Recently, The Weekender caught up with Pip Brett, owner of Jumbled, an eclectic homewares store in the gorgeous NSW town of Orange. Located in a renovated Masonic Hall (made over with the help of the team from Studio Esteta in Melbourne), it is inspired by concept stores such as Merci and Anthropologie in Paris and along with homewares, includes original art, cool fashion labels, and a café, called Nimrod’s.
* At the time of writing, activities and places mentioned in this guide are at varying stages of recovery from COVID-19. Please check government and business websites for specific details on opening times and any restrictions before you travel.
What do you love about living in Orange?
Orange is SUCH a beautiful place to live, run a business, and bring up a family. It has everything you could possibly need; talented producers and great restaurants, scenic countryside, amazing wineries, fabulous schools and a thriving tourism sector. Just a 40 minute flight (or a 3.5 hour drive) to Sydney, we're also super close to the city if we need to be!
Where are your favourite places to visit?
When I'm not in Orange - these are my top 3:
Forster: My grandpa built one of the first houses on One Mile Beach and it is still my fave beach in the whole wide world. It's a back to basics holiday - fishing, sun, sea and sand dunes. I spent every summer there with my family and I'm so pleased I can take my kids there now!
Morocco: Everything is good in Morocco - it's as simple as that! The people, the food, the design, the colour, the accomodation ... My good friend Julia Green and I take tour groups there twice each year and I just fall more in love with it every time!
Los Enamorados in Ibiza: This place blew my mind when I visited earlier this year. You could not dream up a more fabulous place in your wildest of dreams . Add it to your travel wish list and I promise you will not be disappointed!