Your store name: Driftlab

Where is your store located: We have two stores one in the heart of Byron Bay and the other in the quaint Byron hinterland village of Newrybar.

Tell us a little about yourself and your store? Driftlab is an environment that supports creative endeavours from artisans near and far.  Accessories, art clothing, gifts, homewares and everything we feature is carefully considered, has a unique point of view, inspiration and charm.

What are three words to describe the aesthetics of your stores? Authentic, Unique, Rustic.

What are your favourite Lilya pieces? We are massive fans of the Lilya shearling vests as well as her signature shape dresses such as the “Roni” and swim.

Where to stay and why? If you’re travelling to our Newrybar store and after an indulgent experience we would recommend Gia Retreat where you can be pampered and relax and experience some of the finest local culinary delights.

Where to eat and why? The Harvest Restaurant is located next to our Newrybar store and recognised as one of the best restaurants in the Byron Bay region.  If you’re in the centre of Byron we wouldn’t go past Light Years for some very tasty Vietnamese and a great atmosphere.

Where to enjoy a drink? If you’re around the hinterland make sure you stop by Cape Byron Distillery for some Brookie’s Gin and if your in Byron town we suggest the Mez Club for a cocktail and tapas.

What should we pack in our suitcase? Swimmers, lightweight linen or cotton relaxed dresses that can be thrown over your swim, leather slides, a wide brim hat for those sunny days and a little party dress to take you into the night …

Live like a local and…. Jump in the ocean. A light house walk in the morning is always a great way to start the day, grab a coffee from the roadhouse, wander through the shops, lunch at Raes overlooking the pristine Wategos beach where you can take a dip or have a quick surf.

A must do while in Newryby… Explore the hinterland, there are so many beautiful pockets to the area and tucked away towns and flowing waterfalls and water holes.

Where to watch the sunset? Head down to main beach and look out towards the wreck, whilst listening to the sounds of the local bongo drums.