Author: Vanessa

The team at Broadsheet recently visited Halcyon House and spent some time with our Paper Daisy Executive Chef Jason Barratt for their recent campaign with Mazda. In the video you’ll see what a typical day looks like for Jason, from heading up the Paper Daisy kitchen,...

From the mountains to the sea, Cabarita and its surrounds have long been a well-kept local’s secret – but word is now getting out. With lush farmland, beautiful beaches, and charming towns to explore, together with a fast-growing gourmet scene, the hardest part is knowing...

From ancient subtropical rainforest to waters teeming with a rainbow of spectacular marine life, The Tweed is true paradise for nature lovers. Whether you want to fill your days exploring windy mountain roads, trekking to hidden waterfalls, or just kicking back on a quiet stretch of...

The lush environment and characteristic red soil of the Tweed Shire is a strong foundation for growing a myriad of vegetables and fruits. Couple this with the flattering 200+ average hours of sunshine each month — regardless of what season you find yourself in —...

So long, cookie cutter hotels. The age of award-winning boutique hotels is now upon us. And it’s exciting news for travellers! Halcyon House is in great company with Australia being home to some truly incredible boutique hotels, running the gamut from intimate urban escapes to...

As a beautiful island nation bounded by sea, with some 10,000 beaches dotted along its shoreline, Australia has some truly impressive and luxurious beach retreats to match. From the tropical warmth of the Great Barrier Reef to the southern shores of the Fleurieu Peninsula and beyond,...

  Where does Paper Daisy’s Exec Chef Eat? When guests are at Halcyon House for a longer stay, we are often asked where else aside from Paper Daisy would we recommend they eat? And who better to answer this question than Paper Daisy’s very own Executive Chef,...

Australia’s 20 best beaches for 2020 have been announced by Tourism Australia ambassador Brad Farmer, and Halcyon House's own Cabarita Beach has topped the list. Our home in Cabarita Beach along the Tweed Coast of NSW has long been known for its great surf, antique shopping...

It’s been almost six months since Jason Barrett took over as executive chef of Paper Daisy and it’s obvious by the smile on his face and the energy in his voice that he’s still deep in the honeymoon phase of the new job. Perhaps because it’s...

Halcyon House award winning breakfast chef Dylan Cooper has food (and art) running through his veins. Growing up in Northern NSW he loved to paint the natural beauty around him, but his dad had different ideas and sent him off to be a chef-something he...