Barbara is a lifestylist who hails 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 design 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 immediately her future was there.  Within three months, she'd said au revoir to paradise and bonjour to the city of love!  A year and a half later, she's now living her wildest dream; a love story with a gorgeous Frenchman, travel throughout Europe and publishing CHIVANA.LIFE.

Passionate about creating a conscious, simple and beautiful lifestyle, Barbara understands the importance of chi, or living energy, within ourselves and our surroundings.  She credits this attitude towards life to the manifestation of her dream lifestyle.

Barbara's natural talents in visual storytelling is evident in the articles she shares for CHIVANA that not only inspire, but teach others how to fulfill their wildest dreams!