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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.

Boutique hotel The Johri opens in Jaipur in 19th century haveli

A new, boutique hotel The Johri has opened in a former 19th century haveli in the heart of Jaipur’s legendary jewellery market.

Fairy Bread Day to support youth mental health

Our childhood party favourite dish, the humble ‘Fairy Bread’ will be honoured on Fairy Bread Day, supporting the mental health of Australia’s youth.

Going neutral on safari

It was to be my first safari experience. On assignment as a freelance travel writer, I was preparing to pack my bags and head to Botswana in Africa.

Champagne at Reign

The fittingly-named ‘Reign’ bar in Sydney’s historic Queen Victoria Building is a stylish escape in one of the city’s most popular heritage buildings.


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.