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The Tastemaker’s Guide with Rosie Morley

The Tastemaker’s Guide with Rosie Morley

A principal at Fender Katsalidis, star of Selling in the City, and the designer behind some of the best interiors and hotels in Australia – Rosie Morley shares her favourite spots to eat, stay and drink for the Habitus Tastemaker’s Guide.

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.


Coffee shop

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).

Trentham General

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.

Midnight Starling

60 Piper Street, Kyneton

Kuzu Izakaya

42D Anslow St, Woodend, VIC 3442

Spot for a drink

Botanik (Kyneton)


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.

Woodend General

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


Best coffee

Climpson and Sons, Allpress Espresso, Bar Italia (all London)

Bar Italia

22 Frith St, London W1D 4RF, United Kingdom

Most memorable bar

Ceresio7 (Milan) and Nightjar in Shoreditch (London)

Ceresio7 Milano

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

Favourite shops

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)

Hotel Amour

8 Rue de Navarin, 75009 Paris, France

Must-see gallery

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!

If you would like to be featured in our Tastemaker’s Guide, please reach out to Aleesha Callahan at aleesha@indesign.com.au


Aleesha Callahan is the editor of Habitus. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Aleesha seeks out the unique people, projects and products that define the Indo Pacific region. Aleesha was previously the editor of Indesignlive.com and has written and contributed to various publications and brands in her 10 years in the architecture and design industry, bringing intimate insight to her stories having first trained and practised as an interior designer. Her passion for mid-century design and architecture began while living and working in Berlin.