Aussie is the new Scandi

The new phase of the Scandi minimalism has been seeping into our lives for a while now. Whether it be the rye bread and cinnamon-bun filled Nordic bakery, the perfectly sparse kitchens everyone is having fitted or modern and clean fashion brands such as Malene Birger or Acne studios- it has been taking over the fashion, lifestyle and blogging world.

Trends and fashions pop up and disappear as quick as you can finish your glass of tigernut milk. Scandi style does seem to be lingering but, I have recently noticed there is a new kid on the block beginning the slow but sure take over. Our across the pond friends in Australia are leading the way in fresh and modern cuisine, fashion brands notably the best bikinis ever and their light and nature-filled interior trends. In this post, I will introduce the trend so you can get to grips with it before we're on to the next one...


The nature-inspired and laid-back Aussie style is the crux of Australian interior design. Australia is home to 9 out of 10 of the most poisonous snakes (!!!!!) and many more wild and wonderful creatures and crawlies. The reason for their diverse wildlife is the amazing ecosystems and environment that they host. Beachy and leafy landscapes create the perfect homes for creatures and also inspire airy interiors for the perfect human homes. This green, outdoorsy vibe forms the basis of  PIP+COOP, a Melbourne based styling company created by their interiors-obsessed director, Cassie Thomson. Their relaxed and nature inspired rooms are undoubtedly home goals for any interior loving girl. They do not completely neglect the fashionable Scandi-style but instead create an incredible blend with breezy Aussie interiors.


If you have never seen the Australian programme My Kitchen Rules then you need to rethink your TV schedule. In teams of two (mother, son, boyfriend, girlfriend etc) candidates compete cooking together in a 'Masterchef-esque' competition. They invent 'instant restaurants' in their homes complete with menus and decorations. The challenges are inventive and nail-biting and range from traditionally Aussie BBQs to catering major events. Not only is the programme itself amazing but the cooking style and ingredients that are local to Australia are way better than anywhere else. This for me sparked my interest in Australian cooking and luckily due to new restaurants dotted around the capital, we can now benefit from this in London!

Dickie Fitz

Open for breakfast (get buttermilk waffles with salted peanut, yogurt, fresh strawberry syrup), lunch (get wild garlic & nettle soup with goats curd) and dinner (get rib-eye on the bone, bone-marrow, lemon).

48 Newman Street
0203 667 1445

Granger & co

They handmake their own almond milk and orders come in big and small plates so perfect for sharing! I would recommend definitely ordering the ricotta hotcakes with bananas which come drenched in honeycomb butter and a deliciously infused syrup.

175 Westbourne Grove 
London W11 2SB
+44 20 7229 9111

Farm Girl

Farm girl is new and 'a holistic and healthy, yet comfortingly simple approach to Australian cafe culture in the heart of Notting Hill.'  Best of all they're dog friendly! Order the no-bacon coconut BLT, you'll be surprised...

59a Portobello Rd
London W11 3DB
+44 207 536 2108


Aussie-girls like Miranda Kerr, Margot Robbie, Elle Macpherson and the abikiniaday.com bloggers introduced the world to this new form of casual chic. Your checklist: breezy, laidback, chic, sun ready.

Bondi Beach

Sydney Streets

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Beauty and Wellbeing

Australians and the aforementioned girls are also the front-runners in the health and beauty world. Their entire way of living perfectly gives way for health and wellbeing. In 2014, the organic sector in Australia had driven record growth in the $1.72 billion industry and has only continued to grow. Meanwhile mindfullness courses and yoga have been on the strong up. A huge campaigner for such activities and owner of her own organic beauty brand is the face of Australia to the rest of the world:Miranda Kerr. She set up Kora organics in 2009 which is now retailed on Netaporter.com and is made up of 100% Australian skincare using a blend of natural and certified organic ingredients. Just as with the rest of this Aussie style it is all about the natural- keep it fresh and organic! Get the Aussie-look with crispy with sea-salt wavy hair, lashings of mascara and a dewy complexion (thanks to moisturiser and a good highlighter). Your checklist: green tea, lots of yoga and salt spray.


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