MARGARET RIVER REGION:
TRAVEL + STYLE GUIDE
Renowned for world class wines, pristine coastlines, exhilarating hikes and gourmet food, the Margaret River Region should sit proudly atop your bucket list.
I lived 22 years of my life without knowing anything about the Margaret River Region. I had never even heard of Perth until I booked a seat on Qantas to fly there.
Now I've explored nearly every stunning, lush corner of the region and still crave more. The image of sprawling vineyards, dramatic coastlines and the buttery flavour of oaked chardonnay is permanently etched in my mind. I encourage those who haven't ventured to this magical corner of Australia to take the plunge. You won't regret it.
First and foremost, the beaches in the Margaret River Region are captivatingly beautiful. The deep, indigo blue ocean is contrasted by pure, white sand and lush vegetation. The power of the ocean is acoustically demonstrated by the waves crashing along the rocky edges of the shoreline. My absolute favourite beach to visit is Indjidup beach in Yallingup, pictured both above and below.
The weather begins to cool down around March in Margaret River, so I happily welcomed knitwear into my wardrobe rotation. I lived in the cotton knit culottes, which provide comfort, breathability and style, ideal for a stroll along the beach. The waistband on the culottes paired nicely with fitted tops such as the Oslo cotton knit long sleeve or the boatneck tee to create a flattering shape.
Nothing can quite compare to the sprawling vineyards across the Margaret River Region, amounting to over 200. The colours in Autumn are mesmerizing, as hues of orange, red and yellow dot the vines. The astounding entrances of each winery invite you in. As you drive through the vineyard, you may pull up to a small, quaint house or a modern architectural masterpiece, as each winery has distinct personalities, like the grape varietals they grow. Arguably, one of the most aesthetically pleasing wineries is Larry Cherubino, located on Caves Road.
The climbing vines, towering trees and peaceful dam add to the overall enchantment of Cherubino as you enjoy a tasting. You can even head up to the second story to take in the gorgeous view, as you review your newfound wine knowledge, provided to you by the lovely individuals on the cellar door. Cherubino is pictured below.
After Cherubino, you can head right or left down Caves Road and there will be no shortage of wineries to venture into. I recommend booking a tour, so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy your full or half day tastings with a local guide.
Wineries are a wonderful opportunity to showcase your luxurious Sassind pieces. Inspired by the colours of the vines and the full - bodied cabernet's, I decided to wear my cinnamon New York linen culottes. I paired the bottoms with the comfortable yet chic, Marrakech top and Oslo cotton knit long sleeve. The ponyhair slides completed the look.
If wine and beaches aren't your thing, the gourmet food and breweries will satiate you. Margaret River may be well known for it's wine but the beer and delicious food are a close second. During my trip in March, I visited Black Brewing Co, pictured below. The architecture, beer and menu were equally incredible.
The miso rosemary roasted pumpkin was bursting with fresh, seasonal flavours, while the cider was the perfect alternative to an over - abundance of wine the last few weeks. Need some more ideas? Check out this comprehensive guide to dining in the Margaret River Region.
When I go out to a restaurant, I enjoy the opportunity to dress up. After all, I work from home which can often lead to more than enough time spent in pajamas.
Therefore, I slipped into my cotton knit culottes and either the Marrakech top or the Grandpa tee. The soft feel of both knits kept me cozy and warm. The beautifully crafted cowl neck of the Marrakech top provided a sophisticated style. The button - down feature on the Grandpa tee created a more classic look. The Granada ankle boots were the perfect addition to both outfits.