CHARLOTTE RIVERS

HOW I MAKE IT WORK WITH TESS GUINERY

• MOTHERLAND •

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Designer and mother-of-one Tess Guinery on life on the Gold Coast, learning to allow yourself to come undone, and being married to a stuntman.

Six months ago my husband Caleb and I reluctantly left Sydney with our two-year-old daughter, Peaches Wilde, and relocated to the Gold Coast in Queensland. We moved into my parents’ place so we could save for our US Green Card, but unfortunately that may take longer than anticipated – years, if ever. However, we have accidentally fallen in love with a little slice of paradise just south of here called Currimbin, so we are looking around for a home…

We’ve moved around a lot in the six years since we married (we started in a small coastal town just south of Sydney called Mollymook) and we also travel a lot for Caleb’s work (he’s a stuntman). While we have loved living such a spontaneous life, I find that I’m craving a home more then ever before. Currimbin has stretched out its palm tree arms and welcomed us wholeheartedly. I’ve met so many amazing mums doing so many creative things all while enjoying the relaxed beach lifestyle the area offers, so right now putting down some roots seems like the right thing to do.