Our Q&A with Erin from Toscani in Noosa
Toscani is Noosa's quintessential destination for designer fashion.
Curated by mother-daughter duo Maxine and Erin, Toscani’s selection embodies the modern Australian woman who is refined, confident, independent and driven. Offering a sophisticated edit of clothing and accessories from Australian and International brands, Toscani aims to compliment every woman.
The collection features high quality brands with a focus on natural, breathable fabrics perfect for the tropics.
With a combined 50 years in the fashion industry, Maxine and Erin’s attention to detail and eye for unique and individual pieces is just one of the reasons that Toscani retains its position as one of Australia’s leading premium contemporary boutiques. Each season Maxine and Erin collaborate with local and international designers to present exclusive designs that can only be found at Toscani.
When visiting our beachside boutique you will be greeted by a relaxed environment and genuine styling advice from our experienced and friendly team.
B&K - What are your top 3 hidden gems in Noosa?
Toscani - Noosa has so many hidden gems that visitors miss out on but there’s got to be some benefits to being a local right?
I love Vanilla Food (VanillaFood) for my morning coffee. It's such a tranquil place to start the day in the early morning before the craziness begins. I get up 20 minutes early and head straight there. I use this time to catch up on emails, Instagram messages and if I’m lucky get in a little Insta post on @toscaniaustralia over an oat piccolo before heading to the gym.
My second pick would be La Bouquet (La Bouquet Florist Noosa), a heavenly newly opened florist. The blooms, candles... everything is incredible and it’s a great place to pick up a quick gift too.
My third pick and my all-time favourite go-to for any treatments is Riverside Beauty (Riverside Beauty). I have been going there since I was a teen. The team there is really experienced in all things skin and you can trust them for great advice.
B&K - Your favourite destination to escape to?
Toscani - Any snow-covered mountain! I love overseas travel but I also love the Australian snowy mountains. We have been going down there for winter ski holidays since we were kids. My mum, Maxine, lived there for a long time and took us back most years growing up. It’s become a tradition. It’s a full-on holiday as we snowboard everyday and I try to keep up with the boys which means I come home more exhausted than when I left.
I always say, the only holiday I have come back lighter than when I left was Japan! The sashimi mixed with non-stop boarding was great for the waistline! I love that I am uncontactable on the mountain and my mind is busy with other things other than work. It’s all about the technology detox for me!
B&K - Your top 3 travel essentials?
- Loccitane hand cream for the plane. (Shea Butter Hand Cream for Dry Skin 150ml | L'OCCITANE Australia (loccitane.com))
- Payot face moisturiser that I apply under my eyes regularly throughout the flights. (Hydra 24+ Crème Glacée - PAYOT)
- A small crossbody bag with detachable strap so you can wear as a clutch in the evening.
B&K - Your favourite piece from the new/previous Bird & Knoll collection?
Toscani - Hands down the Ulla Dress! You just can’t go wrong with a simple style like this. It’s going to be my Summer go-to in the black for everything from work to play. I often head straight out after work so it’s the perfect style to do a quick footwear change, add some gold jewellery, a small bag and woolah! Locale here I come!
B&K - The last thing you’ve listened to? (song, playlist, podcast, audible etc?)
Toscani - I do love a podcast while I am showering. My two favourites are Mia Freedman’s No Filter and Elle Ferguson’s Sliding Doors. I just love listening to other women’s experiences and success stories!