of projects, bringing her extensive experience to everything she touches.
Once calling London home, Morley now lives in Trentham, a few hours out of Melbourne – a thriving regional community with plenty of great things to see and do.
THE LOCAL LIST
Trentham General – the coffee is consistently excellent, high-quality food farmed from the region, and the team are always up for a chat. Set in a relaxed and unpretentious interior which works well with such an unconventional layout (repurposed from the old Bank of Australia).
37A High St, Trentham VIC 3458
Split between Midnight Starling (Kyneton) and Kuzu Izakaya (Woodend). Midnight Starling always serves up rich, high-calibre dishes and the environment is straight out of a classic French bistrotheque. Kuzu is inconspicuously tucked away, the food is clean and uncomplicated and modern.
60 Piper Street, Kyneton
42D Anslow St, Woodend, VIC 3442
Spot for a drink
24 Piper St, Kyneton VIC 3444
Places to shop
Woodend General, Think Alike, Stockroom, Love Spell, Squishy Minnie plus the monthly farmers markets in each of the towns.
84/88 High St, Woodend VIC 3442
Where to stay
Daylesford, Hepburn Springs, Castlemaine, Kyneton, Mt Macedon.
Favourite cultural outing
Drinking and shopping at Botanik followed by art perusal at the Stockroom.
98 Piper St, Kyneton VIC 3444
THE GLOBAL LIST
Climpson and Sons, Allpress Espresso, Bar Italia (all London)
22 Frith St, London W1D 4RF, United Kingdom
Most memorable bar
Ceresio7 (Milan) and Nightjar in Shoreditch (London)
Via Ceresio, 7, 20154 Milano MI, Italy
The restaurant everyone must try
Bistrotheque, Café Cecilia, The NoMad (all London)
23-27 Wadeson St, London E2 9DR
Merci (Paris), Joyce (Hong Kong), Rossana Orlandi (Milan), Dover St Market (London)
111 Bd Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris, France
The best hotel
Edition (London), Hotel Amour (Paris), Rosewood (London), Town Hall Hotel (London), The PuLi (Shanghai)
8 Rue de Navarin, 75009 Paris, France
Tate Modern (London) and Guggenheim (New York)
1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128, United States
Favourite city in the world…
Where’s next on your bucket list and what do you plan to do there…
Tokyo, to immerse in the cherry blossom season!
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