Duckmaloi Farm stay

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The Duckmaloi farm stay was just an awesome experience.

Simon and I arrived at our cottage around 2pm to find the cottage heated and ready to go for us.  It was a bit of a creative retreat even though the only time I went through the magazines was to try to keep our fire going to keep us warm (Oberon’s autumns get pretty chilly!)

What I like best about the country side is the peace and serenity nature grants you.  Fashion life is very much intense, and the slower pace offered by the farm stay allowed me to stop and appreciate beauty in the world that was not material.

Duckmaloi farm animals

There was a really cute guinea pig who looked like he had a bad hangover with his shaggy hair.  Apart from playing and petting the animals, Simon also serenaded Bruno the cow and Mitsy the deer.

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Simon and I also got into making fresh pasta and bolognese sauce for dinner.

Donkey Duckmaloi farm

Angus the donkey was really into my skirt.  I made this skirt using a cotton in a giraffe print.  Just couldn’t resist having an animal themed wardrobe for the farm stay!

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My dinner date dress made using wool and leather.  You could say it was farm inspired…. Other materials used were tulle and velvet, and was lined using cotton voile.

Dinner out in Oberon is…. not very accessible.  We really wanted to try this pop up restaurant called the Hungry Hare, unfortunately it wasn’t available the nights we were in town.  The closest towns were Blackheath, Katoomba and Leura for good food.  We decided to head to Silk’s Brasserie in Leura which had 4.5* rating on tripadvisor.

Food was pretty decent with a lovely ambiance.


Simple pleasures: It was fun collecting branches and starting a fire with Simon.

We also bumped into Duckmaloi Farm’s owner Peter Wright while checking out the farm animals.  He was happy to have a chat with us, and came across to me as a really lovely and down to earth guy.

Overall the farm stay was good fun! Upon returning to Sydney I asked Sebastian if he would be up for late nights with me designing dresses.  A sign of reinvigoration, some may say!

If you are interested in booking the Duckmaloi Farm experience, check out their website at

One thought on “Duckmaloi Farm stay”

  1. Can I have this Giraffe print skirt – uber cute!?! Mr Angus the donkey is adooooor-able, makes me want to travel all the way to Oberon to meet him. Might go there in Spring though, too cold atm.

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