Amanda Callan's Byron Bay Oasis

Photographed by Amelia Fullarton

We first met Amanda and her sweet family when she opened her home to us on a warm November day during our Spring ’19 shoot in Byron Bay. Her home, an old church that she and her husband lovingly restored and renovated over the course of the past few years, served as the perfect backdrop for our Spring collection – embodying the verdant, lively magic of the Byron Bay Hinterlands. Days unfold slowly and sweetly at Church Farm, where the golden hours of daylight are spent tending to lush gardens and the evenings are spent cooking fresh produce over the fire surrounded by a community of dear friends and family. Together, Amanda, Andrew and their two sons grow and harvest a bounty of fresh, beautiful produce on their little farmstead, most of which is used to make handcrafted soaps, sauces and curry pastes that they sell through Church Farm General Store (we are in love with every single one of their thoughtful creations!). Living intentionally and consciously in sync with the land, Amanda and her family lead a truly full and joyful life, brimming with laughter, love and vitality. We feel so fortunate to have experienced a little slice of their heaven – and we will carry it with us for years to come. See below for a favorite summer breakfast recipe from Amanda, and a glimpse into a sunny, Church Farm afternoon!


"Inspired by our friend Roberto from The Nomadic Kitchen (a local legend who makes the best Sicilian breakfasts around the Byron area at the farmers markets), this dish is a favorite of ours during the sunny months, when the zucchinis are abundant and there’s mint in the garden. Good quality sourdough is essential, and a fried egg makes a good addition if that's your vibe." – Amanda

500 g zucchini, cut into 1 inch irregular dice
Diced clove of garlicSmashed bunch of mint, leaves picked
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Sea SaltPepper

Heat olive oil in a heavy based fry pan over medium heat and add the garlic to infuse the oil. Add the diced zucchini and sauté until softened but not browned. Pour in half a cup of water (or as needed) to complete the cooking, so he water is evaporated and the zucchini is soft. Season well with salt and pepper, and stir in the fresh mint. Serve on grilled sourdough with an extra drizzle of olive oil.

Amanda wearing the Prairie Top in Sweet Daisy

Amanda wearing the Baudoin Dress in Green Martha's Garden

Amanda wearing the Saffron Dress in Bouquet Floral

Amanda wearing the Prairie Top in Sweet Daisy with some of her delicious soaps we love so much! Our favorite is the Rose

Amanda wearing the Saffron Dress in Bouquet Floral

A few BTS from our shoot at Amanda's Home - magical day!