Barbara is a designer and writer hailing from iconic Australian holiday destination Byron Bay, where she enjoyed life in paradise for 20 years.  In between yoga classes, whale watching and organic green smoothies, she was busy honing her skills in fine art, graphic design, floristry, interiors and photography.

Having nurtured a lifelong dream to visit Paris, Barbara took an impromptu, whirlwind holiday to the city and knew her future was there.  She said au revoir to paradise and bonjour to the city of love!  After two years travelling through Europe, a love story with a gorgeous Frenchman, publishing articles for CHIVANA and pretending to learn french, she returned to Australia to develop her label CHIVANA LUXE, launching 2019.

France is still in her pants though, and in 2019 Barbara will return, to reside on the Côte d’Azur where she’ll continue developing CHIVANA LUXE and living her wildest dreams.

Barbara's natural talents in visual storytelling is evident in the articles she shares for CHIVANA that inspire others to weave chi through body, abode and life, and fulfill their wildest dreams!