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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.

Vintage Aussie surf culture at new Byron Bay hotel

New Byron Bay hotel, The Surf House, is in a heritage-listed building and exudes vintage Aussie surf culture vibes.

9 fun facts about Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

It’s been 35 years since a cheeky school boy named Ferris Bueller took the day off and spent the day running amok in Chicago in the cult teen film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Art Deco gem near Jenolan Caves

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

Sammy Junior opens in Art Deco Sydney building

At the base of an Art Deco skyscraper in Sydney sits a new café, named Sammy Junior.


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.