Australian Traveller Magazine

When writer Justine McClymont approached me to collaborate with her and photographer Hannah Puechmarin on a story about the Jacaranda Season in Grafton I was thrilled to have the opportunity once again to promote my adopted home town. Our story was featured in Australian Traveller August/September/October 2018.

On her Instagram account

@justinemcclymont describes our adventure perfectly. Her words then brought all the magic together.

Broad country avenues become archways of lilac grandeur as nature paints a portrait in this heritage town… Beyond proud to have a four page spread on Grafton’s beautiful and nostalgic Jacaranda season in @austtraveller.

Huge thanks to photographer @hannahpuechmarin and creative director/stylist @breehiatt for helping me bring this story to life. Last spring we met on first light to go tripping around the streets of Grafton and country roads just out of town. I sat back and let these two work their magic. 💜 It seems many of us have a love affair with the Jacarandas…see you when the blossoms bloom this October.

Australian Traveller

Writer-Justine McClymont

Photographer-Hannah Puechmarin

Creative Director- Bree Hiatt

Grafton Jacaranda Festival