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Newrybar Merchants

Newrybar Merchants is a collective of some creative local artisans and curators of fine goods who are passionate about what they do. Honouring the space and the essence of the Byron Bay Hinterland, Newrybar Merchants enables customers to experience rustic charm effortlessly blended with sophistication… Read More »Newrybar Merchants


A collection of magazines and newspapers graces the weatherboard wall, thumbed casually by customers awaiting their take-out cappuccinos. A bustle of clientele and unobtrusive staff swirl in orchestrated efficiency like a choreographed flight of starlings. Natural light and the warmth of a morning sun cascade… Read More »HARVEST: REAPING THE REWARDS


Fashion is a funny thing. For all that it is an expression of ourselves, it is equally as soulless and impersonal. We are dictated to, told what to wear, how we should sculpt our image to suit fads or genres. We are the servants of… Read More »DRIFTLAB: CREATIVISMS

Shannon Smerdon – Chef

We all love food. It’s through our taste-buds we find joy, new experiences and travel to far off exotic places… without the airfare. Wizards of food are called Chefs. The Rock Stars of the culinary world. Their stage is the kitchen, welding knives like performing… Read More »Shannon Smerdon – Chef

Quest of a Disposable Being

Quest and Misadventure of a Disposable Being Visiting my daughter on Broken Head Rd., I said I’d head back towards town for a coffee. Why not go to Newrybar, she said, and explained how to get there. I sat down in the Harvest cafe, and… Read More »Quest of a Disposable Being

Driftlab & REAL. Creative

Friday the 17th saw the opening night of Driftlab’s in-store Artist Space with feature artists for the month, Maria and Diva, from Real.Creative Design Studio. The girls’ creations are currently featured on the walls of Driftlab’s Newrybar store and will be available to purchase  over… Read More »Driftlab & REAL. Creative