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JESSICA LEIGH BUCHANAN, MODEL

Known for her freckles and the famous gap between her teeth, model Jessica Leigh Buchanan is never without her green juice. Between travelling and juicing, she indulges in spicy food at Vintage India andJamaica Me Crazy in Cape Town Tood should be healthy and balanced. What you put inside your body will show on the outside. BREAKFAST includes a big bowl of granola and fruit with a cup of coffee, of course. LUNCH is usually a smoothie and wrap from my favourite juice and food bar, Orchard on Long. DINNER is grilled stuffed mushroom and chicken, a recent favourite, or a lentil curry. I splurge when I’m on a date – my favourite is a good curry or Mexican tapas, and snack on grapes, oat bars, cold-pressed juices (yes, juices are my staple) and biltong. Txercising entails high-intensity yoga and jogging. ’

Opposite: The dining table is an old French farmhouse style in oak, surrounded by Philippe Starck Ghost chairs for Kartell; Below: The rug on the floor is a Jacqui Fink original; Bottom: The owl painting is by Joshua Yeldham

When you enterJacqui and Eric Fink’s home you are faced with something so eclectic it makes you smile. It’s a home, where kids flourish, and creativity is welcomed. The interior of the house provides a simple, neutral backdrop for the couple’s diverse tastes in art and objects – with antiques and distressed painted furniture existing side by side, with slick items from contemporary furniture companies like Kartell, Cassina and Zanotta. ‘Blending old and new has been a consistent theme in our lives. It’s not carefully planned, we just gather things we love and push them together. Luckily it seems to work… most of the time,’ notes Eric.

But it wasn’t always the case. ‘When we first moved to Sydney from Queensland, we drove around Clontarf quite a bit, fantasising about our dream home by the water. I guess Clontarf has always been a special place for us, but ultimately, while we were young and childless the draw of the city lifestyle in Woollahra was just too great,’ says Jacqui. Two children later, and after an unsuccessful stint in a boat access only house at Elvira Bay, on the shores of Pittwater, Jacqui and Eric moved back to Woollahra, this time with a renovations project in sight.

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