Capella’s Kitchen Garden | With Chef Pete Smit

Pete Smit, Head Chef at Capella Lodge is busy bring a very locavore approach to the lodge’s fine dining menu – you could even say it’s a six mile rule on Lord Howe! Whilst most of the ingredients used for Capella’s food and beverage offering are sourced from broader New South Wales for their freshness […]

Baillie Lodges’ Iconic Outback Property, Longitude 131, Turns… 1!

The busier you are, and the more fun you have, the more time seems to fly. It’s just gone one whole year since Baillie Lodges brought the 15-tented ‘glamping’ icon Longitude 131 into the intimate collection of Australian luxury lodges. Located in the heart of Australia’s outback ‘Red Centre’ in the World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta […]

The September Edition | luxe_essential*

Welcome to the September 2014 edition of Baillie Lodges’ newsletter luxe_essential* There’s news from the Red Centre and Longitude 131 and plenty to read about at Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island, or ‘KI’ as the locals like to call it.  And not forgetting an update from Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island, a paradise […]

James and Hayley Baillie in WISH Magazine’s Next Generation 2011

James and Hayley Baillie feature in the June edition of the Australian’s WISH magazine as part of their ‘Next Generation’ series for 2011. James and Hayley reveal their thoughts on emerging tourism trends in Australia and world-wide in an article titled, ‘The Power of the Platinum Nomad’. read more here    

KI Food Safari Host Mark Best Makes his Mark on the Elite Traveler Top 100 List

As the countdown continues for the fourth KI Food Safari at Southern Ocean Lodge this August, esteemed Sydney restaurateur Mark Best who is this year’s joint-host with foodie favourite Maggie Beer has been named amongst the Top 100 in the Elite Traveler Top 100 List, released earlier this month. The list of the world’s best […]

KI’s Islander Estate Makes its Mark on The Australian

Frenchman and celebrated winemaker Jacques Lurton first travelled to Kangaroo Island on his honeymoon in 1997 – he fell in love with the island (as well as his new bride!) and considered it an ideal place to to establish a vineyard. It was an unlikely match, but he vowed to return, and three years later, […]

Baillie Lodges’ luxe_essential*

The latest news from Baillie Lodges is out: From Longitude 131 at Australia’s heart at Uluru to Southern Ocean Lodge and  the remote wilderness of Kangaroo Island to the idyllic calm of Capella Lodge on Lord Howe. Click on this link to read all about it: http://baillielodges.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/luxe_essential-Dec-2013.pdf

Mt Gower Challenge

Lord Howe Island resident Ollie Whistler has made local history and taken title of the Mount Gower Challenge, beating his father’s 18 year held record by just 47 seconds. The annual challenge draws crowds of islanders and visitors as onlookers, but the course itself is for the intrepid only, as it rises 600 metres above […]

Luxe Latest | News from Baillie Lodges

Welcome to the June 2013 edition of Baillie Lodges’ luxe_essential* Read all the latest news from Capella and Southern Ocean Lodge right here. Enjoy!

Blogger Vanessa Jackman Falls for Southern Ocean Lodge

Earlier in the year we welcomed Vanessa Jackman, an Australian lawyer turned freelance photographer, based in the UK to discover Kangaroo Island and Southern Ocean Lodge.  It’s been a happy transition, and to date, her photographs have appeared in British/American/Australian Vogue, Harpers Bazaar US, Marie Claire Australia to name a few… She also writes an […]