If you’re having a staycation this year, why not create a holiday vibe in your own home with a few totally doable ideas that’ll have you feeling like you’re relaxing on Orpheus Island.

FIRST ‘SCENT’RE YOURSELF

Our sense of smell is intricately linked to our memory. Interestingly, most of our scent memories come from the first decade of our life. What holiday memory would you like to evoke? The time you stayed in Noosa and the scent of the week was coconut sunscreen and fresh salty air? If that’s the case, you’d love the Coconut Lime soy candle from Byron Bay Candles. Another option is Nudesse by Overose, a small French candle company with a philosophy of wellbeing.

NEXT, YOU’LL NEED FOOD

What’s the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the words ‘holiday food’?

Sausage sizzle, great big platters of nibblies, fish and chips, baked ham, gingerbread men, pancakes, pavlova, big chunks of watermelon, massive salads? You get the picture! Food is a wonderful way to evoke a holiday vibe in your own home. Make it even more special with some tea lights on the table and why not move the table to the backyard and eat under the stars?

AND FINALLY, DO THE THINGS YOU LIKE TO DO ON HOLIDAY

Okay, so you’re not at the beach, you’re in the city, but you can still go on long walks in the sun. You can still use fluffy white towels to dry your hair (even if you have to go out and buy a couple). You can still eat and drink holiday food (even if you have to prepare it yourself). And you can still play boardgames, read books while sitting in the sun, set up your tv or projector outside for movie nights and go out for coffee every morning!

We hope you enjoy your staycation!