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The must-visit Aloha shirt shop in Honolulu

This Honolulu shop founded in 1980 stocks the world's largest collection of Aloha shirts.

New bar and bistro Tweed River House opens in grand, old manor

Tweed River House has opened as a bistro and bar in rural Murwillumbah, in the NSW Northern Rivers region –

The costume design involved in Elvis the movie

For Elvis the movie, Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin collaborated again with Miuccia Prada.

Brisbane heritage dwelling opens as Miss Midgley’s

One of Brisbane’s oldest heritage dwellings has been lovingly converted into chic, new accommodation titled Miss Midgley’s.

Heritage-listed Art Deco architecture on show at new Kimpton Margot Sydney

Australia’s first Kimpton Hotel will open on 14 February 2022 featuring heritage-listed Art Deco architecture at Kimpton Margot Sydney.

From drab to fab: how to paint and upcycle old furniture

How to paint and upcycle old furniture and save it from landfill.

Art Deco gem near Jenolan Caves

A must-stop visit in Oberon on a weekend spent visiting Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains.

Sydney’s new heritage French bistro on the shores of the harbour

L’Héritage is a beautifully styled new French bistro in Sydney’s harbour-side suburb of Mosman, housed in a historic building that was once home to the Navy.


Katrina Holden in That Pink Merc for Vintage Travel Kat

Katrina Holden

Welcome! I'm Katrina (Kat) Holden – a Sydney-based freelance writer, content creator and former travel magazine editor. I'm the proud owner of a 1975 baby pink merc available for hire, with driver, called That Pink Merc. This is my 'online suitcase' of vintage travel, fashion and lifestyle stories. Indulge your love of nostalgia and take a trip with me as I uncover vintage vibes from my wardrobe, home, city and travels.