ALLURE SOUTH SEA PEARLS
Casting back to my second trip this year to Australia’s North West, I spent my last day in Broome with one of the finest South Sea Pearl companies in the world, Allure. Starting the day off with a visit to their beautiful showroom, sparkling water in hand, I got to select pieces from the new collection to share in an editorial with you. Taking inspiration from the unique and stunning Broome landscape, I decided on four key looks. You can find the first, back here, on the iconic white sands of Cable Beach.
JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER
Pearls, are beautiful year round, of course, but something about their coming from the sea always makes me think of summer days and elegant summer evenings.
WHAT TO VISIT IN BROOME
Cable Beach- Visit Broome’s famous white sand beach is best anytime from 3pm. The light is golden and dreamy, before dipping into some of the worlds most beautiful sunsets. Join the tourists on the Camel Trains, or enjoy a good beach walk as a great alternative.
Gantheum Point – known for its dinosaur footprints, if you are keen for an early morning start, get down before the tide comes in to check them out. Alternatively, the stunning red rock cliffs are beautiful to visit during high tide.
Reddell Beach – This quiet beach is recognisable for its stunning sculptural red rock formations, accessible from unsealed Kavite Road.
Staircase To The Moon – a hugely popular natural phenomena to check out over the Roebuck Bay mangroves, best viewed from the lawns at The Mangrove Hotel. Be prepared to arrive mid-afternoon to secure a spot.
Streeters Jetty – Nestled among the Pearl boutiques, don’t miss a short walk to check out the historical jetty over the mangroves.
WHERE AND WHAT TO EAT IN BROOME
Mango Smoothies – Don’t skip the Broome Courthouse weekend markets for an amazing Mango smoothie from the famous smoothie booth. You will want two!
Matso’s Brewery – Very different brews, try the ginger beer or a paddle to taste a few varieties. The Tuna Tempura Board is delicious too if you are hungry.
The Mango Place – Out of town, take a 15-minute drive for wood oven mango pizzas in the garden for a laid-back tasty lunch.
The Good Cartel – Best spot for relaxed coffee and breakfast or lunch offering drive-through for takeaways. The breakie Burrito and Cartel BLAT we went back for a few times.
Zookeepers Broome – Wanting a long brunch? This is the best spot around the Cable Beach area.
Johnny Sausage – The best meal we had in Broome was at Johnny Sausage, a modern Italian offering at the Mangrove Hotel. I am still thinking about this lively and delicious spot!
DRAWN TO PEARLS
Pearls can obviously vary widely in shape, size, colour and lustre. A pearl really is a living gem; a miracle of nature. It warms to the touch and enhances the natural tones of the skin. Creating a sense of luminous depth and radiance, layers of nacre reflect the light from within and give the pearl its inner glow. Pearls do not require cutting, faceting or polishing, they are simply a natural wonder.
I’ve always been drawn to pearls, more so than diamonds or other precious stones. Perhaps it came from growing up watching the Blue Lagoon film series and romanticizing the wonder of a pearl. Though, I also grew up with images of Audrey Hepburn gracing my walls. Synonymous with elegance, I love that Allure create timeless pieces along with modern pieces. The collections offer something for women of all ages, to be worn either on occasion or every day, which I have since chosen to do with the ring and earrings I picked out.
For me, Broome was a place that became more and more enriched thanks to the opportunity to explore its beautiful landscapes with Allure. The afternoon light changes so rapidly in Broome, it’s landscapes are unique, rich with hues that aren’t to be found all over the world. Pearls naturally compliment the changing light and landscapes. I don’t shoot editorials all that often, but this was just too much fun not to! I hope you enjoy!