Holiday Getaways

Quarter Edit Ft. Quarter Stylists Corey Chandler and Clare Ryan. See what the stylish duo are up to this summer holidays and what they're packing!

With the festive season and much-anticipated summer holidays around the corner, we catch up with some of our Claremont Quarter identities to see where they are headed on their Christmas vacations.

Quarter Edit Ft. Holiday Getaways x Corey Chandler 

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Centre stylist Corey Chandler will be bringing in the New Year with a family getaway in tropical Bali.

Describe your perfect Christmas break/how you like to unwind?
Christmas day is full-on right from the moment we wake up, with breakfast, lunch and dinner each at a different house. But I wouldn't have it any other way.

We will be escaping to peaceful Nusa Lembongan for New Year.  My in-laws have a house right on the cliff face with 180-degree views of the ocean and all we do is swim, eat, nap, repeat. It really is my perfect holiday as I love to lounge by a pool and read all day.

What’s going in the suitcase – describe your perfect holiday wardrobe?

Holidays Flatlay Corey

  • Aje - Bayview midi dress, $395
  • Gorman - Athena canvas tote, $59
  • Mimco - Eventide visor, $59.95­­
  • Seafolly - One-shoulder one-piece swimsuit, $169.95
  • Country Road - Linen jersey tank, $49.95
  • Tony Bianco - Sia sandals, $159.95
  • Bed Bath N’ Table - Cotton House beach towel, $69.95
  • Mecca Cosmetica – To Save Face SPF 30+, $38
  • Bailey Nelson – Television Kurt sunglasses, $145 

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  • General Pants - Sub Titled bikini top, $34.95 and bottoms, $34.95
  • Mimco - Blaze sunglasses, $149
  • Seed - Round Jute tote, $59.95
  • Seed – Scrunchie scarf, $14.95
  • Bed Bath N’ Table - Morgan & Finch towel, $34.95
  • Wheel & Barrow - Champagne glasses, $9.95ea
  • Country Road - Pendant, $49.95
  • David Jones - Reliquia Zenobia earrings, $136

What are you wishing for this Christmas?
I need some ‘me’ time so a facial and massage is high on my wish list.

What will you be giving to friends and family this Christmas?
Mecca Cosmetics products for the girls in my life, and for the boys, my go-to stores are JB HiFi, Rebel Sport and David Jones. Shopping for kids is the fun part, there are too many options!

Christmas is all about quality time with family and friends for stylist Clare.

Quarter Edit Ft. Holiday Getaways x Clare Ryan 

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Christmas is all about quality time with family and friends for stylist Clare.

How will you be spending Christmas 2019?

We’ll be in Eagle Bay which means lots of beach time. Early mornings are spent at the beach, followed by coffee-runs and breakfast catch-ups. We've spent every Christmas down south since I can remember and I love it when the evening turns a little chilly and we all walk down to the beach for cricket, nibbles and a wine. 

What’s going in the suitcase?

Clare Ryan Flatlay

I go through three pairs of bathers each day. I love the versatility of a one-piece to throw on with casual shorts and head to the shops. Playsuits, jumpsuits, slides and shirts are my go-to. I’m also a sucker for a big hat, it doubles as sun protector and hair-hider when my salty hair goes wild. 

  • Seafolly – Belted one-piece swimsuit, $149.95
  • Seafolly - Shady Lady oversized hat, $49.95
  • Hobbs - Eli sandals, $99.99
  • Bailey Nelson - Emery sunglasses, $145
  • Seed – Overnight bag, $69.95
  • Seed - Earrings, $29.95
  • Seed - Pleated scarf, $24.95
  • Morrison - Karolina dress, $249
  • Bed Bath N’ Table - Cotton House beach towel, $69.95

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  • Country Road ruffle one-piece swimsuit, $159
  • Country Road tote bag $69.95
  • David Jones Chloe Havana sunglasses, $620
  • David Jones Reliquia Lia earrings $169
  • Sportsgirl slides, $59.95
  • The Body Shop Honey Bronze shimmering dry oil, $33

What are you wishing for this Christmas?

I really need some new sunglasses, so I would be happy with some summer Ray-Ban’s from Sunglass Hut or some cat-eye frames from Mimco or Bailey & Nelson. 

What will you be giving to friends and family this Christmas?

I love candles and so do my friends, so I’ll be heading to Mecca for some Diptyque candles. My family do Secret Santa and we put a limit on how much you can spend on each other. I normally stick to clothing, exercise gear or beach essentials like hats and towels.

Claire Davies Guest blogger

Claire Davies is a Perth-based creative with over 20 years experience working in fashion and design. Previously the long-standing fashion editor with STM and The Sunday Times, Claire is now working as a freelance creative director and project manager across fashion, beauty and wellness.