Hello summer vacay!

Another year is drawing to a close, and honestly, I feel like I’m running on fumes. It’s time to stop, slow down and regroup before this new decade begins, and hopefully get a healthy dose of vitamin ‘sea’ while I’m at it.

The downhill slide into Christmas feels like more of an uphill battle, but the thought of a few weeks off is getting me through. This summer, you’ll find me on our annual camping trip, reading loads of books, taking extra long walks and sipping cold drinks on hot afternoons. I’m excited by the prospect of not knowing the day, or even the time.

I built this business over the last decade to work around my family, so it’s time to join them for some fun in the sun! I soak up this time of year to reflect on what was, and what will be; I look back on my learnings, happy memories and all of the things I’m grateful for, then plan my year ahead – I like to get the kids involved, too. What will the next five years, ten years have in store?

If it’s anything like the last twelve months, it will involve more custom publishing projects – we have loved working with the Ruby Collection, Paradise Resort, Pacific Fair and Sanctuary Cove Marine Village to bring their visions to life – and bucket loads of hard work.

We are also excited to share haven with the rest of the country with a new franchise opportunity. Whether you’re in Crows Nest, Cairns or Coober Pedy, you could have your very own slice of haven and your very own publishing business #likeaboss. Flick through this issue to find out more.

2020 feels full of fresh starts. With three children starting new schools next year, a (relatively) blank calendar and a whole summer ahead, I’m ready to dive in head first. Are you?

Read our latest issue of haven online here or via PressReader here.



haven is all about family, life and style in Brisbane's inner city suburbs, the Gold Coast, south to Byron Bay. We have been keeping parents in the know for over eight years, with fun, fresh and helpful stories that they can take tips from or treasure in their own library.